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Friday, May 7:

  • UT Press' annual book sale, I-35 and Manor. 10am-6pm
  • Booksigning with Chuck Meyer, author of Twelve Smooth Stones, at Book People. 7pm
  • Reception for Young Texas Writers & Teddy Children's Book Awards at Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, 1120 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. 5:30pm

Saturday, May 8:

  • UT Press' annual book sale, I-35 and Manor. 10am-4pm
  • Austin Writers Day at Toad Hall with Keith Graves, Jane Bauld, Trevor Romain, Dale Bulla, Ruth Pennebaker, and Dona Schenker. 1pm
  • Local authors read from poems and short stories of 10 fifth-grade participants in the O. Henry Writing Club. B & N Westlake. 2pm
  • James Magnuson, Christopher Reich, and Austin Bay discuss their recent writings at Borders. 2pm
  • Performance poets Marie Fleischman and Nancy Keeling at BookWoman. 7pm

Monday, May 10:

  • Playwrights Roundtable at the State Theater, 719 Congress. 7-9pm
  • True Crime Panel with Suzy Spencer, Monte Akers, Irene Pence, and Patricia Springer with Mary Willis Walker moderating at Book People. 7pm

Tuesday, May 11:

  • "Strong Women Sleuths" with Susan Rogers Cooper, Nancy Bell, Barbara Burnett Smith, and moderator Jan Grape at BookWoman. 7pm

Wednesday, May 12:

  • "Thrills, Chills and Blood Spills" with Suzy Spencer, Austin Bay, Barbara Burnett Smith, and L.C. Hayden at Congress Avenue Booksellers. 11:30am-1pm
  • Steven Saylor signs Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome, at Adventures in Crime and Space. 6pm
  • "A Writer's Life: From Concept to Paycheck" with David Lindsey, Robert Draper, Barbara Burnett Smith, and Susan Wade at B & N Westlake. 7pm
  • Panel discussion of the research required to write a mystery novel with Susan Wittig Albert, Robin Paige, Jan Grape, and Kathleen Kaska at Borders. 7:30pm

Thursday, May 13:

  • Gonzo Writers Neil Barrett Jr., William Browning Spencer, and Brad Denton at Book People. 7pm
  • "Cozy Writers" panel with authors Susan Rogers Cooper, Nancy Bell, Sharon Kahn, and Jan Maxwell at B & N Sunset Valley. 6:30pm

Friday, May 14:

  • Panel discussion with authors Steven Saylor, Christopher Reich, Charles Meyer, and Monte Akers at B & N Arboretum. 7pm
  • "Bonita vs. Blackburn" with Bradley Denton and Margaret Moseley at Adventures in Crime and Space. 6pm

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More Postscripts
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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