by Lee Nichols & Margaret Moser

* THU, DEC 12: Susan Tucker promotes her The Soul of the Writer with a 45-minute workshop with a question-and-answer session afterwards. She will be at Book People at 7pm.

* SAT, DEC 14: A CD-ROM demonstration for GirlGames' new Let's Talk About Me! the first interactive guide to female adolescence, will be hosted at Book People, 11am... The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Festival will award prizes in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction to elementary, secondary, and adult writers at 2pm in Kyle at the Katherine Anne Porter Museum. An historical tour of Kyle will begin at the museum and run 1-4pm...

Laura Furman promotes Bookworms at Book People at 5pm...

Gayle Ross tells the story of the evil Windigo during her appearance at Borders to sign The Legend of the Windigo, 2pm...

Artists Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, Shadow Star, Wolverine) and Kelli Bickman (What I Thought I Saw) will be at BookSource for a booksigning. Call 258-1313 for time.

* SUN, DEC 15: Shelley Fisher Fishkin will appear at Bookstop Central Park to celebrate the dual publication of her latest book, Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture, and The Oxford Mark Twain, a 29-volume collection of Twain's works which she edited. Also in attendance will be Ray Sapirstein, contributor to The Oxford Mark Twain. The event runs 2-4pm...

* FRI, DEC 20: Kirby Warnock returns to Borders to sign his book Texas Cowboy, a collection of tales about his grandfather, 7:30pm. He'll also do some rope tricks and tell stories...The UT Performing Arts Center and Texas Folklife Resources present Cowboy Christmas, an evening of cowboy music and poetry featuring Don Edwards, Don Walser, and the Hays County Gals & Pals, 8pm. Call 477-6060 for tickets and information.

* ONGOING: The Austin Writers' League (AWL) is taking entries for two awards programs. The Young Texas Writers' Scholarship program is open to Texas High School students, awarding 12 scholarships in the areas of poetry, short story, essay, and journalism. The Teddy Book Award is a $1,000 prize for the best children's book written by an AWL member. Authors may join the AWL at the time of entry. Entries are due by Jan. 31. Call 499-8914...

Shelby Hearon: Now and Another Time is an exhibition celebrating the literary career of the novelist and UT alumna from her first novel to the 1996 publication of her 15th. Showing through Jan. 31 in the Wrenn Room on the seventh floor of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center...

Shouting in the Evening: British Theater, 1956-96, is a major exhibition exploring the creative impulses and performances that shaped the last 40 years of British theatre. In the Leeds Gallery on the fourth floor of the Flawn Academic Center, through Jan. 31...

Half Price Books has produced a children's short story collection titled Say Goodnight to Illiteracy, the proceeds of which will benefit literacy programs. Entries for the 1997 volume will be accepted this fall, due by Dec. 31 of this year. Also, Half Price's "Just Read" program has been expanded to include "Just Draw" program, wherein every time a child draws a book character on a Half Price bookmark, Half Price will donate a book to a national literacy project and the bookmark will be displayed at Half Price through Mar. 1. Say Goodnight retails at Half Price for $2.98...

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The last time we heard about Karla Faye Tucker, she was being executed; now, almost four years later, there's a new novel about her. Or about someone very like her. And Beverly Lowry's classic Crossed Over, a memoir about getting to know Karla Faye Tucker, gets a reissue.

Clay Smith, Jan. 18, 2002

Not one day back from vacation and the growing list of noble souls who need to be congratulated is making Books Editor Clay Smith uneasy.

Clay Smith, Jan. 11, 2002

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