Hotel Omni San Antone

25th Annual Conference
October 10 - 13, 2019

Writing to Remember - Remembering Why We Write

Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

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Guest Speakers

Carol Reposa

WILLA LUNCHEON GUEST POET

CAROL COFFEE REPOSA

The poems, reviews, and essays of Carol Coffee Reposa have appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlanta Review, The Evansville Review, The Texas Observer, Southwestern American Literature, The Valparaiso Review, and other journals and anthologies. Author of four books of poetry—At the Border: Winter Lights, The Green Room, Facts of Life, and Underground Musicians—Reposa was a finalist in The Malahat Review Long Poem Contest (1988), winner of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Poetry Contest (1992), and winner of the San Antonio Public Library Arts & Letters Award (2015). She also has received four Pushcart Prize nominations in addition to three Fulbright-Hays Fellowships for study in Russia, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters and of the editorial staff at Voices de la Luna, she was the 2018 Texas Poet Laureate.

 

Ann Weisgarber

WILLA BANQUET GUEST SPEAKER

ANN WEISGARBER

Ann Weisgarber is the author of three novels set in the West: The Glovemaker, The Promise, and The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. She won the Stephen Turner Award for First Fiction and the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, and was a finalist for Scotland’s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the Orange Prize in the United Kingdom. Ann was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters and lives in Galveston, Texas. She’s a member of Women Writing the West.