A Celebration of our State’s Big Appetite for Literature brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink.

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UPCOMING AUTHORS AND TITLES

(Zoom Meetings Every Two Weeks @ 7pm CST; RSVP for Zoom invite)

9/16 & 9/30: Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale: Edge of Dark Water
10/14 & 10/28: Debut Novelist Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
11/18 & 12/2: Poet Wendy Barker

PREVIOUS AUTHORS/TITLES INCLUDE
Winner of the Iowa Prize for Nonfiction Kendra Allen: When You Learn the Alphabet
2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez: 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


PARTNER BOOKSTORES
We’re excited to partner with Interabang Books in Dallas and The Twig Book Shop in San Antonio for The Big Texas Read. You can order your book directly from either bookstore and have it delivered to your front door!
THE PITCH
Unplug from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. As featured in Poets&WritersForbesThe Dallas Morning NewsSan Antonio Express-NewsU.S. News & World ReportSan Francisco ChronicleFort Worth Star Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and Texas Highways, we’ll be reading ONE work of prose or poetry written by a Texas author every month! We’ll be with you all the way from page one to “THE END” with our Zoom author chats and Q&A’s, scheduled every two weeks. It’s a big virtual book club, and we’d love for you to join in the fun!
FREE GIVEAWAYS
Keep a lookout for giveaways that come with being a book lover and taking part in The Big Texas Read, from free online WWD and Gemini Ink workshops to manuscript consultations. Help us celebrate the diverse literary voices of our state, and we’ll keep you company with great Texas authors and like-minded fellow readers. In these unsettling times, what could be better than a good book, a dynamic discussion, and meeting new friends?

Joe R. Lansdale

Sept 16 & Sept 30, 7pm CST

NEXT UP:
Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale: Edge of Dark Water


THE BOO
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Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King — a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale.
May Lynn was a pretty girl from a mean family who dreamed of becoming a film star. Now she’s dead – her body dredged up from the Sabine River, bound with wire and weighted down. Her best friend, Sue Ellen, has a family meaner than May’s and a yearning for something greater than she’s been given. She thinks the least she can do for her friend is take her ashes to Hollywood and place them on her favorite actor’s grave.
But May Lynn’s diary holds a secret: the location of a large sum of money. What seems like a stroke of fortune has disastrous consequences, and Sue Ellen’s escape is about to get more complicated than she’d ever imagined.
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ABOUT JOE R. LANSDALE 

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The BottomsA Fine Dark Line, and Leather Maiden. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, and eight Bram Stoker Awards. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.