It’s a great time to be literary in Texas. Events for writers and readers are springing up all over the place- many of them free. So for today’s Friday Filler we’re bringing you batch of upcoming events. Check out as many as you can!
Anne Lamott At St. Edward’s University
Anne Lamott is the author of over fifteen books, including the bestsellers Grace (Eventually), Plan B, and the well-loved book of the writing life, Bird by Bird. On April 9 at 6 p.m., BookPeople and St. Edward’s University bring you an Evening with Anne Lamott. She’ll talk about the art of writing as well as her new novel, Imperfect Birds. To purchase your ticket, call BookPeople (512-472-5050) today or drop by the store to purchase your ticket, which includes a copy of Imperfect Birds. You can also purchase your ticket the day of at St. Edward’s University outside of the Mabee Ballroom starting after 4:30PM. For more info on the event, click here.
Erin Murphy Literary Agency Wine Social at BookPeople
Erin Murphy is a leading U.S. children’s book agent, who will just happen to be in Austin on April 16, alongside some of her best clientele. She will also be joined by agent Ammi-Joan Paquette (and some of her clients.) Stop by BookPeople starting at 3 p.m. to mingle, talk books, and ask questions of Erin and her authors. A unique opportunity for aspiring writers! If you’re attending (or thinking about attending) our YA A to Z Conference, this will also be featured as our offsite event! To check out the amazing lineup for the YA A to Z Conference, click here. For more info and the full list of authors at the social, click here!
See One Writer’s Process Unfold Onstage in “Tennessee Transforming: Endings for Summer and Smoke”
Austin Shakespeare presents “Tennessee Transforming: Endings for Summer and Smoke,” portraying Williams’s struggles to revise the play. Materials from the Center’s Williams archive form the basis of this performance. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Becoming Tennessee Williams. Drawing on the Ransom Center’s extensive collection of Tennessee Williams manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and artwork, this centenary exhibition explores the idea, act, and process of artistic creation The show takes place Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Harry Ransom Center. Seating is free but limited, so get there early! For more info, click here.
Spring Into Spring with Poetry on the Plaza!
The Harry Ransom Center presents the Poetry on the Plaza event Spring into Spring on Wednesday, April 6, at noon. Readers present poems that celebrate spring, a time of renewal, of optimism, of romance. Readers include University of Texas at Austin Department of English faculty members Tom Cable and Oscar Casarez and Michener Center fellows in poetry Laura Dixon and Carolina Ebeid. Refreshments will be served at this free event. For more info, click here.