This week's Texas Writers Month events.


More Texas Writers Month events:

May 11

  • "Strong Women in Mysteries," a panel discussion at Book Woman with Carolyn Banks, Nancy Bell, Susan Rogers Cooper, and Kaye Davis, at 7pm.

  • Writers at the Met, an evening of conversation, readings, and booksignings sponsored by the Austin Writers' League and the Metropolitan Club (600 Congress Avenue, 13th floor). Presentation of the annual Teddy Children's Book Award. From 7-9pm with authors Robert Bitterli, Chuck Meyer, Susie Flatau, John Kelso, Julie Ortolon, Christopher Reich, Karen Stolz, and Angela Shelf Medearis. Open and free to the public. Free parking in the One American Center building, Seventh Street entrance.

  • "Concept to Paycheck: Alternative Publishing," a panel discussion at Barnes & Noble Westlake at 7:30pm with authors Linda Bingham, Don Klein, Evelyn Palfrey, Michael Morgan, and Dorey Schmidt.

    May 12

  • "Creation of the Crime," a panel discussion at Barnes & Noble Homestead at 7:30pm with Frederic Bean, Linda Bingham, James Magnuson, and Charles Meyer.

    May 13

  • "A Mystery Potpourri," at Borders South from 1-2:30pm with Robert Bitterli, Kathleen Kaska, Barbara Burnett Smith, and Don Webb.

  • "Off-the-Wall Texas Travel Fest," with John Kelso, author of Texas Curiosities, a collection of his humor columns from the Statesman, at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley, at 2pm.

  • "Murder Is Criminal," a panel discussion at Adventures in Crime & Space, from 3-4:30pm with Jay Brandon, Mary Willis Walker, and Darryl Wimberley.

  • In Salado, Liz Carpenter hosts a Readers and Writers Roundup at the Central Texas Area Museum (One Main Street) at 2pm with Stephen Harrigan, Lawrence Wright, Alice Pierce, Karen Thompson, and Lynda Welch Barefield.

    May 15

  • Announcement of Literary Subgrants and Fellowships for 2000, presented by the Austin Writers' League with grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts at the Austin Writers' League Resource Center, 1501 W. Fifth, at 2pm.

    May 16

  • Dallasite and Mt. Everest survivor Beck Weathers will appear as a guest on John Aielli's Eklektikos on KUT 90.5FM at 11am to discuss his new book, Left for Dead: My Journey Home From Everest. That night at 7pm, Weathers will be at BookPeople.

    May 17

  • Jim Marrs will present his new book Rule by Secrecy at BookPeople at 7pm.

    May 18

  • Stephen Harrigan will read from and sign The Gates of the Alamo at BookPeople at 7pm.

  • Austin Writers' League monthly meeting at 7pm. Karen Stolz, author of the forthcoming World of Pies, will speak at First Unitarian Church (4700 Grover Avenue). Open and free to the public.

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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

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