Held each fall in and around the majestic State Capitol in downtown Austin, the annual Festival Weekend features a rich variety of author presentations and panels, book signings, cooking demonstrations, programs and activities for kids of all ages, food trucks, and exhibiting vendors from across the state and country. More than 50 volunteer committee chairs and 1000 volunteers help make the annual Festival possible. While remaining an important showcase for Texas authors, the Texas Book Festival hosts writers from all over the world and is honored to have a national reputation as one of the most prestigious and longest running book festivals in the country.
The 27th annual Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place on November 5–6 in and around the State Capitol in downtown Austin. The Festival Weekend is FREE and open to the public, featuring nearly 300 authors of the year’s best books across all ages and genres. Find out more on how to attend the fesitval here!
This year three UNP authors will be hosting events at the festival. Tomás Q. Morín, Jill Christman, and Suzanne Ohlmann will all be in attendance and hosting programs during the festival.
Lives on the Page: Sweeping New Memoirs of Migration and Self-Discovery
Capitol Extension Room E2.028 (State Capitol)
UNP Authors: Jill Christman and Suzanne Ohlmann
This session will be from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 5.
If This Were Fiction by Jill Christman and Shadow Migration by Suzanne Ohlmann
Poetry and Prose: Poets with New Memoirs and Essay Collections
Capitol Extension Room E2.010 (1100 Congress Avenue)
Poets Kendra Allen, Remica Bingham-Risher, and Tomás Q. Morín join to discuss their new memoirs and essay collections, on topics ranging from growing up in a small town riddled with machismo and drug addiction, to coming of age in a complicated yet loving community and family, to the impact of identity, joy, love, and history on artists, and more.
UNP Author: Tomás Q. Morín
This program will be from 1:15-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.
Let Me Count the Ways by Tomás Q. Morín