Friday Conference Sessions & Events Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
RICE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
6100 MAIN STREET, HOUSTON TX
FROM 2 PM TO 7PM

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION

2PM TO 4PM

GAME ON! USE POETIC TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE STORYTELLING WITH SARAH CORTEZ

CONFERENCE SESSION INFORMATION:

For a reader, there’s nothing better that falling into the magic of a good story that’s well told.

For a writer, there’s nothing better than creating the magic of a good story.

What are the techniques used by some of the most admired, contemporary prose writers to raise their storytelling to its absolute best??

Come listen, read, and write in this extreme hands-on presentation for upping the effectiveness of your storytelling.

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CONFERENCE SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

Sarah Cortez, a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters and Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, has poems, essays, book reviews, and short stories anthologized and published in journals, such as Texas Monthly, Rattle, The Sun, Pennsylvania English, Texas Review, Louisiana Literature, Arcadia, Langdon Review of the Arts, The Midwest Quarterly, Southwestern American Literature, and Post Road.  Winner of the PEN Texas Literary Award, her debut poetry collection is How to Undress a Cop.  Her second book of poetry, Cold Blue Steel, placed finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas awards and the PEN Southwest Poetry Awards. An anthologist of eight volumes, she has won the Southwest Book Award, multiple International Latino Book Awards (ILBA), and the Skipping Stones Honor AwardShe is a featured expert on the American Trigger Sports Network and both a Houston and Texas recent finalist for poet laureate.

Her most recent book is Vanishing Points, combining stunning photographs of Texas roadside memorials by photographer Dan Streck and poems.  Graphic designer Nancy J. Parsons created the book’s design.


BOOKSHOWCASE & READINGS
4PM TO 7PM

IN THIS SESSION, PRESENTERS AND OTHER GUILD AUTHORS WILL SHOW CASE THEIR BOOKS.  AUTHORS WILL READ ALOUD FROM BOTH PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS.  COME JOIN IN THE FUN AND SHARE YOUR COMMENTS WITH THE AUTHORS THAT READ ALOUD!

 


HWG PRESS Book Launch

“Out of Many, One” Anthology

Wyndham Hotel Medical Center
6800 Main St
8pm to 10pm

Join the Guild’s in-house small press, HWG Press, as we celebrate the release of our newest anthology.  The works in this collection celebrate diversity and consist of the winners of our Fall Writing Contest 2016. We will gather at the hotel  for the award ceremony.

Come meet the authors as well as the HWG Board of Directors. Conference agents and presenters will also be there so come network. Hors d'ouvres included with purchase of book launch ticket. Cash bar.

Hotel address:
6800 Main Street Houston,TX 77030 US

PARKING
$11 Self park or  $19 Valet



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