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Badgerdog logoCreative 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! 

Learn more or register here

Check out our spring workshops for adults at various Austin Public Library branches.




Thank You for Joining Us!

The 2015 New Fiction Confab was a great success! Six renowned fiction writers read from their work and led writing workshops for Austinites of all ages.

This year's featured authors were 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). Austin writer Doug Dorst (S. w/ JJ Abrams, The Surf Guru, and Alive in Necropolis) and Tim Staley, executive director of the Library Foundation moderated the lively discussions Saturday afternoon. 

For more about the Confab authors click here.

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