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WLT Presents One Page Salon LIVE WEBINAR

April 3, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT

Free
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Registration for this event is now closed, but you can join us on our YouTube channel at 8pm CDT to watch the live stream.

 

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 and lots of perfectly paced literary shenanigans.

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.

Our amazing line-up of readers can be found below.

Featured Presenter(s)

Dalia Azim was born in Canada and raised in the United States. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, American Short Fiction, Aperture, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Glimmer Train (where she received their Short Story Award for New Writers), and Other Voices, among other places. Country of Origin is her first novel. Dalia lives in Austin, Texas with her family and is the manager of special projects at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Edward-CareyEdward Carey was born in Norfolk, England. He is a novelist, visual artist and has also written and directed a number of plays for the National Theatre of Romania and the Vilnius Small State Theatre, Lithuania. In England his plays and adaptations have been performed at the Young Vic Studio, the Battersea Arts Centre, and the Royal Opera House Studio. He is the author of the novels Observatory Mansions, Alva and Irva, and the acclaimed YA series The Iremonger Trilogy, which has been optioned for film adaptation. After university, Edward worked at Madame Tussaud in London, preventing people from touching the waxworks, and it was there that he learnt the incredible story of the museum’s founder. From that experience he wrote the novel Little, which has been published in 20 countries and has been optioned for television. His latest novel is The Swallowed Man, the journal of the two years of isolation Geppetto, Pinocchio's father, spent inside an enormous sea beast. Edward lives in Austin, Texas in the United States, and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
Amy Gentry headshotAmy Gentry is the author of Good as Gone, a New York Times Notable Book, and Last Woman Standing. She is also a book reviewer and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, Salon, the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Austin Chronicle. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago and lives in Austin, Texas.
Jasminne Mendez is a Dominican-American poet, educator, playwright and award winning author. Mendez has had poetry and essays published in numerous journals and anthologies including the YA anthology Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed (Flatiron). She is the author of two multi-genre collections Island of Dreams(Floricanto Press, 2013) which won an International Latino Book Award, and Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry(Arte Publico Press, 2018). Her debut poetry collection City Without Altar will be released in 2022(Noemi Press) and her debut middle grade novel in verse Aniana del Mar Jumps In (Dial) will be released in 2023. Her debut picture book Josefina’s Habichuelas (Arte Público Press) is out now. She has received fellowships from Canto Mundo, Macondo and the Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop among others. She is an MFA graduate of the creative writing program at the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University and a University of Houston alumni.

Details

Date:
April 3, 2021
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Online via Zoom