Gemini Ink, a local literary arts nonprofit, will host its first ever Writers Conference at the historic El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel from July 21-24.
With his prolific recent works, New York Times Bestselling author David Shields has called out contemporary writers to break away from our traditional ideas of “memoir” and “the novel,” said Elissa Schapell of Vanity Fair.
So you love books—a lot.
The New Yorker recently published an article by David Denby entitled “Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?” in which he bemoaned the decline in reading as adolescents get older, their lack of attention span, and their apparent failure to read “serious” literature.
It seems only fitting that the Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition includes, among the 50 authors converging Saturday on the Central Library and Southwest School of Art, a young author with what looks to be the next big book about Texas.
Char Miller, formerly a professor of history at Trinity University, is director of the environmental analysis program and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.