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Texas Writes in Hondo, TX

March 11, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST

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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 Hondo, TX event will feature Amy Gentry presenting “Thrill Your Darlings: Borrowing Across Genres to Strengthen Your Novel” and Donna Johnson presenting “Deepening the Narrative: Moving Beyond the Personal in Memoir“.

We’ll start at 1:00 PM CT with our presentations and we’ll conclude with a conversation with both authors, moderated by WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver.

We hope to see you there!

Each event is free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided. To pre-register for this event, register online at https://www.hondo-tx.org/252/Programs or call the library at (830) 426-5333.

Featured Presenter(s)

Amy Gentry headshotAmy Gentry is the bestselling author of the thrillers Good as Gone, Last Woman Standing, and Bad Habits, as well as a book of music criticism, Tori Amos's Boys for Pele, for Bloomsbury Press's 33 1/3 series. Her reviews and essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Paris Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon.com, Texas Monthly, Austin Chronicle, The Best Food Writing of 2014, and many other outlets. She holds a PhD in English and is a teacher and book coach in Austin, Texas.
Donna M. JohnsonDonna M. Johnson is the author of Holy Ghost Girl, a memoir critically acclaimed by the New York TimesO MagazineTexas Monthly, NPR’s Interfaith VoicesPeople and many other publications and blogs. Donna's work has been collected in two outstanding anthologies, Beyond Belief and Her Texas. She has written for The Rumpus, Psychology Today, The Nervous Breakdown, Shambhala Sun, Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News and the Austin American Statesman. She is currently at work on a project that combines investigative journalism with personal narrative.
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:
March 11, 2023
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
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Venue

Hondo Public Library
2003 Avenue K
Hondo, TX 78861 United States
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Phone
830-426-5333