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Texas Writes in Menard, TX

October 9, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 Menard, TX event features Meg Gardiner presenting on “Killer Plots: Building Tension & Creating Conflict in Fiction” and Charlotte Gullick presenting on “Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Bringing a Story to Life Through the Seasons.”

We’ll start at 1:00 PM 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!

Each event is free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided. To pre-register for this event, contact the library at (325) 396-2717.

Featured Presenter(s)

Charlotte Gullick is a novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. She is a first generation college graduate and holds a MA in Creative Nonfiction (Institute of American Indian Arts) and a MA in English/Creative Writing (UC Davis). Her nonfiction has appeared in The Rumpus, Brevity, The Best of Brevity, Pembroke, Dogwood, Barnstorm Journal, and the LA Review. Her other awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fiction Fellowship, a Colorado Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship, Grand Prize from the Santa Fe Writers Project, residencies at MacDowell Colony and Ragdale, the Evergreen State College 2012 Teacher Excellence Award, and the Gold Star for Teaching and Mentorship from American Short Fiction.  
Meg Gardiner's novels have been bestsellers in the U.S. and internationally, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. China Lake won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense Audiobook of the Year. UNSUB won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller. Her latest novel is Into the Black Nowhere.


October 9, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
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Menard Public Library
105 E. Mission Street
Menard, TX 76859 United States
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(325) 396-2717