Lone Star Lit is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with a brand new page dedicated to Texas poets and poetry.

The Codex app works so well, it just co-won the $2.5 million XPrize Literacy award. The team behind it is People for Words, made up of educators from LIFT and Southern Methodist University. The challenge—create a smartphone app that helps adults learn to read.

100W Corsicana, an international artists and writers residency based in Corsicana, Texas, has announced the recipients of its 2019 residencies.

A new independent bookstore, located in a historic home at 408 W. Forrest Street, opened in Victoria on Thursday with plans to provide a community-oriented space for local readers.

The Whiting Awards jury has announced this year’s ten winners in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Two winners picking up the $50,000 prize are from Texas.

The Texas State Legislature, in partnership with the Texas Commission on the Arts, will make appointments on Monday, March 25, 2019 to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist, and state three-dimensional artist.