- Book Fair: Don't forget that on Sunday, June 22, the Austin Book Workers will be holding a free Book Arts Fair from 1-5pm at the Art School of the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th Street, providing information on how to produce a book from start to finish, among other topics like how to bind pamphlets, paper marbling, and paste papermaking. Young readers can bring their sick books to the Children's Book Hospital, where book doctors will be on call.
- Appearances: Janice Woods Windle, author of the True Women Cookbook, the basis for the recent CBS mini-series True Women, will be at Borders Saturday, June 21 at 3pm. Windle resides in El Paso...
Boston chef Didi Emmons appears at Barnes & Noble Arboretum on Saturday, June 21 from 3-5pm to sign her new cookbook Vegetarian Planet. Emmons is the chef at The DeLux Cafe in Massachussetts...
Naomi Wolf also comes to Barnes & Noble Arboretum on Wednesday, June 25 from 7:30-8:30pm to discuss and sign her new book Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood. Her previous books include The Beauty Myth and Fire With Fire.
- Not That Cowboy Way: On Saturday, June 28 at 7:30pm at the Dougherty Arts Center, Texas Folklife Resources, with the help of the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Austin Arts Commission, the Austin Writers' League, and Arte Público Press presents a free two-hour program called The Language of Tradition: The Cowboy Way. The evening promises the likes of Amarillo cowboy poet Buck Ramsey, Austin author Sarah Bird, the Reverend Mack Williams, storyteller Alejandro Solis, Jr., and Louise O'Connor, who comes from a Texas ranching family and documents the language and lore of cowboy life in her book Cryin' for Daylight.
- Children's Book News: Half Price Books announces their Summer Reading Program for children 15 and under, held through August 31. Pick up a Bookworm form at any HPB store. The Bookworm form consists of a disembodied worm whose missing segments you fill in each time your child reads or is read to for 25 minutes. Completed forms may be taken to any HPB store for discounts and chances to win air tickets from Southwest Airlines. Also, writers wishing to submit stories for possible inclusion in Half Price Books' 1998 edition of Say Goodnight to Illiteracy, a book of bedtime stories intended to raise money for literacy programs, should look for forms at Half Price locations this fall. Stories are due by December 31, 1997.
- ONGOING: The exhibition The Life and Films of Warren Skaaren: Screenwriter is showing in the seventh-floor gallery of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center through June 27...
Don Bachardy's exhibit Confrontations, portraits of famous literary figures like Tennessee Williams, E.M. Forster, Anais Nin, W.H. Auden, and Lillian Hellman among others, is showing at the Leeds Gallery at the Flawn Academic Center on the UT campus until August 15. Bachardy's portraits hedge the fine line between formal and frenetic; they are clear, elegant insights into literary figures to which we readers rarely receive such benign, open access.
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