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House Chamber

10:00 - 10:45
The World and You: Maintaining a Global Consciousness
Spread some hope with Nicholas Kristof and Caryl Stern.

The World and You: Maintaining a Global Consciousness

Spread some hope with Nicholas Kristof and Caryl Stern.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: House Chamber

There is no doubt that our world is becoming a smaller place. Technology and social media have allowed us to reach out across cultural boundaries. However, this means that the privileged must also put aside their "first world problems" and confront the very real issues of those who most need their help. Join Nicholas Kristof and Caryl Stern as they share their stories of violence, rescue, and hope.

 

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Authors:
Caryl Stern
Nicholas Kristof

  
  11:30 - 12:15
Lidia Bastianich On Cooking
Celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich journeys to Italy in her new cookbook

Lidia Bastianich On Cooking

Celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich journeys to Italy in her new cookbook

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: House Chamber

Regarded by many as the “First Lady of Italian Cuisine and Restaurants in the United States,” Lidia Bastianich is a beloved television and culinary star. Her new cookbook, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking, is a collection of 150 mouthwatering recipes, ranging from the kid-friendly Oregano Eggs to Chicken Breast with Orange and Gaeta Olives. Join Bastianich as she discusses recipes that she has learned from her mother and grandmother in what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring event.

 

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Authors:
Lidia Bastianich

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Martin Amis in conversation with Greg Cowles
Martin Amis explores romance in the most unromantic of settings in The Zone of Interest.

Martin Amis in conversation with Greg Cowles

Martin Amis explores romance in the most unromantic of settings in The Zone of Interest.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: House Chamber

Set within the confines of a German concentration camp in the midst of the second World War, Martin Amis explores love and the depths of the human soul in his powerful new novel. How does one view love in such a hateful place? Join Amis as he discusses these topics and what some critics have called "his best work in 25 years."

 

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Authors:
Martin Amis

  
  2:30 - 3:15
TEXAS WRITER AWARD: Sarah Bird
Marc Winkleman presents the Texas Writer Award to author Sarah Bird.

TEXAS WRITER AWARD: Sarah Bird

Marc Winkleman presents the Texas Writer Award to author Sarah Bird.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: House Chamber

In her most ambitious, moving, and provocative novel to date, Sarah Bird makes a stunning departure. Above the East China Sea tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience of profound loss, the enduring strength of an ancient culture, and the redeeming power of family love.

 

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Authors:
Sarah Bird

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Joyce Carol Oates
Join one of the most prolific and celebrated authors to discuss her latest collection.

Joyce Carol Oates

Join one of the most prolific and celebrated authors to discuss her latest collection.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: House Chamber

Joyce Carol Oates has received a National Book Award, two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal and is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She has written a number of novels, short story collections, poetry, plays, essays, and criticism. Joyce Carol Oates will discuss her latest collection of stories Lovely, Dark, Deep with writer Deb Olin Unferth.

 

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Authors:
Joyce Carol Oates

  
 

Central Presbyterian Church

  10:30 - 11:15
Meet the Kirkus Prize Finalists
Meet the finalists seeking one of the most prestigious literary prizes in publishing.

Meet the Kirkus Prize Finalists

Meet the finalists seeking one of the most prestigious literary prizes in publishing.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to three authors, one in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and young readers’ literature. It was created to celebrate the 81 years of discerning, thoughtful criticism Kirkus Reviews has contributed to both the publishing industry and readers at large. Books that earned the Kirkus Star with publication dates between November 1, 2013, and October 31, 2014, are automatically nominated for the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and the winners will be selected on October 23, 2014, by an esteemed panel composed of nationally respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics. 

Meet Prize finalists Cece Bell, Jen Bryant, Jack Gantos, Armand Marie Leroi, Don Mitchell, Brian Morton and Kate Samworth and Prize judges Kate Christensen, Sloane Crosley, Linda Sue Park, and Marion Winik at this session.




  
  11:30 - 12:15
Rose Gold
The author of more than 40 books, award-winning Walter Mosley is back with an Easy Rawlins mystery.

Rose Gold

The author of more than 40 books, award-winning Walter Mosley is back with an Easy Rawlins mystery.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

The abduction of the daughter of a weapons magnate sets the LAPD on edge. Their only hope: private eye Easy Rawlins. Set in the height of the Vietnam War, Rose Gold will keep readers turning the page all night as they plow through this gripping adventure. Join author Walter Mosley as he takes you on a journey in his exciting new addition to the PI genre.

 

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Authors:
Walter Mosley

  
  12:30 - 1:15
Lawrence Wright
Pulitzer-prize winning Lawrence Wright on Carter, Begin, and Sadat, and the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East.

Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer-prize winning Lawrence Wright on Carter, Begin, and Sadat, and the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

Pulitzer-prize winning Lawrence Wright on Carter, Begin, and Sadat, and the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East.

 

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Authors:
Lawrence Wright

  
  1:45 - 2:30
The Stuff of Stars
Get weird with sci-fi authors Ofir Touché Gafla and Jeff VanderMeer.

The Stuff of Stars

Get weird with sci-fi authors Ofir Touché Gafla and Jeff VanderMeer.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:45 - 2:30
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

Science fiction has often been a genre used by writers to celebrate the possibilities of the imagination and to critique the world of the present. From robots to black holes to even Frankenstein, sci-fi authors focus our attention outward to the stars in order to reveal the inward aspects of humanity. Ofir Touché Gafla and Jeff VanderMeer discuss how they use science fiction to take readers through their universes.



Authors:
Jeff VanderMeer
Ofir Touche Gafla

  
  2:45 - 3:45
War Zones
Helen Thorpe and Michael Pitre discuss war in literature.

War Zones

Helen Thorpe and Michael Pitre discuss war in literature.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:45 - 3:45
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

"War is hell," so it is said, and literature allows readers to experience the dangers and horrors of war through the lens of someone else. Fact or fiction, stories of war carry with them the very best and worst of humanity: from witnessing the unexpected death of a friend to saving an entire town from a hidden bomb. Helen Thorpe and Michael Pitre share how they convey tales of war, terror, survival, and hope.



Authors:
Michael Pitre
Helen Thorpe

  
  4:00 - 5:00
Here Comes the Boom
The future of energy, environment, and innovation in America with authors Russell Gold and Robert Bryce.

Here Comes the Boom

The future of energy, environment, and innovation in America with authors Russell Gold and Robert Bryce.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Central Presbyterian Church

Where will our energy come from? As populations continue to grow, this question has become more pressing, and contentious. Ignoring agendas, doomsday rhetoric, and preconceived notions, authors Russell Gold and Robert Bryce set out to discover the truth behind how new technologies have and will continue to impact the way we obtain and use energy.

Authors:
Robert Bryce
Russell Gold

  

C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

10:00 - 10:45
Nixon
John Dean, Douglas Brinkley, and Luke Nichter takes us far inside the presidency of Richard Nixon.

Nixon

John Dean, Douglas Brinkley, and Luke Nichter takes us far inside the presidency of Richard Nixon.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Forty years later and the Watergate scandal still burns on the American conscience as a cautionary tale for politicians and public. In this digital age, political scandals are hard to cover up, and with the technology available now, more than ever before has been revealed about Nixon’s presidency. Take an inside look in this controversial figure’s presidency with Douglas Brinkley, John Dean, and Luke Nichter.



Authors:
Douglas Brinkley
John Dean
Luke Nichter

  
  11:00 - 11:45
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Charles Blow's memoir uses the African-American storytelling tradition to explore poverty and abuse.

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Charles Blow's memoir uses the African-American storytelling tradition to explore poverty and abuse.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Charles Blow, a celebrated journalist, shares his experiences growing up in the 1970s as an impoverished, sexually conflicted African-American. In his memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Blow explores his past as well as his encounters with abuse. Discover how Blow uses storytelling to come to terms with painful experiences.



