Who is TACWT?
I have just returned from TACWT 23. That stands for the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, and next year, I’ll post that as TACW 24. The name of the organization isn’t changing, just the name of our EVENT, since we hope to attract some new writers to the organization. It is a long-standing association of Texas writers, with a framework made up of high school and university level instructors. We put out an annual journal after the convention, which is often all the enticement needed for emerging writers – publication credit.
I’ve attended this conference five times now, I think—one of those times was virtual. Some of our members are well-known writers within their respective circles. Most are also brilliant teachers, so the work that is shared at this conference is really, really good. These teachers bring their best and brightest students to share their work. And this year, neither teachers nor students read anything, not even their works-in-progress that wasn’t good.
It is impossible to capture the entire event on one person’s phone
The structure of the TACWT23 was typical with two panels going on at any given time, so my photo gallery below only shows about half of the readers. And as always, I missed taking pictures at the first couple of readings because I forgot.