Celebrate the Ninth Annual Texas Writers Month Statewide Kick-Off Party. Open and free to the public.
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.
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.
Robert Caro presents The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate. See p.40 of this week's Chronicle for review.
"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.
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.
Cindy Eppes, South of Reason (see review, above).
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
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