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Texas Book Festival in Austin – October 27-28

Oh no! I can’t believe I had something come up, and I can’t make it to the Texas Book Festival in Austin this weekend!

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the State Capitol Building.

Adult and young adult writers will also sign books in the Book Signing Tent on Congress between 10th and 11th. The Children’s Book Signing Tent will be at 13th and Colorado.

YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS FEATURED INCLUDE:

Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Boys, The Scorpio Races, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, Books of Faerie) on Saturday from 12-1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church;

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures) on Saturday from 1:45-2:30 p.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E2.106;

Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush) on Saturday from 2:15-3 p.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E2.036;

Roland Smith (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers) on Sunday from 4-4:45 p.m. in the Capitol Auditorium Room E.1004;

Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Troubletwisters 2: The Montster) on Sunday from 3-3:45 p.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E.2.012; and

Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Burn for Burn) on Sunday from 4-5 p.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E2.106.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

•The Texas Writer Award will honor Tim O’Brien (Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the House Chamber), and the Tejas Star Award will honor winner James Luna (Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Tent);

•For those into politics, there will be books featured on Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton in the Senate Chamber, as well as Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in the C-SPAN Tent;

•TV news anchor Dan Rather will also talk about his memoir Sunday at 3 p.m. in the House Chamber; as well as

•For Austin, Texas barbecue lovers, Scott Roberts and Jessica Depuy will share some o their secrets to the famous Salt Lick B-B-Q on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Cooking Tent.

For more information or a full schedule of events, visit the Texas Book Festival website.

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  1. Lis
    October 27, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Wow that looks like a huge thing!
    How come you can’t go??

    • Katy
      October 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Wedding today. Birthday party tomorrow. 🙂
      It’s two hours away so I can’t make it a day trip if I have stuff to do.

      • October 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

        enjoy the festivities xo

  2. October 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

    sounds amazing!

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