2015 Festival Schedule



10:00 AM — 11:00 AM Saturday

10 AM Saturday


Monica Brown

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Monica Brown

Bilingual Children Young Readers

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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Monica Brown reads from Maya’s Blanket/La manta de Maya.

Introduced by Judi Thompson’s 5th grade students of Zilker Elementary

 


Margaret Atwood Goes First on The Heart Goes Last

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Margaret Atwood

Fiction Novels

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join acclaimed author Margaret Atwood as she discusses her dark new novel, The Heart Goes Last. Atwood’s latest addition to the Positron series is as spellbinding and dystopic as its predecessors.

Moderated by Kelly Luce


Reagan: The Life

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
H. W. Brands

Biography/Autobiography History Nonfiction Politics

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

In his newest biography, historian H. W. Brands presents Ronald Reagan as one of the most influential presidents of the twentieth century. Brands traces Reagan’s life from humble beginnings to Hollywood actor to his rise as a politician and president.

Moderated by Daniel Oppenheimer


You Can't Bury a Crime

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Lou Berney
Jennifer McMahon

Crime/Mystery/Thriller Fiction

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

When clues and anecdotes don’t answer the burning questions, survivors grapple with the haunting past and the dangerous quest for truth and closure. Explore the survivor’s perspective following mysterious crimes in a discussion with novelists Lou Berney and Jennifer McMahon.

Moderated by Stephen Harrigan


Vintage/Anchor Books Presents: Writers on Reading

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Ben Marcus
Katherine Heiny

Short Stories Nonfiction Fiction Essays

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

An intimate seminar for readers interested in the behind the scenes of being a writer. Katherine Heiny and Ben Marcus will talk about their respective reading and writing habits. Special tote bags with complimentary advanced readers copies will be handed out.

Moderated by Kate Runde  


In Search of Shakespeare's Archives

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Andrea Mays

Nonfiction Journalism History

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Andrea Mays’ The Millionaire and the Bard is the literary detective story that crosses the Atlantic. From Gilded Age New York to Jacobean London, follow American industrialist Henry Folger’s epic search for the most valuable book in the world: William Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Moderated by Brook Wilensky-Lanford

 


Youth Fiction Contest Awards

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Hosted by the Texas Book Festival and UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the annual Youth Fiction Contest session features winners discussing their stories and strategies for this year’s theme, “I never told you, but . . . “


Difficult Conversations

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Carmiel Banasky
Elisa Albert

Humor/Satire Fiction Novels Parenting

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

If you’re looking for a book to escape reality, look elsewhere-- these women swallow the truth of the world and spit it back out at you. While Elisa Albert’s After Birth hilariously follows the frustrations of newfound motherhood, Carmiel Banasky twists a story of timeless death in The Suicide of Claire Bishop, these women both talk about what no one else will in a way no one else could.

Moderated by Adeena Reitberger


Things I'll Never Say

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Varian Johnson

Young Readers Young Adult Fiction

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Who is your secret self? Ann Angel, Varian Johnson, and Cynthia Leitich Smith explore the nature of secrets in the anthology Things I’ll Never Say. Join them as they discuss the effect of secrets, not only on the people who keep them but those left unknowing, and how discovering someone else’s secrets might be the key to accepting your own.

 


Two Centuries of African-American Cookbooks

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Toni Tipton-Martin

Food/Cooking

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come see Toni Tipton-Martin discusses recipes and stories from her book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, a comprehensive treasure.

Moderated by Addie Broyles


The History of Franklin's Barbecue

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Aaron Franklin

Food/Cooking

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get hungry for some barbeque with Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay as they talk about their new book, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto.


Magician Kent Cummins

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Austin Dog Alliance: Meet the Bow Wow Reading Dogs!

Location: Children's Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Xavier Garza

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Xavier Garza

Children Young Readers

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Xavier Garza reads from The Great and Mighty Nikko.

Introduced by Monica Champion’s 3rd Grade Students of Becker Elementary


A Conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Luis Alberto Urrea

Fiction Regional Short Stories Southern Culture/History

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Master storyteller Luis Alberto Urrea discusses his latest collection of sometimes gloomy, sometimes hopeful, and always bracingly honest short stories in The Water Museum. Borders and boundaries, water and the West, music and cultural identity are all themes Urrea takes up in stories with surprising twists and deep humanity.

