On Sunday, August 12, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History welcomes the Valley Byliners as they present “Valley Byliners: What They Do and What They Write” starting at 2 p.m. Since the group’s inception in 1943, the Byliners have inspired and continued to cultivate local Valley writers in the sometimes daunting task of putting pen to paper.
Sue Groves, Byliners Club President said, “The Valley Byliners, a non-profit writers support group, is open to both beginner and seasoned writers. We offer a variety of speakers and topics that help writers get started, learn to perfect their craft, and publish their work, plus a monthly newsletter with notices about the Byliners and other writing endeavors in the Valley.” During the program, Byliners will read excerpts from two recent works, Tales Told At Midnight Along the Rio Grande and Collected Tales From the Rio Grande. Both books are collections of short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction written by Byliners and other Valley authors. Enjoy a book signing directly following the presentation in the museum’s Grand Lobby. The Valley Byliners hold their regular meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Harlingen Public Library at 1:30 p.m.
The Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships. For information on becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call 956.383.6911 or click here. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.