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Ray Wylie Hubbard at Texas Writers Conference


Iconoclastic songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard will read and perform at the annual Texas Writers Conference at Schreiner University on Tuesday, April 12.
The event, which starts at 7 pm in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom, is free and open to the public.
Hubbard spent the better part of two years sifting through his memories and hashing them out on paper, before publishing his autobiography last fall.
Dr. Kathleen Hudson, professor of English and director and founder of the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, is using the autobiography in her freshman writing class (TMHF). At the conference, students will present some of their reactions to the book, then Hubbard will read selections and perform some of his music.
Hubbard has visited the Schreiner campus repeatedly over the years, to speak with students and perform at the Texas Music Coffeehouse, which is co-sponsored by the English department and the THMF.
He is perhaps best known for his song, “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” which became one of the defining anthems of progressive country music after Jerry Jeff Walker recorded it on his classic 1973 album ¡Viva Terlingua! His prolific recording career runs from the 1976 album Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies to his most recent, The Ruffian’s Misfortune in 2015.
The Texas Writers Conference is sponsored by the Schreiner University English department. For more information, contact Hudson at khudson@schreiner.edu or 830-792-7413.