The Stars at Night, A 25th Birthday Celebration

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-8-38-19-pmJoin us on the night of Thursday, November 3rd, for the first annual The Stars at Night, a beer-and-boots gala celebrating ASF’s 25th anniversary, our Texas heritage, and our city’s writers and those who champion them.

Come for the country songs and dancing, and stay for the free cocktails, light snacks, and the bright view of the city skyline. This year we are thrilled to recognize two literary stars: Karan Mahajan for his novel The Association of Small Bombs and Deb Olin Unferth for her admirable civic contributions, in particular for her work with writers who are incarcerated in the Texas prison system.

The event will run from 7.30 till 11pm. Online ticket sales have now closed, but you can still grab your tickets at the door!

All proceeds go toward funding American Short Fiction‘s mission to support and promote the literary arts and writers, and to offer more opportunities to enjoy literature in our community. It will be a grand old countrified kick-off to a wonderful Texas Book Festival weekend in Austin.


We would like to thank our sponsors: The Writers’ League of Texas, Kirkus Reviews, the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, BookPeople, The Writing Barn, Little Mule Studio, the Austin American-Statesman, Kelly West Photography, Zax Restaurant and Bar, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Big Bend Brewing Company, and Tequila 512. Contact for more information on sponsorship opportunities.


Where is the Zilker Clubhouse?

The Zilker Clubhouse is just west of Mopac on the edge of Zilker Park. Its address is: 200 Zilker Clubhouse Road, Austin, TX 78746.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There is no age limit to enter the event, but you must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to be served alcohol.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is limited parking for 60 cars at the event. We STRONGLY encourage you to carpool. There is no parking on neighborhood streets.


— Tickets are Now Available —

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