ReWriting History

WLT On the Craft of Writing | Online Program

Noted Texan writers combine forces to tell the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why they had their day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head.

Join authors Bryan Burrough and Chris Tomlinson for a talk about their book Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth and the craft of writing with Becka Oliver, Executive Director of The Writers’ League of Texas. Hear the behind-the-scenes details on their work creating, “A zesty, journalistic, half history, half sendup about the battle of the Alamo and the myths that cling to it.” The book’s reexamination of an enduring icon of Texas pop history is sure to spark many interesting conversations across the state.

Program is FREE to the public.