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Creative Writing Summer Camp

July workshops are filling up fast!
Reserve your spot today!

One-Week Camp
June 27 - July 1 / 9 AM-12 PM
Magellan International School 
(North/Central Austin)
*Open to rising 3rd-8th graders only!*
(Early bird and sibling discounts do not apply.)

July 11-July 29 / Monday-Friday / 9 AM-12 PM
The Khabele School 
The Griffin School 
(Hyde Park)
Austin Waldorf School 
(Southwest Austin)
Austin International School 
(Northwest Austin)

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Book Crush

Centered around a single work of youth literature, campers explore a novel together and develop creative interpretations of characters, storylines, themes, and more. This year, we're reading Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish.
Register today!

August 1-August 5 / Monday-Friday / 9 AM-12 PM
Open to rising 4th-6th graders.
The Khabele School



This summer, we're partnering with Austin Classical Guitar and BookPeople to present narratives, a literature-inspired summer music series. This trio of performances at the Blanton Museum of Art explores persona, process, and nocturne through the eyes of poets, writers, and musicians. Library Foundation members receive 15 percent off tickets when using the discount code APLFF.

Purchase tickets here.

persona [beginning]

Saturday, June 25 / 7:00 PM

KUT's John Aielli opens with a reading of the hauntingly beautiful and existential prologue of James Agee’s A Death in the Family. The performance unfolds from there, featuring a percussion ensemble, sensational soprano Estelí Gomez, superstar bassist DaXun Zhang, guitarists Alejandro Montiel and Isaac Bustos, poet (Badgerdog teaching artist) Tyler Gobble, and work by composer Joseph V. Williams II and Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Join us for a provocative look at identity, foreground, and beginning.

process [middle]

Saturday, July 9 / 7:00 PM

Process is messy. Process is life. Anchored by evocative texts of Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, the second summer series concert explores the “middle-ground” with process-driven music ranging from Bach to Piazzolla to Steve Reich. This richly textured musical and literary experience considers life through the eyes of poets and musicians, expressed through the sounds of violin, flute, guitar, percussion, synthesizer, and spoken word.

nocture [end]

Saturday, July 30 / 7:00 PM

James Joyce’s Finnigans Wake, alongside works by Walt Whitman, John Dowland, and Benjamin Britten, guide us on a final sojourn through sleep, repose, and end. This sweet conclusion to our summer series features the return of Austin’s beloved tenor Christopher LeCluyse along with award-winning guitarist Joseph Palmer.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Each performance is preceded by a Lunch & Learn conversation at BookPeople with performers and artists.

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