Texas Writers

Writers at the Texas Book Festival, 2000. Photograph by Sung Park, Austin American-Statesman.

This exhibition surveys the vitality and breadth of creative writing in Texas from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century.


Texas Writers provides an overview of the literary accomplishments of Texas writers in a series of panels featuring portraits of authors, books, workplaces, narrative settings, and evocative quotations. Panel topics include:

  • Two Texas triumvirates
  • Katherine Anne Porter, Larry McMurtry, and Horton Foote
  • Sportswriters
  • Americo Paredes, Cormac McCarthy, and Sandra Cisneros
  • The Mexican Texan/Mexican American voice
  • El Paso writers
  • African Texan writers
  • Writers for children and youth
  • Poets
  • Urban writers
  • The Magazines
  • Screenwriters
  • Stories, essays, and memoirs
  • Elmer Kelton and John Graves
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Mystery writers

Texas Writers is an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content11 double-sided panels (38” x 30”)
12 support legs (73” tall)
Space Requirements130 square feet of floor space (16’ x 8’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 3 plastic cases:
  • 42” x 33” x 10” - 120 lbs.
  • 42” x 33” x 10” - 82 lbs
  • 76” x 9” x 9” - 46 lbs.
Rental Fee*$400*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Texas Writers press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

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Questions and Rental Information

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2022-2023 Bookings

Lone Star College - Houston North
Houston, TX

*We are no longer accepting bookings for this exhibition.

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