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This Saturday in Austin, The Texas Observer is holding its second annual Writers’ Festival, which is free and open to the public. The event goes from 11:30 – 6:00 at the very funky and cool Pine Street Station (5th & Waller, just a block from good old WriteByNight). Six panels inside, and outside will be free beer and wine, tamales, book sales and sponsor tables (including good old WriteByNight).

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I feel like I must lead Sunday’s wrap-up with the most random sentence I’ve ever heard.

During a panel entitled “Big Stories, Small Towns,” Antonya Nelson told the audience that she only writes when she has something to say, and that she will sometimes go for months without writing a word. Another panelist asked her what she does when she’s not writing, and Nelson, after a spiel about cooking, said, “My husband and I own a ghost town, and we’re renovating the post office there.”

What? What?!

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