Authors:
Charles Blow

  
  12:00 - 12:45
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Karima Bennoune on combating the rise of fundamentalism in Muslim countries and communities.

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here

Karima Bennoune on combating the rise of fundamentalism in Muslim countries and communities.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Karima Bennoune, an international human rights lawyer and activist, drew on experience, fieldwork, and interviews with Muslim writers, activists, and educators (amongst others) to create a book where the untold stories of those that fight the rise of Islamic fundamentalism can find a voice. Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here is the product of over 300 interviews of citizens in over 30 countries. Join Bennoune as she shares the stories of those that risk their lives to combat the rise of fundamentalism in Muslim countries and communities.



Authors:
Karima Bennoune

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Presidential Precedents
Chase Untermeyer and Jonathan Darman explore some of the most influential names of contemporary American politics.

Presidential Precedents

Chase Untermeyer and Jonathan Darman explore some of the most influential names of contemporary American politics.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

After working as a Texas legislator, and then as executive assistant to the Vice President, Chase Untermeyer collects his journal entries and further annotations to write about his unique insight on the Reagan/Bush administration in When Things Went Right. In Landslide, Jonathan Darman examines the earlier LBJ/Reagan years--where opposites came together to change the country.



Authors:
Jonathan Darman
Chase Untermeyer

  
  2:00 - 2:45
Law of the Jungle
Paul M. Barrett's tale about one lawyer's tumultuous fight for Amazonian farmers against Big Oil.

Law of the Jungle

Paul M. Barrett's tale about one lawyer's tumultuous fight for Amazonian farmers against Big Oil.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Harvard-educated lawyer Steven Donziger spent twenty years fighting against Big Oil on behalf of Ecuadorian farmers and indigenous tribes. At the end of litigation, something amazing happened: he won. The $19 billion awarded was the largest environmental payout in history, but the story didn't end there. Paul M. Barrett covers the years of litigation, the victory, and the unfortunate aftermath.



Authors:
Paul Barrett

  
  3:00 - 3:45
Political Order and Political Decay
Francis Fukuyama questions how societies develop accountable political institutions.

Political Order and Political Decay

Francis Fukuyama questions how societies develop accountable political institutions.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

In Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Francis Fukuyama questions how societies develop political institutions, examines the dysfunction of modern American politics, and predicts the future of democracy in the West. Discover how Fukuyama traces political history from the French Revolution to the Arab Spring and explores the effects of corruption and colonialism to make these conclusions. Join Fukuyama in his discussion of this new book to create a deeper understanding of past, present, and (possibly) future politics.



Authors:
Francis Fukuyama

  
  4:00 - 4:45
PRO
Join Katha Pollitt as she revisits her argument that abortion is not only a moral right but also a social good.

PRO

Join Katha Pollitt as she revisits her argument that abortion is not only a moral right but also a social good.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent

Forty years after the Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion proves to be as controversial as ever. Katha Pollitt, a feminist and journalist, champions abortion as a moral right and social good. Delve into a conversation that addresses politics, social issues, and women’s rights.



Authors:
Katha Pollitt

  
 

Kirkus Reviews Tent

  10:30 - 11:15
A Lifetime of Achievements: Rolando Hinojosa
Rolando Hinojosa presents the first ever bilingual edition of The Valley / Estampas del valle.

A Lifetime of Achievements: Rolando Hinojosa

Rolando Hinojosa presents the first ever bilingual edition of The Valley / Estampas del valle.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Earlier this year Rolando Hinojosa received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Circle Critics, an award that is given annually to an individual that has made a significant and lasting contribution to American letters. Join Hinojosa as he reflects on a lifetime of work, and the first ever bilingual edition of the first novel in his classic Klail City Death Trip series, The Valley / Estampas del valle. Set alongside the Texas / Mexico border, The Valley / Estampas del valle is an exploration of life’s major events, from birth to death and has garnered comparisons to the work of William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.



Authors:
Rolando Hinojosa-smith

  
  11:30 - 12:30
Constructing Racial Identity
Tiphanie Yanique and Jess Row explore the intersection between race and identity.

Constructing Racial Identity

Tiphanie Yanique and Jess Row explore the intersection between race and identity.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Racial makeup is an integral part of one’s identity, and all over the world, the differences between races has often been a point of conflict and oppression. But as the effects of globalization bring cultures around the world closer to each other, the space for racial conflict grows thin and unnecessary. However, this begs the question, what do we lose and what do we gain as we overlook racial differences more and more? Tiphanie Yanique and Jess Row converse about the construction of racial identity and how this identity evolves in a world that is growing smaller.



Authors:
Jess Row
Tiphanie Yanique

  
  12:45 - 1:30
Upbeats, Downbeats
Marlon James and Ray Robertson discuss the intense lives of their musical icons.

Upbeats, Downbeats

Marlon James and Ray Robertson discuss the intense lives of their musical icons.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:45 - 1:30
Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Nothing incites passion more than the power of music. Music can bond, anger, excite, or sober, but when drugs and music mix, excitement is sure to follow. Marlon James and Ray Robertson share their stories of attempted assassination, unlikely friendships, smoking, and the restorative power of music.



Authors:
Marlon James
Ray Robertson

  
  1:45 - 2:45
B&N Discover Great New Writers
Get to know debut authors Malcolm Brooks, Mira Jacob, and Vanessa Manko.

B&N Discover Great New Writers

Get to know debut authors Malcolm Brooks, Mira Jacob, and Vanessa Manko.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:45 - 2:45
Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Everybody loves the classics, but the great thing about literature is that new authors are constantly spicing up the scene with their fresh perspectives. So, why not encourage this new talent by checking out their work? Barnes and Noble presents debut authors Malcolm Brooks, Mira Jacob, and Vanessa Manko as they take you on a tour of their new novels.



Authors:
Mira Jacob
Malcolm Brooks
Vanessa Manko

  
  3:00 - 3:45
Aftermath and Armageddon
Prepare for the end with Emily St. John Mandel and Edan Lepucki.

Aftermath and Armageddon

Prepare for the end with Emily St. John Mandel and Edan Lepucki.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Post-apocalyptic stories have come into the limelight recently, but tales of the end have been around for centuries. There is something terrifying, but also fascinating about contemplating the end of humanity, and these stories have been our way of exploring the ways in which mankind will cope, survive, and rebuild after civilization has ended. Join Emily St. John Mandel and Edan Lepucki as they discuss the apocalyptic appeal of their new novels.



Authors:
Emily St. John Mandel
Edan Lepucki

  
  4:00 - 4:45
WordArt
Get mystified by poetic artists Matthea Harvey and Nicole Callihan.

WordArt

Get mystified by poetic artists Matthea Harvey and Nicole Callihan.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Poets have a knack for creating brilliant images by using only words. But when visual art is added to the mix, these poets elevate their work from beautiful to something truly magical. Join Matthea Harvey and Nicole Callihan as they discuss how they ignite the imagination through the combination of image and word.



Authors:
Nicole Callihan
Matthea Harvey

  
 

Texas Tent

  11:00 - 11:45
The Homesick Texan
Award-winning food blogger Lisa Fain discusses the recipes that make up her latest cookbook.

The Homesick Texan

Award-winning food blogger Lisa Fain discusses the recipes that make up her latest cookbook.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Texas Tent

Fewer things in life bring more comfort than tasting a delicious meal that your mother used to make back at home. Lisa Fain, aka “The Homesick Texan,” brings this idea to the forefront in her new cookbook: The Homesick Texan’s Family Table. In it, Fain brings her favorite family recipes from Texas to your table through several mouthwatering recipes.



Authors:
Lisa Fain

  
  12:00 - 12:45
Before Roses
Delve into antebellum South with Leila Meacham.

