Friday Filler

The Literary Social Calendar




* extended deadline JUNE 17!

June 22 – 24, 2012

Hyatt Regency Austin

2012 Summer Writing Retreat

The 2012 WLT Summer Writing Retreat will be held July 22-27 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the perfect summer escape.


Barnes&Noble @ Arboretum Events!

Fellow member Jason Hinojosa will be signing copies of his debut novel THE LAST LAWSONS this Saturday, June 16th, from 2-4PM at Barnes&Noble at the Arboretum Shopping Center at 10000 Research Blvd. Let’s go and show him our support! Click HERE for more information!

Saturday, July 7, 2:00 p.m. – Join Clay Coppedge as he signs copies of ‘Texas Baseball: A Lone Star Diamond History from Town Teams to the Big Leagues.’ From scrappers on the red dirt diamonds to the big-league stars of the Astros and Rangers, Clay Coppedge traces Texas’ love affair with baseball in this first-ever comprehensive look at Texas baseball. A must have for all baseball fans! Clay is a columnist for TexasEscapes.com and a regular contributor to Texas Co-op Power magazine.

Saturday, July 14, 2:00 p.m. -Join Fred Afflerbach as he signs copies of his debut novel, ‘Roll On: A Trucker’s Life on the Road.’ Ubi’s transcontinental trip through America’s breadbasket into the gritty northeast allows the reader to view the country from the standpoint of an old-school long-haul trucker via spy glass: the windshield of a big rig. Roll On is Fred’s debut novel.


The Muse Literary Mingle Featured Guest – DALLAS

For July 12, 2012: Sue Latham – Author of The Haunted House Symphony

Come share with us each third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

@ Geisha Steak & Sushi

3801 George Bush (190 at Coit) Plano, TX.

Margo Monroe is a thirty-something single girl who does what many of us wish we could do–she traded in her boring office job to become a professional ghost hunter. Who would have thought she’d find a university department in the small town of Indian Springs that specializes in paranormal research? Only a few people know about the team’s hidden lab and all the latest in ghost-hunting equipment they have at their disposal. Click HERE for more information!


2012 Art Slam

The 2012 Art Slam will be a fun-filled late afternoon of drinks, bites, and lots of great artwork and packages on which to bid! This is a free event, so come to see works by important established and emerging artists, and have the chance to acquire works at a relatively modest price. Visit the Facebook Page!



Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Thursday, June 14 – July 1

Main Street Theater presents this hysterical down-to-earth, truly kick-ass story of the unsinkable Molly Ivins, the famously brassy newspaper columnist and best-selling author. A true Texas original, Ivins was a sharp-tongued wit who skewered the political establishment and the “good ol´ boys” with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. MATURE AUDIENCES ONL.

For more information click HERE!


Gallery Opening, Henry Membreno: New Works

Friday, June 15, 5-8PM

Local contemporary artist, Henry Membreno’s, “New Works” are emotive abstractions comprised by fusing acrylics, pigments, and graphite on various substrates. In his exploration of gesture, he seeks to develop recurring motions that illustrate the development and degeneration of memory. Stop by the Gallery Opening Friday, June 15th at Imago Dei from 5-8pm for art, food trucks and music by DJ Jen B! On view through July 30!! For more info, click HERE!


Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open!

Deadline: June 30, 2012


1st place now wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.

2nd place wins $1,000 and possible publication.

3rd place wins $600 or, if published, $700.

Click here for more information.


Harry Ransom Center Exhibit

‘The Kind James Bible; Its History and Influence’

Admission is free, exhibit running now until July 29.

HRC calendar www.hrc.utexas.edu/events


6th Annual Austin African American Book Festival

BRONZE MUSINGS: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BLACK LIFE IN LITERATURE, George Washington Carver. Library & Museum Austin, Texas 78702. Saturday, June 23, 2012. Featured authors: Bernice McFadden (aka Geneva Holliday) & Elizabeth Nunez. More info to come.




Deadline: July 31, 2012

Creative Nonfiction (CNF) and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness–whether you’re skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor’s Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet tea.

Your essay can channel William Faulkner or Flannery O’Connor, Alice Walker or Rick Bragg; it can be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between, but all essays must tell true stories, and must incorporate both sin and the South in some way. The selected essays will be published in Creative Nonfiction #47, and CNF and Oxford will be awarding $5000 for Best Essay.

To submit, visit: www.creativenonfiction.org


Summer Reading, Some Aren’t @ Austin Public Library this June-August

It’s summertime, and while you’re probably not on vacation like the kids are, you can still make the most of the season. Why not kick up your feet, crack open a good book and get rewarded for it? Join Summer Reading, Some Aren’t, the Austin Public Library’s adult summer reading program which runs from June 1 through August 31. It’s easy! Just pick up a frequent reader card at any APL location, read 5 books, then turn it in at any branch for a chance to win amazing prizes. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win. After August 31, a drawing will be held and winners will be notified the first week of September. Summer Reading, Some Aren’t is free and open to the public. For more information please call 512-974-7400 or visit www.austinsummerreading.org.


Thanks for checking out this week’s addition of Friday Filler! See you next time!

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