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    POETRY & LITERATURE

    High Noon Talk: Austin's First Public Schools

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

    February 7, 2016

    At February's High Noon Talk, join Austin History Center curator Molly Hults for a discussion about the exhibition, Making the Grade: Austin's First Public Schools. The exhibit details the difficulties Austin faced in establishing a free public school system in the 1870s and utilizes historic documents and ephemera to explore what life was like for students and teachers in the early years of the Austin ...more


    "How to Make the Most of a Moment: Narrative Deceleration"

    Presented by Writers' League of Texas

    February 27, 2016

    Everyone loves a car chase. Or an avalanche. Or any rapid-fire action that causes readers to turn pages at warp speed. But sometimes a narrative needs to get out of the express lane and allow...more

    And Then There Were None

    Presented by TexARTS at TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theater, Austin

    February 19 - February 28, 2016

    TexARTS presents the Agatha Christie's masterpiece AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. The mystery comedy tells the story of 10 strangers trapped on an island who are each accused of murder as they, one by...more

    Poetry on the Plaza: Sonnets of Shakespeare

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    March 3, 2016

    Join us for a late afternoon reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets and visit the exhibition, Shakespeare in Print and Performance. In conjunction with the Ransom Center’s exhibition Shakespeare in...more

    Texas Theatre and Dance presents TWELFTH NIGHT

    Presented by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin - Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, Austin

    February 26 - March 6, 2016

    Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to procure a job with Duke Orsino, she finds...more

    Lecture: New insights into Shakespeare’s life and career

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    March 29, 2016

    Faculty lecture: Douglas S. Bruster, Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor of American and English Literature, discusses some of the most recent discoveries concerning the life and career of...more

    Texas Nafas Presents Joe Brundidge

    Presented by Texas Nafas at channelAustin Studios, Austin

    March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016

    Texas Nafas Presents Poet Joe Brundidge , he will be interviewed by Susan Summer and he reads many of his poems.


    Author Nigel Cliff on the Shakespeare Riots

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 14, 2016

    Nigel Cliff, author of The Shakespeare Riots, discusses the 1849 feud between England’s leading Shakespearean actor and American’s first star of the stage that turned into a full-scale riot in...more

    Exploring Shakespeare through Performance

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 19, 2016

    James Loehlin, Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor of English, presents “Exploring Shakespeare Through Performance.” Loehlin and students from the Shakespeare at Winedale program...more

    The Influence of Folio and Quarto Texts on Performances of Shakespeare

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    April 26, 2016

    Andrew Carlson, Clinical Assistant Professor and Managing Director of the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism, discusses how textual differences between folio and quarto...more

    Shakespeare in Print and Performance

    Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin

    December 21, 2015 - May 29, 2016

    Explore the legacy of William Shakespeare at the Ransom Center. The Elizabethan world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries is presented through early printed books documenting his contemporary...more

    Austin African American Book Festival

    Presented by Austin African American Book Festival at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Austin

    June 25, 2016

    The Austin African American Book Festival is a much anticipated event for the community to gain greater exposure to literature by and about African Americans. 

    AABF seeks to...more

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