Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Y'All Come

LONE STAR SLEUTHS DAY
Meet & Greet with Fifteen Texas Mystery Writers
plus Acoustic Noir Songs Performed Live

FEBRUARY 23, Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 pm

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to LONE STAR SLEUTHS DAY celebrating the new Texas
crime fiction anthology in the Southwestern Writers Collection Book Series
with UT Press. Fifteen of the contributing mystery writers and the three
editors, Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, and Rollo K. Newsom, will be on
hand to talk with guests and sign books.

SCHEDULED AUTHORS
Susan Wittig Albert, Neal Barrett, Jr., Paula Boyd, Susan Rogers Cooper,
Bill Crider, A.W. Gray, Rolando Hinojosa, Joe R. Lansdale, David Lindsey,
Ben Rehder, Rick Riordan, Jim Sanderson, Jesse Sublett, Doug J. Swanson,
Mary Willis Walker

LIVE MUSIC
Author/musician Jesse Sublett and country singer Kasey Lansdale will
perform acoustic noir songs.

Catered refreshments will be served.
Books by all attending authors will be for sale.

Free and open to the public.

ATTENDEES, PLEASE RSVP
to southwesternwriters@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2313.

THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS
Southwestern Writers Collection
Alkek Library Seventh Floor
Texas State University-San Marcos
(512) 245-2313
http://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/

Read more about Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction
from UT Press
http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/cunlop.html

11 comments:

Jerry House said...

Acoustic noir? They certainly don't play that on my new-oldies station.

jj solari said...

will there be cheerleaders?

Bill Crider said...

Cheerleaders is a great idea.

jj solari said...

i gut a million of 'em. just leave the ol' ladies at home and let me handle everything. it'll be the most un-dull writers assembly in history. It'll be the Hollister of writers gathering. They'll make a movie out of it six years later. "'The Boring Ones.' writers take over an empty field in Texas for a multi booksigning and summon the Antichrist. Who shows up. And does their bidding. The writer/hidden monster duality is made manifest on earth and wreckage and womens' clothing are strewn across the globe in a fest of carnality unprecedented. Two days later the writers stroll off the grounds, dusting their hands and brushing their clothes and head off to start a new planet for themselves. Marlon Brando wanted the lead so much he came back from the grave. More astoundingly, he lost weight for the Crider part."

Bill Crider said...

Can we get Chuck Norris for the Joe Lansdale role?

jjs said...

Chuck Norris is too good lookin'. And kinda uppitty.

gomer said...

i think your version is a little too far fetched. more likely itll be "the boring ones: writers gather at a semicircle of tables and sleep and dream the preceeding scenario. then wake up and go home."

Bill Crider said...

Also, Chuck is too young.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Never heard of any of them.

Gerard said...

Kasey Lansdale is probably worth the visit. Too bad nobody else good is there. Does she have kung-fu mojo like her less famous father?

Bill Crider said...

Indeed she does.