Meet the Conference Faculty: Jennie Dunham

“No single answer is right for all writers.” -Jennie Dunham Every year, the Writers’ League of Texas brings a faculty of close to thirty agents, editors, and other industry professionals to Austin for its Agents & Editors Conference. As we look ahead to the 26th Annual A&E Conference, taking place June

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Community Member: Austin Community College Creative Writing Department

Special Guest Post: Austin Community College student, Maya Landers, shares her experience taking classes in ACC’s Creative Writing Department! The idea that writing is a solitary pursuit has been thoroughly disproven: we realized that behind every great person is another great person, or two or three or twelve, whose ideas

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Meet the Members: Marian O’Shea Wernicke

“I have been humbled by the collegial spirit of the writers I have met in the League.” — Marian O’Shea Wernicke A member of the Writers’ League since 2019, Marian lives in southeast Austin. Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Marian O’Shea Wernicke: I have written a memoir about

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Meet the Members: Chris Mullen

“I live by the motto, “Tell me I can’t.”” — Chris Mullen A member of the Writers’ League since February 2020, Chris lives in Richmond. Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Chris Mullen: I am currently writing Western Adventure. I write Children’s picture book stories as well. I also

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What We’re Reading Now:

Sam Babiak, Program Director / Member Services Director The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk Penguin Books September 25, 2014 Mary Karr said, “Memoir is not an act of history but an act of memory, which is innately corrupt.” This is true for all memories, but if

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Meet the Members: Melinda Wyers

” …[I]f I’m indefinitely stuck somewhere it would be nice to read about immortality.” — Melinda Wyers A member of the Writers’ League since February 2019, Melinda lives in Hutto. Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Melinda Wyers: I currently write mid to late Victorian Historical Fiction. Scribe: What

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Community Member Q&A: The Writing Consultancy

“I have gained so much knowledge and wonderful friends volunteering at Writer’s League events, watching authors grow at the annual A&E Conference and witnessing so much talent make its way into print.” – Britta Jensen The Writing Consultancy offers mentoring and coaching for stories in development, a range of editing

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What We’re Reading Now:

Becka Oliver, Executive Director   American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson G.P. Putnam’s Sons February 11, 2020 Kate Winkler Dawson has been the featured author for our latest series of “WLT On the Craft of Writing” events around the state. Which means that I’ve been lucky enough to hear her talk

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