The Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series is a grassroots arts organization that celebrates literature by inviting one author at a time to Coastal Texas to read, participate in a question and answer session, and sign books.
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Carrie Fountain Author

Carrie Fountain


Carrie Fountain, Poet Laureate of the state of Texas, has been featured in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, and The New Yorker. Her first collection, Burn Lake, was a National Poetry Series winner. Her second collection, Instant Winner, was published by Penguin Random House. Fountain’s debut novel for young adults, I’m Not Missing, was published by Flatiron Books (Macmillan). Her first children’s book, The Poem Forest, about the life and legacy of poet and ecologist W.S. Merwin, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press.

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What is CCLRS?

The Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series is a grassroots reading series that began in 1987.


t was a means of introducing Corpus Christi readers to the finest writers working in America today–while also introducing contemporary authors to their readers in Coastal Texas. We celebrate reading and we celebrate American literature as, twice a year, we host these public readings.

The Art Museum of South Texas auditorium provides a welcoming venue for the readings, whose audiences fill the auditorium. The night before each reading, patrons have the opportunity to visit and dine with the author at a private reception.