Texas writers and performers from around the state attend this “every first Friday in November” Literary Event, to read from and expound upon the works of South Texas greatest literary figure, J. Frank Dobie.


“If Dobie had left instructions in his will, the Dobie Dichos readings would be exactly as they are now. Stories told around a countryside campfire, friends eating barbecue and feeling blessed by the stars. Listen, our literary father's clapping.”

-- Nan Cuba, author / poet

November 4, 2011 Sibley conceived and emcee’d the inaugural evening of “DOBIE DICHOS“ – The Words of Folklorist J. Frank Dobie Come to Life at the 23rd Annual George West Storyfest.

Past Authors to Attend Include

Robert Flynn, Don Graham, John Philip Santos, Elizabeth Crook, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jan Reid, Steven L. Davis, Brandon Shuler, W.C. Jameson, Rick Casey, Joe Nick Patoski, Nan Cuba, Retha Oliver, Ito Romo, Fran Vick, Jenny Browne, Andres Tijerina, Carmen Tafolla, Bruce Shackelford, Mary Locke Crofts, Kip Stratton, Lonn Taylor, Ann Weisgarber, Stephen Harrigan, Bill Wittliff, Sarah Cortez, Cary Clack, Paulette Jiles, Bret Anthony Johnston, Diana Lopez, and Lewis Fisher.


Learn more about this great Texas tradition on the Dobie Dichos website!