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“After Hours” with Authors, featuring Owen Egerton, Britta Jensen, and Jessica Wilbanks

February 13, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

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Enjoy some sips and conversation with (count ’em) THREE published writers with lots of experience and smarts and inside baseball stories to share.

There are five spots left for this intimate 60-minute Zoom meeting with Owen Egerton, Britta Jensen, and Jessica Wilbanks. 

Featured Presenter(s)

Owen EgertonOwen Egerton is the writer/director of three feature films: FollowBlood Fest, and Mercy Black which premiered on Netflix this past spring. As a screenwriter, Egerton has written for Fox, Disney, and Warner Brothers, and HBO. He’s written several novels including The Book of Harold the Illegitimate Son of God and Hollow, which was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR. Egerton is also one of the comics behind the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater.
Britta Jensen’s debut novel Eloia Born was long-listed for the 2016 Exeter Novel Prize and reviewers are calling the book “both a dystopian narrative and a quest story; consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry’s The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village.” The sequel, Hirana’s War releases October 2020. Her stories have been shortlisted for the 2017 Henshaw Press and Fiction Factory prizes and she was published in the following anthologies: Stories for Homes, volume 2 and Sakura Dreams. Britta’s plays have been performed in New York City, Japan and South Korea. She holds a BA in Acting Performance from Fordham University and an MA in Teaching of English Literature from Columbia University. She taught middle and high school English, Theatre and History for thirteen years in New York City public schools and taught for a decade overseas with DODEA. Britta spent twenty-two years overseas in Japan, South Korea, and Germany before moving to Austin, Texas.
Jessica Wilbanks is the author of When I Spoke in Tongues, a memoir about faith and its loss. She has received a Pushcart Prize as well as creative nonfiction awards from Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, Redivider, and Ruminate magazine. Her essays have received Notable Mentions in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and she was selected as a finalist for the PEN Annual Literary Award in Journalism. Jessica received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Houston, where she served as nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast. She lives in Houston and is currently working on a novel.


February 13, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
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