Join us for a day of writing workshops, craft talks, readings, and conversations with a handful of the most notable fiction writers to publish new work in 2017 and 2018. This year, we are excited to feature Ramona Ausubel (Awayland), Owen Egerton (Hollow), Jardine Libaire (White Fur), Rebecca Kauffman (The Gunners), Thomas Pierce (The Afterlives), Natalia Sylvester (Everyone Knows You Go Home), Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People), and Azareen Van der Vliet (Call Me Zebra)! Book sales by BookPeople!
CRAFT TALKS / 10:30-11:30 AM @ LIBRARY BRANCHES
* For Adults: Ramona Ausubel, Rebecca Kauffman, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
* For Teens (grades 7-12): Thomas Pierce
* For Kids (grades 3-6): Nafissa Thompson Spires
Visit the link below for locations and RSVPs. Workshops are free but reservations required!
READINGS & CONVERSATIONS / 2:00-5:00 PM @ CENTRAL
2:00--Owen Egerton, Thomas Pierce & Natalia Sylvester w/ moderator Cecily Sailer (The Library Foundation)
3:00--Jardine Libaire & Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi w/ moderator Claire Campbell (The Writing Barn)
4:00--Ramona Ausubel, Rebecca Kauffman & Nafissa Thompson-Spires w/ moderator Becka Oliver (Writers' League of Texas)
Free & open to the public; no reservations required
AUSTIN LIT FAIR / 2:00-5:00 PM @ CENTRAL
Featuring local publishers, library and writing support organizations. Featuring: American Short Fiction, Bat City Review, Cider Spoon Stories, fields, Host Publications, The Writing Barn, Writers' League of Texas