Thursday, July 03, 2008

Awesome Austin Writers Workshop Report Round-up

Did you see Tuesday's Cynsations post about the Awesome Austin Writers Workshop?

If not, check it out as well as posts by Greg Leitich Smith, Liz Garton Scanlon, P. J. Hoover, Jo Whittemore, and--these just in--Alison Dellenbaugh, Alison's part two (AKA Coming Back to Earth), April Lurie, Shana Burg, Carmen Oliver, Chris Barton, Jennifer Ziegler, and Jennifer's part two (AKA Additional AAWW-tobiography)!

Here's a sneak peek from Jenny: "Together our group could take over the world! (But not to worry. We'd rather just write about it.)."

Just to recap, the participants were: Brian Anderson, Varsha Bajaj, Chris Barton, Gene Brenek, Shana Burg, Anne Bustard, Tim Crow, Betty X. Davis, Meredith Davis, Alison Dellenbaugh, Erin Edwards, Debbie Gonzales, Helen Hemphill, P.J. Hoover, Varian Johnson, Julie Lake, Lindsey Lane, April Lurie, Mark Mitchell, Jane Peddicord, Liz Garton Scanlon, Greg Leitich Smith, Jo Whittemore, Phil Yates, and Jennifer Ziegler.

The pages were: Donna Bratton and Carmen Oliver.

And here are a few more pics!

(Liz Garton Scanlon (back), Helen Hemphill, Jennifer Ziegler, P. J. "Tricia" Hoover, Gene Brenek). Happy (belated) birthday, Helen!

(Anne Bustard (back) and Gene Brenek--note Gene's T-shirts).

(Front row: Betty X. Davis; second row: Jo Whittemore, Julie Lake, Liz Garton Scanlon; back row: P. J. "Tricia" Hoover, Greg Leitich Smith, Shana Burg, Jennifer Ziegler, Helen Hemphill, Debbie Gonzales, Chris Barton).

Catering by Pascal's at Helen and Neil Hemphill's downtown condo; see previous post for menu.

(Erin Edwards samples the mini pastries!).

(My very cute husband, Greg Leitich Smith, who's so supportive of all my crazy schemes, although in this pic he looks a little suspicious as to what might be next!).