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Writers’ League of Texas

Writers’ League of Texas

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The Writers’ League of Texas (WLT) was founded in January 1981 as the Austin Writers’ League and changed its name in 2000 to the Writers’ League of Texas to better reflect the demographics of its membership (currently numbering over 1000) and the scope of the organization’s programs and services. From the WLT’s earliest projects to today, programming has been designed and implemented to meet identified needs of writers, both published and not yet published, with an emphasis on the craft of storytelling, the business of publishing, and the community of writing. The WLT’s core programming currently includes: year-round classes taught by learned instructors (both published writers and other professionals with an expertise to share); Third Thursday – a monthly panel discussion in Austin that is free and open to the public; the Summer Writing Retreat at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX – a week long intensive writing workshop; the Agents & Editors Conference in Austin, TX –a weekend long conference, one of the premier literary conferences in the country, bringing together publishing industry professionals with writers at all stages of development; Project WISE – a program that brings writers into local public schools; and Texas Writes – a program that sends writers to rural libraries across the state for half day workshops.