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.

Print Materials

A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:

  • 50 Texas Writers brochures
  • 10 posters

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

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email

2019-2020 Bookings

Palto Alto College
San Antonio, TX

LeTourneau University
Longview, TX

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