Wednesday, September 21 6:00pm Celebrating Stories: A Night of Storytelling to Benefit our Neighbors (link)
Held next door at Captain Quackenbush’s
Event is free with an option to donate at the door, but registration in advance is appreciated.
Reverie Books, in partnership with Captain Quackenbush, presents Celebrating Stories: A Storytelling Benefit. Join us for a night of storytelling and uplifting the stories within two local nonprofits’ new books that benefit their work of providing refugee services in Central Texas. Refugee Services of Texas presents “Plated Stories: Legacies from Home to Table,” and Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON) presents “The Truth in Our Stories: Immigrant Voices in Radical Times.” Contributors of both books will be present to share their stories and information about the work being done to support refugees and immigrants right here in Austin.
Saturday September 24 @ noon, Quacks
Young Adult Banned Book Club
This month’s selection is Felix Ever After, an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve. Learn more and sign up for the club here.
Saturday October 1 2:00- 3:30
Hooray for Middle Grade! feat. K.A. Holt, Jenny Zeigler, and Varsha Bajaj
Hosted at Captain Quackenbush’
Three authors + Three books* / three million years of friendship = INFINITE SHENANIGANS**
*at least one author might have more than one book to celebrate
**infinite inasmuch as we can fit into an hour and a half
Books by author:
KA Holt: THIS IS NOT A DRILL & JORDAN J AND THE TRUTH ABOUT JORDAN J
Kari Anne Holt is the award-winning author of many middle grade novels-in-verse including the Kids Under the Stairs series, Redwood & Ponytail, Knockout, House Arrest, and Rhyme Schemer. She is also the author of This is Not a Drill, From You to Me, Gnome-a-geddon, and several other books for young readers, including I Wonder, a picture book illustrated by Kenard Pak. Kari Anne is a founding member of Typewriter Rodeo and teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. Kari Anne lives in Austin, TX with her wife, three kids, and their two dogs, Bea & Arthur.
Jennifer Ziegler: WORSER
Jennifer Ziegler is the author of several novels for young and young-at-heart readers, including Worser, Revenge of the Flower Girls, and How Not to Be Popular. She also serves as faculty co-chair of Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. A native Texan of Mexican American heritage, Jennifer lives in Austin with her husband (and favorite author), Chris Barton, and their boss, a terrier mix named Ernie. When not teaching or creating books, Jennifer loves to visit schools, festivals, and conferences to lead workshops and presentations, urging readers and writers to recognize their own powers and use them for good.
Varsha Bajaj: THIRST
Her upcoming middle grade novel, Thirst, (July 2022, Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Group) is a Global Read Aloud selection for 2022. Her novel Count Me In, was a One Book, One School selection. She has also contributed to short story collections, Come On In, and the Magic Paintbrush and other enchanted tales. Her middle grade novel, Abby Spencer goes to Bollywood, (Albert Whitman and Co., 2014) was shortlisted for the Cybils Award and included in the Spirit of Texas Reading program. Her picture books include The Home Builders, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani (Paulsen/Penguin 2019) a Dolly Parton Imagination Library selection for 2021 and 2022, and This is Our Baby, Born today, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, (Penguin/Paulsen, 2016). She grew up in Mumbai, India and when she came to the United States to obtain her master’s degree, her adjustment to the country was aided by her awareness of the culture through books.
Saturday October 15 ALL DAY and music from 6-10pm
Grand Pretend We’re Opening / First Anniversary Celebration!