Friday Filler

This week, we’re happy to round up a wide range of literary opportunities. It seems like there are always new reasons to feel lucky to be a part of the Texas writing community, and here are just a few!

Looking for a Critique Group? Contact the WLT!

The WLT critique groups are officially underway and being organized by Beth Sample. If you are interested in connecting with writers in your area who share similar literary interests, let the WLT know! Critique groups are a great resource for feedback and camaraderie. Email Beth at bethagogo@yahoo.com to get started!

The Fifth Annual African American Book Festival

This event takes place at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin next weekend Friday June 24- Saturday June 25, kicking off on Friday evening with a welcome reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Longtime WLT member Evelyn Palfrey, author of Going Home, will appear on a panel with Rosalyn Story discussing books that flow from Hurricane Katrina on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. For full info on the festival, click here.

Call for Contest Submissions: How Has Film Influenced You?

WRITERS ON THE INFLUENCE OF CINEMA, an upcoming ebook anthology from Calavera Books featuring essays by Thelma Adams, Robin Antalek, Sean Beaudoin, Elizabeth Eslami, Greg Olear, Neal Pollack, Richard Cox and others with proceeds benefitting Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund, seeks contest submissions on how film has influenced your work.  Deadline July 22.  The three winning essays will be included in the anthology.  Additional prizes for the winner/s have been donated by Rag and Bone Bindery and Hulu Plus. Submit here!

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