Before Roses

Delve into antebellum South with Leila Meacham.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Texas Tent

A son who loses his inheritance. The promise of westward expansion. The abolition of slavery. These are just some of the important historical issues tackled in Somerset, a new novel by Leila Meacham. Join her as she discusses the importance of historical fiction in spurring conversation about the darker sides of our nation's past.



Authors:
Leila Meacham

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Acting the Part
Bill Wittliff on a wild ride through the 1880s American frontier with his book The Devil's Backbone.

Acting the Part

Bill Wittliff on a wild ride through the 1880s American frontier with his book The Devil's Backbone.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Texas Tent

Think Huckleberry Finn, except with cowboys. That’s what will come to mind when you read The Devil’s Backbone, a new western adventure by Bill Wittliff set in Texas. Come and watch as performers bring this riveting tale to life!



Authors:
Bill Wittliff

  
  2:00 - 2:45
A Texas Tragedy
Revisit one of Texas' most infamous tragedies with Elizabeth Crook.

A Texas Tragedy

Revisit one of Texas' most infamous tragedies with Elizabeth Crook.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Texas Tent

In 1966, a shooter opened fire from atop the Main Tower on the University of Texas campus, ostensibly starting an unfortunate trend of school shootings on American campuses. These tragedies often have the most impact on those who are directly affected, and the wounds sustained from the line of fire can last for years afterward. Come and listen to Elizabeth Crook as she revisits this tragedy in her new novel, Monday, Monday.



Authors:
Elizabeth Crook

  
  3:00 - 3:45
Rebel Yell
The award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne, is back with the real story of Thomas

Rebel Yell

The award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne, is back with the real story of Thomas

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Texas Tent

The award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne, is back with the real story of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.



Authors:
S.C. Gwynne

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Entertaining with Camille Styles
Sought after event designer Camille Styles shares tips for creative and stress-free entertaining.

Entertaining with Camille Styles

Sought after event designer Camille Styles shares tips for creative and stress-free entertaining.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Texas Tent

Want to impress your guests at your next get-together? Looking for new ways to dazzle while entertaining? Look no further as Austin-based event designer and blogger Camille Styles guides you on your journey to leave an unforgettable impression at your events.

 



Authors:
Camille Styles

  
 

The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

10:00 - 10:45
Get Out Of Town Before Bedtime
Bob Shea/Lane Smith (Kid Sheriff)

Get Out Of Town Before Bedtime

Bob Shea/Lane Smith (Kid Sheriff)

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

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Authors:
Bob Shea
Lane Smith

  
  11:00 - 11:45
Jefferson For the (All) Ages
Pulitzer-prize winning author Jon Meacham discusses his adult and children’s books about Thomas Jefferson in this session for the whole family.

Jefferson For the (All) Ages

Pulitzer-prize winning author Jon Meacham discusses his adult and children’s books about Thomas Jefferson in this session for the whole family.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

Pulitzer-prize winning author Jon Meacham discusses his adult and children’s books about Thomas Jefferson in this session for the whole family.



Authors:
Jon Meacham

  
  12:00 - 1:00
#WeNeedDiverseBooks
Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Pat Mora, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Tim Tingle and Jacqueline Woodson discuss the importance of diversity in children's and young adult literature.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks

Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Pat Mora, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Tim Tingle and Jacqueline Woodson discuss the importance of diversity in children's and young adult literature.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

In children's literature, representation of all races and ethnicities is vital so that any child can feel as if he or she has a voice. From Mexico to New York, these stories reach across boundaries to draw children into the world of reading. Join Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Pat Mora, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Tim Tingle and Jacqueline Woodson as they talk about why diversity is important in literature.

 

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Authors:
Tim Tingle
Jacqueline Woodson
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Pat Mora
Diane Gonzales Bertrand

  
  1:15 - 2:15
Death of a King
Tavis Smiley talks about The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

Death of a King

Tavis Smiley talks about The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:15 - 2:15
Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

Tavis Smiley talks about The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

 

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Authors:
Tavis Smiley

  
  2:30 - 3:15
Valerie Plame Wilson on Vanessa Pierson
Join former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson as she discusses the latest thriller in her Vanessa Pierson series.

Valerie Plame Wilson on Vanessa Pierson

Join former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson as she discusses the latest thriller in her Vanessa Pierson series.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 3:15
Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

Following the release of her 2007 memoir, Fair Game, Valerie Plame Wilson became America's most famous ex-CIA agent. The one time CIA operative, turned novelist, will be discussing the latest edition in her Vanessa Pierson series of spy novels, Burned. Unlike most standard thrillers, Burned is ripe with insider details of the modern day spy world, written by an author with her own first-hand intelligence expertise.

 

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Authors:
Valerie Plame Wilson

  
  3:45 - 4:30
Colorful Chaos: The Future of Mexico City
Francisco Goldman and Valeria Luiselli discuss the troubled-yet-vibrant place they call home: Mexico City.

Colorful Chaos: The Future of Mexico City

Francisco Goldman and Valeria Luiselli discuss the troubled-yet-vibrant place they call home: Mexico City.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:45 - 4:30
Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)

Mexico City is the hub for for culture, politics, and education in Mexico. But in the face of drug trafficking, pollution, and rampant crime, this defiant metropolis still struggles to hang on to its vivacious nature and colorful traditions. Authors Francisco Goldman and Valeria Luiselli talk about their roots, their perspectives, and the insecure future of this dynamic city.



Authors:
Valeria Luiselli
Francisco Goldman

  
 

Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

10:00 - 10:45
Grandfather Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi with Bethany Hegedus share a story of peace.

Grandfather Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi with Bethany Hegedus share a story of peace.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi with Bethany Hegedus share a story of peace.



Authors:
Arun Gandhi
Bethany Hegedus

  
  12:00 - 1:00
Guys Read: True Stories
Jon Scieszka, creator of the Guys Read anthology series, with contributor Nathan Hale on the true stories in the fifth installment.

Guys Read: True Stories

Jon Scieszka, creator of the Guys Read anthology series, with contributor Nathan Hale on the true stories in the fifth installment.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

Jon Scieszka, creator of the Guys Read anthology series, with contributor Nathan Hale on the true stories in the fifth installment.



Authors:
Jon Scieszka
Nathan Hale

  
  1:15 - 2:15
Sa-Wooon
Stephanie Perkins, Rebecca Serle, and Jennifer E. Smith discuss what it takes to pull on the heart strings of every reader.

Sa-Wooon

Stephanie Perkins, Rebecca Serle, and Jennifer E. Smith discuss what it takes to pull on the heart strings of every reader.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:15 - 2:15
Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

Every reader has their literary crush; admit it, even you. These authors are the experts on creating those seemingly perfect characters that make readers swoon, and now are sharing their insights into the field of romance. Join Stephanie Perkins, Rebecca Serle, and Jennifer E. Smith and hear what they have to say on everything from the first butterflies to happily ever after.



Authors:
Rebecca Serle
Stephanie Perkins
Jennifer E. Smith

  
  2:30 - 3:30
Poetry for You
Jacqueline Woodson, K.A. Holt, and Isabel Quintero talk about ways in which poetry can help you express yourself.

Poetry for You

Jacqueline Woodson, K.A. Holt, and Isabel Quintero talk about ways in which poetry can help you express yourself.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 3:30
Location: Family Life Center (1300 Lavaca)

Jacqueline Woodson, K.A. Holt, and Isabel Quintero talk about ways in which poetry can help you express yourself.



Authors:
Jacqueline Woodson
Isabel Quintero
K. A. Holt

  
 

The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)

  11:00 - 12:00
Surf Texas
Photographer Kenny Braun presents a portrait of Texas surf culture.

