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    POETRY & LITERATURE

    Naomi Shihab Nye

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    September 29, 2016

    Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye reads from her work for the Ransom Center's 2016 Burnshaw Lecture. A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she has written over 30 books of poetry and prose, including Transfer (2011), You and Yours (2005), and Fuel (1998). Co-presented by the Michener Center for Writers, where Nye is a visiting professor. A reception follows.

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    Evenings Out: All American Trivia

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    October 21, 2016

    Join us for pub-trivia that will test your smarts from sea to shining sea. Test your knowledge of all things Americana at this month's Evenings Out program featuring a trivia night in honor of the...more

    Class: "Jump Start Your Novel" with Sara Kocek

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    October 22, 2016

    Now more than ever, a strong opening is vital for a novel’s success. A manuscript has mere seconds in an agent’s hands, and in order to stand out from the hundreds of other submissions, the...more

    Texas Focus: Race with the Devil

    Presented by Bullock Texas State History Museum at Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

    October 26, 2016

    Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about the film Race With the Devil, filmed on location in Texas, as part of the Bullock's Texas Focus film series. Two motorcycle...more

    Class: Eudora Welty’s essay “Place in Fiction”

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    October 29, 2016

    In one of her best craft essays, Eudora Welty asks the question “What place has place in fiction?” It’s a question every fiction writer should ask themselves. Exploring setting can serve as...more

    Romeo & Juliet

    Presented by Something for Nothing Theater

    October 13 - October 29, 2016

    This fall, Something for Nothing Theater graduates from one show to two shows a year with our Romeo and Juliet, featuring an all-star cast of Austin’s favorite Shakespeareans! R&J stars B....more

    Class: "Anatomy of a Chapter: Strategies for Structure Within a Novel" with Stephanie Noll

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    November 12, 2016


    When organizing a novel, writers have lots of strategies for structure at their disposal. Still, most novels are broken into chapters, and it can be challenging to figure out how to...more

    Class: "Anatomy of a Chapter: Strategies for Structure Within a Novel" with Stephanie Noll

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin

    November 12, 2016


    When organizing a novel, writers have lots of strategies for structure at their disposal. Still, most novels are broken into chapters, and it can be challenging to figure out how to...more

    Class: "The Long Middle: What to Do Between Beginning and Ending a Novel" with Greg Garrett

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    November 19, 2016

    In any long form narrative, the biggest challenge often comes in writing Act Two, which many writers call "The Long Middle." In this class, writer and master teacher Greg Garrett will talk...more

    Long Center Presents: Neil Gaiman

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    July 6, 2017

    “I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art.

    Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed...more

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