Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan

Click to Buy  Remember Ben Clayton By Stephen Harrigan Reviewed by Patricia O’Sullivan        After learning that his only child, Ben, has died on a World War I battlefield in France, Lamar Clayton’s grief drives him to come face to face with the haunting memories of his childhood. Lamar commissions a statue of Ben, […]

Small Displacements Nails Turning Points in Characters’ Lives

Click to Buy   Small Displacements Review by Donna Meredith      When I was given Vanessa Furse Jackson’s short story collection Small Displacements, I almost sent it back. I’m glad I didn’t. I don’t often warm up to short stories the way I do to novels, perhaps because I don’t get to spend enough time […]

February Read of the Month: God’s Angry Man, by B. Wayne Quist

 Reviewed by Christopher Bundrick   God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan paints a very interesting picture of a mid-twentieth century American experience. A sort of American everyman, Joe Haan might represent our sense of what’s best about this country. Like Huckleberry Finn (born just a little further south on the Mississippi), Haan […]

15th Annual Texas Book Festival

15th Annual Texas Book Festival October 16 – October 17 State Capitol grounds in Austin The event features panels; a book fair; book signings; and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Most events are free and open to the public.  Visit the website for more information.

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference

The 2010 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference will be held from July 23 to July 25 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference features panel discussions, lectures, readings, and workshops in creative nonfiction. Participating writers include Paula Butturini and Mary Karr. Tuition, including some meals, ranges from $225 […]