Libraries to Celebrate Texas Writers

March 5, 2012

The Baylor Libraries are gearing up for their "Celebration of Texas: Literature, Music & Film," which features several exhibits and a variety of events that will commemorate Texas writers.

The inspiration and cornerstone of the celebration is the traveling "Texas Writers," Humanities Texas exhibit that will be displayed in Moody Memorial & Jones Libraries in April and May. Complementary exhibits of Texas writing, including first editions of some featured writings, will enhance this exhibit and extend it into Baylor special collections libraries.

The events listed below are free, open to the public and aim to further enrich the Baylor, Waco and surrounding communities in Central Texas.

  • A Celebration of Texas Poets: Featuring 2012 Texas Poet Laureate Jan Epton Seale - Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
  • A Celebration of Texas Music: Getting in the 'Swing' of Things - Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • A Celebration of Texas Writers: Engaging the Imaginative World of Children - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  • A Celebration of Texas Writers: Exploring Women of the American West with Judy Alter - Monday, April 16, 2012
  • A Celebration of Texas Film: The Cultural Impact of Giant (1956) on the Idea of Texas - Thursday, April 26, 2012

For more information about these events, visit

The Celebration of Texas is made possible in part by, Humanities Texas, Baylor English Department, Baylor School of Music, Baylor Film and Digital Media, Baylor School of Education, House of Poetry, and the Historic Waco Foundation.