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Oct 27–28 in Austin: Texas Book Festival

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 24, 2018

Authors scheduled to participate this weekend include Julian Castro, Mary H.K. Choi, Gay Gaddis, Casey Gerald, Heather Havrilesky, Scott Kelly, Bill Kilday, Turk Pipkin, Cecile Richards, Phoebe Robinson, Pete Souza, Marion Winik, Lawrence Wright, plus hundreds of others.

Also be sure to attend Lit Crawl Austin on Saturday, October 27. A mix of performances, games, trivia matches, and storytelling sessions, Lit Crawl Austin occurs along East Cesar Chavez and other East Side venues.

Finally, if you love books, then you will love the Book Reading program at SXSW. Jean Case, Meredith Ochs, Alex Rosenblat, Bill Shapiro, Frances West, and a handful of authors have already been confirmed for this program for March 2019. Click here to learn more these sessions.

More Austin events for the week of October 22
October 22: Austin Startup Meet Up
October 22: Introduction to User Experience Design
October 23: Art of the Gala
October 23: Girlstart Game Changers Luncheon with Emily Chang
October 23: Data Science Immersive Info Session
October 23: User Experience Design Immersive Info Session
October 23: Game Developer Open Mic
October 23: Community Action Night w/ Open Gov Working Group
October 23: Open Pitch Practice and Pizza
October 23: Travel Tech Meet Up
October 23: Austin on Rails
October 23: User Experience: Journey Mapping
October 24: Entrepreneurship Live with Samantha Snabs
October 24: Women Who Code Tech Talk
October 24: Empower Your Team with Individual Financial Security
October 24: Tech Talk @ Opcity
October 24: Tech Talk @ The Zebra
October 24: Atlas Obscura for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
October 25: CREtech Austin
October 25: NonProfit Tech Club Austin
October 25: Austin Big Data AI Meet Up
October 25: Eight Steps to Identifying Your Ideal Customer
October 25-Nov 1: Austin Film Festival
October 26: Deadline to save $400 on SXSW 2019 registration
October 26: Demystifying Financials for Women Entrepreneurs
October 26: Lanham Napier: Great Businesses Are Built, Not Bought
October 26: Get Smart with Women Communicators of Austin
October 26: Leadership Teams for Business Success
October 27: Disruptexas Undergrad Pitch Competition
October 27–28: Texas Bitcoin Conference
October 27: Texas Bitcoin Conference After Party
October 27–28: 2018 Texas Book Festival

More Upcoming Austin Events
Oct 30: Marketing for Startups
Oct 30: PowerUp with Adam Lyons
Nov 1: Inclusive Innovation Summit
Nov 1–3: Designing an Ethics Center for UT Austin
Nov 2: Deadline for Early Voting in Texas
Nov 5–9: Austin Design Week
Nov 6: 2018 Midterm Elections
Nov 6–7: Time Machine 2018
Nov 6–8: Developer Week Austin
Nov 12: BioAustin BioBash Fall 2018
Nov 14: The State of Texas Venture Capital
Nov 15: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 15: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Late Entry Deadline
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen-Only Hackathon

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6. In Austin, early voting begins Monday, October 22 and continues through Friday, November 2.

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Celebrating creativity at SXSW. Also, reading reading reading, the Boston Red Sox, good food, exercise when possible and sleep sleep sleep.

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