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Texas Writers Month Events, May 2-May 9

May 3, 2002, Books

Thursday, May 2

7-9pm, 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 3

7pm , 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 4

Noon-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 Note: This year's Pun-Off takes place in Wooldridge Park, not at the O. Henry Museum, as in the past.

Monday, May 6

7pm, BookPeople

Robert Caro presents The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate. See p.40 of this week's Chronicle for review.

May 6

7pm, 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 7

7-8pm, 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.

May 7


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 8

7pm, BookPeople

Cindy Eppes, South of Reason (see review, above).

Thursday, May 9

7pm, 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

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