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Art for the Aging

Local arts organizations help Austin's aging folks express themselves

By Sofia Sokolove

Austin might be a “young” city, but it’s also a city that nobody wants to leave. For all of the youngsters coming to Austin for our live music, barbecue and dive bars, there are a ...


culturemap interview

True Confessions and tough love: A conversation with Illumine Award-winning author Sarah Bird

By Amy Gentry

Novelist Sarah Bird credits the Austin Public Library with saving her from a fate worse than death. The year was 1973. Bird had followed her boyfriend to Austin, and then watched helplessly as ...


readers of all ages

All grown up: The Austin Teen Book Festival attracts kids and adults in record numbers

By Amy Gentry

The Austin Teen Book Festival is all grown up.  On Saturday, Sept. 29, the free festival will pack the Palmer Events Center full of YA fiction fans of all ages. With 36 authors and an ...


New Fiction Confab Authors Party

CTC Gardens

Meet New Fiction Confab authors Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Walter Kirn and Peter Orner in a comfortable, catered atmosphere. Music provided by DJ Chicken George, and light fare provided. A


Book Marc

Local philanthropist Marc Winkelman to be honored at inaugural Illumine Awards

By Ashlea Miller

When the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation holds its first-ever Illumine Awards on Nov. 18th to recognize Austin’s best literary talent, Marc Winkelman will be the only honoree who isn ...


Lit Happens

Inaugural Illumine Awards shine a light on Austin's best writers

By Ashlea Miller

Print might be a dying media, but when it comes to celebrating Austin’s literary geniuses, the time is now, says Tim Staley, executive director of Austin Public Library Friends Foundatio ...


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