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One Page Salon + Dallas is Lit!

May 18 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

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The One Page Salon is hitting the road in 2024! Called “the best literary evening in town” by the Austin American-Statesman, we’re excited to partner with our friends at The Writer’s Garret for a special OPS at the Dallas is Lit! literary festival in May. 

For this very special night, five outstanding writers – including Lakiesha Carr, Amanda Churchill, Aaron Glover, Maya Golden, and Manuel Luis Martinez – will read one page from a work in progress, which means the audience will be among the first to hear new material from our talented line-up. Plus, there will be literary chit chat and fun & games and laughter and so much more.

The One Page Salon will take place at the Apprentice Creative Space in Oak Cliff (919 Morrell Ave) and we’ll have a bookseller on hand selling an assortment of great reads, including our readers’ latest books. Your host for the evening will be WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver. 

To purchase tickets to this special One Page Salon event and to learn more about the upcoming Dallas is Lit! literary festival, click on this link.

WLT Members: Reach out to us for a special member discount code for 50% off the ticket price! Send an email to member@writersleague.org.

Featured Presenter(s)

Lakiesha Carr graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and received her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was awarded a Maytag Fellowship for Excellence in Fiction and a Jeff and Vicki Edwards Post-graduate Fellowship in Fiction. A journalist and writer from East Texas, she has held various editorial and production positions with CNN, The New York Times, and other media. Her writing has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities for nonfiction writing, and the Kimbilio Fellowship for fiction writing. An Autobiography of Skin is her first book.
Amanda Churchill is a writer living in north Texas. Her work has been featured in Hobart Pulp, Witness, River Styx, and other publications. She proudly serves on the board of the Writers' League of Texas and holds a master of arts in creative writing from the University of North Texas. Her debut novel, The Turtle House, a work inspired by the life of her grandmother, a Japanese war bride, publishes in February 2024, from Harper Books.  
Aaron Glover's first chapbook, Bio Logic, was released in February 2017 via INF Press. His poetry appears in the Virginia Quarterly ReviewIllya’s Honey, the Red River Review, Chicon Street Poets, and elsewhere. From 2011-2016, he was on faculty in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. As a performer and director, he worked throughout Texas and the Great Plains. He holds an MFA from the University of Houston.
Maya Golden is an Associated Press winning and Emmy-nominated freelance journalist in Tyler, Texas where her foundation, 1 in 3 Foundation, serves East Texas. Her memoir, The Return Trip, is set to be released on November 14 from Rising Action Publishing Co. Her first novel, a political thriller, The Senator, will release in April 2025, also through Rising Action Publishing Co. For Newsweek, she has written about women in sports journalism. For Salon, she's written about fandoms and healing, for Insider, she's written about addiction, and for Black Girl Nerds, she's written about Complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Manuel Luis Martinez serves as professor of literature and directs creative writing at the University of Texas-Dallas. His novels include Crossing, Drift, Day of the Dead, Los Duros, and most recently, Fortunate Monsters. His scholarship on the American Counterculture includes the book, Countering the Counterculture:Rereading Dissent from Kerouac to Rivera. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and is the recipient of multiple fellowships. His work has been recognized by the American PEN Center, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and the MacDowell Colony. He was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2013. He was awarded an American Book Award for Los Duros. He is currently working 0n a novel, Tougher Than Us.


May 18 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
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Apprentice Creative Space
919 Morrell Ave
Dallas, 75203 United States