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Texas Writes in Marble Falls, TX

May 18, 2023 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 Marble Falls, TX event will feature Samantha M Clark presenting “Writing for Young Readers: How to Keep Children Turning Your Pages” and Amy Gentry presenting “Thrill Your Darlings: Borrowing Across Genres to Strengthen Your Novel”.

We’ll start at 10:00 AM CST 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!

This event is free and open to the public, though there is limited seats available. Refreshments are provided. To pre-register for this event, find more information on the library’s webpage here: https://marblefallslibrary.org/.

Featured Presenter(s)

Samantha M ClarkSamantha M Clark is the award-winning author of The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast and Arrow (both published by Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster) and American Horse Tales: Hollywood (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House), as well as the Gemstones Dragons chapter book series (Bloomsbury). She has always loved stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. After all, if four ordinary brothers and sisters can find a magical world at the back of a wardrobe, why can’t she? While she looks for her real-life Narnia, she writes about other ordinary children and teens who’ve stumbled into a wardrobe of their own. In a past life, Samantha was a photojournalist and managing editor for newspapers and magazines. She lives with her husband and two funny dogs in Austin, Texas. Samantha is the Regional Advisor for the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and explores wardrobes every chance she gets. Sign up for news and giveaways at www.SamanthaMClark.com. Follow her on Twitter @samclarkwrites, Instagram @samanthamclarkbooks, Facebook at SamanthaMClarkAuthor, and Pinterest at SamClarkWrites.
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.


May 18, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Marble Falls Public Library
101 Main St
Marble Falls, TX 78654 United States
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