In this episode, Host editors Annar and Claire are joined by friend of the podcast, Kate Kelly. Kate is an incredible poet, editor and educator, and currently serves as the Programs Manager for The Library Foundation in Austin, Texas. In this episode, she introduces the lineup for this year’s Mayor’s Book Club Read Local campaign, featuring a list of over fifty books written by Austin authors this year.
In 2020, the expansion of the Mayor's Book Club to include all books published by Austin authors promotes Austin’s rich literary scene and, in particular, many Austin authors whose titles might not have gotten the attention they deserve due to COVID-19.
Kate provides recommendations and insight into the Mayor's Book Club Read Local authors, books, workshops and book talks, as well as some key tips for how to be a happy, organized and mayor-quality human in these unprecedented times. You can check out the programming for The Mayor’s Book Club at austinlibrary.org where you can sign up for all virtual events for free.
To can see what else Kate is up to, including links to some of her published work, check out her website or follow her on Instagram @katekellytho