UT Michener Center for Writers Presents: Elizabeth McCracken

Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 p.m. Location: BookPeople 603 N Lamar Blvd Elizabeth McCracken is the author of a collection of short stories, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry , and two novels, The Giant’s House , a finalist for the National Book Award in 1996, and Niagara Falls All Over

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Badgerdog Literary Publishing Saturday Workshops for Youth

Who: 6th-12th graders When: 9a.m. to noon, Saturdays Feb. 13, 20, and 27; March 6 and 27; and April 3, 10, and 17 Where: Westlake United Methodist Church Cost: $500, includes eight 3-hour creative writing workshops, a journal, a t-shirt, and a copy of Youth Voices in Ink anthology This

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AIPF’s Upcoming Deadlines and Call for Support

Austin International Poetry Fest’s Registration and Submission Deadline Approaching The 18th annual Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) will be held April 15th through 18th, 2010. AIPF is a four-day, city-wide celebration of poetry and poets of every age and every kind. Over a dozen poetry readings, 8 open mics, 6

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The Best Book Fest in East TX

WLT Executive Director Cyndi Hughes ventured deep into the heart of Texas weekend before last for Beauty and the Book’s annual Girlfriend Weekend Author Extravaganza for the Pulpwood Queens book clubs.

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TCA Deadline This Monday, February 1

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) maintains a roster of artists available to perform, give workshops, and or create works of art with community members. For the next roster, TCA really wants the literary field to be well-represented. This is a competitive process, but we do hope to get a

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What the heck is a Platform, anyway?!

Ten building blocks every writer needs with Bill Crawford and Rusty Shelton WLT 2010 Third Thursday Series “Building Your Buzz!” 7 p.m. January 21 at the Writers’ League Office 611 S. Congress Ave., Suite 130 *FREE*This session, our first of the New Year, will focus on defining that annoying, ever-present,

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The Biggest Girlfriends Book Fest in East Tex

Calling all girlfriends! It’s the last call for Girlfriend Weekend, the annual author/book extravaganza for the Pulpwood Queens of East Texas. The brainchild of Kathy Patrick of Beauty and the Book fame, this promises to be a great weekend for anyone who loves books. And it’s THIS weekend, Jan. 15-16,

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“If You Build It, They Will Read”

WLT’s Office Manager Teaches a Lesson in Scene and Structure 11 a.m. – noon February 13 at Book People 603 N. Lamar * Free & Open to the public The Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators presents our office manager, author Bethany Hegedus, for a nuts and bolts

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AWC’s Special Discount for WLT

Attend AWC’s Professional Development Conference 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at Hilton Austin AWC Austin (The Association for Women in Communications) is offering WLT members a special discount to attend their annual professional development conference. Registration tickets are available until January 10th at the discounted rate of

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Holiday Gift Wrapping for a Good Cause

The Bess Whitehead Scott Journalism Scholarship is awarded by the Writers’ League annually to a junior or senior university student pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field. WLT volunteers will be out in droves this holiday season, wrapping gifts at four Austin-area locations (BookPeople, B&N Arboretum, Westlake, and

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