Literary Events

Literary Events

Winnsboro Center for the Arts hosts a variety of literary events  – our annual events include a Festival of Books and Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. Other events include author signings, poetry readings and guest speakers.

WE ARE ACTIVELY WORKING TO PROVIDE OPTIONS FOR VIRTUAL PANELS AND WORKSHOPS IN MAY/JUNE. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Third Annual Festival of Books

May 1, 2020

The book festival is a community-centered event that brings books and authors to the reading public. This year’s festival will be dedicated to the former Kate Park, a native of Winnsboro whose love of reading combined with her business acumen led to a successful career in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. Never forgetting her small-town roots and always eager to give back, she encouraged and guided us in the organization of our first Festival of Books here in Winnsboro in 2018. Honoring Kate’s love of sharing of libraries, this year’s Festival of Books is in collaboration with Gilbreath memorial Library and has been expanded to include a special  reading project, Winnsboro Reads.  

For more information visit winnsboro.bookfestival.network.

Second Annual Winnsboro Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

October 17, 2020 - CANCELED

In 2019, the Winnsboro Cowboy Poetry Gathering joined the list of October events in Winnsboro. This inaugural gathering included a first class roster of cowboy poets and musicians from three different states including Laverne “Straw” Berry, Teresa Burleson, Don Cadden, Bob Campbell, Allan and ”Rodeo Kate” Chapman, Pipp Gillette, Kristyn Harris, Chris Isaacs, Linda Kirkpatrick, Gary Robertson, Haley Sandoz, Jay Snider, Doug Tolleson plus locals Joe Dan Boyd, “Doc” Davis and Conrad Wolfman. Kick off for the event was a Friday evening concert by Michael Martin Murphey on The Bowery Stage which sold out far in advance. Many of these poets will be returning for the 2020 Gathering, and Michael will be back for two concerts instead of one this year!”

For more information visit www.winnsborocowboypoetry.com

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