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steven-belanger's picture
Feb.04.2014
Photo: Illiers-Cambray, setting of the first (of seven) novels that make up Proust's Remembrance of Things Past (or, In Search of Lost Time), from the book's Wikipedia page.   The premise of this book: The editor, Ronald B. Shwartz, sent a message to 115 authors, asking them to respond via...
monty-heying's picture
Jan.15.2013
The Paisano fellowship is a coveted award for any serious writer, accepting only two writers per year to live in a secluded "ranch" house in the Texas Hill Country twenty miles outside Austin. If it's seclusion you want, you got it. Here's page three of my application. Why do you feel that you...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.04.2012
While on the subject of literate song lyrics, I have to mention those of an old friend, Eric Taylor. We've been friends for so long I don't think either one of us wants to tote up the years, but in a way, we began our creative writing careers together.  image via ballardnewstribune.com...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.05.2012
All spiritual traditions teach that even the most mundane tasks have meaning when they are undertaken with higher intention. I’ve written about a zillion words on the ways art can embody this truth. Today, I’d like to tell you about a new film that shows it truly, deeply, and beautifully. Andrew...
lisa-yee's picture
Feb.27.2012
I'm on the road a lot.  In the past, I'd fly in for an event, like the SCBWI Austin Conference, and then turn around and fly home right after it ended.  But on this trip I added a couple of extra days to explore . . .   As I suspected, Austin, Texas is awesome. Peepy...
mayra-calvani's picture
Dec.16.2011
If you’re a fan of historical novels, are interested in the Aztecs, and would like to try something different, you’ll enjoy Five Dances with Death: Dance One, by Austin Briggs.   Written in first person from the point of view of Angry Wasp, the story begins in 1516, during the era...
sylvia-m-longmire's picture
Oct.23.2011
Where do I begin to describe Austin, Texas? Quirky is one word, as evidenced by the ubiquitous slogan on t-shirts and signs that say "Keep Austin Weird." But what a vibrant, nutty, energetic, and fun place! Not only was the Texas Book Festival going on, taking up a ton of space on the Capitol...
valerie-fern's picture
Oct.18.2011
     I’ve always been frightened by “the south.”  Even when I was a little girl, and we drove for hours on some hellacious back road from Southern California to Oklahoma; my dad smoking cigarette after cigarette and driving like a bat out of a flame and my mom, turning around...
deborah-grabien's picture
Jun.02.2011
So, I tried uploading this properly to the Audio page, but for some reason, Red Room's audio page is giving me no love. In any case, here's what this is about: On 20 March 2011, longtime Rolling Stone stalwart and renowned writer/editor Dave Marsh moderated a panel at South by Southwest in Austin,...
shelley-bueche's picture
Feb.07.2011
I have a confession to make, I am middle-aged. Another confession, I live in (heck I am from) Austin, Texas, Center of the Universe. Austin seems to be on everyone's radar these days, "Best Place to Live," "Best Place to Live, Work, and Raise a Family," "Live Music Capital...