Friday Filler

The Social Calendar for Literary Texans

 

WLT EVENTS

Jump Start Your Novel with Sara Kocek

$49 members / $109 nonmembers

5/26/2012 From 1 PM to 4 PM

THE WRITERS’ LEAGUE OF TEXAS 2012 AGENTS CONFERENCE

June 22 – 24, 2012

Hyatt Regency Austin

2012 Summer Writing Retreat

The 2012 WLT Summer Writing Retreat will be held July 22-27 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the perfect summer escape.

 

Texas State’s Wittliff Collections present New York Times #1 best-selling author RICK RIORDAN

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012, 7:00 P.M. TALK BY CREATOR OF PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS SERIES

Author Amelia Gray to give reading at Katherine Anne Porter House

Amelia Gray, author of the story collections AM/PM and Museum of the Weird, will hold a reading and book signing 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle. The event is free and open to the public.

Texas State’s Wittliff Collections present CYRUS CASSELLS

READING + BOOK SIGNING

3:30 PM, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos welcome Cyrus Cassells to the podium. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet and professor of English at Texas State, Cassells will read from his latest collection of poems, The Crossed-Out Swastika

 

Upcoming Events at Barnes & Noble Arboretum

Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. – Join us as we read ‘I Believe in You’ for Storytime!

Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m. – Join us for a Mother’s Day Storytime as we read ‘Me and My Mom.’

Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. – Join Imran Ahmad as he signs copies his new memoir, ‘The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West.’

Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. – Join Marcus Luttrell as he signs copies of his new book ‘SERVICE: A Navy Seal at War.’

Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – Join us for ‘SPOT Goes to the Beach’ Storytime with special guest…SPOT!!

Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. – Join us as we celebrate the Austin Council of the Blind with events to teach you about Braille awareness. Come have your name and a special message ‘typed’ in Braille; then use a “key” to read the message. A portion of all sales associated with the Bookfair will benefit the Austin Council of the Blind.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL UNPUBLISHED FICTION AUTHORS PRINT READY COMPETITION

This competition starts April 2012.  The closing date for this competition is the 30th April 2012 23:59 BST.

APRIL 2012 – HORROR and the SUPERNATURAL

This is a genuine, no fee competition that stretches over 12 months. Each month a different genre; each month a winner. Winners are offered a contract, paid royalties, and receive full promotion and marketing strategies. This is not a competition with prizes. There is no entry fee. Only Print Ready novels of genuine merit will be chosen. Your book could be a winner.

Full details of rules, genres and how to submit.

 

Center for Regional Heritage Research at SFA

We are looking for volunteer writers to write short monthly columns for our webpage http://www.sfasu.edu/heritagecenter/1555.asp. Articles on interesting stories from local or county history are more than welcome. We need writers for Anderson, Henderson, Nocogdoches, Marion, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

 

WLT Member Reading Event

Texas author George Arnold will be at Barnes & Noble’s Sundance Square store in downtown Fort Worth Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6 to introduce the second mystery in the Detective Craig Rylander Clover-Mystery series.

 

Harry Ransom Center Exhibit

‘The Kind James Bible; Its History and Influence’

Admission is free, exhibit running now until July 29.

HRC calendar http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/events

 

Poetry at Round Top Festival

May 4-6

http://www.poetryatroundtop.org

 

Did we miss anything?  Let us know if you attend any of the events!

 

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