Just when you thought our two-day Grand Opening shindignigans couldn’t get any more spectacular, we go and add a third day of loveliness to the schedule. Yep, I’m afraid your Sunday (November 24th) has now been ceded to Malvern Books. After a couple of days of poetry, we thought it was only fair to introduce Prose Day—served with a side of Paws.
We’ll kick things off in rousing style at 1pm with a performance by Faux Paws and Friends, an awesome group of local musicians whose folk has a decidedly French flavor. If you’ve never heard a hurdy-gurdy or a crumhorn, now’s your chance!
At 2pm, Austinite Mark Smith will give a reading from his latest story collection, Knave of Hearts. Mark’s previous collection, Riddle, won the 1992 Austin Book Award.
And at 4pm, we’ll play host to Charlotte Gullick, author, editor, educator, and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. Charlotte will give a reading and sign copies of her novel By Way of Water, the Grand Prize Winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project Award. Set in the late ’70s amidst the misty redwood forests of Northern California, By Way of Water is a confident and moving portrayal of a community struggling to come to terms with changing times.
We’ll look forward to seeing y’all in the store, and don’t forget to check our Events Calendar for even more Grand Opening excitements to come!