7:00 p.m.


Janis Williams, founder of the Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series, is a magazine writer, biographer, and professional editor. She’ll read from her work and answer questions about literature and the history of CCLRS.

7:45 – 9:30 p.m.


From Windward Review Vol. 18: “Civility and You 2020”, a TAMUCC/Coastal Bend-based, creative Journal.





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Janis Williams

Janis Williams is a professional writer and avid reader who is always in search of fellow booklovers. A former English teacher (high school, Houston; Del Mar College, Corpus Christi), she loves nothing more than to talk about what people are reading, how it is affecting them, and what new ideas have emerged in the process.


In Corpus Christi, Janis found others who shared this love of literature, and together they formed the Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series, a unique grassroots arts organization that continues to the present. Janis has remained committed to the series even as she and her family moved to Austin and later San Antonio, in both of which cities she organized literary salons. She has always hoped to encourage writers by letting them know they are being heard.


In addition to teaching, Jan’s work has included numerous magazine articles, more than a dozen biographies, and extensive work as a freelance editor. Her first love, however, has always been literary fiction. She has an MFA in Fiction.


Today, she and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, just around the corner from their son, daughter-in-law, and two-year-old grandson.

Windward Contributors

Writers and creatives from WR Vol. 18 “Civility and You 2020,” a visceral exploration of civility versus the individual: emotions, personal traits and public issues related to 2020.


Contributors are professional writers from the Coastal Bend and beyond the region, as well as TAMU-CC students and others.

For a full list of authors who have been our guests, see Past Readings.

Past Readings