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BlogMalvern Books is a bookstore and community space in Austin, Texas. We specialize in visionary literature and poetry from independent publishers, with a focus on lesser-known and emerging voices. We also host numerous readings, book clubs, and other events—check out our calendar to see what’s happening this month at Malvern!

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Reading for S. Kirk Walsh’s Workshop of Fiction Writers 7:00 pm
Reading for S. Kirk Walsh’s Workshop of Fiction Writers
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reading for S. Kirk Walsh's Workshop of Fiction Writers
Please join us for a celebratory reading by the writers of S. Kirk Walsh’s nine-month fiction workshop (Sept-June). Short excerpts from novels and short stories will be read. Participating writers include Dena Afrasiabi, Nicole Beckley, Candace Buford, Elena Carey, Matt … Continue reading
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Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books 1:30 pm
Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books
Welcome to Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books, hosted (on most occasions) by Malvern’s own curmudgeon-in-chief, Dr. Joe. Everyone is invited to join us for what we’re sure will be a series of irreverent and insightful conversations. Our … Continue reading
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Readings from Donna M. Johnson’s Personal Narrative Workshop 4:00 pm
Readings from Donna M. Johnson’s Personal Narrative Workshop
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Readings from Donna M. Johnson's Personal Narrative Workshop
Join us for a reading from members of Donna M. Johnson’s literary nonfiction workshop. Readers include: Gretchen Phillips, Lize Burr, Lauren Maldin, Beth Remsburg, Robin Storey, Carrie Kenney, Nancy Willbern, and Jennifer Patterson. Share this post:EmailFacebookTwitter
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Novel Night with Michael Aaron Casares, Lee Thomas & María Limón 7:00 pm
Novel Night with Michael Aaron Casares, Lee Thomas & María Limón
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Novel Night with Michael Aaron Casares, Lee Thomas & María Limón
Join us for another installment of Novel Night, a monthly celebration of all things prose! Here’s how it works: published authors will read from their books and there’ll be an audience Q & A. And we’ll also have “Book Talk,” in … Continue reading
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An Evening with Alice Jones, Cecily Parks & Kathleen Peirce 7:00 pm
An Evening with Alice Jones, Cecily Parks & Kathleen Peirce
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Alice Jones, Cecily Parks & Kathleen Peirce
Join us for an evening with acclaimed poets Alice Jones, Cecily Parks, and Kathleen Peirce. Alice Jones’s books from Alice James Books are The Knot, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award in 1992, and Isthmus, winner of the Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award … Continue reading
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B & C Book Club 1:30 pm
B & C Book Club
Jun 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
B & C Book Club
“We read all types, we take all types. Aim to keep things light and fun.” Hosted by Jon Meador. Please visit Austin Book Club for more information. Share this post:EmailFacebookTwitter
Austin Writers Roulette 4:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Austin Writers Roulette
Austin Writers Roulette is an uncensored, theme-inspired spoken word and storytelling event. It features a different monthly theme and line up of artists who perform their original written works such as poetry, essays, spoken word, singer-songwriting, or excerpts from novels … Continue reading
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Finnegans Wake Reading Group 7:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
The Finnegans Wake Reading Group of Austin is a monthly get-together to dive into the depths of James Joyce’s greatest, weirdest, and most notorious masterpiece. The process is to take turns reading aloud from the text, which allows its musicality … Continue reading
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2017 REVEL Solstice Festival: Launch Party 6:00 pm
2017 REVEL Solstice Festival: Launch Party
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2017 REVEL Solstice Festival: Launch Party
Everyone is welcome to join us for a launch party and concert to kick off the 2017 REVEL Solstice Festival: A Blank Canvas, a 17-event interactive chamber music, visual art, and poetry series. Award-winning poet Carrie Fountain will offer readings of … Continue reading
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Why There Are Words Austin 7:00 pm
Why There Are Words Austin
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Why There Are Words Austin
You’re invited to join us for the second Austin edition of the Why There Are Words reading series! This event will feature Jan Reid, M.M. Adjarian, Michael DiLeo, and Christine Albert (left to right, below). Founded in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, Why … Continue reading
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I Scream Social 2nd Birthday Bash! 6:30 pm
I Scream Social 2nd Birthday Bash!
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
I Scream Social 2nd Birthday Bash!
Get your cones ready for the 2nd anniversary of Malvern Books’ FREE reading series, I SCREAM SOCIAL, hosted by Malvern’s own Annar Veröld & Schandra Madha. When we first started the I Scream Social, our vision was that a small … Continue reading
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The Other Book Club 1:00 pm
The Other Book Club
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Other Book Club
You’re already familiar with our NYRB Classics Bookclub, in which we read and discuss classic works of fiction… now we’d like to invite you to join The Other Book Club, a reading group for those of you interested in exploring … Continue reading
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged 7:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged
In association with VSA Texas (The State Organization on Arts and Disability) and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest (a project of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities), we’re delighted to present an inclusive (mic-less) open mic for writers and musicians. Join us for a fun … Continue reading
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Liv Hadden Book Launch 3:00 pm
Liv Hadden Book Launch
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Liv Hadden Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of The Adventures of Juice Box and Shame, the next installment in Liv Hadden’s The Shamed Series—and this new release features comic book illustrations by St. Louis artist Mo Malone. This event will also feature live music … Continue reading
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Malvern’s Multi-Verse with BookWoman’s Susan Post 7:00 pm
Malvern’s Multi-Verse with BookWoman’s Susan Post
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Malvern's Multi-Verse with BookWoman's Susan Post
Join us for a FREE monthly reading series, Malvern’s Multi-Verse, in which we explore the infinite possible (multi)verses of Austin’s boundless literary universe! Space-time might be flat and stretch out infinitely, but Malvern’s Multi-Verse is well-rounded, lasts for about an hour, and … Continue reading
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Joe Giordano Book Launch with Joe Giordano & Walt Gragg 7:00 pm
Joe Giordano Book Launch with Joe Giordano & Walt Gragg
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Joe Giordano Book Launch with Joe Giordano & Walt Gragg
Join us in celebrating the launch of Joe Giordano’s second novel, Appointment with ISIL, An Anthony Provati Thriller. Joe will be joined by author Walt Gragg, who will be reading from his recently released novel The Red Line. Joe Giordano was born … Continue reading