Writers' Festival

UMHB Writers' Festival

February 17-19, 2016

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. One of the festival highlights, the annual George Nixon Memorial Lecture, features a writer who examines the connections between faith and writing. 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.

We are pleased to announce our 2016 roster of featured presenters. Jeanne Murray Walker will deliver the 2016 George Nixon Memorial Lecture, and the roster includes Greg Garrett, Brent Newsom, and musical guests Still on the Hill. UMHB's Helen Kwiatkowski (Professor of Art) will also be leading an art workshop at the festival. 

All of the featured-presenter readings/events, all of the panel readings, the open-mic reading, and the Windhover dessert reception are all free and open to the campus community and the general public. Events take place in the Lord Conference Center inside the Parker Academic Center.

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