Friday Filler: Literary Links

In newspaper jargon, “filler” is a short piece used to fill a space in the publication. Here at the Writers’ League of Texas, we’re redefining that slightly: Friday Filler is going to be a regular feature in which we post interesting links about publishing, books, the craft of writing, resources,

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It’s a Festival of Authors!

The Texas Book Festival is marking its 15th year, and the lineup of authors for the big event Oct. 16-17 at the State Capitol in Austin is another powerhouse list. Among the highlights: Former First Lady Laura Bush, the Festival’s honorary chair Pulitzer prize-winners Eugene Robinson and Michael Cunningham The

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Author Tom Grimes at Barnes & Noble This Friday!

If you have some spare time this Friday, August 27, make your way over to Barnes and Noble at the Arboretum (10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX) to see author Tom Grimes read, discuss and sign his new memoir, Mentor.  Mentor is “an honest and heartbreaking exploration of the writing

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Sisters in Crime Present Their Crime Scene/Murder Workshop

 Interested in mysteries and murder? The Heart of Texas chapter of Sisters in Crime in cooperation with the Georgetown, Texas Police Department are hosting a crime scene /murder workshop for writers and interested readers that is just for you! The workshop is Sunday September 12, 2010 at 2PM at

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To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Party at BookPeople

Remember reading this classic in high school? On the way of our seemingly endless journey to high school graduation, most of us had to read Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and nearly all, readers and non-readers alike, were fascinated with and entranced by the book. In celebration of 50

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Sun City Book Fair – August 6, 2010

The Sun City Book Fair is a day to celebrate the literary arts! Located in the beautiful hill country thirty miles north of Austin with easy access from I-35, the Book Fair will be held in our Sun City Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public –

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FREE Writers’ Block Talk and Potluck this Sunday in Dallas!

This Sunday Writers’ Block will be hosting a FREE potluck lunch and talk in Dallas, TX  upstairs at Paperbacks Plus (6115 LaVista Dr. 75214). Check out this great event featuring Alejandrina Drew, David A. Bedford, and Suzanne Crowley! The topic of the day will be “Eternally Young: Writing Fiction for

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10th Annual Southwest Poetry Slam TONIGHT and TOMORROW!

This partially free and open to the public event is coming to Dallas, TX tonight, Friday June 11 and tomorrow, June 12! So all poetry lovers in the area, head on over to The Kessler Theater (1230 W. Davis) at 7 p.m. tonight for the preliminary rounds. Tomorrow, check out

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