Authors and Writing Programs

Writing Contests

Upcoming Author Visits

  • Please contact Kendra Perkins at (979) 764-3416 if you are interested in discussing a possible author visit. At this point, we are only doing virtual visits that patrons can access from home (Zoom, etc.).

Recent Author Visits (2019-2020)

  • Saturday, May 30, 2020 – Martha Wells – best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author (Network Effect, Murderbot Diaires novel, comes out in May), 2:00 PM, Virtual visit using Zoom, registration required, contact Kendra to sign up, see more at
  • October 22, 2019 – TEENS Publish Authors Party to release the 2019 anthology Not Just Ink and Paper – multiple authors, at Ringer Library
    • Rae Andrus, Nathaniel Cowles, Sayuni Dharmasena, George Ignatius, Incognito, Eliza Joy, Olivia MacArthur, Lauren Mikeska, Julie Morgan, Claire Ntaimo, Faith Ocon, Gloria Tao, E. N. Tong, Elleanna Vines, Sandra Vines, Margot Wright, and W. Morgan Yocky
  • October 15, 2019 – Ted Boone, author of Langford’s Leap, at Full STEAM Ahead Book Club meeting at the Tipsy Bean
  • October 5, 2019 – Brazos Valley SCBWI Book Bash – multiple authors from Brazos Valley SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), at Ringer Library
  • June 15, 2019 – Martha Wells – best-selling, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author (All Systems Red, the first Murderbot Diaries novella, won Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for Best Novella and an Alex Award for a book written for adults that has special appeal to young adults), at Mounce Library

Library Programs for Authors and Aspiring Authors

  • TEENS Publish, summer creative writing program for teens, led by author Molly Blaisdell, Ringer Library, summer 2020 program is virtual and has already started


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