Texas Lit Events

Literary happenings in Austin and ’round the State you won’t want to miss – author sightings, readings, panels, parties . . . a variety of literary events you might enjoy.  

If you are an author, publisher, bookstore, literary organization and have an event happening in Texas that you would like listed to be considered, please send all the pertinent info to: bookfest@texasbookfestival.org

November 2014 – April 2015

The Devil’s Backbone with BookPeople @ BookPeople
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm

Mosey on down to BookPeople to meet and greet acclaimed author Bill Wittliff and illustrator Jack Unruh as they spin an old timey Texas yarn set in the 1800s frontier.

Join us at Bookpeople at 7 p.m. on November 6, 2014. Charles Lohrmann, a writer from Austin, TX who specializes in Western history, will introduce The Devil’s Backbone, as well as Bill and Jack. Enjoy listening to Bill and Jack read a passage from the novel. Then follow along as Jane Sumner interviews Bill and Jack about The Devil’s Backbone, Western adventures, and art. The session is to be followed be a meet and greet and book signing. Please note that in order to have the book signed, the book must have been purchased the book from BookPeople.

Advanced registration is not required, but please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the event’s start time.

Austin International Poetry Festival
Apr 9 – Apr 12 all-day

The world’s largest non juried poetry festival has opened world wide registration for its annual Anthology and four-day festival slated for April 9–12, 2015. Hosted in the heart of Texas, the Festival utilizes more than 20 unique Austin venues. The annual four-day poetry celebration includes a wide array of events such as open mic readings, appearances by international and national headlining poets, workshops, live music, a Haiku Death Match, plus youth and adult poetry slams. By registering for the Austin International Poetry Festival, any poet of any age can read their work before an engaged and interested audience, and have a chance to be published. Registration for the April 9–12, 2015 Festival ranges from $35 to $55 per person, and INCLUDES the entry of three poems into the annual juried Anthology. Although full participation in the Festival is encouraged, poets who wish to participate but can not attend may do so by registering and submitting their works for the Anthology. The deadline for registration, which includes submissions to the Anthology, is January 1, 2015. To register for the Austin International Poetry Festival, or for more details, visit www.aipf.org.