We are a non-profit writer’s organization located in Harlingen, Texas. Our mission is to encourage and support the Rio Grande Valley writing community through workshops, lectures, writing competitions, and other programs.
James Arnold is the president for Valley Byliners. He is also
the author of The Trust.
Frank Cortazo, Former President
Frank Cortazo is a retired educator and served as the former president for Valley Byliners, and continues to act in the best interest of Valley Byliners.
Joy Arnold, Secretary
Joy Arnold is a retired educator and serves as the secretary for the Valley Byliners.
VP of Programs
Ana A. Cavazos, Vice President of
Ana A. Cavazos is a retired teacher and librarian. Ana enjoys working with children and advocating for literacy in the Rio Grande Valley. Ana is the author of a short story and memoir, "Through Fields to an Education" and The Comic Strips and Cartooning Book.