TBF Celebrates Women in Art and Science at Ney Day!


UPDATE: Due to weather concerns, Ney Day 2017 was postponed to Saturday, June 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We hope to see y’all there!

Come out to the Elisabet Ney Museum for a day of family-friendly fun! We’re joining community organizations from all around Austin for a day that commemorates artist Elisabet Ney and celebrates women’s creativity in the arts and sciences.

Stop by the Texas Book Festival booth and decorate one of the bookmarks we’ll have featuring some of our favorite Texas writers, women who have made significant additions to our literary community and canon: Sandra Cisneros, Attica Locke, Elizabeth McCracken, and Naomi Shihab Nye.

We’re also excited to partner with local independent Austin bookstore BookWoman to host some of Austin’s most celebrated women writers—Emma VirjanKatherine Catmull,  and Debbie Weingarten—as they read and share their work.


If you’re itching to finish up your spring cleaning and have some extra books to donate, bring them to Ney Day: we’re collecting gently used books to donate to Manor ISD’s brand new library bus. You can find out more about this project, and our involvement in it, here.

So come by and spend the afternoon with us, enjoying music, art activities, food trucks, tours of the museum, and more! We’ll see you there.