Friday Filler

It’s a great time to be literary in Texas. Events for writers and readers are springing up all over the place- many of them free. So for today’s Friday Filler we’re bringing you batch of upcoming events. Check out as many as you can! -Amy Rose Anne Lamott At St.

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Meet Author Nina Godiwalla at BookPeople

On Tuesday, April 5th, the WLT will be hosting a Q & A with author Nina Godiwalla at BookPeople in Austin. Besides being a debut author, Nina is also a native Texan, a former WLT member, and a current WLT board member! Come celebrate the book launch party for this

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Check Out the Footage of PubCamp@SXSW!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, the first-ever Pubcamp@SXSW Interactive was a huge success! With talks and panels from a wide array of publishing industry professionals, it was an informative and inspiring event. And you can still catch the whole thing- online! Look for a sneak peek of

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Announcing PubCamp@SXSW!

4 – 8 p.m. Friday, March 11 Caffe Medici, 200 Congress Ave FREE! Complimentary beverages & hors d’oeuvres Register here (Note: Seating is limited, so sign up today!) The Writers’ League is pleased to team up with Kirkus Reviews to present a brand-new official SxSW Interactive event: PubCamp@SXSW. We’re inviting

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Inspire Literacy, Promote Your Work with Roadrunner Reads

The Writers’ League of Texas is pleased to spread the word about this terrific book drive organized by Margaret and Adrian Eissler. We hope you’ll consider donating a book to this great cause! – Sara Roadrunner Reads is a book drive benefitting J. Frank Dobie Middle School in northeast Austin.

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Come Lasso Up Some Publishing Savvy!

The Austin SCBWI has been kind enough to offer their discounted price to our members, so we thought we’d share a little bit about this terrific conference for all you kid-lit fans out there! – Sara Join the Austin SCBWI at the Books, Boots, and Buckskin Regional Conference February 18th

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Gift Wrap Wrap Up

By Elaine Davenport, BWS Chair Volunteer gift wrappers broke records in 2010. A record number, 67 (compared to 62 in 2009), spent 350+ hours wrapping books and gifts in December 2010, earning $3,309.05 for the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund of the Writers’ League of Texas. And a record number of volunteers,

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The Witliff Collections (Feature Post)

By Justin C. Gordon Perhaps you are one of those people who can put your leg behind your head or revise a novel without ever becoming despondent or you can even do both, but I’m not. Chiseling out a strong paragraph can feel euphoric, but falling off a story’s arc

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WLT and The Texas Book Festival

Thanks to everyone who stopped at our booth this weekend during the Texas Book Festival! For all those new faces, it was a pleasure getting to meet you, and for all of our members and friends who came by, it was great seeing you again! This weekend was a huge

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Join WLT and Four Authors Tomorrow for Literary Lone Stars!

Tomorrow, WLT will celebrate Texas’s rich literary heritage at our Literary Lone Stars event! Join us for readings and book signings by authors Doug Dorst, Joe R. Lansdale, John Phillip Santos, and Karen Valby. Music by singer/songwriter Andrew Stone will round out the evening. We will also be announcing the

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