Catch Bret Easton Ellis at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening

April 17: Bret Easton Ellis in Austin

The Forrest Four-Cast: April 16, 2019

His first novel “Less Than Zero” was released in 1985 when the author was all of 21 years old. Other titles released by Bret Easton Ellis over the last 30 years include “American Psycho,” “Lunar Park” and “Imperial Bedrooms.” He has also written several screenplays and short stories.

Ellis’ newest book is his first ever work of non-fiction titled “White.” This release eviscerates the perceived good that the social-media age has wrought, starting with the dangerous cult of likeability. This new book is both a denunciation of censorship, particularly the self-inflicted sort committed in hopes of being accepted, and a bracing view of a life devoted to authenticity. Combining personal reflection and social observation, “White” serves as a polemic about this young century’s failings, e-driven and otherwise, and an example, definition, and defense of what “freedom of speech” truly means.

The author will talk about this new book at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17 at the Central Presbyterian Church (200 East 8th Street) in Austin. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Interviewing Ellis on Wednesday, April 17 will be Clay Smith, who is the Features Editor from Kirkus Reviews.

More Austin Events for the Week of April 15
April 15: Austin Blockchain Collective Community Meet Up
April 15: PyLadies ATX Meet Up
April 15: Global Graph Day Celebration
April 16: Austin Technology Council Roundtable: Sales Leadership
April 16: PowerUp With Hugh Forrest and Gerald Youngblood
April 16: How to Build a Business with Content, Content, Content
April 16: CloudAustin Monthly Meet Up
April 16: Capital Factory Accelerator Info Session
April 16: Austin Music Tech Meet Up
April 16: ALL the Ladies in Tech Happy Hour: Spring Edition!
April 16: Ruby Tuesday at TrendKite
April 17: Bret Easton Ellis Book Reading
April 17: Python at Rackspace for Beginners
April 17: EdTech Austin Meet Up
April 17: Austin DJ’s Meet Up
April 18: Built In Brew at Ping Identity
April 18: Data Science Demo Day

More Upcoming Austin Events
April 23: Tarmac TX 2018 Cohort Demo Day
April 26: Wellsmith: Leaving the Legacy of a Healthier World
April 27: Party for Chica Power
April 29: Bunker Brews Austin: Gaming & eSports
April 30: Sputnik ATX Demo Day: Winter 2019 Class
April 30: Heather Armstrong Book Reading
April 30: Learn How to Get Funded From Founders Who Did It
April 30: Deciphering Data Security & Privacy
May 2: Fund Conference Austin
May 7: Philanthropitch Austin
May 9: Austin Technology Council Women in Tech Roundtable
May 13: E4 Youth Showcase & Awards
May 14: Hack Day for MDN Web Docs at AccessU 2019
May 14: Austin Technology Council Engineering Leadership Roundtable
May 15–17: John Slatin AccessU 2019
May 15: General Assembly Grad Showcase
May 16: DivInc Open House
May 17–18: Outlier Podcast Festival
May 18–19: Austin Record Convention
May 23: Austin A-List Ceremony
May 29–31: Dig-In: The Future of Digital Insurance
May 30: Austin Technology Council 30th Anniversary Celebration
June 24: 2020 SXSW PanelPicker entry process begins
July 5–7: RTX Austin
Nov 13–14: Time Machine 2019

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.