Moderated by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho


A Cultural Potpourri

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Charles D'Ambrosio
Eduardo Espina

Essays Nonfiction

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Essayists and cultural commentators Charles D’Ambrosio and Eduardo Espina engage in a dialogue about their new collections that cover everything from the nuclear family to German pop duo Milli Vanilli to a Pentecostal “hell house. ”

Moderated by Julie Buntin


The Bee's Knees

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Dave Goulson

Home & Garden Nature/Environment Nonfiction

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

From the biologist and conservationist who brought us A Sting in The Tale, Dave Goulson, comes the story of how, over a decade, he revitalized a farm in rural France. On his thirty-three acres he not only found a place for bumblebees to thrive, but also so many other creatures.

Moderated by Juli Berwald


Meet the Kirkus Prize Finalists

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Young Readers Nonfiction Memoir Fiction

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

With a $50,000 award, the Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, bestowed annually to three authors in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' literature. Meet the finalists today!

Moderated by Clay Smith

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM Saturday

11 AM Saturday


Katheryn Russell-Brown

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Katheryn Russell-Brown

Children Young Readers

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Katheryn Russell-Brown reads from Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

Introduced by Ne’Leigh Hamilton’s Battle of the Books Team of Popham Elementary


Jacksonland

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Steve Inskeep

History Nonfiction Southern Culture/History

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

In his latest work, Jacksonland,  NPR host and author Steve Inskeep dives deep into an era of change that spanned the country and shaped the future. The Trail of Tears, the Five Civilized Tribes and the acquisition of Jacksonland are important pieces of American history, all of which have two things in common: Andrew Jackson and John Ross.

 


That Day

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Laura Wilson

American West Art/Photography/Design

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join renowned photographer and Texan Laura Wilson as she discusses what it takes to capture the many facets of the unyielding, ever-changing West in her new book That Day: Pictures in the American West.

Moderated by Dennis Darling


On the Edge of Your Seat

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Polly Holyoke
Brandon Mull

Young Readers Middle Grade Fiction

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

From a realm under the sea to a magical world, get ready to fasten your seatbelt as authors Polly Holyoke and Brandon Mull take readers on an action packed adventure.

Moderated by Greg Leitich Smith


Now That We Are Here

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Kirstin Valdez Quade
Jennine Capó Crucet
Matthew Salesses

Fiction Novels

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join authors Matthew Salesses, Kirstin Valdez Quade and Jennine Capó Crucet as they consider the nature of being an outcast, the struggle between cultural, familial, and personal identity, and the struggle to find oneself and make a home for oneself among so many strangers.

Moderated by Manuel Martinez


More Than Meets the Eye

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Rachel Hawkins
Jessica Day George
Kathleen Baldwin

Young Adult

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and don’t judge a character until the end, they may surprise you. Experience authors Jessica Day George, Rachel Hawkins, and Kathleen Baldwin as they discuss developing characters and plots that surpass expectations, from Pageant girls turned paladin, a society girl scientist, to a not-so-vampirish Dracula family.


The Sweet Life: Cook, Eat, and Entertain the Latina Way

Location: Ahora Si Tent (12th & Colorado)
Authors:
Vianney Rodriguez

Food/Cooking

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Meet SweetLife cook and blogger Vianney Rodriguez as she chats about Tejana food, culture and entertaining. (in English)

 

Moderated by Jackie Letelier.


Afrofreque

Location: Music Tent

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


Storybook Character Fashion Show

Location: Children's Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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


This is a Very Fortunate Panel

Location: Paramount Theatre
Authors:
Lemony Snicket

Middle Grade Young Readers

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lemony Snicket?! In the flesh?! Without a curtain or a veil or a mask?! Join the mysterious author as he talks about the conclusion of the series, why the number 13 is so important, and whether or not Daniel Handler is a real person.

 


Chickies Activity Hour with Janee Trasler

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

In this digitally-obsessed age, literary aficionados are pairing their love of reading with the Internet. Tumblr, a blog known for its quirky picture feeds and refreshing anecdotes, is the parent of three new books penned by such authors: join Maris Kreizman, Ryan Chapman, Mary Laura Philpott, and Rachel Fershleiser as they share how Tumblr helped launched their books.

