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One Page Salon

February 6 2024 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST

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The One Page Salon (called “the best literary evening in town” by the Austin American-Statesman) is a monthly reading series presented by the Writers’ League of Texas. 

Join us for our first One Page Salon of 2024 (that’s right… we’re back!). Five outstanding writers will read one page from a work in progress – including Joe Brundidge, Andrew Hilbert, Hillery Hugg, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Stephanie Macias – 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 takes place on the lovely outdoor patio (weather permitting) at Radio Coffee & Beer in South Austin where attendees can enjoy coffee and beer and other libations. There are some tasty food trucks if you want to pick up a bite to eat and Reverie Books will be 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. 

Featured Presenter(s)

Joe Brundidge is an author, host, teaching artist and public speaker living in Austin, Texas. He has hosted poetry events for 25 years, and served as the Director of the Austin International Poetry Festival from 2012-2015
Andrew Hilbert is the author of XCRMNTMNTN, Inner Space, Invasion of the Weirdos, Bangface & the Gloryhole, and Death Thing. He lives in Texas.
Hillery Hugg is a writer and museum editor based in Austin, Texas. She received an MA in English Literature from UT Austin, where she was also a Michener Fellow, and she is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University. Her stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, 3rd Bed, The American Reader, Caketrain, NANO Fiction, The Lifted Brow, and The Vassar Review, and her non-fiction has been published in Guernica and The Believer. She's currently at work on a novel.
Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee citizen) is an acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author, the 2024 Southern Mississippi Medallion Winner, and the 2021 NSK Neustadt Laureate. Reading Rockets named her to its list of 100 Children’s Authors and Illustrators Everyone Should Know. Her titles include HEART UNBROKEN, winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award; the anthology ANCESTOR APPROVED: INTERTRIBAL STORIES FOR KIDS, which was an ALA Notable Book and winner of the Reading of the West Book Award; an Indigenous PETER PAN retelling titled SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA, which received six starred reviews; and the YA ghost mystery HARVEST HOUSE, which Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called “a spine-tingling, edge-of-the-seat chiller.” Her 2024 middle grade releases are MISSION ONE: THE VICE PRINCIPAL PROBLEM (BLUE STARS #1), a Junior Library Guild selection, also by Kekla Magoon and Molly Murakami and a road-trip novel titled ON A WING AND A TEAR. Cynthia is also the author-curator of Heartdrum, a Native-focused imprint of HarperCollins, and was the inaugural Katherine Paterson Chair at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program.
Stephanie Macias is a writer, artist, and musician living in Austin, TX. She received an MFA in fiction from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brink, No Tokens, Southern Humanities Review, and more. Between the years of 2003 and 2016, she made her living as a touring singer-songwriter, an illustrator, a photographer, and a painter. She is the managing editor at American Short Fiction and is currently working on a novel and a collection of short stories.

Details

Date:
February 6 2024
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST
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Venue

Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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