September 11, 2009
9am to 5pm
Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center
276 North Orange
Giddings, Texas 78942
The Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce and the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center invite all published Texas authors to submit a book for consideration in our upcoming 4th Annual Texas Word Wranglers Festival on Friday, Sep-tember 11, 2009. Word Wranglers use words to convey ideas, stories, portray people and places. We want to honor our Word Wranglers for their hard work and dedication to their craft. We also want to give our community an opportunity to meet these authors and learn about the writing craft.
We are looking for authors of books on the following subjects: children’s books, archeology, poetry, Texas cookbooks, bird watching, fiction, history, historical fiction, mystery, romance, music, Texas Gardening, and anything related to Texas. We have an all day festival at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center featuring several author readings and Q&A sessions. On Thursday the authors are invited to visit the Giddings Public Schools to talk to students about the writing process, idea for stories, how a book is taken from the idea to the written page and much more. Authors will have a place to sell their books and autograph them for patrons.
On Thursday evening we host a fundraising gala event to introduce the authors to the community. Authors receive two complimentary tickets to attend the gala and will have a table available to pre-sell books to the invitation only crowd.
The first year we had eleven authors at our event. The second year we had twenty one authors attend our event, ten participated at the schools. The third year we had Hurricane Ike and half of our authors were unable to attend. This year we will honor our volunteer fire fighters, EMS and policemen for their hard work and dedication. Submit your book to the book selection committee or call for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Minnie Simmang Selection Committee Chairman Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce and Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center Minnie Simmang"