May 28, 2019

In This Issue:

2019 A&E Conference, Summer Writing Retreat, Free Events; Upcoming Classes; & More 
WLT Presents One Page Salon
with Owen Egerton 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7:30 p.m. 
The North Door, Austin, TX 
One Page Salon (called "the best literary evening in town" by the Austin American-Statesman) is the brainchild of novelist, screenwriter, and comedian Owen Egerton. Four outstanding writers (who have all participated in WLT programs in the past year) will read one page from a work in progress. Confirmed readers include poet/nonfiction writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowitz, Texas Monthly reporter Michael Hall, and poet/novelist/essayist ire'ne lara silva.
One person from the audience will have the opportunity to read one page of their work. If you're interested, bring the page and grab a lottery ticket when you arrive. We'll also be bringing back, by popular demand, the One Sentence Salon.
Time is running out to register for the Agents & Editors Conference!

June 28-30
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Everyone talks about New Year's resolutions, but for writers, the summer tends to be where we put our hopes and dreams: finish that book, revise, get beta reads, and start querying agents. If this describes your plans for the next three months, do not miss this year's Agents & Editors Conference. We're bringing 19 literary agents, three editors, and two terrific keynote speakers to downtown Austin.

There's no better place to learn the publishing process, practice pitching your book, and meeting agents and editors who are working every day to build writing careers.

As of today, 13 agents (in every genre featured at the conference) and three editors still have slots remaining for consultations. Register soon to secure your spot!

Join us this June for one of the best publishing conferences in the country. 
Want to spend a week writing and talking craft with writers in one of the most beautiful spots in Texas? 
This year, we'll host the annual Summer Writing Retreat in beautiful Kerrville, Texas at Schreiner University. All of our events - classes, writing time, special presentations from guest speakers, and evening events - will take place on campus throughout the week. There will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to mix, mingle, and make new writing friends. All in one place!
Check out these great classes! 
"The Evolving Draft: Reaching ''The End' and Exploring Revision"
with Stacey Swann
"Setting the Stage for Your Next Fiction Project: Generation and Exploration"
with Charlotte Gullick
" Capturing Real Life: Long-Form Narrative in a Short-Form World"
with Michael Hall
"Transforming a Story Worth Telling into a Story Worth Reading" 
with Donna M. Johnson and Kirk Wilson
"Summer Retreat Write Away"
Worldbuilding: How to Create the World within Your Work  
with Erika T. Wurth  
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
Learn to use essential conventions from other genres (thrillers, sci-fi/fantasy, realism, post-modernism) to create a believable, compelling world in your own fiction.  Explore possibilities for language, form, structure, point of view and characterization.  
Wurth's latest novel, You Who Enter Here, has been compared to S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders but set near the Navajo Nation. According to Kirkus Reviews, the book is "told with grim assuredness, the interactions among the characters real. A literal trigger warning: The book is spattered with violence and its aftereffects, but not a bit seems out of place."  
Wurth is a longtime college creative writing instructor. If you're writing a mystery or crime fiction--or if you want your novel to have the palpable sense of place of those genres--this is the class for you.
Writer Classifieds 
Looking for a writing group or critique partner?
Look no further than our Writer Classifieds. Current Writers' League members can submit their name, contact information, and additional details to be included as a listing on a private page on our website.
Coming Up @ WLT
Classes, Free Programs, Deadlines, and Other Events Across the State
June 4
     The North Door, Austin, TX
June 5
     Online Class  
June 20
     BookPeople, Austin, TX
June 25
     Online Class
June 28-30 
     Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX    
July 14-19
    Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX 

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.  Visit Austin at

Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to .  

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities,