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The Austin Writers' League Writer's Resource
Books Story  February 16, 1996
"...What do James Michener, a Bosnian refugee, Texas First Lady Laura Bush, a Parisian screenwriter, and a Mexico City study group have in common? They all belong to the Austin Writers' League, the local literary guild that's come a long way from its inception in 1981. The League's current membership -- 1,600 strong, with writers ranging in age from six to 105 -- boasts representation worldwide...."

Austin’s Sisters in Crime Prefer Their Ink Mixed With a Little Blood
Murders, they write
Arts Story  July 5, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...They're part of the local chapter – the Heart of Texas chapter – of the Sisters in Crime writers' network, a national organization founded in 1987 by author Sara Paretsky of V.I. Warshawski fame..."

Austin Film Festival Snags Widows
High profile and local features fill out the schedule
DAILY Screens  September 25, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...That doesn't even cover the TV component (including new episodes of Netflix's upcoming Friends From College season 2), or the retrospective screenings, including writer Mick Garris on hand for a special screening of Hocus Pocus, or the packed roster of speakers and panels at the four day writers conference within the week long festival...."

Austin Film Festival Snags Chappaquiddick as Closing Night Film
Full lineup includes Call Me by Your Name, Three Billboards
DAILY Screens  September 26, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...Chappaquiddick – Closing Night Film Writers: Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan Director: John Curran..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
John Singleton and Chris Cooper to be honored
DAILY Screens  September 30, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...The Adderall Diaries Writers: Stephen Elliott (memoir), Pamela Romanowsky Director: Pamela Romanowsky..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
AFF's finalized lineup
DAILY Screens  September 24, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...“Adam Resurrected” (Germany/Israel/USA, 106 min.)
Director: Paul Schrader
Writers: Noah Stollman Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Ayelet Zurer..."

Austin Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup
David Chase's 'Not Fade Away' opens fest
DAILY Screens  September 19, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...NOT FADE AWAY - David Chase (Writer/Director); David Chase in attendance FLIGHT - John Gatins (Writer), Robert Zemeckis (Director) SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - David O. Russell (Writer/Director); Julia Stiles in attendance THE SESSIONS - Ben Lewin (Writer/Director) QUARTET - Ronald Harwood (Writer), Dustin Hoffman (Director) SHADOW DANCER - Tom Bradby (Writer), James Marsh (Director) THE SAPPHIRES - Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson (Writers), Wayne Blair (Director) A LATE QUARTET - Seth Grossman, Yaron Zilberman (Writers), Yaron Zilberman (Director) IT'S A DISASTER - Todd Berger (Writer/Director); Julia Stiles and America Ferrera in attendance THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS - Edward Burns (Writer/Director), Edward Burns in attendance FREE SAMPLES - Jim Beggarly (Writer), Jay Gammill (Director) A.K.A..."

Texas Writers Month
Books Story  April 29, 1999
"...It's May; it's Texas Writers Month. This year, that means many, many events -- more than in any previous Texas Writers Month -- will be taking place..."

McCanlies, Austin Benefit From Writers' Strike
Secondhand Lions director to shoot new film The Two Bobs in Austin
DAILY SXSW  March 8, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...Look for Tim McCanlies to shoot his long-awaited low-budget film The Two Bobs, in Austin next month, thanks in large part to the Writers Guild strike...."

Texas Writers Month Events
Books Story  May 13, 1999
"...The Texas Writers Month Kick-Off Gala, sponsored by Barnes & Noble and GSD&M, held last Tuesday, May 4 at GSD&M, was touted as a way for local readers to meet local, and state, writers. It didn't seem as if those readers attended the event; Robert Earl Keen, who was slated to perform, wasn't there; and the cleaning crew started making their rounds far before the crowd dwindled...."

Texas Writers Month Events
Books Story  April 24, 1998
"...For three of the past four years, Texas Writers Month organizers have orchestrated one large gathering of Texas authors at places like Scholz Garten and Central Market, with the public invited. This year, organizers preferred to "spread the wealth" of author events by planning the most diverse and extensive lineup of authors reading, discussing, and signing that has ever been held during Texas Writers Month..."

