Friday Filler

Texas Literary Events


Upcoming Writers League of Texas Classes

Understanding the Publishing Process with Stephanie Barko, Saturday, March 31, 2012

Developing Your Book Platform with Stephanie Barko, Saturday, April 7, 2012

Genre Workshop: Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy with Roger Boylan, Saturday, April 7, 2012

Writing Deep, Writing True: A Day of Writing & Meditation with Saundra Goldman, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Jump Start Your Novel with Sara Kocek, May 26, 2012


Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter Fourteenth Annual 2012 Texas Mystery Month in May

Texas Mystery Month events include panel discussions, book signings, author presentations and more. In preceding years, Austin, College Station, Dallas, Fort Worth, Georgetown, Houston, San Antonio Seguin and Waco all celebratedTexas Mystery Authors with activities in May, Texas Mystery Month.

February 15-May 15 – Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Project, Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter and the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation – Contact Sarah Ann Robertson <hotxsinc@yahoo.com>

May 5 – 1:00-4:00 pm – Texas Mystery Author Ben Rehder signing “The Chicken Hanger” –

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 5801 La Crosse Avenue Austin, Texas 512-232-0100

May 10 – 1:30 p.m. – Texas Mystery Author Ben Rehder – coffee, talk & signing of “The Chicken Hanger” –

Book sales and autographs after the program. Herman Brown Free Library, 100 East Washington Street,

Burnet, Texas 78611. Contact: Library – 512-715-5228 or hbfl@burnetcountylibrary.org .

May 14 – 6:30 p.m. “The Influence of Sherlock Holmes on Mystery Writing” George Arnold and Ken Squier;

The Sherlock Holmes Society of Austin aka Waterloo Station

Contact: Sarah Ann Robertson sherlockholmessocietyaustin@yahoo.com

La Madeleine-Arboretum 9828 Great Hills Trail Austin, TX 78759 1-512-502-2474 Manager: Neil Coleman


Badgerdog’s Fourth Annual Gala

Join us Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kodosky Donor Lounge in the Long Center.

When you arrive, enjoy talented singer Liz Morphis and let Badgerdog instructor and poet Jena Kirkpatrick create an original poem for you on her vintage typewriter. Browse a unique silent auction with personalized items donated by well-known authors and local celebrities, exclusive local packages, and a few creative surprises!


WLT Member Sue Donahoe’s book, NEVER HEARD OF ‘EM: Austin’s Music Explosion, 1994 – 2000, is on the shelves of the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum.

The museum is hosting an exciting exhibit from now – October 14th, and my book has a strong relationship to this exhibit.

TEXAS MUSIC ROAD TRIP features regional music history from the 1930’s to the present, including early Jazz beginnings in North Texas, the Buddy Holly and the rockers of the Lubbock area, the South Texas legends – many of whom are in the South Texas Music Walk of Fame of which I’m co-founder and so much more. I strongly suggest all who can attend this lovely museum take advantage of this exciting new exhibit.

The Museum is open daily and located at 18th and Congress.


Children’s Author/Illustrator Mark Mitchell

Will leadchildren’s writing workshop and signing at Blue Awning Books Sat April 7th from 3 to 5 pm. Mark also teaches at Laguna Gloria. This class is for adults and children interested in writing kid’s books . Please bring paper and markers to the class. A reception will follow. Blue Awning is located at 6009 Burnet Road. For info call 512-275-6430.


Michener Center Readings

Next Thursday, April 12th, visiting poets at the Michener Center will be giving a reading at the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center at 7:30pm. Don’t miss out– these poets are phenomenal.

Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s books are To the Place of Trumpets, 1987 Yale Series of Younger Poets; Song, winner of the 1994 Lamont Poetry Prize; and The Orchard, a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s collections are The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart and Apocalyptic Swing. She has received a Stegner fellowship, a Jones Lectureship at Stanford and a Rona Jaffe Woman Writers’ Award, among other honors.



COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, April 5, 2012—BRAZOS WRITERS, a local writing organization serving writers of all genres, is pleased to present Law & Disorder – Tales From the Street, Body Farm & Criminal Mind, plus a Mini Book Fair with Local authors, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. This event is part of the 14th Annual Texas Mystery Month.


Austin Poetry Society Events

On April 21, Garrison Mart and the Past Poetry Project bring us a presentation on “Connections” featuring honored guests William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vachel Lindsay,Langston Hughes, Amy Lowell, Exra Pound, Marianne Moore, Archibald

Macleish, William Carlos Williams and allen Ginbsberg. All our meetings are free and open to the public. We will be in the Twin Oaks Branch Public Library, 1800 S. 5th Street at West Mary.

Also, this Saturday, April 14, come and talk with friendly poets about one of your poems in progress. Bring a dozen copies of a poem to the APS 2nd Saturday Poetry Critique Group, 11:30-1:00 p.m. Host: Elizabeth Kropf. Meeting Room, Yarborough Branch Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive. For more details, see the description under April 14 in the calendar below. Membership is not required for any of our meetings.

While at the calendar, look at April 26, for details about the APS Fourth Thursday Open Microphone. This month Cindy Huyser and Debra Weingarten will be featured. See more about them below. Our open mic

follows the features so bring your poetry to share. We want to hear it. The session runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Host: Ralph Hausser.

NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe.



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