A collection of powerful fiction and non-fiction, poetry and song, painting and photography--from 60 Texas Women.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the web home of Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song.  You’ll find information here about our anthology, the Texas women whose diverse and passionate works fill our 448 pages, our fiercely independent publisher Wings Press, and our upcoming events and appearances. Her Texas was released on March 1—the first day of International Women’s History Month—and you are warmly invited to join us at any of our literary events near you. (See “Events” for a complete list.) — Editors Donna Walker-Nixon, Cassy Burleson, Rachel Crawford, and Ashley Palmer

HER TEXAS AT THE DALLAS BOOK FESTIVAL – Saturday, April 30, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

This annual literary festival showcases works by internationally acclaimed authors as well as national, regional and local authors representing diverse regions of the world. It includes artistic and cultural performances, film and book presentations, educational workshops and children’s activities.  For more information, see http://dallasbookfestival.org/about.php.

Her Texas authors will read samples of their poems, stories, and creative nonfiction, and photographers and artists will display and discuss their work.  In addition, work from Her Texas will be performed by Fort Worth readers’ theater group Pantagleize Readers, and small groups of our authors will come together for panel discussions throughout the day.

Her Texas Dallas Book Festival Program Schedule (note: some presentations take place at the same time, but in different rooms):

10:00am – 10:50am: Sherry Craven reading her poetry, including poems from Her Texas and Standing at the Window  (Readers’ Corner, 3rd floor)

11:00am – 12:00pm: Readers Theater: Contributions of Texas Women Writers— hosted by Violet O’Valle (Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor)

12:00pm – 1:30pm: The Texas Woman Writer (Panel Discussion): Her Voice, Her Texas—with moderator Violet O’Valle, Sherry Craven, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate karla k. morton, Susan White Norman, Loretta Diane Walker, and Rebecca Balcarcel (Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor)

1:00pm – 1:40pm: Charlotte Renk reading her poetry from The Tenderest Petal Hears, The Great Turtle Heart: The Tao of Turtlism, and Her Texas (Readers’ Corner, 3rd floor)

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Handmade Books—Helen Kwiatkowski (Public area, 3rd floor)

1:40pm – 3:10pm: Exploring the Power of Language: Justice, Transformation, Healing—with moderator Lynn Hoggard, Jill Patterson, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, Ysabel de la Rosa, Rachel Crawford, Sobia Khan, Betty Wiesepape, and 2012 Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale (Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor)

2:00pm – 2:40pm: 2010 Texas Poet Laureate karla k. morton reading her poetry from A Constant State of Leaping and Her Texas (Readers’ Corner, 3rd floor)

3:00pm – 3:40pm: Rebecca Balcarcel reading her poetry from Palabras in Each Fist and Her Texas (Readers’ Corner, 3rd floor)

3:20pm – 4:20pm: Dig Deep: How to Uncover Both the Facts and The Truth forAny Story—Jill Patterson  (Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor)

4:00pm – 4:50pm: Betty Wiesepape, author of  Winifred Sanford: The Life and Times of a Texas Writer,  reading her short story “An Uncommon Proposal” from Her Texas (Readers’ Corner, 3rd floor)

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Genre-Jumping: Playing With Format and Content—2012 Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale  (Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor)

5:00pm – 5:50pmYsabel del la Rosa reading from her poetry and nonfiction, including her poetry from Her Texas (Readers’ Corner, 3rd floor)