Gary Hart Biopic The Front Runner to Close Austin Film Festival
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest
DAILY Screens  September 12, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Tickets and info at www.austinfilmfestical.com. Now, here's that second wave in full: Closing Night Film The Front Runner D:Jason Reitman Writers: Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman, Based on the book All the Truth is Out by Matt Bai Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K..."

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave
New films star Melissa McCarthy, Frankie Muniz, Joel Edgerton
DAILY Screens  August 21, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...1: tickets and info at www.austinfilmfestival.com. Now, here's the rest of that announcement: The Black String D: Brian Hanson Writers: Brian Hanson, Richard Handley Starring: Frankie Muniz, Cullen Douglas, Chelsea Edmundson When a lonely 7-11 clerk has sex with a mysterious woman, his world begins to unravel in a horrifying fashion..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films
Jeff Nichols' Loving gets a Texas premiere
DAILY Screens  August 23, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...The Big Spoon World Premiere Writers: Mallory Culbert*, Carlyn Hudson* Director: Carlyn Hudson Cast: Zach Knighton*, Nick Stevenson* Long-term couple Mallory and Ben plan to enjoy a romantic weekend alone in Mallory’s house, but their plans are ruined when Elle, Mallory’s flighty roommate, shows up with a surprise lover. As tensions rise, each couple is forced to question the strength of their relationship...."

Texas Writers Month Events
Books Story  May 15, 1998
"..."Writers at the Met," an evening of readings, cocktails, book signings, and conversations" at the Metropolitan Club hosted by the Austin Writers' League with David Lindsey, D. Marion Wilkinson, Gary Cartwright, Shia Barnett, Tara and Jim Holley, Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, Chuck Meyer, Gary Lavergne, and others, May 20, 7pm, 600 Congress..."

Austin Film Festival to Honor Kenneth Lonergan
Manchester by the Sea Oscar winner named Distinguished Screenwriter
DAILY Screens  June 28, 2017, by Jennifer Murphy
"...The Austin Film Festival announced today that Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan will be honored at this year’s festival and writers conference with the 2017 Distinguished Screenwriter Award. The mission of AFF? To celebrate exceptional screenwriting and the writers who do it..."

Other Worlds Austin Announces Lineup
New SF fest announces latest Amy Seimetz feature as closing title
DAILY Screens  October 16, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Well Opening Night Film, Texas Premiere D: Tom Hammock Writers: Jacob Forman and Tom Hammock Cast: Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Max Charles, Nicole Fox, Michael Welch, Jon Gries It’s been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away. When a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, seventeen-year-old Kendal must decide whether to run and hide or bravely fight for the few cherished people and things she has left...."

Uncle Staple and Austin’s 13th Annual Independent Media Expo
The weekend of fannish revelry and indie-comics celebration returns
DAILY Arts  September 4, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...[Note: You might also learn, on that site, that your current reporter is moderating a Sunday afternoon panel that features professional horror and science-fiction writers talking about that voodoo that they do. Full disclosure, baby.]..."

Austin African American Book Festival Comes to Carver Museum
Authors and activists address the state of Black culture
DAILY Arts  June 21, 2017, by Jennifer MacKenzie Murphy
"...Historical Black activists and writers that influenced contemporary literature play a role in Joseph’s keynote address (Saturday, 1:30pm) titled Black History, Literature, and Power in the Age of Black Lives Matter. His 2014 book, Stokely: A Life, gives a portrait on Stokely Carmichael (later Kwame Ture), a leader in the civil rights and Black Power movements..."

Austin's Noir at the Bar Presents Stuart Neville
Irish author of Those We Left Behind trades shots with fellow crime writers Mike McCrary, Jesse Sublett, and Gabino Iglesias
Arts Story  October 1, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...One thing to love about MysteryPeople's version is how it gives a tip of the fedora to Austin's crime writers while at the same time importing the most acclaimed specialists in the genre from around the world. Case in point: The Oct..."

