Meet the Members: Amanda Waters

“There is such a supportive community of writers in Texas who are generous with their time, support, and knowledge.” — Amanda Waters A member of the Writers’ League since July 2019, Amanda lives in Houston. Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Amanda Waters: Sweet Romance, YA Scribe: What author

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What We’re Reading Now:

Michael Noll, Program Director   Bang by Daniel Peña Arte Publico Press January 30, 2018 In the intense national discussion of the novel American Dirt, one of the things that sometimes gets said is that the book would have drawn less notice–that its errors would have been less egregious–if it had been

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What We’re Reading Now:

Michael Noll, Program Director   They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles Cinco Puntos Press November 27, 2018 I can remember a time when a novel-in-stories was an experimental concept, but thanks to writers like Jacqueline Woodson (National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming) and Kwame Alexander (Newbury

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Meet the Members: Mark Billingsley

“I plan to be writing and publishing for the rest of my life.” — Mark Billingsley   A renewed member of the Writers’ League since January 2020, Mark works in Abilene during the week, but travels home to Leander on the weekends.   Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Mark

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Meet the Members: Nikki Carter

“My overarching goal this year is to finish and publish a novel…” — Nikki Carter  A member of the Writers’ League since January 2020, Nikki currently lives in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Nikki Carter: I’m a freelance writer, so I write a variety of

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What We’re Reading Now: January 14

Michael Noll, Program Director The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas Berkley Publishing October 15, 2019 The recent film Knives Out has become a hit in large part because it contains something that has been lacking in most crime and detective stories lately: fun. All of the actors—along with the writer, director, and

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Meet the Members: Scott Semegran

“[The Writers’ League has taught me] that there are a bunch of kind, supportive, and very talented writers living and working in Texas.” — Scott Semegran  A member of the Writers’ League since December 2019, Scott currently lives in Austin, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Scott Semegran: Up

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Community Member Guest Post: ACC Creative Writing

“I used to be such a closet word-lover. Then, I took a fiction class at Austin Community College and realized, there a lot of people like me here. A whole world devoted to crafting stories slowly revealed itself to me.” -Sol Wooten Community membership with WLT allows businesses and organizations

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Meet the Members: Dorothy Paredes

“This is an exciting, challenging, scary and completely new journey for me.” — Dorothy Paredes A member of the Writers’ League since November 2019, Dorothy currently lives in South Austin, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Dorothy Paredes: I am currently writing a memoir. I do have a

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What We Read & Loved in 2019:

  Becka Oliver, Executive Director The Spectators by Jennifer duBois The Outsider by Stephen King Know My Name by Chanel Miller  Michael Noll, Program Director   The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer Kansastan by Faroq Ahmed The Murderbot Diaries (series) by Martha Wells  Sam Babiak, Member Services Director   

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