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APLFF presents: New Fiction Confab 2015

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New Fiction Confab Draws Nationally Recognized Authors & Features Local Talent

The sixth annual New Fiction Confab features six notable authors to publish new work in 2014 and 2015. This year’s line-up includes Austinites Amanda Eyre Ward (The Same Sky) and Mary Helen Specht (Migratory Animals), and visiting writers Rebecca Makkai (The Hundred-Year House), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer), Akhil Sharma (Family Life), Asali Solomon (Disgruntled). 

The New Fiction Confab is an annual program of the Library Foundation that brings renowned fiction writers into Austin’s libraries to read from their work and lead writing workshops for Austinites of all ages. This is a unique (and free!) opportunity for the community to engage with the authors shaping the future of American literature.

This year’s event will again feature the Austin Lit Fair, which allows readers to meet and learn more about Austin-based publishers and literary magazines.

New Fiction Confab Events

Readings & Conversations
Saturday, April 25 / John Henry Faulk Library

2:00-3:00 pm
Rebecca Makkai, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Mary Helen Specht
Conversation moderated by Tim Staley

3:30-4:30 pm
Akhil Sharma, Asali Solomon, and Amanda Eyre Ward
Conversation moderated by Doug Dorst

2:00-5:00 pm
Austin Lit Fair, featuring local publishers and Austin-based literary journals

Book Sales & Signing to Follow

Creative Writing Workshops
Saturday, April 25 / 10:30 am-12:00 pm

  • Workshop for Kids (grades 3-5) w/ Akhil Sharma at Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library
  • Workshop for Teens (grades 6-12) w/ Asali Solomon at Twin Oaks Branch Library
  • Workshop for Adults w/ Viet Thanh Nguyen at Cepeda Branch Library
  • Workshop for Older Adults w/ Rebecca Makkai at Windsor Park Branch

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