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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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St. Edward’s University Poetry II Chapbooks Launch 7:00 pm
St. Edward’s University Poetry II Chapbooks Launch
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Edward’s University Poetry II Chapbooks Launch
Come celebrate the release of chapbooks generated through a partnership between writers in the St. Edward’s University Poetry II class, designers in graphic design Junior Studio, and the Risograph Lab. Authors Emma Bernhoft, Jessica Enriquez, Melissa Gonzales, Morgan Hunicutt, Aleida Lopez, Kat … Continue reading
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Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party 7:00 pm
Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party
Join Hothouse Literary Journal for a reading from its spring publication. There will be copies of the free journal to pick up, a reading from some of the published writers, light refreshments, and conversation. Bring your friends! All are welcome. … Continue reading
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Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books 1:00 pm
Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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. This … Continue reading
Asher Elbein Book Launch 7:00 pm
Asher Elbein Book Launch
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asher Elbein Book Launch
Join journalist and author Asher Elbein for the inaugural reading and signing of his new book, Ghost Days. Spooky fun likely. Refreshments a certainty. Southern Appalachia, 1900. Anna O’Brien had a home, a husband, and a future. Now, cast out … Continue reading
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The Lion & The Pirate Open Mic 1:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Open Mic
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Lion & The Pirate Open Mic
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 open mic for writers, performers, and acoustic musicians. Everyone is welcome … Continue reading
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Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic 7:00 pm
Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic
Everyone is welcome to attend the Austin Community College Creative Writing Department’s Literary Coffeehouse, hosted by John Herndon. An open mic follows the featured reader, so bring poems, stories, scripts, rants, raves or midnight confessions to share, or just come … Continue reading
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Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party 6:00 pm
Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party
Join us for a celebration hosted by Pterodáctilo, the bilingual journal and blog run by graduate students in UT Austin’s department of Spanish and Portuguese. This bilingual event will feature poetry readings… and tamales! Share this post:EmailFacebookTwitter
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ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party 7:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party
The Rio Review Release party is a fun-filled gathering where students, writers, and creative minds alike come together to celebrate the publication of the newest anthology of ACC’s Student Literary and Arts Journal, The Rio Review! The Rio Review is a … Continue reading
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Novel Night: Joe Giordano Book Launch with Kathryn Lane & Phil Hewitt 7:00 pm
Novel Night: Joe Giordano Book Launch with Kathryn Lane & Phil Hewitt
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Novel Night: Joe Giordano Book Launch with Kathryn Lane & Phil Hewitt
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. Also worth noting: we’re offering 20% OFF ALL … Continue reading
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Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice 7:00 pm
Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice
In the interview series Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice, emerging and established writers and artists talk with host Chaitali Sen about the power of words and the role of art in reflecting and changing our world. This month’s Borderless will … Continue reading
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Critics Corner 1:30 pm
Critics Corner
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Critics Corner
“We read all types, we take all types. Aim to keep things light and fun.” Hosted by Jon Meador. Share this post:EmailFacebookTwitter
Austin Audio Fiction: Introduction to Local Fiction Podcasts 7:00 pm
Austin Audio Fiction: Introduction to Local Fiction Podcasts
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Austin Audio Fiction: Introduction to Local Fiction Podcasts
Join Austin Audio Fiction at Malvern Books for a special introduction to local fiction podcasts. From sci-fi adventure to urban fantasy, learn about the world of audio drama and how your next favorite writer may actually be in your ears. … Continue reading
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Fernando A. Flores Book Launch 7:00 pm
Fernando A. Flores Book Launch
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fernando A. Flores Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Fernando A. Flores’ debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, one of Lit Hub and The Millions’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019 and one of Buzzfeed and Tor.com‘s Books to Read This Spring! A parallel … Continue reading
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Echo Literary Magazine Launch 7:00 pm
Echo Literary Magazine Launch
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Echo Literary Magazine Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of a new issue of Echo Literary Magazine. Echo Literary Magazine is a publication of the University of Texas at Austin’s Liberal Arts Honors Program. It showcases the work of UT undergraduates from all majors … Continue reading
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Finnegans Wake Reading Group 7:00 pm
Finnegans Wake Reading Group
May 16 @ 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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Rubén Degollado Book Launch 7:00 pm
Rubén Degollado Book Launch
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rubén Degollado Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the launch of Rubén Degollado’s Throw, a literary crossover novel set in ‘90s Rio Grande Valley. Rubén will be joined by ire’ne lara silva, Natalia Sylvester, and Gerard Robledo. Llorona is the only girl Güero has ever … Continue reading
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Book Launch: Hill Country Birds and Waters: Art and Poems 1:00 pm
Book Launch: Hill Country Birds and Waters: Art and Poems
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Book Launch: <i>Hill Country Birds and Waters: Art and Poems</i>
Join us in celebrating the launch of Hill Country Birds and Waters: Art and Poems, featuring poetry by Jim Blackburn and artwork by Isabelle Scurry Chapman. Isabelle Scurry Chapman (a.k.a. Princie) makes art and looks for magic in life. Isabelle resides … Continue reading
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An Evening with Dimitris Lyacos, Nick Courtright & Katy Chrisler 7:00 pm
An Evening with Dimitris Lyacos, Nick Courtright & Katy Chrisler
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Dimitris Lyacos, Nick Courtright & Katy Chrisler
Join us for a reading with Dimitris Lyacos and Nick Courtright, and Katy Chrisler. Dimitris Lyacos is the author of the Poena Damni trilogy (Z213: EXIT, With The People From The Bridge, The First Death). So far translated into thirteen languages, Poena Damni developed … Continue reading
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I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic 7:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic
Get your cones ready for another round of Malvern Books’ FREE reading series, I SCREAM SOCIAL, hosted by Malvern’s own Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha. Featuring women-identified writers from the Austin community (and beyond!), this month’s I Screamers are  Claudia … Continue reading
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Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club 1:00 pm
Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club
We’d like to invite you to join Malvern’s Line/Break Poetry Book Club! Hosted by Malvernian Julie Poole, this is a reading group for those of you interested in exploring works from our expansive poetry section. This month’s selection is Barbie Chang by … Continue reading
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