About Texas Writes
Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public.
The Writers’ League of Texas, supported by a grant from the Tocker Foundation, established the Texas Writes program in 2013 with five visits to rural libraries in Central Texas. Now in its fifth year, this program has hosted 45 visits and impacted hundreds of writers in communities across the state.
Since 2013, we’ve visited more than sixty libraries in communities of 12,000 or less.
Alpine, Alvarado, Andrews, Atlanta, Bee Cave, Bonham, Bowie, Bridge City, Bulverde, Burnet, Chico, Clifton, Comfort, Crockett, Devine, Diboll, Edna, Elgin, Fort Davis, Franklin, George West, Granbury, Hallettsville, Harper, Hughes Springs, Iowa Park, Jasper, Johnson City, Kaufman, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lindale, Livingston, Llano, Mt. Enterprise, Marathon, Marble Falls, Marfa, Mason, Olton, Palacios, Pearsall, Peñitas, Plains, Pottsboro, Rusk, Salado, Shallowater, Silverton, Snyder, Sonora, Spicewood, Taylor, Waskom, West, Wimberley, Wolfe City, Wolfforth, Woodville, Yoakum, Yorktown.
Below you’ll find a list of the upcoming 2019/2020 Texas Writes events (below that, you’ll see where we visited in 2018/2019). This list is updated periodically as new events are added, so please do check back occasionally if you’re wondering about a program coming to a library near you. Each Texas Writes event lasts approximately 3 hours and refreshments are provided.
If you have any questions about the Texas Writes program or you’re a librarian interested in learning more about participation in Texas Writes, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (512) 499-8914.