Beaumont, TX–Lamar University hosts a two-day literary festival, and this one promises to be the biggest yet.
According to the newspaper of Lamar University:
The Lamar Literary Festival begins today on the sixth floor of Gray Library. The festival continues Friday and starts at 10 a.m. both days. The festival will honor Jerry Craven for starting Ink Brush Press and Lamar University Press, LU’s literary publishing house. Writers from Angelina River Press and TCU Press will also be in attendance.
Garry Richards, administrative assistant for English and modern languages, began coordinating the literary festival six months ago. “The first thing we did was figure out which writers were coming, we sent out letters officially inviting these people to attend,” he said. “We’ve had literary festivals in the past, but this is the first year to have the scope that we have.” There are a lot more writers involved in the festival this year compared to prior years, Richards said. Normally, three or four writers participate, but this year 13 are expected.
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