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Writers' League of Texas Announces Nominees
2008 Violet Crown Book Awards
"...The Writers' League of Texas announced today the shortlist nominees for..."

Sept. 11, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Austin Writers' League Writer's Resource
"...What do James Michener, a Bosnian refugee, Texas First Lady Laura Bush, a Parisian screenwriter, and a..."

Feb. 16, 1996 Books Feature

A League of Their Own
"...more like the rumble just before a volcanic eruption. Often, the town that Richard Linklater's Slacker helped put on..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

Unpublished Writers, Prick Your Ears
Conference caters to writers trying to break into the biz
"...Just a few days left to take advantage of early registration prices for the Writers' League of Texas..."

June 8, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Passion of Bob Stoops
"...about my new novel, Evacuation Plan, to the Writers League of Texas. One person attending later admitted on her..."

Oct. 9, 2007 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Texas Book Festival 2018
"...2018 Texas Book Festival on October 27, 2018..."

Oct. 29, 2018 Photo Gallery

Most Moving Chronicler of War
Brian Van Reet
"...makes the abstract come alive. The gritty, poetic tale of a female soldier kidnapped by Baghdad jihadists is the..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Best of Austin Feature

The Long and Short of Roy Blount Jr.
Author and radio personality Roy Blount Jr. makes the rounds in Austin
"...tomorrow, you've got a chance to see both facets of Blount Jr. – the long and short of him,..."

May 27, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

2019 Austin International Poetry Festival Brings a World of Words to Town
" have to do is wait until the start of April – because National Poetry Month – when versifiers..."

April 5, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gary Kent Is One of the Last of the Dangerous Men
New documentary Love and Other Stunts catches the daredevil legend in action
"...especially one performed or undertaken chiefly to gain attention of publicity...."

June 1, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Texas Book Festival
Festival Roundup
"...Where: North side of Texas State Capitol (indoors and outdoors)..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature

Pride of the Yankees?
Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.
"..."I'm not sure that Texas Monthly is all that interesting a story," says Paul..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Salon of the West
They may not notice us every time we go to Barton Springs -- after all, they are thinking, passionate men, deep in conversation. But we sure notice them: the men at Philosophers' Rock. Who are they? And why does Austin owe them such a debt of gratitude?
"...J. Frank Dobie might walk over to the house of another old man named Roy Bedichek for a conversation..."

July 4, 2003 Books Feature by Steve Moore

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
" a meteorological sense but a literary one. The Texas Book Festival has released the full list of authors..."

Aug. 29, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Survival of the Fittest?
The unlikely story behind the Austin-based black comedy, Natural Selection.
"...accounts, an unlikely story: During the 1996 Austin Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference and Film Festival, a pair of..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Femmes Fatales: Rounding up Austin's Women of Mystery
"...Maxwell, Nancy Bell While driving on a lonely stretch of road, I get inspired. I see an abandoned farmhouse..."

May 2, 1997 Books Feature by Anna Hanks

Texas Writers Month Events
"...photograph by Andrea Martin..."

May 14, 1999 Books Feature

Texas Writers Month Events
"...The Center for the Study of the Southwest and SWTSU hold a Katherine Anne Porter..."

May 15, 1998 Books Feature

Texas Writers Month Events
"...For three of the past four years, Texas Writers Month organizers have..."

April 24, 1998 Books Feature

Book of the Stars, Stars of the Books
The 2008 Nebula Awards ceremony comes to Austin
" the Omni Hotel Downtown during this final weekend of April. Or, if not quite of magnesium intensity, at..."

April 18, 2008 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Texas Playboys Baseball Club
Keeping the sandlot field of dreams alive
"...Major League Baseball’s opening day happens Sunday, beginning with a game..."

April 3, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Message of Dreams
Violet Crown Winner Lisa Sandlin
"...Does it take a kind of heroism to tell stories?" I asked Beaumont native and..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Books Feature by Barbara Strickland

Darkness in the Heart of Town
Will Sheff, one step forward, two steps back
"...His grandfather, 90, was running out of time, so Will Sheff made the five-and-a-half-hour drive from..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

Page Two: Tales of the Pioneers
Hanging with Roller Derby queens and pulp fiction masters
" you to drink. In talking about the rebirth of women's competitive Roller Derby (which had once flowered but..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Column by Louis Black

ATX Film News: Good News for Texas’ Film and Game Incentives
"...jinx it, but things are looking up in the Texas Legislature for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program,..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Best of Austin 2001
"We Can Be Heroes, Just for One Day..."
"...into my brain -- not so much the ones of horror, of heinous atrocity, but the ones of the..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature by Kate X Messer

Memories of My Father Watching TV: A Novel
" do anything innovative. Nevertheless, Curtis White displays plenty of literary daring in his most recent volume, Memories of..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Books Review

In Person
In a fast-paced two days late last month at the Red Lion Inn, the most successful writers conference in the Writers' League history saw some 200-plus writers get the hard-knock world of real publishing described to them gently but firmly by a dozen agents and editors from both coasts.
"...garrets spewing both vinegar and roses upon the heads of the great unwashed...."

Aug. 10, 2001 Books Feature by Ric Williams

Best Second Act By An Arts Group
Writers' League of Texas
"...Last summer, after Austin Writers' League administrators discovered that a surprising 43% of its..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Austin’s Sisters in Crime Prefer Their Ink Mixed With a Little Blood
Murders, they write
"...and are generally fascinated by – the unnerving variety of evil that humans do...."

July 6, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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