Texas Writers Month Events

  • The Center for the Study of the Southwest and SWTSU hold a Katherine Anne Porter Symposium May 15, 9am-4pm, Aquarena Center. Registration is $35 by May 1; $40 at the door. Call 512/245-2232 for more info.

  • Robb Walsh and David Garrido, Nuevo Tex-Mex: Festive Recipes From Just North of the Border, May 16, Noon, Book People

  • Kinky Friedman, Roadkill, May 16, 2pm, Book People

  • Texans on the Record, with Molly Ivins, Jim High-tower, and Liz Carpenter, May 16, 3pm, Borders

  • Event to honor school-children involved in the O. Henry Writing Clubs, sponsored by Austin's O. Henry Museum, with authors Carolyn Osborn, Marion Winik, Debra Monroe, Charles Meyer, Mark Mitchell, Mike Cox, D. Marion Wilkinson, Christopher Reich, and Tom Zigal, May 16, 2pm, B&N Westlake

  • Fundraiser for Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, May 16, 7pm B&N Westlake

  • Literary band Who Do, May 16, 7:30pm, B&N Arboretum

  • Raye Carrington, Hooked: Witty Quotes From Serious Anglers, May 20, 7pm, Book People

  • "Writers at the Met," an evening of readings, cocktails, book signings, and conversations" at the Metropolitan Club hosted by the Austin Writers' League with David Lindsey, D. Marion Wilkinson, Gary Cartwright, Shia Barnett, Tara and Jim Holley, Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, Chuck Meyer, Gary Lavergne, and others, May 20, 7pm, 600 Congress. Free. Call 499-8914 for more info.

  • Waiting for Cormac, with Don Graham and Mark Busby, May 21, 7:30pm, B&N Arboretum

  • Cowboy Poetry Symposium, May 23, 7pm, B&N Arboretum

  • Michener Center for Writers, readings of short stories and poetry by graduating fellows, May 23, 3pm, Borders

  • First Annual Lone Star Short Story Contest, a new writing contest for 6th-9th graders - winners read winning entries May 30, 3-5pm, Borders

  • Cynthia Rose, The Kempner Story, May 30, 4pm, B&N Arboretum

  • Michael Lieberman, Sojourn at Elmhurst, May 30, 7pm, Book People

For more info on Texas Writers Month events and readings, visit Texas Monthly's website,

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