By TSB Community Contributor
The Texas Writers & Words Series (TWWS) has announced its inaugural season to be kicked off at the Heard Craig Center for the Arts in historic downtown McKinney.
The mission behind the Texas Writers & Words Series is to provide an opportunity for those interested in learning more about the craft of writing from a variety of Texas writers. Guest authors will discuss their most recent works and the process of writing. The intent of the series is to provide inspiration, experiences and insight.
The cost is $10.00 per person. No Reservation is Required. Event is located in the Carriage House at 205 1/2 W. Hunt Street in McKinney Texas.
The slate of 2012 “Conversations” is as follows:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
2012 Texas Poet Laureate, Author, Teacher
Jan Seale is the author of seven volumes of poetry, the latest is Nape. She has also authored two books of short fiction, three volumes of nonfiction, and nine children’s books. Seale teaches memoir and creative writing workshops in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Historical Fiction Author
Dallas author, Kathleen Kent’s first novel, The Heretic’s Daughter, has been a New York Times bestseller and named the recipient of the 2008 David J. Langum, Sr. award for American historical fiction. Her second novel, The Traitor’s Wife, was released in paperback in September 2011. The author is nearing completion on her third novel set in Reconstruction era Texas, 1870.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Betty Holland Wiesepape
Author, Teacher, Literary Historian
Betty Holland Wiesepape teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Texas at Dallas and is a literary historian of Texas women writers. Her upcoming book profiles Winifred Sanford, one of the most important early twentieth-century Texas women writers. Her first book on Texas literary history is Lone Star Chapters: The Story of Texas Literary Clubs.