Free Author Talk & Discussion with Steve Adams, Wednesday, April 19th, 2023
A Free Monthly Online Lecture Series from WritingWorkshops.com & Gemini Ink
Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 via Zoom @ 7PM CST
Up Next: Steve Adams, author of the novel Remember This. This session will be moderated by Ramona Reeves, author of the prize-winning collection It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories.
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May 2023: Andrew Porter
June 2023: Richard Z. Santos
Previously (01/23): We featured poet Leticia Urieta:
The Big Texas Author Talk is a *free* lecture series devoted to showcasing Texas authors from across our big state. Each month we feature one Texas author in conversation with another—from New York Times bestsellers living in Dallas, Houston, and Austin to our rich Texas Latinx border authors living in Laredo and McAllen, not to mention from other deep pockets and corners of our culturally diverse state.
Our lecture series is as entertaining as it is informative—and like Texas itself, we offer a vast array of storytellers who represent the spirit of our extremely distinct Lone Star State and continue to keep us on the literary map.
In the past, we’ve featured novelists such as Kathleen Kent, Marisol Cortez, Joe Lansdale, and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho and Texas poet laureates such as Carmen Tafolla, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Jenny Brown, and Emmy Perez.
If you’ve visited with us over the last three years, you know who we are and what we do, and we thank you for your ongoing support. We value your presence and love seeing your faces!
If you’re new to the Big Texas Author Talk and are just discovering who we are and what we do, we welcome you to join us virtually on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 pm CST.
Steve Adams’ creative nonfiction has won a Pushcart Prize, been listed as “Notable” in Best American Essays, and published in The Pinch, The Millions, and elsewhere. In fiction, he’s won Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, and his stories have been anthologized and published in Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. He’s been a guest artist at UT, a resident artist at Jentel, and a scholar at the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, and his plays have been produced in NYC. His debut novel, Remember This, was published in October 2022. He’s a writing coach and freelance editor in Memphis.
Ramona Reeves is a native of Mobile, Alabama. Her linked short story collection It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories won the 2022 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press last fall. She spent a decade in the Northeastern U.S., writing freelance articles, proofreading for a men’s fashion weekly, and performing production roles for Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, and Esquire before moving into technical editing and writing. She eventually moved to Texas for several years before leaving to pursue her MFA in fiction. She has since returned and is nearing completion on a novel. Ramona has served as a board member for A Room of Her Own (AROHO), moderated and appeared on conference panels, taught college-level writing courses, and was an associate fiction editor for Kallisto Gaia Press. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Southampton Review, Pembroke, Bayou Magazine, New South, Superstition Review, Texas Highways and other publications. She’s won the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, been a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and is a Community of Writers alum.
PREVIOUS AUTHORS/TITLES INCLUDE
- Debut Novelist Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
- Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale: Edge of Dark Water
- Winner of the Iowa Prize for Nonfiction Kendra Allen: When You Learn the Alphabet
- 2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Perez: With The River on Our Face
- New York Times Bestselling Author Kathleen Kent: The Dime & The Burn
- Critically Acclaimed Novelist David Samuel Levinson: Tell Me How This Ends Well
- Award-Winning writer Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's Barefoot Dogs
- San Antonio Poet Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson's She Lives in Music
- Debut Novelist Heather Harper Ellett: Ain't Nobody Nobody
- Amanda Eyre Ward's New York Times bestselling novel The Jetsetters
- Jenny Browne's New and Selected Poems
- Rebekah Manley's Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates
- Cliff Hudder, Pretty Enough for You
- Nan Cuba, Body and Bread
- Sherry Kafka Wagner, Hannah Jackson
- Edward Vidaurre, Pandemia & Other Poems
- Sergio Troncoso's, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son
- Octavio Quintanilla, If I Go Missing
- Marisol Cortez, Luz at Midnight
- Deb Olin Unferth, Barn 8
- Mike Soto, A Grave is Given Supper
- Barbara Ras, The Blues of Heaven
- Johnnie Bernhard, Sisters of the Undertow
- Wondra Chang, Sonju
- Alexandra van de Kamp, Ricochet Script
- Laurie Ann Guerrero, I Have Eaten The Rattlesnake
- Carmen Tafolla, The Last Butterfly/La Ultima Mariposa, illustrated by Regina Moya
- Jill Alexander Essbaum, Hausfrau: A Novel.
- Daniel Peña, Bang
- Tomás Q. Morín, Let Me Count the Ways
- Allison Hedge Coke, Look at this Blue
- Vincent Cooper, Zarzamora
- Leticia Urieta, Las Criaturas