Monday, October 21, 2013

Texas Book Festival: October 26 - 27, 2013

Image from foreveryoungadult.com
The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush and Mary Margaret Farabee to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading, and serve to benefit the state’s public libraries. The annual event takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin and hosts more than 230 authors each year. Over 40,000 attend the Festival annually - enjoying author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children’s activities, and exhibiting vendors from across the state. Moreover, the festival has partnered with others to 
present quality programming to Texans and has                                                                              
donated more than $2.5 million to Texas libraries 
over the past seventeen years.
                                        
When:  October 26- 27, 2013
Where: Austin, Texas at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds 
2013 Book Festival will showcase: 
• 225-plus authors at book readings, signings, and panel discussions 
• 80-plus exhibitor booths and food vendors 
• 15-plus themed tents including cooking, children’s entertainment, and more 
• 10-plus live music performances 
• 1,000-plus dedicated volunteers 
• 40,000-plus attendees from all over the world
Achievements:
• Contributed more than $2.5 million in total grants to nearly 600 libraries 
• Donated 48,965 books to kids at Title I schools 
• Established itself as one of the premier literary events in the country 
• Partnered actively with other organizations to foster a culture of literacy in Texas 

For more information, click HERE