Writers' Festival

UMHB Writers' Festival

The Windhover Writers’ Festival is hosted by the literary journal Windhover at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Each February the festival brings in featured presenters who give readings and lead workshops. In addition to the main events, the festival also features panels comprised of local, regional, and national writers sharing their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. 

The arrangement of the festival benefits writers of all levels because they hear and see the expertise on display in the main events, interact with the featured presenters in workshops, and network with fellow writers. Our goal is to create a space where writers of all levels can find encouragement and learn to be better writers.

The 2017 festival will take place February 15-17 in the Bawcom Student Union.

We are saddened to note that due to health reasons, our scheduled keynote presenter Brian Doyle is no longer able to attend the festival. In lieu of the George Nixon Memorial Lecture, we will be holding a reading and discussion of Brian Doyle's work. Featured presenters Marci Rae Johnson, David Wright, and musical guests Still on the Hill will still be reading and performing.

Be sure to follow the Windhover Facebook page and the Windhover Twitter feed @WindhoverMag for information about the festival and the journal.

Registration is now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.

We now have a group rate for a block of rooms at the Temple Fairfield Inn & Suites. (See the Travel/Lodging page.)

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