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 2, 2020 - CANCELED

The book festival is a community-centered event that brings books and authors to the reading public.  Our event showcases books from many perspectives and offers authors critical opportunities to promote their books to a circle of readers most likely to engage with them.  Additionally, we have activities that spotlight the up and coming young readers as well as workshops designed to promote and engage beginning authors.

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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