Surf Texas

Photographer Kenny Braun presents a portrait of Texas surf culture.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)

Native Texan, longtime surfer, and art photographer Kenny Braun celebrates the release of his new book Surf Texas. Surf Texas shines a light on a little known aspect of Texas culture through the use of beautiful black-and-white photographs of the people, places, and waves that make the Texas Gulf Coast a special place. Come on out and catch a wave.

 



Authors:
Kenny Braun

  
  12:30 - 1:30
Views of Texas
Aerial views of Big Bend Country collide with the endless stretch of Texas Highways.

Views of Texas

Aerial views of Big Bend Country collide with the endless stretch of Texas Highways.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:30
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)

Normally, “home on the range” means big plains and bigger skies. The landscape of Texas has always excited the imagination of America, for here, the endless Texan vistas reflect the unfettered optimism of the American spirit. Join photographers Paul V. Chaplo and J. Griffis Smith as they share their new photography books and discuss the magic of Texan landscapes.



Authors:
J. Griffis Smith
Paul Chaplo

  
  2:00 - 3:00
Memories From a Hill Country Garden
A tribute to the unique character of the Texas Hill Country.

Memories From a Hill Country Garden

A tribute to the unique character of the Texas Hill Country.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)

Lifelong Texan Jim Truchard has had decades of experience not only as the CEO of National Instruments, but also in his own backyard garden. Truchard’s new book Memories From a Hill Country Garden showcases plants and stone features that can create a year-round charm and diverse habitat for Texas wildlife. The combination of personal anecdotes and scientific data make this session perfect for those curious about life in the Hill Country landscape.



Authors:
Jim Truchard

  
  3:30 - 4:30
Authentic Texas
The use of in-depth interviews and photographs provide a glimpse into one of the most sparsely settled regions in the country, West Texas.

Authentic Texas

The use of in-depth interviews and photographs provide a glimpse into one of the most sparsely settled regions in the country, West Texas.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)

The “wild, wild, West” is largely nonexistent now, but there is one place in the American Southwest that still remains just as wild and untamed as it was when it was first found: West Texas. Many of the people who live in West Texas must live cooperatively with the elements, off the grid, so life can often be difficult for these citizens; but that doesn’t stop them from staying true to traditional virtues like friendliness or persistence. Marcia Hatfield Daudistel and Bill Wright sit down and talk about their experience interviewing the Texans who choose to live in this wild West.



Authors:
Marcia Hatfield Daudistel
Bill Wright

  
 

Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

10:00 - 10:45
Wild Wild West
Explore the American West with Jeff Guinn and Robert Knott

Wild Wild West

Explore the American West with Jeff Guinn and Robert Knott

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Outlaws, cowboys, money, freedom: these are the subjects that pervade the myth of the American West. American westerns are endlessly fascinating for their good tales of shootouts and survival. See Jeff Guinn and Robert Knott as they examine the appeal of the western novel.



Authors:
Jeff Guinn
Robert Knott

  
  11:15 - 12:00
Vintage/Anchor Books Presents: Writers on Reading
Authors Maggie Shipstead and Kevin Kwan discuss how and what they read and write. Tote bags with free books will be handed out at this session.

Vintage/Anchor Books Presents: Writers on Reading

Authors Maggie Shipstead and Kevin Kwan discuss how and what they read and write. Tote bags with free books will be handed out at this session.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:15 - 12:00
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

“Writers on Reading” is a special event presented by Vintage/Anchor Books annually. The event isn’t a regular reading; it's an intimate seminar for readers interested in the behind the scenes of being a writer. Maggie Shipstead and Kevin Kwan will talk about reading and writing, or more specifically what they personally read, how they decide what to read, and how they write. Special tote bags with complimentary advanced readers copies will be handed out. The session's moderator, Kate Runde, is the Director of Publicity at Vintage Books & Anchor Books.



Authors:
Kevin Kwan
Maggie Shipstead

  
  12:30 - 1:15
Ante Up
Molly Bloom, Colson Whitehead, and Doug J. Swanson discuss the thrills of poker.

Ante Up

Molly Bloom, Colson Whitehead, and Doug J. Swanson discuss the thrills of poker.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:15
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

There is something incredibly exciting in leaving your fortunes up to Lady Luck. But, as passions run high, how far do people go to win big? When one thinks of gambling, one normally thinks of poker, a game that has become a fixture in the mythos of American money-making. Join Molly Bloom, Colson Whitehead, and Doug J. Swanson as they discuss the appeal of this high-stakes game.



Authors:
Molly Bloom
Colson Whitehead
Doug Swanson

  
  1:45 - 2:30
A Conversation on Poetry
Dean Young in conversation with Rob Casper on the art of poetry.

A Conversation on Poetry

Dean Young in conversation with Rob Casper on the art of poetry.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:45 - 2:30
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Poetry seems to have lost its significance in our modern world filled with seemingly endless distractions. So what can be done to bring poetry back to the public? Texas Poet Laureate Dean Young in conversation with Rob Casper, the Head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress, will discuss the value of poetry and the ways in which we can bring poetry back into the limelight.



Authors:
Dean Young

  
  3:00 - 3:45
James Ellroy
James Ellroy, the “Demon Dog” of American literature, discusses Perfidia.

James Ellroy

James Ellroy, the “Demon Dog” of American literature, discusses Perfidia.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Author of The L.A. Quartet, an acclaimed series of crime fiction novels, which include The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential (both of which were adapted into major motion pictures), James Ellroy is one of America’s most foremost crime fiction writers. His latest novel, Perfidia, finds Ellroy returning to characters from the L.A. Quartet, this time in the midst of Los Angeles at the beginning of World War II. And while the setting might seem familiar, it is World War II as we have not seen before and a Los Angeles as Ellroy has never written before. Here, a great crime gives way to a great novel.

 

Fast Pass Session



Authors:
James Ellroy

  
  4:00 - 5:00
Intergalatic Nemesis
Combining comic books and live-action performance, The Intergalactic Nemesis by Jason Neulander.

Intergalatic Nemesis

Combining comic books and live-action performance, The Intergalactic Nemesis by Jason Neulander.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004

Spies? Space? Spectacle? If you like one or more of those things, then you will love Intergalactic Nemesis. Sit back, relax, and blast off across the universe in this unique stage production of this comic adventure. Join artists Jason Neulander and Buzz Moran as they present their so-called live-action graphic novel. Funny and fantastic, it’s sure to be out of this world.



Authors:
Jason Neulander

  

Capitol Extension Room E1.026

10:00 - 11:00
If You Can Stand the Heat
Mary Pauline Lowry and Kathy Page discuss putting their characters in dangerous situations.

If You Can Stand the Heat

Mary Pauline Lowry and Kathy Page discuss putting their characters in dangerous situations.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

What’s a good story without a little danger? The most striking and revealing character transformations come from the most harrowing situations, and authors know that only by pushing their characters to their limits can they grow into the people they need to be. Join Mary Pauline Lowry and Kathy Page as they take their storytelling as far as they can go.



Authors:
Mary Pauline Lowry
Kathy Page

  
  11:30 - 12:30
The Fiction of Unfamiliar Faces
Bret Anthony Johnston and Cristina Henríquez discuss how fiction can be used to shine light on the experiences of individuals and communities hidden in the shadows.

The Fiction of Unfamiliar Faces

Bret Anthony Johnston and Cristina Henríquez discuss how fiction can be used to shine light on the experiences of individuals and communities hidden in the shadows.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

In our everyday life, it is easy to gloss over the more nuanced stories of individuals who are not a part of the mainstream. Though there are many stories such as this all over the world, they are not always heard. However, fiction allows a venue for these stories to present themselves in a timeless and universal way, one to which all readers can relate. Join Bret Anthony Johnston and Cristina Henríquez as they explore the ways in which fiction can shed light on those hidden in the dark.



