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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. Due to COVID-19, ABC programs are virtual through December 2021.
ABC to Host Fresh Ink Writers' Q&A
In partnership with the Texas Book Festival, ABC will host a workshop to help teen writers submit stories to the Fresh Ink Fiction Competition.
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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