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Kayla Klepac was born in Austin and continues to call it home. She earned her degree in Journalism at the University of Texas. Her love of writing began with poetry, which she continues to write and share with friends. She’s a hobby collector who has tried her hand at boxing, painting, playing bass guitar, and jewelry making. She loves going to concerts and watching sad, artsy movies.
Kayla likes to offset the effects of her chronic sweet tooth with frequent dance classes. She’s inspired by fashion photography. Her favorite way to spend an afternoon is by reading stacks of magazines or hunting for one-of-a-kind vintage at thrift stores.

Austin Weekend Guide: June 28 – 30, 2013

Want to get inspired this weekend? Here are three days of fun events that support Austinites making amazing things happen in our community. Wrap up the month of June with altruistic women, cutting-edge writers, and philanthropic fashionistas.

Friday, June 28, 2013

YWCA Women of the Year Awards

Ywca women of the year awards 2013Kick off your weekend at this annual awards party in celebration of Austin women who make a difference. This soiree includes a silent auction, dinner, and awards presented by the YWCA‘s CEO, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron. Honorees will be celebrated for their contributions to racial equality, women’s financial empowerment, and fair opportunities in education, law, and more.

This fundraiser will benefit the YWCA in its mission to “eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” Your support allows them to keep providing counseling to Austin women and families who need it.

WHEN: 6:30 -10 p.m.

The W Hotel
200 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-542-3600

Please purchase tickets here.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summertime Lit Fest

Summertime Lit Fest We all know that Austin has an active music scene. But have you seen the awesome local publications that are being made? Foxing Quarterly is hosting this literary bash to bring together leading Austin zines, publishing houses, and literary journals. Enjoy performances by Hello Wheels, Shivery Shakes, and Lucas Oswald of Shearwater. Listen to readers, meet editors, and buy some fresh reading material from A Strange Object, Write Bloody, American Short Fiction, and Unstuck. Featured zines include Heroine, Yeah!, and Raw Paw. Grab a drink and settle in for the after-party and more live music.

WHEN:  6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Scoot Inn
1308 East 4th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Ph. 512-394-5486

A $5 cover will be charged at the door.


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fashion for a Cause Fashion Show

Fashion for a Cause event organizers Karmella Elle Green and Miliah Paschal (Photo Credit: Steve Whichard)

Fashion for a Cause event organizers Karmella Elle Green and Miliah Paschal (Photo Credit: Steve Whichard)

Check out trends from local boutiques while showing your support for those affected by ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This fashion show will showcase looks from Maya Star, Strut, and more. Donations and proceeds from drink sales will benefit the ALS Foundation. There will also be a mixer with music, dancing, vendors, and photo ops.

WHEN: 3 -5 p.m.

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
701 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-457-8800

This event is free and open to the public.

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