• Austin Book Awards

    Presented by Join us for a lively evening as we honor, celebrate, and support the Austin literary community. Enjoy an awards ceremony honoring local authors while mingling and matching wits with our visiting New Fiction Confab writers. Proceeds from the event provide free writing workshops at Austin Public Library and youth scholarships for our Badgerdog […]

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  • Meet the Teaching Artists

    Badgerdog Teaching Artists Celia Bell is an Austin-based writer whose fiction has appeared in VQR, Sewanee Review, Bomb Magazine and other venues. She holds an MFA from the New Writers Project at the University of Texas, and is a recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru grant. Emily Beyda is a recent graduate of Texas State’s MFA program […]

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  • Get Involved

    Badgerdog Teaching Artists Badgerdog hires teaching artists (creative writing instructors) on an ongoing basis. Candidates should possess a combination of teaching experience, writing experience (pursuit of a creative writing MFA or PhD and/or a record of published work), and demonstrated service to the community. Those interested in applying should email a cover letter and resume […]

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  • What is Badgerdog?

    Many of the Library Foundation’s programs are devoted to literacy, reading, and increasing the entire community’s access to information and knowledge. The Library Foundation is very pleased to enrich its commitment to literacy through its acquisition of Badgerdog’s writing programs.

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  • School Workshops

    Each year, Badgerdog sends professional writers into classrooms across Central Texas, where they inspire students to embrace the challenge and beauty of writing.

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  • Youth Workshops

    Unsure about how to begin your college application essay? Or if you’re writing in the right direction? Find expert guidance in this two-hour workshop!

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  • Adult Workshops

    Badgerdog offers creative writing workshops for adult writers of all age and skill levels in libraries and community centers across Austin. Some classes offer a broad survey of literary genres and written forms, while others focus specifically on fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.

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  • Spring Break Workshops

    Each Spring Break, Badgerdog offers workshops led by professional writers who introduce students to literary works and techniques and inspire young writers to author their own fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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