“Be gentle with yourselves, writers!”
— Kelsey Williams
Kelsey is the Office Manager and Members Services Manager of the Writers’ League of Texas.
She is a writer and artist based in Austin, TX. Her work has been published in multiple zines as well as the second volume of the I Scream Social Anthology series. Pronouns: she/they.
Scribe: What’s one book that you couldn’t put down?
KW: The most recent book I read was Everything Under by Daisy Johnson — a lyrical, sweeping novel that retells the myth of Oedipus and braids together vivd imagery and emotionally poignant scenes and characters.
Scribe: What do you enjoy in your free time?
KW: In my free time, I love to write ghost stories and read tarot for self-care.
Scribe: What is your favorite programming WLT does?
KW: My favorite programming WLT does is Third Thursday — if I have to pick! I love that the event used to bring members together here in Austin for a free, insightful panel jam-packed with big names in the literary scene — and now I love that we get to host these important discussions virtually.
Scribe: What is your favorite thing about WLT as a whole?
KW: I love WLT’s commitment to uplifting the writers in the writing community in Texas and beyond — more than once I’ve been able to urge writers to proudly state “I’m a writer!” for the very first time.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
KW: I’m proud to have been able to share my writing with the literary community through events like Aural Literature, I Scream Social, and One Page Salon. I really miss being able to get on stage and share a piece of my heart with like-minded souls.
I’d also like to say to be gentle with yourselves, writers! This is a tough time, and if you’re not writing as much as you would like, try giving yourself the day off and resting.
Thank you, Kelsey, and thank you for all the work you do for WLT!
Thanks for this reminder. If I didn’t take time for yoga, I’d be a total wreck right now. Loved reading your interview.