Friday Filler

It’s been a wild few weeks at the Writers’ League, wrapping up our YA A to Z Conference and getting ready for our 2011 Agents Conference. (Have you checked it out yet? Just click here!) But with everything that’s going on, we still want to make sure you get info about some of our favorite writing-related contests, events, and other opportunities. So check out the links below – we hope you find something you like!

-Amy Rose

Send Your Stories to American Short Fiction- Now!

American Short Fiction is a nationally distributed literary magazine based in Austin. They publish innovative new work from a diverse group of emerging and established writers, featuring stories in print and online. The American Short(er) Fiction Prize highlights great work in shorter fiction—stories of 1,000 words or less, to be exact. First prize receives $500 and publication; second prize receives $250 and publication. For complete guidelines and details on how to submit, please visit http://www.americanshortfiction.org/short-shorts

Carol Dawson’s Gallery Talk- Art and Writing Together!

The Writers’ League of Texas, The Texas Institute of Letters, and Wally Workman Gallery Present: My Paper Worlds, a gallery talk with Carol Dawson, Author and Visual Artist. Concerning the long tradition of practicing two creative disciplines, their points of convergence, and their effects on one another. Question and Answer Session to follow. Thursday, May 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wally Workman Gallery. Wine and h’ordeurves served.

This Summer, Pixar Comes to Austin!

VanArts is proud to present a Masterclass in Animation & Story Development, featuring instructors Matthew Luhn (Head of Story) and Andrew Gordon (Animator), both from Pixar Animation Studios. Geared toward experienced animators, students and animation enthusiasts alike, the skill sets covered are not software-specific. Lectures are organized with visuals, including live-action and animated clips, supplemented by a printed workbook. This masterclass provides you with the tools needed to help create your own stories and feature-quality animation, plus offers a great opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry. For details, click here!

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