Posts By: Maris Finn

2017 Antone’s Music Stage

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For the first time ever, Antone’s brings their iconic blues and rock style to the Festival’s Music Tent! Make sure to catch a set (or several) at the Antone’s Stage on 11th Street and Colorado Street.   2017 Antone’s Stage Schedule   Saturday, November 4  11:00 am – Brad Stivers 12:00 pm – Lindsay Beaver […]

2017 Activities with the Authors!

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  Enjoy the great outdoors (and indoors!) with our authors on Saturday and Sunday morning before the Festival festivities begin! UPDATE: Yoga at the Capitol has been moved to Sunday morning at 8:30am. There’s nothing quite like stretching and getting some fresh air on a crisp fall morning in Austin. We’re so grateful to our […]

September Book Club

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It might still feel like summer in Texas, but the school year is now in full swing. Our picks for September are back-to-school reads of all levels, showing that it doesn’t matter whether you’re starting middle school or your freshman year at Harvard – starting a new school  year can be exciting, stressful, mysterious, and […]

August Book Club

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We are only six months into 2017 and it has already been a banner year for poetry. Debut authors and veteran poets alike have made the beginning half of this year sparkle and pop with their vivid and unique language. There’s a certain angle at which that these poets look at the world that will […]

July Book Club

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Presidents, war, the Alaskan frontier, financial crises, and the American dream: our July Book Club picks run the gamut on “patriotism” and celebrating our country. Whether you’re looking for a meaty biography on Ulysses S. Grant, or a humorous novel about an American family amid the financial crisis, your July is sure to be chock-full […]

Apply to be a Volunteer Committee Chair!

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The Texas Book Festival is seeking passionate and energetic Volunteer Committee Chairs for its 2017 Festival season! Volunteer Committee Chairs (VCCs) are an integral part of what makes the Texas Book Festival run smoothly. We have two VCCs at each Festival venue in and around the Texas State Capitol. The main responsibilities include: – Managing volunteers who sign up […]

June Book Club

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We’re focusing on NOVELS for our June Book Club! Is there anything more satisfying than getting lost in a fictional world while sitting out in the sun on a beautiful day, or escaping the heat with a book and a tall glass of lemonade? These picks will transport you to places both vastly different and […]

May Book Club

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Our May Book Club picks are all about questioning what you know. Every book on this list, including Manuel Gonzalez’s incendiary, action-packed thriller, Nancy Isenberg’s examination of class in America, and Chuck Klosterman’s book-length essay urging us to quite literally question our commonly-held ideas, and Margaret Atwood’s  The Handmaid’s Tale (the television adaptation of which […]

April Book Club

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Happy Spring! For our April Book Club, our theme is “Spring Fever.” These books will take you from glitzy New York restaurant life to rural Texas to South Korea and everywhere in between. Whether you’re looking to escape your spring fever, or looking to spice up your book club, this list has a little something […]