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Room To Read Fundraiser Tonight
This evening (10/15), from 6-10pm, Room to Read will host a fundraising dinner at the Clay Pit featuring contemporary Indian cuisine, dance, and music. Proceeds go to promote education scholarships for girls, local language children’s books, and library construction in India.

11:17AM Thu. Oct. 15, 2009, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Claudio Sanchez: My Life in Comics
It's been a big week for Claudio Sanchez: Not only did his band Coheed and Cambria rip up the LiveStrong stage at Austin City Limits, but his new comic Kill Audio hits the racks.

1:07PM Wed. Oct. 7, 2009, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Judy Shepard Reads at BookPeople
Thousands will march for marriage equality in Washington on Oct. 11, just a little over eleven years after Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder in Laramie, Wyoming.

11:10AM Mon. Sep. 28, 2009, Matthew Patin Read More | Comment »

Book Ban Bonanza
There's good news and more good news for you during this year's Banned Books Week. For starters, according to the Texas ACLU, there were no book challenges this year in Austin ISD.

10:33AM Mon. Sep. 28, 2009, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest: Dr. Ronald Chevalier at BookPeople
Reading is fundamental, sure, but Friday's reading at BookPeople is fundamentally a lie – a really fun lie, we should add. Because when you see Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) at BookPeople on Friday, he'll be in character as the entirely fictitious sci-fi/fantasy novelist Dr. Ronald Chevalier.

1:59PM Wed. Sep. 23, 2009, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ASF Celebrates Its Fall Issue With a Free and Cozy-Sounding Event
The cover of the new American Short Fiction is swathed in a budded tree and autumnal colors – a tease of the season to come. Sure, it's still too soon for sweater weather, but we'd like to think of the ASF's outdoor reading tomorrow night, in celebration of their Fall issue, as unofficial kickoff to the season.

1:45PM Thu. Sep. 17, 2009, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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Howl, Fantods, Howl.
Here's a wonderful literary event called And But So. (It's called that in homage to, as you know even if you've only skimmed a story in which David Foster Wallace allows his supra-narrator characters to get a word in edgewise, a tic of human speech that the acclaimed and beloved – but now, as of about a year ago, suicided – author captured so well and frequently.)

3:02PM Wed. Sep. 16, 2009, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Talk to the Hand (of God)
God may have said nyet, but the critics sounded yes to Michener graduate James Hannaham's widely praised comic novel, God Says No, which came out this summer from McSweeney's.

1:58PM Tue. Sep. 15, 2009, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Announces Lineup
Fans of literary fiction rejoice!: The Texas Book Festival announced its lineup today, and there's some awfully big, bold-face names attached, including Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Lethem, Antonya Nelson, Richard Russo, and Colson Whitehead.

5:01PM Thu. Sep. 3, 2009, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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