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WLT Presents One Page Salon – Live Webinar

December 4, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST

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You can still join us for the live stream at 8:00 PM CST on our YouTube channel! We hope to see you there!

The One Page Salon (called “the best literary evening in town” by the Austin American-Statesman) makes its triumphant return just in time to celebrate the WLTs 40th Anniversary with one last 2021 hurrah!

Join us for this extra special live event on Zoom. Five outstanding writers will read one page from a work in progress – which means the audience will be among the first to hear original new material from these talented folks – and the brilliant and funny (and brilliantly funny) Owen Egerton will emcee.

Our readers for the evening are extra special, too. We’re featuring four of the five outstanding individuals who participated in the inaugural year of our WLT Fellowship Program (Amanda Churchill, Jamira Richardson, Stephanie Rodriguez, and Jean Synodinos). Joining the 2021 Fellows on stage is someone familiar to many of you – our very own Program Director – Sam Babiak. (Pretty extra special, right??)

RSVP to receive the link. We hope to see you there!

Featured Presenter(s)

Owen EgertonOwen Egerton is the writer/director of three feature films: FollowBlood Fest, and Mercy Black which premiered on Netflix this past spring. As a screenwriter, Egerton has written for Fox, Disney, and Warner Brothers, and HBO. He’s written several novels including The Book of Harold the Illegitimate Son of God and Hollow, which was named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR. Egerton is also one of the comics behind the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater.
Amanda Churchill is a writer in Keller, Texas who’s in the revision stage on her first novel. As a writer who is both of Japanese descent and native Texan, she’s “been thinking about who I am as a writer of late, what I believe in, and where I ‘fit’ into the larger literary landscape.”
Jamira Richardson is a fiction writer based in San Antonio, Texas. In 2020, she graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University with a B.A. in English Literature and Language. Shortly after her graduation, she became the youngest writer in the inaugural cohort of the Writers’ League of Texas Fellowship Program.
Stephanie Rodriguez is a writer in Austin, Texas whose work explores themes regarding race, culture, nature, and motherhood. She hopes that her writing may encourage others to strengthen, recover, and celebrate themselves as well as their roots.
Jean Synodinos is a writer in Austin, Texas deep into the first draft of a speculative novel. After taking a creative writing class in 2018, she announced to her mother she’d be writing fiction for the rest of her life. “It’s about time,” her mother replied. “Only took you fifty years.”
Sam Babiak holds a B.A. in English Literature with a certificate in Creative Writing with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She loves talking to writers about their craft and has moderated panels and conversations with the WLT, the Texas Book Festival, HavenCon, and BookPeople. She’s spent time as a reading intern with a literary agent at Massie & McQuilkin and she’s volunteered for the Echo Literary Arts Magazine fiction board, Badgerdog Creative Writing Camps, and Letters About Literature. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming from HotHouse Literary Journal and the lickety~split. She is from Laredo, Texas and currently lives in Austin, Texas.    


December 4, 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST
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