On November 30 and December 1, 2017, Humanities Texas will hold one-day teacher workshops in Dallas and San Antonio on teaching critical reading and writing skills, focusing on works from the Texas literary tradition. The workshops will emphasize close interaction with scholars and writers and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Strategies and content will align with the secondary-level English and language arts TEKS. Workshop faculty include Adriane Bezusko (Tulane University), Emmy Pérez (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), and Patricia M. García, Coleman Hutchison, and Susan Schorn of The University of Texas at Austin.

Teachers receive books and other instructional materials. For details on eligibility, substitute and travel reimbursements, and venues or to apply online, visit the Upcoming Institutes page on the Humanities Texas website.

Crossing the Rio Grande, © 1988, Bill Wittliff. From the making of the miniseries Lonesome Dove, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry.