Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: rrnewneighbors.org [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Literary Events

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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Thanks to Cindy V. for sending me listings of 2 TV series you might find interesting, and you might have access to:

The Son (book by Philipp Meyer), starring Pierce Brosnan. On AMC starting April 8.

American Gods (book by Neil Gaiman) on Starz, starting April 30.
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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature Texas author Paulette Jiles discussing her upcoming novel News of the World, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
WHERE: The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas.
WHY: All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting April 3, 2017, at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, online at folgeorgetown.org/calendar, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
THE BOOK: In 1870 a 10-year-old girls makes a journey back to her aunt and uncle’s home after living with Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four year earlier. Subsequently she is traded to Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a 70-year-old war veteran, who takes her 400 miles to her family near San Antonio.
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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday May 16th 7:00-8:30. They will discuss Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain. They will be voting on future book choices. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Book Buzz - June 6th, evening - Round Rock Public Library - Free, but seating is limited. Reservations are necessary and will open closer to the time of the event.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Author Visit - Karen McInerney

We read Dead and Berried, by Karen McInerney, in preparation for an author visit! We had a wonderful turnout for the meeting, one of our largest, and we all enjoyed a delightful visit with Karen McInerney! She shared some of her history with us, telling us how she got started writing by reading all the Nancy Drew books as a child, how she came to Austin to work on a PhD in ecology and ended up writing mysteries with lots of references to nature...and recipes in them. She told us some of the details of how her stories evolve and how she puts them together. She wrote her first book on paper but now she writes at Starbucks, bringing her laptop and sitting until she writes her 20 pages or 15,000 words or whatever is her goal. Regular customers have gotten to know her, and those of us who met her could see that she has the people skills to make and keep friends but also keep people from keeping her from her daily writing. Karen gave us an enlightening rendition of juggling 3 very young children and a husband and writing, entertaining the food editor of the Austin American Statesman, and following such editorial advice/orders as adding 10,000 words of romance to her new werewolf series books. She gave us some good laughs! And she signed everyone's books, each with a thoughtful personalized message.

Jennifer brought some gorgeous brownies, from the recipe in Dead and Berried. My vegan diet didn't allow me to taste them, but they were tempting and got great reviews from those who ate them up!

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