Podcast

November Third Thursday: “Beyond Borders: The Art of Travel Writing”

Online via Zoom

While traveling has been put on hold for many of us over the last year and a half, there is no shortage of travel stories out there for us to sink our teeth into. For our November Third Thursday join us as three accomplished (yet very different) travel writers break down how they approach writing … Continue reading November Third Thursday: “Beyond Borders: The Art of Travel Writing”

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January Third Thursday: “Play, Plan, Produce – Harness Your Creativity in 2022”

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Join us for a special Third Thursday program - our first public event of 2022! - and get your creativity flowing in the new year.  How do I start? What do I do next? How do I finish? These are the big questions so many writers face as they approach a new project. In their … Continue reading January Third Thursday: “Play, Plan, Produce – Harness Your Creativity in 2022”

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February Third Thursday: “Worldbuilding in Fiction”

Online via Zoom

In fiction, anything is possible. As writers, we can create entirely new worlds straight from our imagination, we can travel back in time to worlds we can no longer touch, we can shift the reality we know, or speculate about what our future looks like. The possibilities are endless.  But whether you’re writing a science … Continue reading February Third Thursday: “Worldbuilding in Fiction”

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April Third Thursday: “Doing It Yourself: The Self-Publishing Experience”

Online via Zoom

The path to publication looks different for everyone. In April, we want to take some time to dive into the self-publishing experience. Join us as we hear from three authors on why they chose to self-publish, why and how it's worked for them, and more.  Buy our panelists books and support indie bookstores! You can … Continue reading April Third Thursday: “Doing It Yourself: The Self-Publishing Experience”

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June Third Thursday: “Debut Fiction: The Path to Publication & Beyond”

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In June, join us for a conversation with three writers who have published or will publish debut novels this year. We’ll discuss the journey so far including everything from knowing when you’re ready to submit, to querying literary agents, to the book deal & all of the preparation for publication to the post publication experience, … Continue reading June Third Thursday: “Debut Fiction: The Path to Publication & Beyond”

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September Third Thursday: “Writing and Publishing Short Fiction”

Online via Zoom

Join us in September as we dive into the short story form with writers who have recently published short story collections. In this discussion we’ll explore the art of writing short stories, from what makes a good story to the mechanics behind short fiction, like precision of language, narrative tension, and more. We’ll also touch … Continue reading September Third Thursday: “Writing and Publishing Short Fiction”

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November Third Thursday: “Writing About Mental Health”

Online via Zoom

Mental health is a tough topic for many writers. In November, we’ll be talking to three writers – a novelist, a memoirist and poet, and a middle grade writer – whose recent works successfully delve into this tough topic. We’ll explore their approach to writing about mental health in their respective genres, how their own … Continue reading November Third Thursday: “Writing About Mental Health”

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January Third Thursday: “The Writer’s Toolbox: Preparing for the Year Ahead”

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For our first Third Thursday program of 2023, join us for a conversation with three writers about how they’re preparing for their new year of writing. For many writers, the new year brings renewed energy and determination for the writing life. Whether we’re setting out to start a new project, revisiting a work already in progress, or … Continue reading January Third Thursday: “The Writer’s Toolbox: Preparing for the Year Ahead”

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February Third Thursday: “The Creative Spark: Where Writers Find Inspiration”

BookPeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX, United States

For our February Third Thursday, we'll be back in-person at BookPeople (for the first time in 3 years!). If you're in the Austin area, we hope you'll join us for this special event.  Join us for a conversation all about the creative spark - where we find it, how we keep it going, and ways … Continue reading February Third Thursday: “The Creative Spark: Where Writers Find Inspiration”

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April Third Thursday: “Bringing the Past to Life: Writing Historical Fiction and Nonfiction”

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For our April Third Thursday, join us for a conversation with three writers about how they bring the past to life in their fiction and nonfiction.  A large part of what makes reading historical fiction and nonfiction so compelling is the opportunity to experience a different time and place. Whether we're returning to the Victorian … Continue reading April Third Thursday: “Bringing the Past to Life: Writing Historical Fiction and Nonfiction”

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