Moderated by Rachel Fershleiser


Talk of the Town

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Jonathan Lethem
Adrian Tomine

Short Stories Fiction Comics/Graphic Novels

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Fans! Join two writers who are fans of each other. Jonathan Lethem and Adrian Tomine as they talk about their new respective collections, Lucky Alan and Killing and Dying, which explore humor, identity, and emotional vulnerability in both realistic and absurd landscapes.

Moderated by Matt Bucher


Bob Shea

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Bob Shea

Children

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bob Shea reads from Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret.

Introduced by Stacey Ross’ 2nd Grade Students of Casis Elementary


The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Linda Gray

Film Memoir Nonfiction

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Linda Gray, former star of television’s Dallas, offers a look into her life beyond the camera in her memoir, The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction. Gray exposes her life before, during, and after Hollywood, sharing how she got through it all and managed to find her own happiness.

Moderated by Kathy Blackwell


Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Matthew Diffee

Comics/Graphic Novels Humor/Satire

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Finally, a book that’s not for everyone! If you're beautiful and intelligent, come and listen to New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee talk about his new book, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People. He'll talk about his career, sense of humor, and experience as a cartoonist. But most importantly, he'll have you laughing your pants off the entire time.

Moderated by Rebecca Beegle


Lighten Up, Y'all

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Virginia Willis

Food/Cooking

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Have your sheet cake and eat it too. Virginia Willis demonstrates how to make your food healthier while still enjoying the Southern favorites you love with help from recipes from her book, Lighten Up, Y'all.


Trouble in Texas

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Harry Hunsicker
Attica Locke

Crime/Mystery/Thriller Fiction Regional Texas

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Delve into new crime thrillers that travel into the dark heart of Texas’s urban centers. In Pleasantville, Attica Locke (also writer/producer of Empire) brings back Jay Porter from her celebrated first novel, Black Water Rising; in Shadow Boys, Harry Hunsicker continues the story of DEA contractor John Cantrell. Missing kids, race, politics, power, and murder abound.

Moderated by Scott Montogomery


The Arctic(s)

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Rebecca Dinerstein
Jynne Dilling Martin

Fiction Novels Poetry Travel

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

For this cross-genre panel, join two writers who have gone to to the opposite ends of the world, literally, and the work that came out of their experiences. Debut novelist Rebecca Dinerstein and poet Jynne Dilling Martin will have a chilly talk about their work.

Moderated by Karan Mahajan


Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Sarah Hepola

Journalism Memoir Nonfiction

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11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Discover one woman’s adventures to sobriety with Sarah Hepola as she talks about her New York Times bestseller Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. After realizing that the very thing she thought was fueling her creativity and happiness was actually hindering her ability to live life, Hepola makes a change.

Moderated by Angela Ledgerwood


The Poets

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Gregory Pardlo
Nick Flynn

Poetry

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

What could be more monumental than a panel with a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Gregory Pardlo), a lyric video pioneer and poetess (Rachel Eliza Griffiths), and a renowned memoirist-poet (Nick Flynn)? Not much! Join these three celebrated poets as they discuss what it means to be an American in a country that's become more intricate than simply "the land of the free."

Moderated by Sasha West


The Dystopian Mirror Reflects the Past

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Zachary Thomas Dodson
Benjamin Percy

Texas Novels Fiction Comics/Graphic Novels

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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Whether the starting place is a reimagining of the Lewis and Clark voyage or a historic Texas War, the future is bleak. Join Benjamin Percy and Zachary Thomas Dodson, two futuristic masterminds, as they unravel the mysteries of the past and the ways in which it predicts our future.

Moderated by Paul Morris

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM Saturday

12 PM Saturday


Meg Medina

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Meg Medina

Bilingual Children Young Readers

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Meg Medina reads from Mango, Abuela, Me.

Introduced by Martha LeBlanc’s 4th Grade Students of Blazier Elementary


Ready, Set, Draw

Location: Ahora Si Tent (12th & Colorado)
Authors:
Xavier Garza
Joe Cepeda

Bilingual Children

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Your kids will love seeing bilingual childrens’ illustrators Joe Cepeda and Xavier Garza duke it out in this Pictionary-like rapid fire drawing contest. (Bilingual)


Infectious Madness

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Harriet A. Washington

Nonfiction Science/Social Science

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the common cold? Detailing the new germ theory, Harriet A. Washington proposes that bacteria, viruses, and prions do cause mental illness and can therefore be prevented by certain antibiotics and vaccinations.

