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Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Okay, readers, your wait to learn who will be attending the literary banquet of the year is over. The Texas Book Festival has announced the full menu of authors on tap for the 2017 event, and it's massive: 295 names, among them such luminaries as Jeffrey Eugenides, Jennifer Egan, Dan Rather, and Min Jin Lee.

8:00PM Tue. Sep. 12, 2017, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Uncle Staple and Austin’s 13th Annual Independent Media Expo
Here comes the 13th iteration of Staple!: The Independent Media Expo, now having ditched its longtime Marchesa location to release a weekend of fan-mobbed revelry and DIY merch and so much indie-comics-and-related-subcultural-goodness at Austin’s Millennium Youth Center.

9:00AM Mon. Sep. 4, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Texas Teen Book Festival Announces Lineup
The Texas Teen Book Festival announced the authors for its ninth celebration of young adult literature. This year's lineup? Thirty-eight authors ranging from "high fantasy to high tech to high drama,” says the TTBF Programming Director Meghan Goel. Expect the festival to have something for every kind of YA book-lover.

8:00AM Wed. Aug. 2, 2017, Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

Transgender Comics Anthology “We’re Still Here” Nails Kickstarter to the Crowdfunding Wall
Holy Winsor McCay, there’s a daunting multitude of comics anthologies in this world! So many, many, many anthologies of copiously illustrated stories, of sequential-art narratives, already in existence. And sometimes it seems that there’s another one being published, like, every single goddamn day. Y'know?

9:00AM Mon. Jul. 31, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Artist Jim Rugg Brings His New Street Angel to Austin
Unless you typically witness some 12-year-old homeless girl with or without a nail-studded baseball bat taking on violent street gangs and assorted criminals and, even, ninjas all mano-a-mano – and winning – then you probably haven’t seen anything like Street Angel before.

9:00AM Tue. Jul. 25, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Drink to Me Only With Thine Lies
You want to go to a place where everybody knows your name? That’s your house, right? Where you live? Dollars to donuts, citizen: Everybody in your house – unless you’re being, what, burgled? – everybody there goddamn well knows your name.

8:00AM Thu. Jul. 20, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Buzzfeed's Anne Helen Petersen on the Rise of the Unruly Woman
The westward migration from NYC to Missoula, Mont., may sound like a strange choice for a celebrity gossip writer, but makes more sense when taking into account Anne Helen Petersen’s penchant for nationally conscious storytelling that weaves the cultural into the political. Also, today’s celebrities mostly exist on the internet.

8:00AM Tue. Jul. 18, 2017, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

The Q&A Hole: What Got You Hooked On the Weird Stuff?
Compare the joy of reading to a sort of addiction and you can find a gateway drug in there somewhere. (In the case of science fiction, maybe a person’s gateway was even Frederik Pohl’s excellent 1977 novel Gateway.) And since we always like to know where the good stuff is, we invoked our ongoing series to ask this recent gathering of SFF writers:

6:00AM Thu. Jul. 13, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Michener Center Director Named
In securing a new director for the Michener Center for Writers, the University of Texas has turned to a native son of the Lone Star State. Joining the center this summer will be Bret Anthony Johnston, award-winning author of the collection Corpus Christi: Stories and the novel Remember Me Like This.

11:30AM Wed. Jul. 12, 2017, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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