Authors:
Cristina Henriquez
Bret Anthony Johnston

  
  12:45 - 1:45
Stories for a New World
Kseniya Melnik and Molly Antopol discuss the relationship between globalization and cultural identity.

Stories for a New World

Kseniya Melnik and Molly Antopol discuss the relationship between globalization and cultural identity.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:45 - 1:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

With the ever-increasing presence of technology and global politics, the potential for international connection and human understanding is becoming even more important. But, as the world moves toward a more global community, what happens to those idiosyncrasies that make a certain culture so unique? Join Kseniya Melnik and Molly Antopol as they discuss the meaning of cultural identity and Old World tradition and how those values transcend borders and influence modern-day society.



Authors:
Molly Antopol
Kseniya Melnik

  
  2:00 - 3:00
Home Sweet Texas
Cynthia Bond and Bill Cotter discuss the magnetic appeal of Texas.

Home Sweet Texas

Cynthia Bond and Bill Cotter discuss the magnetic appeal of Texas.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

Small-town runaways trying to “make it” in the Big Apple only to return home in the pursuit of closure--it’s a story arc that has enchanted us for decades. What is it about the big city that makes us so optimistic about the future? And what is it about home on the range that makes it so hard to escape from one’s past? Join Cynthia Bond and Bill Cotter as they discuss their protagonists’ journey from the concrete jungles of New York to the big skies of Texas.



Authors:
Bill Cotter
Cynthia Bond

  
  3:15 - 4:15
Autobiographical Fiction
Lola Lafon, Merritt Tierce, and Sergio Troncoso compare different ways in which we tell our own stories.

Autobiographical Fiction

Lola Lafon, Merritt Tierce, and Sergio Troncoso compare different ways in which we tell our own stories.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:15 - 4:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026

It's not always easy to tell the truth, and writers must often twist reality a little bit in order to tell their version of events. But does this subjectivity mean that what is written isn't true? Join Lola Lafon, Merritt Tierce, and Sergio Troncoso as they discuss the ways in which we can rediscover our past experiences through writing.



Authors:
Merritt Tierce
Lola Lafon
Sergio Troncoso

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.010

  11:00 - 11:45
Drinks and a Movie
Anne Helen Petersen, Mark Bailey, and Edward Hemingway stir up and dish out some of Hollywood's greatest gossip.

Drinks and a Movie

Anne Helen Petersen, Mark Bailey, and Edward Hemingway stir up and dish out some of Hollywood's greatest gossip.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010

Anne Helen Petersen, Mark Bailey, and Edward Hemingway stir up and dish out some of Hollywood's greatest gossip.



Authors:
Edward Hemingway
Mark Bailey
Anne Helen Petersen

  
  12:00 - 12:45
International Mystery
Ed Lin and Kwei Quartey lead us through two murder mysteries from Taipei to the Ghanaian shores.

International Mystery

Ed Lin and Kwei Quartey lead us through two murder mysteries from Taipei to the Ghanaian shores.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 12:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010

Ed Lin and Kwei Quartey lead us through two murder mysteries from Taipei to the Ghanaian shores.



Authors:
Kwei Quartey
Ed Lin

  
  1:00 - 1:45
Tainted Love
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Bill Roorbach, and Courtney Maum come together to discuss the fragility of success and what can be made from the aftermath.

Tainted Love

Jean Hanff Korelitz, Bill Roorbach, and Courtney Maum come together to discuss the fragility of success and what can be made from the aftermath.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010

What can you do when the life you’ve built for yourself falls apart? As Jean Hanff Korelitz’s heroine’s life is shattered by a series of violence and terrible revelations in You Should Have Known, Bill Roorbach’s damaged and oddball characters reckon with emotional bonds in The Remedy for Love, and the protagonist of Courtney Maum’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You must fight to win back the love of his family. Together, these authors discuss the heartaches and revelations that come from having losing what you had.



Authors:
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Bill Roorbach
Courtney Maum

  
  2:00 - 2:45
Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
Inappropriate, wild, and/or unforgivable behavior dominates the stories in Murray Farish, Luke B. Goebel, and Jenny Offill’s works.

Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing

Inappropriate, wild, and/or unforgivable behavior dominates the stories in Murray Farish, Luke B. Goebel, and Jenny Offill’s works.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010

Inappropriate, wild, and/or unforgivable behavior dominates the stories in Murray Farish, Luke B. Goebel, and Jenny Offill’s works.



Authors:
Murray Farish
Luke B. Goebel
Jenny Offill

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Let's Play Ball
In Josh Ostergaard's debut, baseball is much more than America's pastime, it symbolizes every faction of our national ideology.

Let's Play Ball

In Josh Ostergaard's debut, baseball is much more than America's pastime, it symbolizes every faction of our national ideology.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010

In Josh Ostergaard's debut, baseball is much more than America's pastime, it symbolizes every faction of our national ideology.



Authors:
Josh Ostergaard

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.012

10:00 - 11:00
YA and not so Y.A.
Claudia Gray and Melissa de la Cruz discuss their latest books, beloved by Young Adults of all ages.

YA and not so Y.A.

Claudia Gray and Melissa de la Cruz discuss their latest books, beloved by Young Adults of all ages.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Claudia Gray and Melissa de la Cruz discuss their latest books, beloved by Young Adults of all ages.



Authors:
Claudia Gray
Melissa de la Cruz

  
  11:15 - 12:15
Rituals and Revivals: Religion in Literature
Scott Cheshire, Nan Cuba, and Eric Charles May explore religion through literature.

Rituals and Revivals: Religion in Literature

Scott Cheshire, Nan Cuba, and Eric Charles May explore religion through literature.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Religion often goes hand in hand with identity. Much of how we perceive the world and how we relate to each other is shaped by what we believe of the supernatural. But how faithful can one be when one’s humanity obstructs his view of God? Scott Cheshire, Nan Cuba, and Eric Charles May explore the theme of religion in this discussion.



Authors:
Nan Cuba
Eric Charles May
Scott Cheshire

  
  12:30 - 1:30
We Are Family (Whether We Like It Or Not)
Natalie Baszile, Lin Enger, and Carolyn Osborn discuss the complex relationships between family members in their books.

We Are Family (Whether We Like It Or Not)

Natalie Baszile, Lin Enger, and Carolyn Osborn discuss the complex relationships between family members in their books.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

No family is perfect. Financial problems, the death of a loved one, relocation, divorce, infidelity, teenagers--every family has its own trials and tribulations to face as it tries to grow as a unit. Natalie Baszile, Lin Enger, and Carolyn Osborn examine the changing landscape of "the family" and how they illustrate families in literature.



Authors:
Carolyn Osborn
Lin Enger
Natalie Baszile

  
  1:45 - 2:45
Crime Noir
Authors Rod Davis and Harry Hunsicker explore about the South’s gritty side in this discussion about their newest thrillers.

Crime Noir

Authors Rod Davis and Harry Hunsicker explore about the South’s gritty side in this discussion about their newest thrillers.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:45 - 2:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Authors Rod Davis and Harry Hunsicker explore about the South’s gritty side in this discussion about their newest thrillers.



Authors:
Harry Hunsicker
Rod Davis

  
  3:00 - 4:00
A Poetic Reworking of History
Poets Jericho Brown and Tess Taylor discuss how events and records inspired their latest collections.

A Poetic Reworking of History

Poets Jericho Brown and Tess Taylor discuss how events and records inspired their latest collections.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Poets Jericho Brown and Tess Taylor discuss how events and records inspired their latest collections.



Authors:
Jericho Brown
Tess Taylor

  
  4:15 - 5:00
Cel-Shaded Catastrophe
Brock Clarke and John Dermot Woods bring animated whimsy to serious situations.

Cel-Shaded Catastrophe

Brock Clarke and John Dermot Woods bring animated whimsy to serious situations.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:15 - 5:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012

Brock Clarke and John Dermot Woods bring animated whimsy to serious situations.



