In his new gonzo history of the “City of the Violet Crown,” author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski chronicles the modern evolution of the quirky, bustling, funky, self-contradictory place we know as Austin, Texas. Join him as he talks with Joe Ely, musician, author, and member of the Texas Institute of Letters, about the series of cosmic accidents that tossed together a mashup of outsiders, free spirits, thinkers, educators, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and politicians who would foster the atmosphere, the vibe, the slightly off-kilter zeitgeist that allowed Austin to become the home of both Armadillo World Headquarters and Dell Technologies.
- Moderator: Joe Ely
- Booksigning: 12:00PM – 1:00PM. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
Joe Nick Patoski, Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas