Texas Book Festival – October 16th-17 2010

15 10 2010

This weekend the 15th Texas Book Festival will take over the State Capitol of Texas.

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state’s public libraries.

The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996; the Festival has quickly evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country, annually hosting over 200 Texas and nationally known authors. Approximately 40,000 visitors participate annually in a weekend of author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment at the State Capitol in Austin.

Authors like Jennifer Egan, Alton Brown ,

Rick Bass ,Don Carleton ,

Jeff Lindsey, Frank Deford,

Nicole LaPorte , and a slew of other great authors.

Check back next week as we’ll recap this wonderful weekend.

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