Authors:
John Woods
Brock Clarke

  

Capitol Extension Room E2.014

  11:00 - 12:00
Close to Midnight
Authors Mark Pryor, Meg Gardiner, and Jay Brandon delve into the thrilling world of uncovered secrets, international espionage, and murder.

Close to Midnight

Authors Mark Pryor, Meg Gardiner, and Jay Brandon delve into the thrilling world of uncovered secrets, international espionage, and murder.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Thrillers boast some of the best plot twists, cliff-hangers, and spy gadgets in literature. From assassinations to international security, what's not to like about a little trickery and espionage? Join Mark Pryor, Meg Gardiner, and Jay Brandon as they discuss their tales of uncovering blood letters, preventing terrorist attacks, and even searching for a killer no one believes exists.



Authors:
Mark Pryor
Jay Brandon
Meg Gardiner

  
  12:15 - 1:15
Homegrown
Joe Holley, Rene Steinke, and Forrest Gander discuss stories that sprouted from Texas.

Homegrown

Joe Holley, Rene Steinke, and Forrest Gander discuss stories that sprouted from Texas.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:15 - 1:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Texas has a lot of rich soil when it comes to storytelling. As Joe Holley romps through 1980s politics, Rene Steinke explores the intricacies of tight-knit Friendswood, TX, and Forrest Gander's characters embark on a road trip to Mexico, take a bite out of Texas fiction and explore its many flavors.



Authors:
Forrest Gander
Rene Steinke
Joe Holley

  
  1:30 - 2:30
Get a Clue
Deborah Crombie, Timothy Hallinan, and Minerva Koenig take you to the underground world of mysteries.

Get a Clue

Deborah Crombie, Timothy Hallinan, and Minerva Koenig take you to the underground world of mysteries.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 2:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Whodunit? That's the burning question behind every mystery. From the Zodiac Killer to Colonel Mustard in the foyer with a spatula, readers never want to leave any case unsolved. Murder, lust, greed--Deborah Crombie, Timothy Hallinan, and Minerva Koenig cover it all as they discuss how they entice readers into the scintillating world of mysteries.



Authors:
Timothy Hallinan
Minerva Koenig
Deborah Crombie

  
  2:45 - 3:30
Frank Einstein
Jon Scieszka with a humorous look at science in Frank Einstein.

Frank Einstein

Jon Scieszka with a humorous look at science in Frank Einstein.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:45 - 3:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

In Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, Frank Einstein seeks to find out how the world works. In doing so, he creates some pretty unusual contraptions. Part imagination, part real science, Jon Scieszka has envisioned a fun and educational world for the middle-grade audience. 



Authors:
Jon Scieszka

  
  4:00 - 4:45
Youth Fiction Contest Awards
Recipients of TBF's Youth Fiction Contest Award discuss entries on topic "The People Our Parents Warned Us About."

Youth Fiction Contest Awards

Recipients of TBF's Youth Fiction Contest Award discuss entries on topic "The People Our Parents Warned Us About."

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

Recipients of TBF's Youth Fiction Contest Award discuss entries on topic "The People Our Parents Warned Us About."




  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.016

  10:45 - 11:30
All of the Feels
Leslie Jamison and Jon Kolko explain how empathy is our greatest tool in both business and life.

All of the Feels

Leslie Jamison and Jon Kolko explain how empathy is our greatest tool in both business and life.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:45 - 11:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Leslie Jamison and Jon Kolko explain how empathy is our greatest tool in both business and life.



Authors:
Leslie Jamison
Jon Kolko

  
  11:45 - 12:45
Pioneering Women
Debra Winegarten sheds light on the life of Oveta Culp Hobby, the Texan who became the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel.

Pioneering Women

Debra Winegarten sheds light on the life of Oveta Culp Hobby, the Texan who became the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:45 - 12:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Debra Winegarten sheds light on the life of Oveta Culp Hobby, the Texan who not only became the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel, but the second US woman appointed to a presidential Cabinet.



Authors:
Debra Winegarten

  
  1:00 - 1:45
A Conversation on Creativity
Austin Kleon and Joshua Wolf Shenk take audience members into a world of creativity.

A Conversation on Creativity

Austin Kleon and Joshua Wolf Shenk take audience members into a world of creativity.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Austin Kleon and Joshua Wolf Shenk discuss the meaning of creativity and what it looks like in our day and age. These artists discuss how creativity and community can go hand in hand and the power of building relationships. Join these authors and learn how to take hold of your own creative ambitions while incorporating artistic techniques into everyday life.



Authors:
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Austin Kleon

  
  2:00 - 2:45
Tattoo Tales
Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton recount the tales behind tattoos and how tattoos showcase endless aspects of the human experience.

Tattoo Tales

Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton recount the tales behind tattoos and how tattoos showcase endless aspects of the human experience.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 2:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton tell stories--just as tattoos do. What started out as a Tumblr side-project developed into an insightful book that features individuals, their motivation to get inked, and the meaning behind each tattoo. Join Fitzgerald and MacNaughton as they share tattoo tales--stories of art, survival, and identity--that go beyond the ink.



Authors:
Wendy MacNaughton
Isaac Fitzgerald

  
  3:00 - 3:45
Official 2014 Festival Poster Artist Session
Festival Poster Artist Dan Winters discusses the 2014 TBF poster image along with his personal philosophy to photography.

Official 2014 Festival Poster Artist Session

Festival Poster Artist Dan Winters discusses the 2014 TBF poster image along with his personal philosophy to photography.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 3:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Festival Poster Artist Dan Winters discusses the 2014 TBF poster image along with his personal philosophy to photography.



Authors:
Dan Winters

  
  4:15 - 5:00
Telling the Texas Story: Truth and Fiction in Lone Star History
Texas is a complicated, vast state, join a discussion on how to talk about Texas.

Telling the Texas Story: Truth and Fiction in Lone Star History

Texas is a complicated, vast state, join a discussion on how to talk about Texas.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:15 - 5:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Texas is a complicated, vast state, join a discussion on how to talk about Texas.

 



Authors:
Broadus Spivey
Jesse Sublett
Carmen Boullosa
Cynthia Leal Massey

  

Capitol Extension Room E2.026

10:00 - 10:45
Choose Wisely
Authors Lauren Miller, Trent Reedy, and Stephen Jones discuss the beauty that can be found from hardship.

Choose Wisely

Authors Lauren Miller, Trent Reedy, and Stephen Jones discuss the beauty that can be found from hardship.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

Sometimes, life can be rough. But if you had the choice between a blissfully unaware existence or a knowing life full of adventure, which would you choose? Before you answer, join authors Lauren Miller, Trent Reedy, and Stephen Jones as they discuss what brings out the good from even the most troubled lives.



Authors:
Lauren Miller
Trent Reedy
Stephen Graham Jones

  
  11:00 - 11:45
Looks Can Be Deceiving
Authors Steve Brezenoff and Michelle Knudsen reveal their insights of distinguishing friend from foe.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Authors Steve Brezenoff and Michelle Knudsen reveal their insights of distinguishing friend from foe.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

We all know to avoid the creepy lurking shadows and stick to the familiar. But in a day and age where we shape and edit our online identities (or even make them up entirely), judging by the look of things can be a detrimental flaw. Join Steve Brezenoff and Michelle Knudsen to learn how to judge friend (or more than friend) from foe and avoid (or embrace) all the tricky stuff in between.



Authors:
Michelle Knudsen
Steve Brezenoff

  
  12:00 - 1:00
Tomás Rivera Award
Celebrate the 19th Annual Tomás Rivera Award with this year’s winners.

Tomás Rivera Award

Celebrate the 19th Annual Tomás Rivera Award with this year’s winners.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

Celebrate the 19th Annual Tomás Rivera Award with this year’s winners.



