The San Antonio Public Library is proud to announce the first Texas Book Festival – San Antonio Edition, co-hosted by Central Library and the Southwest School of Art on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to 5 pm. The festival, presented by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the Texas Book Festival, is free and open to the public.
This day of literary happenings will offer book-lovers of every age and interest up-close encounters with over 50 of their favorite Texas and national authors at presentations, panel discussions, and signings. This is the first Texas Book Festival event held outside of Austin. The Austin festival has been held at the state capitol since its founding by Laura Bush in 1996 and has grown into a large annual event.
The San Antonio Edition will feature special tent areas with a variety of food, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, musical entertainment, and a bilingual interactive area.
Featured authors at the festival include:
- Edward Whitacre, author of American Turnaround
- Former Councilwoman Maria Antonietta Berriozábal, author of Maria, Daughter of Immigrants
- Domingo Martinez, author of The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir
- Sandra Cisneros, discussing Have You Seen Marie?
- And Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, discussing Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas
For More Information, visit www.saplf.org or call 225-4728.