WLT Presents One Page Salon & Hope Alliance Fundraiser LIVE WEBINAR
September 5, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDTFree
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One of Austin’s most beloved reading series – One Page Salon – has gone virtual and teamed up with the Writers’ League of Texas for a series of special monthly events featuring quick readings, feel good fundraising, and lots of literary shenanigans.
In September, we’re partnering with Georgetown’s wonderful indie bookstore, Lark & Owl Booksellers, to raise funds for Hope Alliance. Seriously, this is not to be missed!
One Page Salon (called “the best literary evening in town” by the Austin American-Statesman) is the brainchild of novelist, screenwriter, and comedian Owen Egerton. For this special virtual event, five outstanding authors 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 writers. The brilliant and funny (and brilliantly funny) Owen Egerton will emcee.
All proceeds from this September event will go to support the organization Hope Alliance. IF YOU’D LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION, simply select the “RSVP + donation” option. If you’d like to donate more than $10 (thank you for considering it!) increase the number from 1 to whatever.
The mission of Hope Alliance is to assist those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence by providing safety, services and developing partnerships that lead to hope, healing, and prevention. Their work has become especially urgent of late due to Covid-19.
From Jane Estes, one of the founder’s of Lark & Owl Booksellers, about Hope Alliance: “This is an amazing group and this is a timely topic to support because of the lockdowns/remote working and learning that are happening now, inevitably putting those who were already in danger, in an untenable position. I hope this will help raise awareness to the gravity of this issue, especially as people are impacted by the pandemic. This organization serves the greater Central Texas area, as well as the entire state when needed.”
Of course, we also know that many in our community are experiencing lost wages and work right now and we don’t want this event to be cost prohibitive. If you can’t make a donation this time around, simply select “RSVP + no donation” and you’ll be added to the registration list at no charge, no problem!
Our September readers include:
Charlie Clark studied poetry at the University of Maryland. His work has appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, and other journals. A 2019 NEA fellow, he is the author of The Newest Employee of the Museum of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2020). He lives in Austin, TX.
Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, editor, professor, and book reviewer living in Austin, TX. He is the author of Zero Saints and Coyote Songs and the editor of Both Sides. His work has been nominated to the Bram Stoker and Locus awards and won the Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel in 2019. His novels, short stories, and essays have appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and have been published in five languages, optioned for film, and praised by authors as diverse as Roxane Gay, David Joy, Jerry Stahl, and Meg Gardiner. His reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other print and online venues. He has twice been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards and has judged the Newfound Prose Prize, the Splatterpunk Awards, and PANK Magazine‘s Big Book Contest. He teaches creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University’s online MFA program and offers a series of low-cost workshops for writers. You can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias.
Born in Riverside, California, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally-recognized performance poet and the first African-American Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. Formerly ranked #2 Female Performance Poet in the World, she is a founding member and executive director of VIP Arts Houston, a non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy and the arts in underserved populations. Her genre-bending poetry has engendered unconventional collaborations with groups as disparate as the Houston Rockets and the Houston Ballet. Her work has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and the TEDx circuit. Her debut recent collection, Newsworthy, wrestles with living in a culture infected by white supremacy where current media is distrusted, cursory, and impossible to escape. Mouton lives and teaches in Houston.
Josh Rountree’s short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Realms of Fantasy, Daily Science Fiction, and Polyphony 6. His work has received honorable mention in both The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. His most recent stories can be found in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, DreamForge, and the anthologies XVIII and A Punk Rock Future. A collection of his rock and roll themed short fiction, Can’t Buy Me Faded Love, was published by Wheatland Press. He lives in Georgetown, TX. Reach out to him on Twitter @josh_rountree or visit www.joshrountree.com