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Texas Book Festival presents: Poets & Writers Live

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Start the New Year with a renewed commitment to your writing!

Join Poets & Writers Live at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, for a day of creativity, community, and inspiration.

The event will feature readings, craft talks, advice panels, Q&As, and some inspiring surprises. Featured writers will include: Ben Fountain, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk; Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories, winner of the 2014 Story Prize; Naomi Shihab Nye, author and/or editor of more than thirtypoetry collections, including 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East; Saeed Jones, BuzzFeed executive culture editor and the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise; Benjamin Percy (The Dead Lands); Matthew Gavin Frank (The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food); David Searcy (Shame and Wonder); Edward Carey (The Iremonger Trilogy); Karan Mahajan (The Association of Small Bombs); Alex Lemon (The Wish Book); Carrie Fountain (Instant Winner); Kirk Lynn (Rules for Werewolves); Owen Egerton (How Best to Avoid Dying); Susan Schorn (Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly); Ebony Stewart (Love Letters to Balled Fists); agent Scott Hoffman (Folio Literary Management); editor Jill Meyers (A Strange Object); and others!

Texas Book Festival is delighted to partner with Poets & Writers Live for this event. The Early Bird registration fee is $75 (after December 6, it will be $125). Use the promo code TBF_BX3 for an additional $10 discount. Go to to learn more, and click here to register. 

If you’re wondering what Poets & Writers Live is all about, explore You’ll find video from past events and more.