Free

3rd Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

View Map

Event description

Description

We have an exciting lineup of authors for the 3rd Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas sponsored by KAZI Book Review, hosted and cosponsored by Austin Central Library, with support from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and PEN America. The entire agenda is available at https://wp.me/p10SkX-GU.

The event begins with a special Black History Month panel discussion of the posthumously published book from Zora Neale Hurston, BARRACOON. It will also feature two panel discussions with authors discussing their perspectives on the representation of current issues in the news and media.

The authors participating include Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts, Jr., who is publishing a new black historical novel on February 12, THE LAST THING YOU SURRENDER. He will be the featured author at a special event on Friday, February 22, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. To RSVP for this event go to https://bit.ly/2Gjg7FB.
Other authors participating include:
• Carol Anderson, author, ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy,
• Jennifer Baker, editor, EVERYDAY PEOPLE: The Color of Life-A Short Story Anthology.
• Daina Ramey Berry, author, THE PRICE FOR THEIR POUND OF FLESH: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation
• Nicky Drayden, author, TEMPER
• Carrie Fountain, author, I'M NOT MISSING
• Jacob Grovey, author, THE DIFFERENTERS
• Monica Muñoz Martinez, author, THE INJUSTICE NEVER LEAVES YOU: Anti-Mexican Violence in the Texas Borderlands
• Jasminne Méndez, author, NIGHT-BLOOMING JASMIN(N)E: Personal Essays & Poems
• Leonard Pitts, Jr., author, THE LAST THING YOU SURRENDER
• ire’ne lara silva, author, BLOOD SUGAR CANTO poetry collection
• Natalia Sylvester, author, EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME


Stay tuned for more details.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved