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.
The 2017 festival will take place February 15-17 in the Bawcom Student Union. We are excited to announce that Brian Doyle will be giving the George Nixon Memoiral Lecture. Other featured presenters include Marci Rae Johnson, David Wright, and musical guests Still on the Hill. A general call for papers will be posted in mid-August, and registration will open in the fall.