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Texas Writes in Alpine, TX

June 11, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

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Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions focused on the craft of writing.

Our Alpine, TX event features Stacey Swann and Becka Oliver presenting “Word Play!” and we’ll conclude with a conversation between both presenters.

We’ll start at 10:00 AM CDT with our presentations and we’ll conclude with a conversation between both presenters.

We hope to see you there!

Each event is free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided. To pre-register for this event, contact the library at (432) 837-2621.

Featured Presenter(s)

Stacey Swann HeadshotStacey Swann’s debut novel Olympus, Texas (Doubleday) was a Good Morning America Book Club selection, an Indie Next Pick, and was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Swann holds an M.F.A. from Texas State University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in LitHub, Electric Literature, Texas Highways, Epoch, and other journals. She splits her time between Austin and Lampasas, Texas.
Becka Oliver joined the WLT in September 2013 as Executive Director after more than two decades of experience working in newspaper and book publishing. She spent much of her publishing career inside two of the “big five” publishing leaders – Macmillan and Hachette Book Group — licensing domestic and foreign rights on behalf of countless notable authors, including Sandra Brown, Brad Meltzer, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, and more. In 2007, she made the leap from Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights at Grand Central Publishing to Literary Agent, first at Endeavor and then at William Morris Endeavor (WME) after the two powerhouse talent agencies merged. As a literary agent, Becka represented clients working in both fiction and nonfiction, including Brunonia Barry, Sheryl Crow, Kamran Pasha, Joanna Philbin, Susan Rebecca White, and the popular blog Awkward Family Photos.

Details

Date:
June 11, 2022
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Venue

Alpine Public Library
805 W Ave E
Alpine, 79830
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Phone
(432) 837-2621
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