It’s Friday and Austin is buzzing with the beginnings of SXSW! We hope to see you at PubCamp, our very first SXSW Interactive event, tonight! Co-hosted with Kirkus, it should be a truly amazing event. Check it out here. And as you can see below, there are plenty of great opportunities coming up.
Join us for a Special Third Tuesday Q & A With Tea Obreht!
Tea Obreht’s first novel, The Tiger’s Wife, just went on sale, and it’s already the talk of the literary world with a lead review in this week’s New York Times Book Review. Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation. Come join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 pm at BookPeople for a Q & A with this amazing new writer! To read the The New York Times review, click here. For event info, click here.
Celebrate Small Presses and Indie Bookstores in Houston!
The Fourth Annual Houston Indie Book Festival is coming up on April 2, 2011. The festival showcases the efforts of writers, artists, teachers, community members, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a vibrant part of the Houston community. The free event will feature readings throughout the day and offerings from more than fifty exhibitors throughout Texas and the U.S. For more info, click here.
Get Up, Get Out of the House, and Write!
There just aren’t enough places outside the home where a writer can work in peace and quiet. That’s why Write by Night, an Austin-based writing center, created Write Here. Three times a week they provide a quiet space for you to write, read, meet other writers, or just kick back and dream. Coffee, snacks, Wi-Fi, writing prompts, several comfy seating areas—what more could a writer ask for? The best part: Write Here is free and open to the public. It takes place Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come whenever you like, and stay for all or part of the time. For more info, check out their website.