Where the Writers Roam
The 2009 Austin Film Festival
Screens Story  October 23, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Writing is a lonely vocation, what with all those long hours spent staring dully at a blinking cursor, a blank page, a bare wall. That's why it's so nice every year to let the writers loose from their cages to run wild at the Austin Film Festival and Conference, which opens today and continues through Oct..."

Writers' League of Texas Announces Nominees
2008 Violet Crown Book Awards
DAILY Books  September 11, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Writers' League of Texas announced today the shortlist nominees for its annual Violet Crown Book Awards – and not the Violent Crown, as I keep repeatedly typing. (Apparently somebody's feeling lightly murderous today.) The Violet Crown celebrates the best in adult fiction and nonfiction, while the Teddy Awards honor children's literature..."

Point Austin: Locally Cool
Austin embarks on a long but hopeful journey
News Column  March 9, 2007, by Michael King
"...Those postulates are by way of introduction to the group of feature articles devoted to various aspects of global warming in today's issue by a team of Chronicle writers, including Katherine Gregor, Dan Mottola, Nora Ankrum, Amy Smith, and Richard Whittaker. In the spirit and context of the city of Austin's new initiative – under the unglamorous heading, the Austin Climate Protection Plan – to address global warming at the municipal level, these writers have come together to consider various aspects of the plan and its potential to actually make an impact on what has become the overarching environmental emergency of our time...."

Tony Gilroy to Receive Austin Film Festival Honor
Rogue One, Bourne writer to be awarded
DAILY Screens  May 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...He'll be joined in the honors by Daniel Petrie Jr., who take the fest's Heart of Film award. Best known to audiences for writing Beverly Hills Cop and The Big Easy, as well as writing and directing 1991 kids action classic Toy Soldiers, within the industry he has had a place of honor as two-time president of the Writers Guild of America West..."

Austin Film Festival 2017 Preview
The writers' festival goes big
Screens Story  October 19, 2017, by Josh Kupecki


Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup
AFF releases first titles scheduled for 2017 fest
DAILY Screens  August 22, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...24 Hours to Live Writers: Zach Dean, Jim McClain, Ron Mita Director: Brian Smrz Starring: Ethan Hawke, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer A career assassin who turns rogue after his latest mission goes awry...."

Dusty-Danger Dog Day in Austin
Local Pooch Makes Good, Wins Friends, Influences People
DAILY Arts  August 16, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...But how does a doggo, even a heckin’ good doggo, warrant such honors? By tirelessly stumping for local theatre and school fundraisers – like when he assayed his own form of Downward Dog for our current cover-story subject Adriene Mishler’s Fusebox Festival yoga gig at the Long Center. By accompanying his human and spreading woofish goodwill at arts centers and writers retreats across the nation..."

Austin Bakes for Virginia B. Wood
Food community gives back to former Chronicle food editor
DAILY Food  June 21, 2017, by Kali Venable
"...Austin Food & Wine Alliance, Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Austin Chapter (Wood was named an honorary Dame in 2016), and former Chronicle writers and colleagues have banded together to honor her years of service to the community. The bake sale will include treats from a who's who of Central Texas chefs, bakers, and restaurateurs:..."

Rolling With Austin's Food Trucks
Why moveable feasts define the city
DAILY Food  May 10, 2017, by Thea Newell
"...Because if you hang out long enough to get to know the true Austin, you learn that this city is everything and has everything: It’s laid-back but successful, diverse and welcoming, smart and cutting-edge but never boastful, affordable but offering incredible quality of life. And the food truck, arguably Austin’s new culinary frontier with delicious and creative new options popping up everyday, is a microcosmic example of everything this city has to offer and the reason almost every Austin resident’s story begins with an “I just came to visit friends …” In celebration of the Chronicle’s 2017 First Plates Awards, our annual compendium of Austin’s top 100 restaurants, and this year’s comfort food theme, our writers are sharing their favorite comfort food memories...."