Moderated by Moira Muldoon

 


Not Another Teen Fling

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Cammie McGovern
Emery Lord
Becky Albertalli

Fiction Middle Grade Young Readers

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The choice between what is right, what is right for you, and what is wrong have never been more confusing and intertwined than in today’s world. Authors Emery Lord, Becky Albertalli, and Cammie McGovern are redefining the meaning of coming of age.

Moderated by Margo Rabb


Reading Between the Lines

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Lily Tuck
Heidi Julavits

Fiction Memoir Nonfiction Novels

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Whether writing a memoir or a novel, the line between truth and fiction can be blurry. Often novels are called highly autobiographical and memoirs are scrutinized for accuracy. Don't miss Heidi Julavits and Lily Tuck in a discussion on their individual decisions of how much of oneself should go on the page.

Moderated by S. Kirk Walsh


The Many Faces of Texas Poetry

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
James Hoggard
Gwendolyn Zepeda
Noel Crook

Poetry Texas

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

A sense of place and home have been inspirations to many artists for centuries. Don't miss James Hoggard, Gwendolyn Zepeda, and Noel Crook as they celebrate and speculate the ways in which Texas influenced their writing.

Moderated by Gregg Barrios


Truth and Fun in Fiction

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Alan Zweibel
Adam Mansbach
Margi Preus
Nathan Hale

Young Readers Middle Grade Historical Fiction

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Ready for some fun? Drop in on Margi Preus, Nathan Hale, Adam Mansbach and Alan Zweibel for a blast to the past as they discuss writing historical fiction. Fight with samurais, travel down the Underground Railroad, and send letters to one of America's most well known founding fathers as you dive into these history-rich books

Moderated by Donna Janell Bowman


Manuel

Location: Music Tent

Music/Film

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


Joe McDermott

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Music/Film

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


El Paso 120

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Mark Paulda

Art/Photography/Design Border Journalism Nature/Environment Nonfiction Regional Southern Culture/History Travel

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Join long-time resident of El Paso and award-winning photographer Mark Paulda in a discussion about the unexpected beauties-from gorgeous aerial shots-of a place many write off as a barren space.


Bluebonnet Award

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)

Children Texas Young Readers

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


The Best I Recall

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Gary Cartwright

Memoir Texas

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Esteemed writer Gary Cartwright traces his career across Texas in his memoir, The Best I Recall. After working in publishing and journalism for over 60 years, Cartwright has acquired countless by-lines and numerous awards. Join the lively and talented author as he shares his stories.

Moderated by John Spong


The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Eric Litwin

Children Young Readers

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

From Eric Litwin, the author who brought us Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes! comes another amazing story about singing and dancing. With the book’s call-and-response rhymes you won’t be able to stay in your seat. And you won’t have to: this is a full musical performance.

Introduced by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott

 


A Matter of Preception

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Chip Kidd
Nick Sousanis

Coffee Table Books Comics/Graphic Novels Essays Nonfiction Science/Social Science Technology/Internet

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12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

First impressions make everyone nervous. Authors Chip Kidd and Nick Sousanis discuss the accuracy with which your mind first perceives things, why words and impressions are so important, and how we can train ourselves to see beyond monotonous construct.

Moderated by Evan Garza

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM Saturday

1 PM Saturday


Kevin Henkes

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Kevin Henkes

Children Young Readers

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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Kevin Henkes reads from Waiting.

Introduced by Stephanie Kaynes' 1st Grade Students of Brushy Creek Elementary.


The 2015 Texas Writer Award: Pat Mora

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Pat Mora

Young Readers Texas Regional Poetry Middle Grade Fiction Children Bilingual

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Award-winning poet, author, and founder of El día de los ninos, el día de los libros, Pat Mora sits down with the Festival's executive director to discuss her literary career and pioneering work as a bilingual literacy advocate.

Moderated by Lois Kim


The Right Word: Poetry in Two Languages

Location: Ahora Si Tent (12th & Colorado)
Authors:
Carmen Tafolla
Luis Alberto Urrea
Tomás Q. Morín

Bilingual Poetry

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Join Luis Alberto Urrea, Tomás Q. Morin, and Texas poet laureate Carmen Tafolla as they share the lyricism of writing poetry with two cultural consciousnesses. (Bilingual)

Moderated by Celeste Guzman Mendoza


The Quiet Man

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
John H. Sununu

History Memoir Nonfiction Politics

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

As former Chief of Staff, John H. Sununu was privy to the inner workings of George H.W. Bush’s successes and failures. Join Sununu as he illuminates what it was like being on the inside of history, as he shares the significant accomplishments of President Bush.

