* SAT, DEC 21: D. Marion Wilkinson, author of Not Between Brothers: An Epic Novel of Texas, will be at Book Stop from 2-4pm for a booksigning. In his book, Wilkinson weaves a gripping tale of fact and fiction of the territory's often bloody history.
* SUN, DEC 29: Attorney Bert Pluymen will give a speech and appear for a booksigning at the Unity Church of the Hills (in Williamson Square Shopping Plaza on Anderson Mill Road) for his book The Thinking Person's Guide to Sobriety.
* 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, looking at the works of Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill, David Hare, Joe Orton, John Osborne, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Timberlake Wertenbaker, and others. In the Leeds Gallery on the fourth floor of the Flawn Academic Center, through Jan. 31.
*THANKS: To the bookstores and publicists that have made "PostScripts" first calendar year special; to all the writers who chase the muse endlessly; to the Austin Writers' League for its generous presence -- warmest wishes and blessings of the season to all.
-- M. Moser
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