News & Events


Learn about our monthly Story Department here!

Check out our Facebook page for pictures of recent events, including our amazing Show Up, Show Off Show Show and our SXSW-edition Story Department!


Tribeza highlighted our awesome Lena Dunham Round Table with a short interview with an ABC volunteer, Emily Smith.

Our friends at Warby Parker gave us a shout-out in their Year in Review.

Manuel Gonzales, our former Executive Director, released his first book, The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories. Check out the Austin Chronicle’s profile on Manuel and Austin Bat Cave here.

Hanly Banks, one of our amazing volunteers, directed a documentary about musician Bill Callahan, who was kind enough to do a lyric-writing workshop with ABC! Read more here.

At the launch of 2012’s annual student anthology (titled Did I Do That?), high school authors were on hand to read from their chronicles of triumph and regret. Read more here.

Lights, Camera, Help and Alamo Drafthouse South paired up to sponsor a filmmaking competition. Austin Bat Cave won an entry spot and was paired with the COREageous filmmaking crew. Our entry, A Unique Look at Austin Bat Cave, won the Jury Award. Check out an article here and take a look at the full video here.

Page 2 Screen, an Austin Bat Cave fundraising series, features novelists discussing film adaptations of their works. Past guests have included Walter Kirn (Up in the Air) and Rick Moody (The Ice Storm).

Austin-based band Okkervil River ran a songwriting workshop for Austin Bat Cave! Check out Rolling Stone’s article here and the Austinist’s coverage here.

I Don’t Have a Mane, a CD featuring songs that students wrote in ABC workshops, was released in 2011. Read the Austin Chronicle’s coverage here and check out some sample tracks here!

For more on the songwriting workshop that Bill Baird ran with Anderson High School students, check out the Austin American Statesman’s article here and check out a video of one of the songs produced during that workshop.

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