Moderated by Tim Herman


B&N Discover Great New Writers

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent

Fiction Memoir

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Two memoirists from Barnes & Noble's Great New Writers, Marie Mutsuki Mockett and Damon Tweedy, discuss race, healing, and what it means to overcome the often tragic realities of the past.

Moderated by Miwa Messer


Amanda Eyre Ward in conversation with Christina Baker Kline

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Amanda Eyre Ward

Border Fiction Novels Texas

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

What does a barbeque dive in Austin and a dangerous trek from Honduras teach us about summoning our own strength? That's the question Amanda Eyre Ward explores in her novel The Same Sky, a tale about the quest for family deep in the heart of Texas with New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline.


Twisting History into Fiction

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Jim Shepard

Fiction Novels

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Take a look in history's rearview mirror with Jim Shepard and Viet Thanh Nguyen as they consider the ways in which they twist war and history into fiction in their novels. The Book of Aron and The Sympathizer.

Moderated by Nathan Rostron


In Search of a New Home(land)

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Mia Alvar
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Short Stories Fiction

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Authors Mia Alvar and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho talk about their diasporic collections, one focusing on Filipino emigratory tales and the other on Mexican violence. In both collections, immigrants from all over the world are trying to find a new place to call home.

Moderated by Laurie Muchnick


Embrace Your Inner Weird

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Jacqueline Kelly
Cory Putman Oakes

Middle Grade Fiction Children Young Readers

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Are you part dinosaur? Do you have a tail? Do you enjoy wrangling armadillos? Maybe not, but Sawyer the dinosaur boy and Calpurnia Tate have a lot of weird qualities that make them special, and so do you! Catch Cory Putman Oakes and Jacqueline Kelly as they discuss their weird but super cool characters and celebrate what makes you unique!

Moderated by Rita Painter


In a World

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Erin Bow
Mari Mancusi
A.G. Howard

Young Readers Young Adult Novels Fiction

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Whether you're hysteric for Hogwarts or enthralled with ents, fantasy writers A.G. Howard's, Mari Mancusi's, and Erin Bow's books will have you dusting off your wooden stakes and trekking across the darkest parts of the forest on a full moon to hear what they have to say about their latest novels.

Moderated by P.J. Hoover


It Happened One Summer

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Bill Konigsberg
Adam Silvera
Maggie Thrash

Comics/Graphic Novels Memoir Novels Young Readers

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Join authors Bill Konigsberg, Adam Silvera, and Maggie Thrash as they present adventurous summer tales that include spontaneous road trips, the pursuit of self-acceptance, and female self-discovery while at a girls' camp, and offer a point of view that might feel closer to your own summer than classic tales.

Moderated by Jen Bigheart


William Harries Graham & The Painted Redstarts

Location: Music Tent

Music/Film

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


The Chili Cookbook

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Robb Walsh

Food/Cooking

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Grab a spoon and dive into this one-pot dish with Robb Walsh and his new book, The Chili Cookbook. Just in time for fall, discover all you need to know about perfecting your own hearty chili recipe.


Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children Music/Film

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


TLA Presents 2x the Fun

Location: Children's Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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


The Chuck Palahniuk Show

Location: Paramount Theatre
Authors:
Chuck Palahniuk

Comics/Graphic Novels Fiction Film Novels

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Prizes and Beach Balls and Glow Sticks, oh my! Clear your schedule for a two-hour variety show (a short film, a contest, maybe something about a certain club whose first rule is to not talk about it) featuring Chuck Palahniuk and a special secret guest Lidia Yuknavitch.


Joe Cepeda

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Joe Cepeda

Biography/Autobiography Children Young Readers

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Joe Cepeda reads from Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Introduced by Librarian Randi Sather’s Super Readers of Perez Elementary


A Muse and a Maze

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Peter Turchi

Art/Photography/Design Comics/Graphic Novels Nonfiction Psychology

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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Appreciate the wordplay behind Peter Turchi's new book, A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic, in this discussion involving the relationship between writing and puzzle-making.

