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2014-06-19

Writers wanted for Tejano history project

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The co-directors of the Handbook of Tejano History Project invite all to a free Tejano Handbook Writers Workshop on Saturday, June 28, from 9 am to noon at the Texas General Land Office, 1700 Congress Avenue, in Austin.
The Tejano History Project will increase and enhance articles about Tejano people, events, places and more in the Handbook of Texas and seeks both non-academic and academic writers to submit entries. The workshop will bring together prospective contributors to the project to ensure the timely submission of articles that meet the criteria and standards established by the Handbook.
Along with a general overview of the project, the program will focus on issues related to researching and writing for the handbook and the procedures for submitting new articles. Participants are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, June 18, to Matt Abigail at Ronald.Abigail@tshaonline.org to receive a final program and other details regarding parking and registration for the workshop.
The event is sponsored by the Texas General Land Office, the Texas State Historical Association and the Handbook of Tejano History Project.
History professors Emilio Zamora, of the University of Texas, and Andrés Tijerina, of Austin Community College, are co-directing the Handbook of Tejano History Project, a one-year initiative.
More information is available at http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/tejano/.
The Handbook of Tejano History Project has been made possible due to generous support from Tejano Monument, Inc., the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Texas State Historical Association.