The mission of the O. Henry Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret artifacts and archival materials relative to William Sidney Porter, the author otherwise known as O. Henry, for literary, educational, and historical purposes.
The O. Henry Museum offers a look into the life of William Sidney Porter in the Austin years leading up to his controversial prison term, after which he assumed the pen name O. Henry and set about transforming himself into the famed short story writer who authored such universal classics as "Gifts of the Magi," "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Cop and the Anthem."
THE CISCO KID
BAD GUY MAKES GOOD
Experience our new exhibit through September 20, 2015.
Read a free version of "The Caballero's Way," starring the Cisco Kid, on your computer: http://bit.ly/1HGeqws
The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye, the San Antonio poet and novelist
Led by a professional writer, young readers explore a fantastic novel, take it apart, play around in its pages, admire its sentences and characters, and create new work based on the novel.
July 6-10 / 9am - noon
Open to rising 4-6th graders
Led by a professional writer, young readers explore a fantastic novel, take it apart, play around in its pages, admire its sentences and characters, and create new work based on the novel. In 2014, we crushed on Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We'll announce our 2015 title in just a few weeks. - See more at: http://www.austinlibrary.org/site/PageServer?pagename=bdog_SummerBookCrush#sthash.A3Vqs6Fo.dpuf
A summer program offered in partnership with
IN SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP - Master the basics of short story writing! Register
February 7, 2015
April 18, 2015
June 13, 2015
August 22, 2015
October 10, 2015
December 12, 2015
One Story House Reading
A free, monthly reading series based on O. Henry short stories. A rotating cast of Austin’s cultural elite will deliver a new tale at 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month.
“The Chair of Philanthromathematics”
Guest Reader: Ramsay Midwood, musician
“The Champion of the Weather”
Guest Reader: Gary Hallock, Pun-Off producer
“The Exact Science of Matrimony”
Guest Reader: Jason Mellard, author and historian
“To Him Who Waits”
Guest Reader: Jesse Sublett, author/musician/artist
“The Last of the Troubadours”
Guest Reader: TBD
“The Lonesome Road”
Guest Reader: Steph Opitz, Texas Book Festival literary director