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LitTalk: An Author Panel Series
March 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Join Writing Workshops Dallas & The Writer’s Garret for LitTalk: A DFW Author Panel Series at Whose Books on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 pm. Novelist & series creator/moderator Alex Temblador will lead a panel addressing the challenges and rewards of creative risk in writing. Panelists include Patrice Caldwell, Will Clarke, and Lori Ann Stephens.
Alex Temblador is the creator and host of LitTalk.
Alex Temblador is the award-winning author of Half Outlaw and Secrets of the Casa Rosada. St. Martin’s Essentials acquired Alex’s first non-fiction book, Writing an Identity Not Your Own, in 2022. Her creative work has appeared in PALABRITAS and D Magazine, as well as anthologies like Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America and Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology. In addition to teaching creative writing classes and seminars, Alex is an award-winning journalist published in the likes of Travel + Leisure, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, among many others.
Patrice Caldwell is a graduate of Wellesley College and the editor of two anthologies published by Penguin Random House: A Phoenix First Must Burn: 16 stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope and Eternally Yours, a Paranormal Romance anthology. Her debut novel, Where Shadows Reign—the first in a YA fantasy duology—is out in 2024 from Macmillan.
Though she started her career as a children’s book editor at two major publishing houses, she’s now a literary agent. For her work in the book publishing industry—as the founder of People of Color in Publishing, a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members of the industry—she’s been named to to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, a Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree, and featured on Bustle’s inaugural “Lit List” as one of ten women changing the book world. Visit Patrice online at patricecaldwell.com.
Will Clarke is the author of several works of fiction, including the novels, Marigold and The Neon Palm of Madame Melancon. Will holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and was named The New York Times Editors’ Choice and Rolling Stone’s “Hot Pop Prophet.” He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and family.
Lori Ann Stephens is the author of Blue Running (published in the UK, 2021), Some Act of Vision (winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award), Pierre François: 5th Grade Mishaps, Novalee and the Spider Secret, and other novels. Her award-winning short stories have also been published in The Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train Stories, among other literary journals. She was shocked to win the English National Opera’s Miniopera Contest, judged by Neil Gaiman, and has since seen her libretti performed in London, Minneapolis, and Dallas. She loves listening to operas, remodeling her house with reckless optimism, and holding anyone’s babies. She lives just north of Dallas and teaches writing at Southern Methodist University.