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One Page Salon

March 5 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 One Page Salon. Five outstanding writers 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: Brandee Benson (Austin Youth Poet Laureate), Amanda Churchill, Szilvia Molnar, Joan Moran, and James Wade. 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)

Brandee Benson is a Chinese American poet who has lived in Austin, Texas for most of her life. She is committed to NYU's class of 2028. She has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and was a finalist for the Peseroff Prize and the Peatsmoke Prize. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Maudlin House, Atticus Review, and Breakwater Review. In her free time, she loves to read classic novels, doodle on their margins, and appreciate the sky.
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.  
Szilvia Molnar is the foreign rights director at a New York-based literary agency, and author of a chapbook called Soft Split. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Lit Hub, Triangle House Review, Two Serious Ladies, The Buenos Aires Review, and Neue Rundschau. Szilvia is from Budapest and was raised in Sweden. She lives in Austin, Texas. Her debut novel titled The Nursery published with Pantheon Books, March 2023, and is forthcoming in eight languages.
Joan Moran holds two master’s degrees: Theater and Education. It was her desire to teach in the theater department at UNLV that provided her a position as an acting and theater history professor. Five years later, Joan founded and was the artistic director of the Meadows Playhouse, Las Vegas’s first year-round theater. Her interest in film brought her entrance to the American Film Institute in Los Angeles as a producing fellow. Before she graduated, Joan wrote her first screenplay and continued to write for film during the next 15 years in Hollywood, alongside producing several films. During this time, Joan also pursued a career as a motivational speaker and blogger. As a keynote speaker, Joan commanded the stage with her delight humor, raw energy and wealth of life experiences. She spread her knowledge and energy as she combined 15 years of theater experience as well as over 13 years of experience as a yoga and meditation instructor at UCLA. Joan began her writing journey with her memoir, 60, Sex & Tango, Confessions of a Beatnik Boomer. Other books followed: I’m the Boss of Me: Stay Sexy, Smart & Strone at Any Age, a compilation of her most popular blogs, An Accidental Cuban, a thriller that takes place in modern day Havana. The novel is currently in development for a streaming series. Her recently published book, Once A Homecoming Queen, is a darkly humorous take on senior alcoholism. Joan also adapted Once A Homecoming Queen into an award winning screenplay. Her latest book is a memoir of her mother: Suddenly, I Was Jewish, The Life and Times of My Jewish Mother.  
James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is the author of River, Sing Out, and Beasts of the Earth (winner of the 2023 Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel) as well as the critically-acclaimed debut novel All Things Left Wild (winner of the MPIBA Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction, and the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel). James's work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, and his novels have been featured by publications such as PopSugar, BookBub, Deep South Magazine, and the New York Journal of Books. James is currently working on his fourth novel, Hollow Out the Dark, coming 2024 from Blackstone Publishing.


March 5 2024
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST
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Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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