We love participating in the Texas Book Festival every year, and we’re excited to announce some extra special Writers’ League events that we hope to see you at during what is always a pretty amazing festival weekend.
On Saturday, join us at 4 p.m. for a Writers’ League of Texas panel discussion in the Texas Tent (on Congress Avenue & 8th Street). We’ll be talking to authors Owen Egerton, Amy Gentry, Skip Hollandsworth, and Michael Hurd about the enduring draw of the Lone Star State, and why writing about its unique landscape, complex history, and compelling people never gets old. Moderated by WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver, this “Obsessed with Texas” conversation promises to be fascinating. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook.
And if you’re free beforehand, join us at our booth (Booths 320-321, Exhibitor Tent 3) at 3 p.m. for a champagne toast to celebrate the 2016 Book Award Honorees. Every year, we take a pause during the busy weekend to raise a glass to our winners and finalists. Stop by, enjoy some bubbly, and support terrific Texas authors. Full list of honorees can be found here.
On Sunday, if you have little ones, head to the Children’s Activity Tent (on Congress near 9th street) at 3 p.m. for a fun watercolor activity with author/illustrator Salima Alikhan, sponsored by our Project WISE program. Salima will lead the children through a hands-on project to make beautiful art that mimics natural phenomena like snow, coral, leaves, and rain. Share the event with your friends on Facebook.
If you read this post and thought “I’ve published a book! I wish I could sign at the Texas Book Festival!” consider joining the Writers’ League! Signing opportunities at our booths at the San Antonio Book Festival and the Texas Book Festival are available to all current members. Space is limited, so sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about when we will start accepting applications for the 2018 San Antonio Book Festival.