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Free Family Fun – April 30 @ the Thinkery

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the Texas Book Festival and KLRU are celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) at the Thinkery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The day, also known as Día, is a nationally celebrated initiative that celebrates children’s literature and diversity in language and culture. The initiative was originally […]

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Way Behind the Music – April 24 @ the North Door

WHEN Thursday, April 24 WHERE The North Door, 502 Brushy St TICKETS Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Tickets at the door are $15. Proceeds benefit Lit Crawl Austin’s annual East Side crawl. Lit Crawl Austin adds a major dose of humor to its offerings this year with a benefit performance of […]

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Texas Book Festival Announces Library Grant Recipients

  Executive Director Lois Kim announced the Texas Book Festival library grant recipients on April 11, 2014 at the TLA conference in San Antonio. This year the Texas Book Festival granted $60,225 to Texas public libraries, for a total of over $2.6 million given since the program’s inception. Grants are given in three categories: Collection […]

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Roger Reeves, In Honor of Poetry Month

Editor’s Note: To kick off poetry month, Roger Reeves reflected on his panel at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.   The Tribe When I was a younger poet overly worried about audience and thus vocalizing this worry to everyone within earshot, an older poet said these very simple words to me: the work will always […]

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e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Writes to Fiction Contest Participants

  The Texas Book Festival featured author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo knows the healing power of putting pen to paper. We asked her what she would say to our Fiction Contest participants or those thinking of entering the contest. Here’s what she wrote:   My first story was scribbled out in Crayola orange on wide-ruled paper when […]

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Reading Rock Stars News: Now Accepting Houston Applications

The Texas Book Festival is happy to announce the expansion of our Reading Rock Stars literacy outreach program to Houston! The Texas Book Festival supplies author visits and brand-new books for students!  Title-I elementary schools are eligible to apply. For more information about the program visit our Reading Rock Stars page. Download an application for […]

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With back-to-back festivals, books are bigger in Texas!

Texas Book Festival, Oct. 25-26 Texas Teen Book Festival, Oct. 18   The Texas Book Festival will be held Oct. 25 and 26 in 2014, and for the first time, will be “bookended” by the newly-named Texas Teen Book Festival on Oct. 18.     The Texas Teen Book Festival is one of the largest of […]

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Aspiring creative writer? Enter our Youth Fiction Contest!

  Fiction Contest Theme 2014: “The People Our Parents Warned Us About”   The theme was selected by Texas Book Festival Fans on Facebook, who voted “The People Our Parents Warned Us About” as their favorite of four choices. The Fiction Writing Contest encourages and rewards creative writing in Texas schools. Junior and high school […]

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