Texas Writers Month Events, May 2-May 9
Thursday, May 27-9pm, LBJ Library and Museum (2313 Red River)
Celebrate the Ninth Annual Texas Writers Month Statewide Kick-Off Party. Open and free to the public.
Friday, May 37pm , BookPeople (603 N. Lamar)
With his books Anguished English, Bride of Anguished English, and Get Thee to a Punnery, grammar-monger Richard Lederer stops by BookPeople before becoming one of the judges for the 25th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off. Lederer is a regular guest on the weekend edition of NPR's All Things Considered.
Saturday, May 4Noon-5pm, Wooldridge Square (Ninth & Guadalupe)
The 25th Annual O. Henry World-Championship Pun-Off. Call the O. Henry Museum (472-1903) for more details or access www.punpunpun.com. Note: This year's Pun-Off takes place in Wooldridge Park, not at the O. Henry Museum, as in the past.
Monday, May 67pm, BookPeople
Robert Caro presents The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate. See p.40 of this week's Chronicle for review.
May 67pm, Barnes & Noble Westlake (Bee Caves Rd. at Capital of TX Hwy.)
"Whose Mystery Is It, Anyway?"
Join Sisters in Crime authors as they read their own versions of an introduction to a mystery, using common elements. Call 328-3652 for more information about participating.
Tuesday, May 77-8pm, Capitol Visitors Center (112 E. 11th St.)
The O. Henry Museum, the Capitol Visitors Center, and the local Sisters in Crime chapter will sponsor a reading of O. Henry's famous mystery short story "Bexar Scrip 2692--. Call the O. Henry Museum (472-1903) for more details.
In honor of World in Translation Month, three Austin-based translators -- Liliana Valenzuela, Craig Cravens, and Marian Schwartz -- will read from their recent translations.
Wednesday, May 87pm, BookPeople
Cindy Eppes, South of Reason (see review, above).
Thursday, May 97pm, Barnes & Noble Westlake
Christopher Cook, author of last year's noirish Texas novel Robbers, reads from his most recent publication, a collection of short stories, Screen Door Jesus. -- Clay Smith