Upcoming June events from the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin.
June 5-9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Badgerdog’s Summer Book Crush. Led by a professional writer, young readers explore a fantastic novel, take it apart, play around in its pages, and create new work based on the novel. This program is designed to foster close reading skills, critical thinking, and creativity in a fun environment. All participating students have their creative work published on our blog, Unbound. Registration Fee: $150.
June 22-24. Austin African American Book Festival. Held at the Carver Library and Museum, the annual Austin African American Book Festival promotes literature, reading and writing within the African American community. Focusing on authors and cultural leaders who have been influenced by African American literature, the event includes a keynote address, local author showcases and author interviews and discussions.
Through June 24. “Higher Learning: Educational Toys” Exhibition. Beth Consetta Rubel’s newest series transforms popular childhood games into interactive toys for the adult mind. Featuring innovative and satirical renditions of trending topics– from the racial passing of Rachel Dolezal to the ongoing protests at Standing Rock–Rubel explores the intersection of pop culture and identity, questioning the role of mass media in our collective education. Artists Gallery.