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Austin Bat Cave is a creative community. Our writing programs empower students to find their voices and tell their stories.
Young people yearn to share, express, reflect, and understand one another. Our volunteer tutors not only engage students with creative, hands-on curriculum, but also make the writing classroom fun and inspiring. Austin Bat Cave’s tutors work one-on-one with youth to inspire these burgeoning authors with a passion for reading, writing, and learning.
Tickets now available for Austin Bat Cave's Story Department: Family Feud with San Antonio’s Gemini Ink. Thursday, November 18th at the Carpenter Hotel's outdoor Quonset Hut. Doors at 7:00 pm. Featuring writers Florinda Brown, Adam Soto, Leticia Urieta, and Eddie Vega. ASL interpretation will be provided.
Two ABC Students Win Fresh Ink Contest!
We're proud of Kayla and T. Wolf who were named two of the three winners of The Texas Book Festival's Fresh Ink Writing Contest!
New Pride Merch!
Austin Bat Cave has teamed up with OutYouth on a new line of Pride-themed merch. Proceeds will go to support OutYouth's work with LGBTQIA+ teens in Central Texas.
Our 13th anthology of student writing is here and it may be our most beautiful and interactive anthology yet. Featuring an introduction by bestselling novelist Kristen Arnett, this anthology is as inventive, innovative, and inspiring as our students.
Welcome Richard Z. Santos!
Austin writer and teacher Richard Z. Santos is the next Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave!
ABC Raises More than $5,000 for Winter Storm Relief
Thanks to our generous community, ABC was able to purchase more than $5,000 in food, diaper, water, and other essentials for Austin families in need.
ABC Supports Austin Justice Coalition
From the proceeds of our Spectacular Summer Seminar Festival, we were able to donate over $1700 to Austin Justice Coalition.
ABC Alum Earns National Recognition
Former ABC student Maddy Dietz was recently named the National Student Poet of the Midwest region which also came with a $5,000 cash award.
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