November 24, 2020

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020  
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CST

Supported by the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board and in collaboration with the Story Stop Tour, the next installment in our WLT's On the Craft of Writing series will feature four craft talks focused on how our family stories shape our work as writers. 

The event will be hosted by Kris Spisak, author of The Family Story Workbook. 

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Born in Riverside, California, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally-recognized performance poet and the first African-American Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. Formerly ranked #2 Female Performance Poet in the World, she is a founding member and executive director of VIP Arts Houston, a non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy and the arts in underserved populations. Her work has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and the TEDx circuit. Her debut recent collection, Newsworthy, wrestles with living in a culture infected by white supremacy where current media is distrusted, cursory, and impossible to escape. Mouton lives and teaches in Houston.
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho’s debut collection Barefoot Dogs won the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction, and was a Kirkus Reviews and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015. His work has appeared in The New York TimesSalonTexas Monthly, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Toluca, Mexico, he moved to the US at the age of 31 and began to write in English at 35. He earned his M.F.A. from UT Austin’s New Writers Project and was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.
Stacey Swann holds an MFA from Texas State University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her fiction has appeared in EpochMemoriousVersal, and other journals, and she is a Contributing Editor of American Short Fiction. Her debut novel, OLYMPUS, TX, is forthcoming from Doubleday in May 2021.
Kris Spisak wrote her first book, Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused, with a goal of helping writers of all kinds sharpen their craft and empower their communications. Her popular writing tips blog, “Words You Should Know” podcast, and “Grammartopia” events follow the same mission, as does her second book, The Novel Editing Workbook: 105 Tricks and Tips for Revising Your Fiction Manuscript. Her third book, dedicated to personal storytelling, is The Family Story Workbook: 105 Prompts & Pointers for Writing Your History. Learn more about Kris and her books by visiting her website,
Deadline to register: Tuesday, November 24 at 6 p.m. CST
Online Class
"Revision Essentials: Finding the Right Technique for Your Work"
with Sanderia Faye
Wednesday, December 2
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CST
$49 for members / $109 for nonmembers

In this revision workshop, students will learn methods of self-editing for writers. Most writers (even professional ones) face blocks when it comes to revising. Together, we will learn methods that actually work.

We’ll get into the details of trusted revision techniques, and later students will apply those techniques to their own work. Revision doesn’t have to be terrifying—in fact, revision is where some of the best work happens.

Registration closes on Wednesday, December 2 at 5 pm CDT.
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 authors will read one page from a work in progress - which means the audience will be among the first to hear original new material from these talented writers. The brilliant and funny (and brilliantly funny) Owen Egerton will emcee.

December's One Page Salon is extra special in that we are raising funds for the Writers' League of Texas! Readers are to be announced.

We hope you'll join us!

RSVP and we'll send you the link. This event is free and open to all. 
LAST CHANCE! Deadline to submit your WLT Fellowship Program application is November 30, 2020 at midnight.

Each WLT Fellow will receive tuition-free access to a curated slate of classes, two per month (24 total), plus special post-class sessions with the instructors. In addition, each WLT Fellow will be invited to attend the annual Agents & Editors Conference in Austin, TX, with the registration fee waived and hotel accommodations provided, and an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a literary agent during the weekend-long event.