The Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus will be hosting a daylong literary event on Saturday in cooperation with Poets & Writers Magazine, with readings, lectures and workshops.
Austin author Elizabeth McCracken (“Thunderstruck”) will deliver the keynote speech at 10 a.m., after an 8 a.m. check-in.
Other speakers and panelists include Ben Fountain (“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”), poet Naomi Shihab Nye; Benjamin Percy (“The Dead Lands”); Saeed Jones (“Prelude to Bruise”), Matthew Gavin Frank (“The Mad Feast”), Edward Carey (the Iremonger trilogy), Karan Mahajan (“The Association of Small Bombs”), Alex Lemon (“The Wish Book”), Carrie Fountain “(“Instant Winner”), Kirk Lynn (“Rules for Werewolves”), Owen Egerton (“How Best to Avoid Dying”), Susan Schorn (“Smile at Strangers”) and Ebony Stewart (“Love Letters to Balled Fists”).
All of this will be occurring while the Modern Language Association is holding its convention downtown, so it’ll be a literary festival of sorts.
Seating at the Blanton event is limited. If you interested in attending, you can register here. The cost is $125.
The Blanton is at 200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.