The Writers' League of Texas celebrates the written word on Thursday, May 19, at the UT Austin Club in the Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium (2108 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin).
The six featured authors include: Elizabeth Moon, Marine Corps veteran and author of the Nebula Award-winning The Speed of Dark. She made her first fiction sale at age forty and now has 18 books in print.
Mystery novelist Ben Rehder, creator of the John Marlin series. The latest installment, Flat Crazy, was named one of the best mysteries of the year by Kirkus Reviews.
Jo Virgil, former reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram with a Master's of Journalism degree, will speak about the art of the memoir. She recently completed her first novel.
Frederick Williams, author of Beyond Redemption and professor at Northwest Vista College and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has a Master's degree in Political Science and worked for seven years on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Ric Williams, author of The Secret Book of God and editor of the "Litera" column for the Austin Chronicle since 1988, will speak about the craft of poetry. He is also senior editor for Creative Pulse Magazine.
The sixth guest author will be a "Promising Young Writer," chosen by Badgerdog Literary Publishing from their "Voices in Ink" writing program.
Emcee for this literary event will be Mary Gordon Spence, professional speaker and author of Finding the Magic in the Mundane.
This annual event will begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail buffet and cash bar. From 7:30-8:30, the authors will read and discuss their writing. Everyone is welcome to stay after the program for book signings, sales and personal conversations with the featured authors.
The event is free and open to the public. For reservations, please call (512) 499-8914.