The Writers’ League of Texas provides a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers; to help writers improve on their craft and market their skills; to promote the interests of writers and the writing community at large; and to elevate the art and enterprise of writing. Core programming currently includes year-round classes , a monthly panel discussion (available as a podcast); the Summer Writing Workshop, 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 AISD public schools. Since 2014, the Tocker Foundation has been a proud supporter of Texas Writes, a program that sends writers to rural libraries across the state for half day workshops.
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