What We’re Reading Now:

Michael Noll, Program Director   Ain’t Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett Polis Books September 24, 2019 As someone who grew up on a farm outside a small town, I can be awfully critical of novels set in such places. So many of them miss what I feel to be essential

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What We’re Reading Now:

Becka Oliver, Executive Director  Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke Mulholland Books September 5, 2019 I was lucky enough to read Attica Locke’s debut novel, Black Water Rising, in manuscript form more than ten years ago. Scenes from that wonderful book – which was set in Houston and went on to

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Austin International Poetry Festival (April 4th-April 7th)

“We have a midnight to dawn poetry marathon that is quite popular with poets who can tolerate sleep deprivation.” — Ronald J. Jorgenson Happy April, everyone! As you no doubt know, April is National Poetry month, and that means the annual Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) is almost here! AIPF

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What We’re Reading Now: THE WHICH WAY TREE

The Which Way Tree                   by Elizabeth Crook Published in February 2018 by Little, Brown and Company Reviewed by Amanda Moore In the middle of the night on a small farm in rural Texas, a young girl is attacked by a panther

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What We’re Reading Now: THE MIDNIGHT MAN

The Midnight Man                 by David Eric Tomlinson Published in January 2017 by Gallery Books Reviewed by K.L. Romo In his debut novel, The Midnight Man, David Eric Tomlinson weaves basketball, law enforcement, self-realization, and the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building into

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What We’re Reading Now: BLOODLINES

Bloodlines                 by Melissa del Bosque Published in September 2017 by Ecco Reviewed by Mary Pritchard In this suspenseful nonfiction book, Melissa del Bosque details the true story of a Mexican drug cartel and the FBI’s pursuit. In December 2009, a young Special

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Celebrating Texas Independents: Deep Vellum Books and Brazos Bookstore

“Texas is all about surprises, and our indie lit scene reflects that in the best possible way.” -Benjamin Rybeck What a wonderful month we’ve had of Celebrating Texas Independents! From Odessa, to San Antonio, to Austin, and Dallas, we’ve so enjoyed meeting our great literary state’s wonderful writers and readers, as

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Celebrating Texas Independents: Houston

“Texas rewards a desire for independence, and this is seen in the independent bookstores that serve as community hubs and in the incredibly diverse independent publishers who take pride in bringing out underserved voices.” -LeeAnne Carlson What a wonderful month we’ve had of Celebrating Texas Independents! From Odessa, to San Antonio,

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