An evening with Hilton Als, Friday at KAP House
Acclaimed writer Hilton Als, via Zoom, will discuss the life, work and legacy of our hometown author Katherine Anne Porter Sept. 18, 7 p.m. To RSVP, email KAPLiteraryCenter@gmail.com. Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town.’ He became a staff writer in 1994, theater critic in 2002, and lead theater critic in 2012. His first book, “The Women,” was published in 1996. His book, “White Girls,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2014 and winner of the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for non-fiction, discusses various narratives of race and gender. In 2017 Als won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, and in 2019 the Langston Hughes Medal. In 2020 he was named an inaugural Presidential Visiting Scholar at Princeton University for the 2020-21 academic year. He is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College. He lives in New York City.
Buda Plein Air Festival Saturday in Buda
Inspired Minds Art Center is hosting spectacular morning of live art and music, outdoors, in downtown Buda. The purpose of this event is to responsibly bring the community together outdoors through art in a mindful, healing, and celebratory way. Visual artists will set up along Main Street and paint, draw, or sculpt en plein-air. Musical artists will busk along Main Street. Cash tips are welcome! Artwork created during the Buda Plein Air Festival will be critiqued by a panel of judges. Winning artists will have their plein-air artwork on display and for purchase in the Inspired Minds Gallery Plein Air Exhibit opening on October 9.