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The Write Crowd - A Virtual Author Expo

"The Write Crowd" is a Virtual Author Expo hosted every Saturday & Sunday in 

October 2020 LIVE via Facebook & YouTube!

Join Author, Katelynn Rentería as she interviews local, national, & international authors on panels of varying genres & topics! Meet new authors & special guests as we bring their literatures & insights to life! 

Below you will find the panel schedule & list of panelists, links to watch the streams, panel announcements, & more! Enjoy!

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"The Write Crowd" - New Children's Releases

Join Rhonda Brown, Rey A. Banda, & Reynaldo Jopé as they share their newly released children's books on the debut panel of "The Write Crowd: A Virtual Author Expo"!

"The Write Crowd" - Fantastical Finds, Vol. 1

Join authors Nely Cab, Gume Laurel III, DC Gomez, & Cody Wagner as they share their novels of fantasy, magic, and emotional adventure!

"The Write Crowd" - A Novel Experience, Vol. 1

Join Rio Grande Valley authors, Natividad Carrillo, Ruben Degollado, & Sylvia Sanchez Garza as they share their novels, experiences, and insight!

"The Write Crowd" - Valley Byliners : Writers Who Care

Join The Rio Grande Valley Byliners Writers Organization as members share their stories, written works, organization's events, & more!

"The Write Crowd" - Interactive Read-Alongs

Join authors Patty York Raymond, David Norec, & David Leija as they share their children's books, interactive elements of their stories, and other literary projects!

"The Write Crowd" - Children's Book Nook

Join authors Claudia Villarreal, Lamar Jones, & Ron Ramírez as they share their children's stories & messages to readers of all ages!

"The Write Crowd" - Fanatic Fandoms

Join special guests Joe L. Hernandez & Jalitza Delgado, and authors Jacqueline Smith, Miracle Austin, Cody Wagner, & Katelynn Rentería as they converse, share, and celebrate their love for fandoms, fictional universes, and beyond!

"The Write Crowd" - Literacy in Our Communities

Join special guests Rosario Ozuna, librarian of Grulla Middle School, Jonathon Vasquez, Associate Director of the South Texas Literacy Coalition, Ana Loera, librarian of Derry Elementary, and Margie Longoria, librarian of Mission High School, as they share their advocacy for literacy, stories, insights, and innovative thinking!

"The Write Crowd" - Panel of Poets, Vol. 1

Join Rio Grande Valley authors & poets Edward Vidaurre, Frank Brewster III, & Nely Gonzalez as they share their literatures and poetry!

"The Write Crowd" - Bites of Fright to Read All Night

Join Texas & international authors, Miracle Austin, Manuel Ruiz, & Ian Sputnik (United Kingdom) as they share their published works of horror, fright, & fantasy, as well as their writing insights & more!

"The Write Crowd" - Panel of Poets, Vol. 2

Join Rio Grande Valley poets, Daniel García Ordaz, Julieta Corpus, Anthony Ripp, & Priscilla Celina Suarez as they share their poetry, literature, and poetic insights!

"The Write Crowd" - Authors in Education

Join Rio Grande Valley authors and education professionals Ana A. Cavazos, Rosa Linda Cruz, & Dr. ET Treviño as they share their books, author insights, and writing experiences!

"The Write Crowd" - Fantastical Finds, Vol. 2

Join authors Shaila Patel, Gabriel H. Sanchez, & Ashley Dotson as they share their novels, author insight, and tales of fantasy & fiction!

"The Write Crowd" - Taylor Grant :Film, Fright, & Fiction 

Join award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, author, & producer Taylor Grant as he shares his creative insight, writer's journey, and fictional creations!

"The Write Crowd" - A Novel Experience, Vol. 2

Join authors Alissa Karin Shirah, Nason Rumfield, Jacqueline E. Smith, & Katelynn Rentería as they share their novels, writing insight, and their journey as authors!

"The Write Crowd" - Literature for Life

Join authors Laura Lyles Reagan, Pino Shah, & Clark von Heller as they share their published works of life skills, language, culture, & much more!

Panel Schedule & Panelists

Panel & Guest Names for The Write Crowd, every Saturday & Sunday in October 2020


Sat

Oct. 3

New Children's Releases

2:00 pm CST

Rhonda Brown (TX), Rey Banda (TX), 

& Reynaldo Jopé (TX)


Sat

Oct. 3

Fantastical Finds,Vol. 1

4:00 pm CST

Nely Cab (TX), Gume Laurel III (TX), DC Gomez (TX), 

& Cody Wagner (AZ)


Sun

Oct. 4

A Novel Experiece,Vol. 1

2:00 pm CST

Natividad Carrillo (TX), Sylvia Sanchez Garza (TX), 

& Ruben Degollado (TX)


Sun

Oct. 4

Valley Byliners : Writers Who Care

4:00 pm CST

James Arnold (TX), Joy Arnold (TX), Frank Cortazo (TX),

Ana Cavazos (TX), & Katelynn Rentería (TX)


Sat

Oct. 10

Interactive Read-Alongs

2:00 pm CST

Patty York Raymond (TX), David Norec (TX), 

& David Leija (TX)


Sat

Oct. 10

Children's Book Nook

4:00 pm CST

Claudia Villarreal (TX), Lamar Jones (TX), 

& Ron Ramírez (TX)


Sun

Oct. 11

Fanatic Fandoms

2:00 pm CST

Jaqueline Smith (TX), Katelynn Rentería (TX), 

Cody Wagner (AZ), Miracle Austin (TX), 

Joe Hernandez (TX), & Jalitza Delgado (TX)


Sun

Oct. 11

Literacy in Our Communities

4:00 pm CST

Rosario Ozuna (TX), Jonathon Vasquez (TX), 

Ana Loera (TX), & Margie Longoria (TX)



Sat

Oct. 17

Panel of Poets, Vol. 1

2:00 pm CST

Frank Brewster III (TX), Edward Vidaurre (TX), 

& Nely Gonzalez (TX)


Sat

Oct. 17

Bites of Fright to Read All Night

4:00 pm CST / 10:00 pm BST

Miracle Austin (TX), Ian Sputnik (UK), 

& Manuel Ruiz (TX)


Sun

Oct. 18

Panel of Poets, Vol. 2

2:00 pm CST

Daniel García Ordaz (TX), Julieta Corpus (TX), Anthony Ripp (TX), & Priscilla Celina Suarez (TX)


Sun

Oct. 18

Authors in Education

4:00 pm CST

Ana Cavazos (TX), Rosa Linda Cruz (TX), 

& Dr. ET Treviño (TX)


Sat

Oct. 24

Fantastical Finds, Vol. 2

2:00 pm CST

Shaila Patel (NC), Gabriel H. Sanchez (TX), 

& Ashley Dotson (TX)


Sat

Oct. 24

Taylor Grant : Film, Fright, & Fiction

4:00 pm CST / 2:00 pm PST

Taylor Grant (CA)



Sun

Oct. 25

A Novel Experience, Vol. 2

2:00 pm CST

Alissa Karin Shirah (TX), Nason Rumfield (TX), 

Jaqueline Smith (TX), & Katelynn Rentería (TX)


Sun

Oct. 25

Literature for Life

4:00 pm CST

Laura Lyles Reagan (TX), Pino Shah (TX), 

& Dr. Clark von Heller (TX)