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A Museum Like None Anywhere, Honors Laura Bush and Others for their Contributions to Texas Literacy.

TEXAS – The Texas Authors Institute of History is a museum dedicated to preserving works of the authors of Texas, related publishers, non-profits and others who support writing and reading in the State of Texas. While they do not have a permanent location, their website currently spotlights over 800 authors from the past 200 years.

Established in 2015, this is the first year in which they will be honoring Texans and non-profits who have contributed above and beyond, to improving the quality of life for residents in Texas through reading and writing programs.

 

First Lady Laura Bush is being honored with the “Outstanding Citizenship Award for Promoting Literacy“ for her continued dedication and out-reach across Texas and the world in promoting education, with a heavy emphasis on reading and writing. During her tenure as First Lady of Texas, Mrs. Bush helped create the Texas Book Festival which is also an honoree this year.

 

The Texas Book Festival, has worked hard over the past 21 years, spotlighting reading programs and raising money for libraries across the state. They are awarded the “Outstanding Texas Non-Profit Award for Literacy”. An ever-growing and changing publishing landscape has created new ways for outreach and promotion of authors.

 

Billy Dawson, is receiving the “Outstanding Social Impact Award“ for his best-selling children’s book, “You Never Know.“ This is a book which addresses the issue of bullying, something this country singer knows about first-hand. He has dedicated his life and music career to helping combat this ever-present and growing issue, as seen in today’s politics and schools. He will be performing at the Lone Star Book Festival’s Squirl Scavenger Book Hunt where he will receive his award.

The Texas Author’s Institute of History’s website is constantly growing and changing as awareness expands of the estimated 8,000 plus Texas authors who currently reside in the state. It is estimated that these authors bring in approximately a quarter of a million dollars to the Texas economy, in addition to their contribution to education through their books, other writings and reading programs.

To learn more about the authors and their programs, as well as other Texas authors, please visit the website at TexasAuthors.Institute. or call them at 512-554-9560

 

A Museum Like None Anywhere, Honors Rep. Jason Villalba and Others for their Contributions to Texas Literacy.

TEXAS – The Texas Authors Institute of History is a museum dedicated to preserving works of the authors of Texas, related publishers, non-profits and others who support writing and reading in the State of Texas. While they do not yet have a physical location, their website currently spotlights over 800 authors from the past 200 years.

Established in 2015, this is the second year in which they will honor Texans and non-profits who have contributed above and beyond, to improving the quality of life for residents in Texas through reading and writing programs.

Awards will be presented at the Texas Authors Institute of History Reception on October 6, 2017 from 7- 10 PM at Main St. Gardens in downtown Dallas as part of the Lone Star Book Festival event that weekend.

Texas Representative Jason Villalba will receive the “Outstanding Citizenship Award for Promoting Literacy.” His dedication and outreach across Texas and the world in promoting education, with a heavy emphasis on reading and writing, is outstanding.

The Houston Writers Guild, has worked hard over the past 20 years, spotlighting reading and writing programs. They are awarded the “Outstanding Texas Non-Profit Award for Literacy”. An ever-growing and changing publishing landscape has created new ways for outreach and promotion of authors.

Mike Blakely, will receive the “Outstanding Social Impact Award,” for his continued work in both the writing and music worlds. This award-winning author and musician continues to enrich lives of Texans and others with music and books. He will be performing at the Lone Star Book Festival’s Author Reception and fundraiser for Texas Authors Institute of History and Hurricane Harvey Library fund on October 6th at the Main Street Gardens in Dallas. You may order tickets here: http://texasauthors.institute/index.php/honorees/honorees-2017/2017-gala

The Texas Author’s Institute of History’s website is constantly growing and changing as awareness expands to the estimated 8,000 plus Texas authors who currently reside in the state. It is estimated that these authors bring in approximately a quarter of a million dollars to the Texas economy, in addition to their contribution to education through their books, other writings and reading programs.

To learn more about the authors and their programs, as well as other Texas authors, please visit the website at TexasAuthors.Institute. or call them at 512-554-9560.

Who will be the 2020 Honorees for Community Leader, Community Organization and Entertainer who has shown a continued record of improving the reading and writing community of Texas?

If you know of someone that fits that concept and embodies the joy of sharing the written word, please nominate them here:

TEXAS – Starting August 15, 2019, third annual short story writing contest for students, grades 6-12, begins accepting entries. The contest is sponsored by Texas Authors Institute of History, the only museum in the country that is dedicated to preserving the works of Texas authors, both past and present. Part of the mission of the museum is to develop and encourage future authors of Texas. Students can click here for the official rules and click here for the entry form.

The short story contest is open to any student, grades 6-12, whether in public, private or homeschools. Each grade will have winners by region based on the first two numbers of their zip code: 75, 76,77, etc. Then there will be statewide winners. A number of prizes will be awarded.

“We celebrate the creative minds of the younger generation,” said B. Alan Bourgeois, founder, and director of Texas Authors Institute. “We know they are the future authors who will push the boundaries of great works and we are thrilled to collaborate with the schools and to encourage the students to grow into great writers that the world can recognize and honor.”

While Texas Authors Institute has three major sponsors, EBG247.com, Gatekeeper Press and DEAR Texas, Inc., they welcome other businesses to join them in promoting literacy and education both locally and statewide. Interested sponsors can reach the Institute at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how they can participate.

For more about Texas Authors Institute of History museum, or even to submit a book that you have written, please visit their website http://TexasAuthors.Institute

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