Open Book Festival en Jodi Thomas: 'So you Want to Be a Writer' Workshop Saturday <p></p><p>Jodi Thomas is a fifth generation Texan.&nbsp; She has a degree in Family Studies, and is a marriage and family counselor by education.&nbsp; She is also a successful writer, celebrating 25 years in publishing.&nbsp; Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A &amp; M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer In Residence.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23600 at Jodi Thomas: 'So you Want to Be a Writer' Workshop Saturday Amarillo's Open Book Festival Has It All <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you love words, there's something to love about the Amarillo Public Library's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">3</span><sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual Open Book Festival, this Saturday, November 2, in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting at 9:30, there are&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">activities, stories and games for kids, workshops, readings, and presentations on books and writing. &nbsp;</span></p><p>For history buffs in particular, the event presents an opportunity to meet regional historians and get a glimpse into the process of writing historical nonfiction.&nbsp; These are just a few of the authors taking part in the morning part of the Festival—<em>Meet the Authors</em>:</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Stacy Clopton Yates 23536 at Amarillo's Open Book Festival Has It All