Authors:
Susan Goldman Rubin
Duncan Tonatiuh

  
  1:15 - 2:15
Do You Believe in Magic?
Abracadabra! Natalie Lloyd, Nikki Loftin, and Annie Barrows discuss their magical tales.

Do You Believe in Magic?

Abracadabra! Natalie Lloyd, Nikki Loftin, and Annie Barrows discuss their magical tales.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:15 - 2:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

Abracadabra! Natalie Lloyd, Nikki Loftin, and Annie Barrows discuss their magical tales.



Authors:
Natalie Lloyd
Annie Barrows
Nikki Loftin

  
  2:30 - 3:30
Adventure is Out There
Join Michael Fry, P.J. Hoover, and S.S. Taylor for a discussion on everything adventurous.

Adventure is Out There

Join Michael Fry, P.J. Hoover, and S.S. Taylor for a discussion on everything adventurous.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 3:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

Whether at your door or worlds away, there is an adventure that awaits you. This is what authors Michael Fry, P.J. Hoover, and S.S. Taylor have come to share. These authors are experts on what makes a good expedition and how you can become the next great adventurer.



Authors:
Michael Fry
P. J. Hoover
S.S. Taylor

  
  3:45 - 4:45
Eyes on the Prize
London Ladd, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Deborah Wiles discuss civil rights and the importance of racially conscious literature for children.

Eyes on the Prize

London Ladd, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Deborah Wiles discuss civil rights and the importance of racially conscious literature for children.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:45 - 4:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026

It’s common knowledge that the discussion of civil rights and racial equality is far from over. In this new age of progressive reform, it has become more important than ever to educate younger generations about the importance of tolerance and acceptance. Join London Ladd, Duncan Tonatiuh, and Deborah Wiles as they discuss the past, present, and future of racially-conscious literature for children and young adults.



Authors:
Deborah Wiles
Duncan Tonatiuh
London Ladd

  
 

Capitol Extension Room E2.028

  10:15 - 11:00
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
Miriam Pawel discusses the flaws, triumphs, and hardships of iconoclast Cesar Chavez.

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Miriam Pawel discusses the flaws, triumphs, and hardships of iconoclast Cesar Chavez.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:15 - 11:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Miriam Pawel discusses the flaws, triumphs, and hardships of iconoclast Cesar Chavez.



Authors:
Miriam Pawel

  
  11:15 - 12:15
The Corazon of San Antonio
Rosemary Catacalos and Carmen Tafolla talk about the poetry of place.

The Corazon of San Antonio

Rosemary Catacalos and Carmen Tafolla talk about the poetry of place.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Certain locations often become memorialized through poetry. The culture, the geography, even the language of a place can leave an indelible mark on a poet that can inspire he or she to produce masterpieces. Rosemary Catacalos and Carmen Tafolla are two such poets who have chosen San Antonio as their muse. Join them as they discuss the inspirations behind their poems of place.



Authors:
Rosemary Catacalos
Carmen Tafolla

  
  12:45 - 1:45
Mutual Appreciation Society
Hear Elizabeth McCracken and Eimear McBride talk about their work, two of the most buzzed about books of 2014.

Mutual Appreciation Society

Hear Elizabeth McCracken and Eimear McBride talk about their work, two of the most buzzed about books of 2014.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:45 - 1:45
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Hear Elizabeth McCracken and Eimear McBride talk about their work, two of the most buzzed about books of 2014.



Authors:
Elizabeth McCracken
Eimear McBride

  
  2:15 - 3:00
The Kids Are All Right
Authors Porochista Khakpour and Marie-Helene Bertino discuss coming-of-age stories and the important roles they play in literature.

The Kids Are All Right

Authors Porochista Khakpour and Marie-Helene Bertino discuss coming-of-age stories and the important roles they play in literature.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Coming-of-age tales ignite the passion in everyone. No matter what the story, any reader will remember the struggles and triumphs of their formative years. From natural disasters to acne, the period in which we learn the most about the world (the good and the bad) is in our youth. Join Porochista Khakpour and Marie-Helene Bertino as they examine the special role of coming-of-age stories in novels and literature.



Authors:
Porochista Khakpour
Marie-Helene Bertino

  
  3:30 - 4:30
Fantasy, Folklore, and Backwoods Mysticism
Join Josh Weil, Tim Tingle, and Ire'ne Lara Silva for a discussion on the relationship between literature, mysticism and the magic of folklore.

Fantasy, Folklore, and Backwoods Mysticism

Join Josh Weil, Tim Tingle, and Ire'ne Lara Silva for a discussion on the relationship between literature, mysticism and the magic of folklore.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

There is a long tradition of writers using the supernatural to explain or make sense of the natural world around them. From a child’s bedroom to an alternative vision of present-day Russia to pre-statehood Oklahoma. Josh Weil, Tim Tingle, and Ire'ne Lara Silva explore human relationships through the use of regional folklore and mystical elements.



Authors:
Tim Tingle
Josh Weil
Ire'ne Lara Silva

  
 

Central Market Cooking Tent

Sponsored by Central Market
10:00 - 11:00
Truly Texas Mexican
Come see Adán Medrano demonstrate recipes from his new book, Truly Texas Mexican.

Truly Texas Mexican

Come see Adán Medrano demonstrate recipes from his new book, Truly Texas Mexican.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Texas has a rich culinary tradition starting from the countless indigenous Native American tribes who once inhabited this land. Passing down their techniques and ingredients to what is now the Texas Mexican-American community, this cuisine has proven itself to be integral to the culture of the Mexican-Americans of Texas. Join Adan Medrano as he discusses the flavors and flair of Texas Mexican-American cuisine in his new cookbook.





Authors:
Adán Medrano

  
  11:30 - 12:30
Soul Food
Come see Adrian Miller demonstrate recipes from his book, Soul Food.

Soul Food

Come see Adrian Miller demonstrate recipes from his book, Soul Food.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Nothing brings the family together more than food, and soul food is a culinary tradition designed to do just that. Adrian Miller explores how each staple of soul food cooking, from fried chicken to chitlins, found its way into the cuisine and how these foods relate to African-American culture. Join this cook as he takes you on a journey through the delightful tastes of soul food.



Authors:
Adrian Miller

  
  1:00 - 2:00
Roast
Come see Michael Ruhlman demonstrate recipes from his book, Ruhlman’s How to Roast: Foolproof Techniques and Recipes for the Home Cook.

Roast

Come see Michael Ruhlman demonstrate recipes from his book, Ruhlman’s How to Roast: Foolproof Techniques and Recipes for the Home Cook.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Michael Ruhlman’s most sage cooking advice springs from one of the most fundamental cooking techniques: roasting. Through rich, delicious recipes, Ruhlman takes cooks through the gamut of flavors in order to get the most out of roasting. So, come on down and add some spice to your life with this celebrated chef.



Authors:
Michael Ruhlman

  
  2:30 - 3:30
The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen
Come see Kate Payne demonstrate recipes from her book, The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen.

The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen

Come see Kate Payne demonstrate recipes from her book, The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 3:30
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Tired of wanting to eat well, but not having the money to do it? Or do you just not know how to cook? Kate Payne will show you the ropes with recipes from her new book, The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen. Come and see how this expert creates delicious meals without breaking the bank.



Authors:
Kate Payne

  
  4:00 - 5:00
The Texas Food Bible
Come see Dean Fearing demonstrate recipes from his book, The Texas Food Bible.

The Texas Food Bible

Come see Dean Fearing demonstrate recipes from his book, The Texas Food Bible.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Central Market Cooking Tent

Texans know how to cook. There is nothing more comforting than a good ol’, home-cooked Texan meal for dinner. So, why not learn how to cook from the best of them? Dean Fearing demonstrates some Texan flavor with recipes from his new book, The Texas Food Bible.



