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Western Writers of America to Meet in Lubbock, TX

The Texas Panhandle beckons Western writers and anyone who writes about the American West for the 2015 Convention in Lubbock, Texas, June 23-27.

During the week the association will pay tribute to the Spur Award winners and recognize the literary contributions of Win Blevins, winner of the 2015 Wister Award.

Western Historian Robert Utley, who is a past winner of the Wister Award and a 2015 inductee into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, will present a Keynote address.

History presentations at the convention include Buffalo Soldiers, the Alamo, Comanche Indians, and frontier ranch women. Other sessions will take place related to the craft of writing, book marketing, and research sources and techniques.

The convention tour will take convention participants to the American Wind Power Center and the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, plus the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University.

The convention will take place at the Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, Texas 79401.  It is not necessary to be a member of WWA to attend the convention.