The Music Lover's Guide to Austin
The essential sounds, sights, and settings of Austin music
DAILY Chronolog  March 3, 2017
"...South Congress Avenue trendsetter Continental Club – in business since the Fifties (though it’s been a music venue since the Seventies) – remains the gold standard for music venues, an eternally hip joint where the best of the best play on the regular, which in recent history has included Junior Brown, James McMurtry, country supergroup Heybale!, and – at least twice – Robert Plant. South Austin’s music living room? That’s the Saxon Pub on South Lamar – a haven for singer-songwriters, roots rockers, and folkies for the last quarter century and a local home for Stephen Bruton..."

Playback: Make the Austin Music Poll Great Again
Getting the vote out for the 2016/17 Austin Music Poll
Music Column  January 26, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...As a journalist, I hate that because I don't like seeing terrible bands winning. If it was up to me – and it's not – the Music Poll would offer nominations compiled by a large group of music writers, DJs, club owners, bookers, producers, and record store owners..."

The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Hold on to your tales just a little longer, writers!
Arts Story  November 17, 2016, by Robert Faires


Point Austin: Your Vote Is Your Voice
Austin prides itself on civic engagement: It's time to prove it
News Column  October 20, 2016, by Michael King
"...As Chronicle writers, our News group tries our best to provide abundant information on all contested races, and the staff and editors interview those candidates who are most qualified and in keeping overall with the paper's expressed progressive values. (Some skeptical readers thank us for letting them know who to vote against ....) If we haven't given you agreeable directions for voting, perhaps we'll have provided food for political thought. Use Your Voice..."

Austin Film Festival Film Review: Homestate
Endearing local feature pops with authenticity and nuance
DAILY Screens  October 17, 2016, by Sean L. Malin
"...Such an entrancing surfeit of warmth and homegrown values is contained within the Austin-set Homestate. Thanks to a synchronized quartet of stellar local actors, this brief, lovely drama from writers Blaise Miller and David Hickey (who also directed) defies expectations of quality for films of such minute scope...."

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
Arts Story  August 25, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...It's also about the troupes that have been together for years and grown into rich ensembles, about Austin improvisers whose reputations have grown in the international improv community and are in demand as teachers and performers around the world, about the individuals who have built the theatres where improvisers have honed their skills, and about an open community of improvisers who support and encourage one another. With the year's biggest improv party, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, commencing this week, Chronicle writers Wayne Alan Brenner, Ashley Moreno, Sean L..."

Austin Film Fest Adds 10 Titles
First wave includes Jarmusch, Stooges, Rooster Teeth
DAILY Screens  August 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...AFF has always put an emphasis on writers as much as directors, but it's hard to get a more respected name behind the camera that Jim Jarmusch, who takes on another iconic name with the Texas premiere of Gimme Danger, his recounting of the epoch-changing impact of the Stooges...."

New Grant at Other Worlds Austin
Dan O'Bannon award to help Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 5, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Percy B. Shelley’ while watching the old Frankenstein film! I'm glad, as Dan would be, that you are getting it right about writers, and I'm certain he would be thrilled to be included in your festival.”..."

Austin Hospitality Goes Global
Daily Austin food news
DAILY Food  December 18, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...She'll be working with executive pastry chef Susana Querejazu at both Odd Duck outlets. The two pastry talents got to know each other through a group of female hospitality professionals – chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, cook, bartenders, food writers – that Melton began assembling in the fall..."

St. Marks Is Dead Is Alive & Well In Austin, Texas
Ada Calhoun brings the NYC history and the hipness back to Bevo-town.
DAILY Arts  November 3, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...For instance: One Page Salon, which is Owen Egerton's monthly soirée with good writers and sharp readers, at the North Door on Tue., Nov. 3, 7pm...."

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Titles
Lineup drops the latest from Todd Haynes and a Hank Williams biopic
DAILY Screens  August 19, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...Unsatisfied by his slacker group of friends, his love for a girl who doesn't know he exists, and a dysfunctional family life, he is struggling to find his place in the world. Starring Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, Keith Stanfield, and James Franco. In attendance: Writers/Directors Vladamir de Fontenay, Nina Ljeti; Cast James Franco, Sam Dillon..."

