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Love of Writing: Fueling Literary Dreams – Join author and Texas CFTB Coordinator Rebekah Manley in discussion about her debut book and the sparks that keep her writing dreams burning bright.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT. Register and join the Zoom chat via:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrfuqgqzgoGNTSZjvJyameoqxK44ij8-tZ. 

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Rebekah Manley accepted her dream job in 2015. She serves as the Coordinator for the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Under the umbrella of the Center for the Book National at the Library of Congress, she works to celebrate the written word and encourage literacy, reading, and library use in the Lone Star State.

Rebekah is also an author and holds her Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature from Hollins University. Her debut book, Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates: A Picture Book Parody for Adults was released in the fall of 2020. She lives in Austin, Texas, and is fueled by swimming, queso, and good conversation.

Read more at her website: www.rebekahmanley.com and blog www.bravetutu.com. Feel free to connect on Twitter and Instagram: @RebekahAManley.

 

 


 

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Moderator: Gloria Meraz is the Assistant State Librarian at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. She oversees communications and government relations for the agency and serves as the records management officer. Previously, she worked as director of communications for the Texas Library Association for 17 years, where she oversaw government relations, publications, and public relations and served as the editor of the Texas Library Journal. She also coordinated statewide efforts to promote library and information services, reading initiatives, secure funding for library programs, and implement policies to support effective and open public access to information. She holds a BA from Baylor University and an MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. The #TXBookChat series seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.

 

Upcoming Live Events


Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Graphic Novels for Today's Readers

Free Online Event  


Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Love of Writing Fueling Literary Dreams

Free Online Event  


Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

How to Participate in Read Across Texas

Free Online Event  


Thursday, April 15, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

National Student Poet of the Southwest: Texan Ethan Wang

Free Online Event  


 

Past Events


Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Engaging Middle Grade Readers with Crystal Allen

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Giving Voice to Hispanic Authors: Arte Público Press

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, October 8, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Virtual Texas Book Festival 2020: An Inside Look

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

The Power of Stories with Dr. Norma E. Cantú

Free Online Event  



 

 


Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

How to Draw From History - Developing Characters Today: Don Tate

Free Online Event  



 

 


Thursday, August 6, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Write NOW Session: Claire Campbell

Free Online Event  



 

 


Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Texas Talking Book Program: What is TBP, and Who is Eligible to Receive Audio, Braille, and Large Print Books?

Free Online Event  


 

 


 

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Living a Life for the Books: Bethany Hegedus

Free Online Event  

 

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