Authors:
Dean Fearing

  

Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Sponsored by HEB
10:00 - 10:30
Erzsi Deak
Erzsi Deak reads from Pumpkin Time.

Erzsi Deak

Erzsi Deak reads from Pumpkin Time.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 10:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Erzsi Deàk reads from Pumpkin Time, introduced by the students of Mindy Bass from Gullet Elementary.



Authors:
Erzsi Deak

  
10:30 - 11:00
Pat Mora and Libby Martinez
Pat Mora and Libby Martinez read from I Pledge Allegiance.

Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

Pat Mora and Libby Martinez read from I Pledge Allegiance.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Pat Mora and Libby Martinez read selections from their book, I Pledge Allegiance. Introduction by the students of Marcia Molinar from UT Elementary.



Authors:
Pat Mora
Libby Martinez

  
11:00 - 11:30
Aree Chung, Kung Fu Times Two
Aree Chung reads selections from Ninja!

Aree Chung, Kung Fu Times Two

Aree Chung reads selections from Ninja!

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Aree Chung reads selections from his book Ninja! and will be introduced by the 5th grade students from Zilker Elementary School.



Authors:
Arree Chung

  
11:30 - 12:00
Shannon and Dean Hale, Kung Fu Times Two
Shannon and Dean Hale read from their book The Princess in Black.

Shannon and Dean Hale, Kung Fu Times Two

Shannon and Dean Hale read from their book The Princess in Black.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Shannon and Dean Hale will read from their book The Princess in Black, introduced by the students of Lisa Brannan from Forest Creek Elementary School.



Authors:
Dean Hale
Shannon Hale

  
12:00 - 12:30
Mac Barnett
Mac Barnett reads from his book Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett reads from his book Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 12:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Mac Barnett will read from his book Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and will be introduced by the students of Stephanie Kaynes from Brushy Creek Elementary.



Authors:
Mac Barnett

  
12:30 - 1:00
London Ladd
London Ladd reads from his book Under the Freedom Tree.

London Ladd

London Ladd reads from his book Under the Freedom Tree.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 1:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

London Ladd will read from his book Under the Freedom Tree, and will be introduced by the students of Sissy Peters from Rawson Saunders Elementary school.



Authors:
London Ladd

  
1:00 - 1:30
Bluebonnet Award
Bluebonnet Master List Announcement

Bluebonnet Award

Bluebonnet Master List Announcement

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 1:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Texas children introduce the 20 titles for the 2015-16 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.


  
1:30 - 2:00
Monica Brown
Monica Brown reads from Conoces a Pablo Picasso.

Monica Brown

Monica Brown reads from Conoces a Pablo Picasso.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 2:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Monica Brown will read from her book Conoces a Pablo Picasso, and will be introduced by the 5th grade students of Joslin Elementary.



Authors:
Monica Brown

  
2:00 - 2:30
Tad Carpenter
Tad Carpenter reads from Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop.

Tad Carpenter

Tad Carpenter reads from Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 2:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Tad Carpenter reads from his book Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop, with introductions by the students of Mitzi Welfel from Weinert Elementary.



Authors:
Tad Carpenter

  
2:30 - 3:00
Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty reads from Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau.

Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty reads from Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 3:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Andrea Beaty will read from her book Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau, and will be introduced by the students of Brennan Cruser from Casis Elementary School.



Authors:
Andrea Beaty

  
3:00 - 3:30
Keith Graves
Keith Graves reads from The Monsterator.

Keith Graves

Keith Graves reads from The Monsterator.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 3:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Keith Graves will read from his book The Monsterator, with introductions by the students of Stacey Ross from Casis Elementary School.



Authors:
Keith Graves

  
3:30 - 4:00
Lorisse's Dog Training

Lorisse's Dog Training

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:30 - 4:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)



Authors:
Teresa C. Brod

  
4:00 - 4:30
John Rocco
John Rocco reads from his book Blizzard.

John Rocco

John Rocco reads from his book Blizzard.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 4:30
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

John Rocco will read from his book Blizzard, with introductions by the students of Tammy Kiara from Blanton Elementary School.



Authors:
John Rocco

  
4:30 - 5:00
Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Thelma Muraida
Diane Gonzales Bertrand reads from Cecilia and Miguel are Best Friends/Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos.

Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Thelma Muraida

Diane Gonzales Bertrand reads from Cecilia and Miguel are Best Friends/Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:30 - 5:00
Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (13th & Colorado streets)

Diane Gonzales Bertrand will read from her book Cecilia and Miguel are Best Friends/Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos, and the illustrator, Thelma Muraida will also be in attendance. Students of Martha LeBlanc from Blazier Elementary School will introduce the pair. 



Authors:
Thelma Muraida
Diane Gonzales Bertrand

  

Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

10:00 - 11:00
Magician Ken Cummins

Magician Ken Cummins

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)




  
11:00 - 12:00
I Knew An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

I Knew An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

 

 

 




  
12:00 - 1:00
Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist

Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)




  
1:00 - 2:00
Kathi Appelt presents Mogie: The Heart of the House
Mogie the real life inspiration will be there!

Kathi Appelt presents Mogie: The Heart of the House

Mogie the real life inspiration will be there!

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

Mogie the real life inspiration will be there! With introductions by the students of Tracy Grossfeld from Rawson Saunders Elementary School.



Authors:
Marc Rosenthal
Kathi Appelt

  
2:00 - 3:00
Boitumelo: Songs and Stories of South Africa: Presented by Rochelle Rabouin.

Boitumelo: Songs and Stories of South Africa: Presented by Rochelle Rabouin.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)

 




  
3:00 - 4:00
Joaquin Hancock and the Hancock Family Band with Chataqua

Joaquin Hancock and the Hancock Family Band with Chataqua

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)




  
4:00 - 5:00
Knights of Steel: Presented by McCallum High School

Knights of Steel: Presented by McCallum High School

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (on west Capitol driveway, near Colorado St.)




  

Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

Sponsored by Mercury Read to Lead
10:00 - 11:00
Austin Dog Alliance
Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs.

Austin Dog Alliance

Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs.




  
11:00 - 12:00
Storybook Character Fashion Show
Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and walk the runway!

Storybook Character Fashion Show

Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and walk the runway!

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and walk the runway!




  
  1:00 - 2:00
All Over the Alphabet
Fun with alphabet activities, crafts, and stories with Rawson Saunders teachers.

All Over the Alphabet

Fun with alphabet activities, crafts, and stories with Rawson Saunders teachers.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

Fun with alphabet activities, crafts, and stories with Rawson Saunders teachers.




  
2:00 - 3:00
TLA Presents 2x the Fun
Learn how to expand your child's reading experiences with fun activities you can both share after reading award-winning Texas 2x2 books!

TLA Presents 2x the Fun

Learn how to expand your child's reading experiences with fun activities you can both share after reading award-winning Texas 2x2 books!

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Children's Activity Tent (on Colorado St. between 12th & 13th)

Learn how to expand your child's reading experiences with fun activities you can both share after reading award-winning Texas 2x2 books!




  
 

Music Tent

10:00 - 11:00
Annie and Kate

Annie and Kate

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: Music Tent




  
11:00 - 12:00
Austin Lyric Opera

Austin Lyric Opera

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Music Tent




  
12:00 - 1:00
Kalu James

Kalu James

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Location: Music Tent




  
1:00 - 2:00
Harvey "Tex Thomas" Young & The New Danglin' Wranglers

Harvey "Tex Thomas" Young & The New Danglin' Wranglers

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Location: Music Tent




  
2:00 - 3:00
Shelley King

Shelley King

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Location: Music Tent




  
3:00 - 4:00
Jesse Sublett

Jesse Sublett

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Location: Music Tent




  
4:00 - 5:00
Who Do

Who Do

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Music Tent