Austin Dames Host Kitchen Sale Fundraiser
Rummage for groovy kitchenware at Mueller Farmers' Market
DAILY Food  June 12, 2015, by Anne Harris
"...Les Dames d’Escoffier is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality who work to create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions. The Austin Chapter is made up of a diverse group of chefs, winemakers, restauranteurs, writers, and many other food professionals dedicated to giving back to the community...."

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
Arts Story  June 4, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...It was four for Thr3e at the Austin Critics Table Awards on Monday night, with Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters receiving four prizes from the group of area arts writers...."

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
DAILY Books  February 4, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...That was really gratifying – and pretty unexpected. But it turns out – and I’ve seen this with other writers, like Edward Tufte – it turns out that, if you really drill down deep enough into any art form, you’re probably going to find common principles that relate to all the others as well...."

Austin Film Festival: Jon Stewart Closes Out Fest
Jon Stewart caps his week in Austin with Rosewater debut
DAILY Screens  October 31, 2014, by Fernie Martinez
"...“Once Maziar got out of prison, it made the development process much easier,” Stewart joked. “We went for breakfast in New York, and he was writing his memoir and asked me if I’d be interested in helping make it into a film.” After getting shot down by talented, famous writers unwilling to work for free, Stewart decided, “Fuck it, I’ll do it.” The two then collaborated on the writing process, continuously trading outlines and pages...."

Gabrielle Hamilton Cooks in Austin
Award-winning chef and author is a guest during Austin Style Week
DAILY Food  September 24, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...One is interactive with pretty immediate gratification – you cook the food, people eat it, and you get a reaction. But writing is solitary and writers are rarely present when their work is consumed or evokes response..."

Point Austin: Going Down Slow
The fading numbers of Austin's African-Americans
News Column  June 26, 2014, by Michael King
"...Like the Chronicle's music writers, Cole has noticed in recent years a diminishment of the "social scene": "cultural venues and opportunities to socialize with other African-Americans" – so that young people may look around and think there are greener (or livelier) pastures elsewhere, perhaps Houston or Atlanta. She noted also that "social justice issues" in general – dropout rates, teenage pregnancy, poverty – are inevitably raised in these discussions, but in her experience, "I don't think the African-Americans who are leaving are necessarily the victims of those types of statistics..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Jury and Screenplay Awards
Audiences still have chances to catch screenings
DAILY Screens  October 27, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...• Drama Screenplay Award presented by the Writers Guild of America, East: Last Waltz of Vienna by Brian Weakland • Comedy Screenplay Award: Don’t Talk to Irene by Pat Mills • Enderby Entertainment Award: Hooking Up by Jacqueline Fitzgerald • Darkwoods Productions Horror Award: The Hitch by Troy Miller • Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award: Lightspeed by Brian Siegele • AMC One-Hour Teleplay Pilot: Liberators by Eric Haywood • Sitcom Teleplay Pilot: I Love Monsters by Julie Cross • One-Hour Teleplay Spec: Doctor Who: “Ghost Town” by Alyssa Weinberger • Sitcom Teleplay Spec: Girls: “Golden Birthday, Golden Showers” by Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe..."

Austin Film Festival Drops 20th Anniversary Lineup
'Inside Llewyn Davis' takes center stage
DAILY Screens  September 17, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Bilandic (writer/director) • I'm Dating You Not – Pablo Flores (writer), Guillermo Groizard (director) – U.S. Premiere • The Little Tin Man – Dugan Bridges, Matthew Perkins (writers), Matthew Perkins (director) • Mop King – Ace Dixon (writer/director) – World Premiere..."

Austin Kleon Keynoting SXSWi 2014
Local author to give Interactive Conference opening remarks
DAILY SXSW  August 26, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Since then, he's also released 2012's Steal Like an Artist and even shared some tips for aspiring writers here on the Chronicle website...."

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
Arts Story  May 24, 2013, by Robert Faires


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