Our annual New Fiction Confab brings renowned fiction writers into Austin’s libraries to read from their work and lead writing workshops for Austinites of all ages. It is a unique (and free!) opportunity for the community to engage with the authors shaping the future of American literature.
This year's program features six authors: Rebecca Makkai (The Hundred-Year House), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer), Asali Solomon (Disgruntled), Akhil Sharma (Family Life), and Austin writers Amanda Eyre Ward (The Same Sky) and Mary Helen Specht (Migratory Animals). Moderating the conversations with the authors are: Austin writer Doug Dorst (S. w/ JJ Abrams, The Surf Guru, and Alive in Necropolis) and Tim Staley, executive director of the Library Foundation.
For more about Confab events and authors click here.
Creative Writing Summer Camp
Campers learn the power of words and how to creatively harness their voices. In three-week sessions led by professional writers, Badgerdog campers discover new literary works and create their own original poetry and prose. All campers are published in a professional-quality anthology that launches with a book-release party at the Texas Teen Book Festival.
Open to rising 3rd- through 12th-graders.
Session 1: June 8 - June 26 / 9am - noon Session 2: July 13-31 / 9am - noon Locations across Austin!