Friday Filler

The Texas Writers’ Literary Social Life

The Writers League of Texas

Jump Start Your Novel with Sara Kocek, May 26, 2012

Have you purchased your 2012 Agents Conference Tickets yet?  Hurry before the price jumps on April 30!!

FICTION 500 Contest

Each month, Fiction 500 invites authors to submit an original work of fiction no longer than 500 words.THey strictly limit submissions to the first 500 entrants. The  entry fee $12, and authors may only submit one story per contest. Fiction500 will provide a unique verbal or visual prompt for each contest, found on the website linked below. Instructors at the country’s top college creative writing programs will judge the contests.

Fiction500 will award $500 to the author of the winning story of each contest; $200 to the second-place story author, and $100 to the third-place author, as determined by the contest judges. At the end of the year, they e-publish an anthology of the year’s winners for the Kindle, Nook and iPad.

Find more information HERE.

Read3Zero Literacy Foundation 5 Day Creative Writing and illustration Summer Workshops

It’s that time of year again! Time to register for the 4th annual Creative Writing and Illustration Camp hosted by Children’s Author, Melissa M. Williams, with guest Illustrator Ryan Shaw! June 11-15, 2012: Grade Level: 2nd – 4th July 30-Aug 3, 2012: Grade Level: 5th-8th

Location: Hobby Lobby

9:00am – 12:30 pm

16011 FM 529

Houston,TX 77095

Only 12 Spots available per session

Rate: $250

Lifetime Arts

A non-profit arts service organization based in New York, will be collaborating with the Dallas Public Library System to fund professionally taught arts instruction programs for older adults. Lifetime Arts was created to advance the field of creative aging, which focuses on the beneficial and powerful role of the arts in enhancing the quality of life for older adults and has gained national recognition as a major contributor to the development of creative aging policies, best practices, and information services, artists training resources, technical assistance, and advocacy.

For more information www.lifetimearts.org

Author Tim O’Brien to give reading at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections

The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos will host a readings and book signings from award-winning author Tim O’Brien April 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Author Rick Riordan to hold reading, Q&A session at Texas State

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos present a reading from internationally renowned novelist Rick Riordan May 11 at 7 p.m. Riordan will speak and answer questions from the audience at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on the Texas State Campus. Riordan is a New York Times best-selling author and Children’s Choice Book Award Author of the Year in 2011. He is the creator of Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus and the storyline and first volume of the 39 Clues, all for young readers

Writers’ League Lynda Rutledge’s Book Launch Party

7 p.m. Monday, April 30


The Writers’ League is pleased to celebrate yet another new book: Lynda Rutledge’s debut novel, Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam). Lynda will read from her book and discuss the writing life with former WLT director Cyndi Hughes.

Support one of our own!  Find more details here!  

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