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Talkin' Austin Teen Book Festival

Austin is teeming with both authors and enthusiasts of the young-adult genre – tough crowd, for sure – but the third annual Austin Teen Book Festival has assembled a lineup that's sure to impress even the most discerning YA reader. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Thu. Sep. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Comics Fetish: The Death-Ray

One needs to maintain a bit of decorum, right? Read More | Comment »

1:37PM Thu. Sep. 8, 2011, Wayne Alan Brenner

Don't Let the Luminarium Freak You Out

Okay, get a hold of yourself now.

Seriously. You're starting to twitch,
and you need to chill the fuck out.
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4:42PM Wed. Sep. 7, 2011, Wayne Alan Brenner

Adult Education

The O. Henry Museum and the Austin Bat Cave are known for the fine work they do molding young writers, but this month they're offering classes cater to an older crowd. Read More | Comment »

12:13PM Wed. Sep. 7, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Oh, What a Stylish Pussy She Has!

We're not going to leave well enough alone, here.
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10:15AM Mon. Aug. 22, 2011, Wayne Alan Brenner

Avery 7 New Issue Party

1. Because Avery 7 is a sharp new anthology of short fiction
that'll provide a solid morning, afternoon, or evening
of reading whenever you desire. Read More | Comment »

12:28PM Sun. Aug. 21, 2011, Wayne Alan Brenner

Bumping Uglies with Modern Prose

It’s a bit difficult to plug a flash-drive into the back of your Mac when that flash-drive is embedded in a cheap artificial vagina. Read More | 1 Comment »

11:54AM Fri. Aug. 12, 2011, Wayne Alan Brenner

Thinking Outside the Box With Books

Yesterday we revealed the featured speakers at the Texas Book Festival's annual glitzed-out literary gala. Today we've got the dirt on a new TBF event this year called Lit Crawl. Dress code = less fancy pants, more beer goggles. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Thu. Aug. 4, 2011, Kimberley Jones

A Starry Lineup at Texas Book Festival's Literary Gala

The Texas Book Festival's First Edition Literary Gala is its traditional Friday night of glitz to kickstart the annual two-day fest. (Its fundraising efforts also support the free festival.) This year, TBF has lined up bold-faced names like Molly Shannon, Susan Orlean, Jim Lehrer, and Jon Scieszka to get the party started. Read More | Comment »

1:45PM Wed. Aug. 3, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Borders Is Dead, Long Live Borders Employees

It’s official: Borders is as good as pulped. Read More | 1 Comment »

11:50AM Sun. Jul. 24, 2011, Matthew Patin

Winning the Future, Part One

Thanks to some talented young writers and inspired local musicians, this Friday Austin gets a chance to enjoy its own twist on the song-poem genre. Read More | Comment »

4:58PM Wed. May. 11, 2011, Cindy Widner

From the Dept. of Deeply Heartwarming Stuff

Dean Young has a new heart. The renowned poet and popular teacher in the University of Texas' Michener Center for Writers underwent a heart transplant Thursday night, April 14, at Seton Medical Center. Read More | Comment »

7:14PM Fri. Apr. 15, 2011, Amy Smith

WLT Turns 30, Throws a Party

When I turned 30, I drank too much and worked my angst out on a piñata. I suspect the Writers' League of Texas will handle its own passage into a third decade with significant more decorum and/or grace. Read More | Comment »

4:11PM Fri. Apr. 15, 2011, Kimberley Jones

Austin! International! Poetry! Festival!

Dozens and dozens if not hundreds of poets flocking to this river city from all over the world this weekend, to partake of and offer verse liberated or otherwise. And why here in particular? Our Litera listings man about town, Ric Williams, finds out in this interview with AIPF director Ashley F. Kim:

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4:48PM Wed. Apr. 6, 2011, Wayne Alan Brenner

Leffingwell Announces Book Club Picks

Military wives and Vietnam vets steer the Mayor's Book Club's dual selections. Read More | Comment »

12:09PM Fri. Feb. 11, 2011, Kimberley Jones

WLT 2010 Book Awards

The Writers' League of Texas celebrates its 2010 awards with a shindig next week at BookPeople. Read More | Comment »

5:57PM Mon. Jan. 10, 2011, Kimberley Jones

BookPeople Celebrates 40 Years

And they're celebrating it right now. Read More | Comment »

11:36AM Thu. Nov. 11, 2010, Kimberley Jones

Happy NaNoWriMo!

Yup, writing a novel is hard. But what if you had a community of thousands egging you on? Read More | Comment »

7:15PM Sun. Oct. 31, 2010, Kimberley Jones

Not All of Me Will Die:
Remembering Joe Watson

Sometimes I find myself missing my old hometown even though I still live here. Read More | 1 Comment »

12:03PM Sat. Oct. 23, 2010, Sidney Brammer

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