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One Page Salon

April 4, 2023 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CDT

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The One Page Salon (called “the best literary evening in town” by the Austin American-Statesman) is a monthly reading series presented by the Writers’ League of Texas and Owen Egerton. 

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 our talented line-up, including Aaron Aceves, Amy Gentry, Stephen Harrigan, Amy Sugeno, and the musical duo Little Mazarn. This magical evening of literary goodness will be hosted by Owen Egerton. 

The One Page Salon takes place on the lovely outdoor patio (weather permitting) at Radio Coffee & Beer in South Austin where attendees can enjoy coffee and beer and other libations. There are some tasty food trucks if you want to pick up a bite to eat and Reverie Books will be on hand selling an assortment of great reads, including our readers’ latest books (you can also find our OPS readers’ books at the Reverie Books site HERE). 

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.
Aaron H. Aceves (he/him) is a bisexual, Mexican-American writer born and raised in East L.A. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MFA from Columbia University. His fiction has appeared in EpiphanyThe Florida Review, and Passages North, among other places. He currently lives in Texas, where he serves as an Early Career Provost Fellow at UT Austin, and his debut young adult novel, This Is Why They Hate Us, was released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. It received multiple starred reviews and was named a Best Young Adult Book of 2022 by Kirkus Reviews.
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.
Stephen Harrigan is the author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction, including the bestselling novel The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton, which among other awards won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for best historical fiction from the Society of American Historians. Big Wonderful Thing, his sweeping narrative history of Texas, was published by the University of Texas Press in October, 2019, and was named best non-fiction book of the year by the Philosophical Society of Texas. His most recent novel, The Leopard is Loose, was released by Knopf in 2002 Harrigan is a writer-at-large and long-time contributor to Texas Monthly. Many of the pieces he wrote for the magazine are collected in his career-spanning essay collection The Eye of the Mammoth. He is also a screenwriter who has written many movies for television. For twenty years, he taught creative writing as a faculty fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Harrigan has received lifetime achievement awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Book Festival, and was presented in 2019 with the Texas Medal of Arts. He and his wife Sue Ellen live in Austin.
Amy Sugeno is working on her first book, a memoir that explores how nature, in all its beauty and complexity, has provided healing and refuge and has also helped her navigate her identity as a queer woman adopted at birth. After studying birds and bats as a wildlife biologist for over sixteen years, Amy returned to school to become a mental health therapist, a career she enjoyed for over ten years. Now, in this new post-covid world, she is finishing up her training to become an EMT. Amy was the 2022 Bess Whitehead Scott Fellow with the Writer’ League of Texas. She was also accepted into the AWP Writer to Writer program and the Orion in the Wilderness writing workshop. Her essays have appeared in Glassworks, Sisyphus, and Leaping Clear.

Details

Date:
April 4, 2023
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
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Venue

Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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