Carrie Fountain Author

Virtual Literary Event

September 19, 2020 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

We miss our Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series patrons and fans! Since we can’t yet have an in-person event, please join us via Zoom for a virtual literary event.


Carrie Fountain, 2019 Poet Laureate of Texas, who was to have been our Spring 2020 reader before COVID-19 turned the world upside down, will make a special appearance.


We’re also pleased to present a sneak preview of the Corpus Christi Writers 2020 Anthology, published by Bill Mays. Local writers who will read from their work include Alan Berecka, Tom Murphy, Robin Carstensen, Juan Perez, Javier Villarreal, Ron George, Bill Mays, Carol Mays, Dylan Lopez, Joe Wilson, John Meza, Sarah Lenz, and Matt Rosas. Expect a mix of poetry, short stories and excerpts from longer works.

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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.