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Check this page regularly for a handy compendium of local literary happenings. (For Malvern’s own events, please visit our Events Calendar.) If you’d like us to list your literary event, reading, or workshop below, please email info@malvernbooks.com.


November 2017

Join American Short Fiction on Thursday, November 2nd for The Stars at Night, a beer-and-boots gala celebrating American Short Fiction, our Texas heritage, and Austin’s writers and those who champion them. They will be honoring three stars at this year’s event: author Dan Chaon will receive the Literary Star award for his masterful new novel Ill Will; our very own Joe W. Bratcher III, owner of Malvern Books and cofounder of Host Publishing, will receive the Community Star award for his generous service to Austin’s literary legions; and Anushka Jasraj will receive the first ever Emerging Star award for writers in Central Texas. Find out more here.

October 2017

The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University announces the Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest. They’re looking for stories that illustrate, explore, or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth, and invite submissions in all genres of short fiction, including speculative, realistic, literary, experimental, hybrid forms, and more. The winning story will receive a $1000 prize. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018. Find out more here.

Lisa Olstein & Julie Carr Book Launch: Celebrate the launch of Lisa Olstein’s Late Empire (Copper Canyon Press) and Julie Carr’s Objects From A Borrowed Confession (Ahsahta Press) on October 19th at Women & Their Work Gallery. Join us for readings from Lisa Olstein and Julie Carr, stay for food and refreshment. Malvern Books will be providing copies of the books to purchase. Find out more here.

August 2017

ArmadilloCon: The 39th annual ArmadilloCon is being held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark from August 4th – August 6th. This year’s guest of honor is Nisi Shawl. Find out more here.

Air-Conditioned Scavenger Hunt: Support local independent businesses, keep cool, AND win prizes this summer! What’s not to love? We’re proud to be taking part in the Austin Independent Business Alliance scavenger hunt, which runs every week through August 12th. Details here.

July 2017

Air-Conditioned Scavenger Hunt: Support local independent businesses, keep cool, AND win prizes this summer! What’s not to love? We’re proud to be taking part in the Austin Independent Business Alliance scavenger hunt, which runs every week through August 12th. Details here.

June 2017

Summer Writing Workshops with Winter Tangerine: Winter Tangerine is a literary organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of communities on the margins. This summer they’re hosting several online workshops, as well as two four-day workshops at Poets House in New York City. Applications are open until June 15th; it’s free to apply and they offer financial aid to all who request it for tuition costs. Find out more here.

African American Book Festival: Austin’s 11th annual African American Book Festival is coming up on June 22nd and June 24th, and will feature readings from acclaimed writers such as Angie Thomas, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Hate U Give, as well as community discussions, including a look at Get Out, Jordan Peele’s comic horror movie. Find out more here.