Friday, September 7, 2012

Author and alum Kevin Powers launches new book

September 11, 2012
6-8 p.m.

Attend a launch party celebrating the publication of "The Yellow Birds," the debut novel of UT alum Kevin Powers. This work of fiction, drawn from Powers' service in the war in Iraq, has been praised for its brilliance and immediacy. Tom Wolfe calls it "the All Quiet on the Western Front of America's Arab Wars."

Lambert's Downtown BBQ, 401 W. 2nd St.


Contact: Marla K Akin | 512-471-1601 or

Sponsor: Michener Center for Writers, Texas Book Festival & Texas Monthly

Admission: Free

RSVP required at link; seating limited

City of Austin promoting Iraq war this Saturday.

Here's another chance to protest the war!

Welcome Home Iraq Veterans - Parade and Job Fair for Iraq Veterans is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

Saturday at 9:00am

Austinites: come down to the parade.
Veterans: stay for the job and resource fair! (Want to participate in the parade? Email us at

Parade runs up Congress Ave. from Lady Bird Lake to the state Capitol.

For more info: or

9:00 AM: Parade kicks off at Cesar Chavez and Congress Ave
11:00 AM (approx): Parade concludes at the state Capitol; ceremony begins.
11:30 PM (approx): End of ceremony; job and resource fair begins in the Capitol Extension
4:00 PM: Job and resource fair ends.