Moderated by Austin Kleon


On Motivation

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Jami Attenberg
Sung J. Woo
Sloane Crosley

Fiction Humor/Satire Novels

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1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Moving characters from introduction through climax to resolution is a complicated process, especially when the protagonist is resisting transformation. Jami Attenberg, Sloane Crosley, and Sung J. Woo discuss how they imbue their characters with the motivation to transcend poverty, heartbreak, and other obstacles.

Moderated by Adrian Todd Zuniga

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM Saturday

2 PM Saturday


Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Laurie Ann Thompson
Sean Qualls

Biography/Autobiography Children Young Readers

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls read from Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah.

Introduced by Andrea Tanner’s Kindergarten Students of NYOS Charter School


Place and Race

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Wendy S. Walters
Jason Sokol

Essays History Journalism Nonfiction Politics

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Authors Wendy S. Walters and Jason Sokol discuss the dynamic and complicated course of civil rights over the past several decades in America. Racism emerges in unexpected locations, and the ways in which people resist, cope, and consent are not predictable.

Moderated by Leonard Moore


The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Jessica Hopper

Nonfiction Music/Film Essays

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The tables have turned: rocker, musician/composer/producer, writer and former Go-Go, Kathy Valentine, interviews rock critic Jessica Hopper. Join these two rock stars as they talk about everything from the eve of Michael Jackson's death to Miley Cyrus's Bangers tour to the importance of fangirls.

Moderated by Kathy Valentine


Are We the Dystopia?

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Mary Jo Bang
Laura van den Berg

Fiction Novels Poetry

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Accompany novelist Laura van den Berg and poet Mary Jo Bang on a cross-genre journey through the 21st-century human psyche as they ask the question, "Are we living the dystopia we write about? "

Moderated by Emily Bell


The Success of Timmy Failure

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Stephan Pastis

Young Readers Middle Grade Fiction

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

He’s the best detective around! Well, sort of. His polar bear assistant is very adept . . . at eating bon bons. Together the dynamic duo are Total Failure and they are here to save the day! Although saving the day comes about in ways no one would expect, one can’t help but admire Timmy for his determination and drive. Disclaimer: this was not typed by Timmy Failure or any of his associates. Join Stephan Pastis as he discusses the highs and lows of Timmy’s detective career.

Introduced by Michael F. Scully


Breaking the Peace

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Paul Otremba
Robin Beth Schaer

Poetry

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Robin Beth Schaer and Paul Otremba as they illuminate their new poetry collections, Shipbreaking and Pax Americana, respectively, and the ways in which poetry can stitch or unstitch convention.

Moderated by Laurie Saurborn


Star-Crossed

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Chinelo Okparanta
Chaitali Sen

Fiction Novels

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Follow the romance of star-crossed lovers who see if love can trump time, space, and vexing political climates in Chaitali Sen’s The Pathless Sky and Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Trees.

Moderated by Natalia Sylvester


The Art of Politics

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Mark Neely
Juliana Spahr

Poetry Politics

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join poets Mark Neely and Juliana Spahr as they discuss their latest collections and address tackling current events through poetry. From terrorism to environmental issues, two poets converse about their eloquent, witty works.

Moderated by Heather Houser


Latinas in Media and Publishing

Location: Ahora Si Tent (12th & Colorado)
Authors:
Meg Medina
Lydia Gil

Journalism

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Latina stories are expanding through the growth of media and publishing platforms. Join Festival authors Lydia Gil and Meg Medina, with Ahora Si editor Josefina Casati as they discuss how they create, shape, and influence how Latinas are represented in both fiction and nonfiction realms. (English)

Moderated by Ahora Si editor Josefina Casati


Los Aztex

Location: Music Tent

Music/Film

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


ZACH Theatre Performing Songs From Their Production of Winnie the Pooh.

Location: Children's Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


Joaquin Hancock, Family and Friends

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Music/Film

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Elizabeth McCracken
Elizabeth Strout

Short Stories Fiction

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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Every year, The O. Henry Prize Stories publishes the 20 best short stories published in U.S. and Canadian literary magazines. Join Elizabeth McCracken, Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout, and O. Henry Prize Stories editor Laura Furman for a discussion about the featured stories and the art of storytelling.

Moderated by Laura Furman


Salina Yoon

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Salina Yoon

Children Young Readers

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Salina Yoon reads from Penguin's Big Adventure.

Introduced by Shannon Henzen's 1st Grade Students of Forest Creek Elementary.


Mixed Me! With Taye Diggs and Shane Evans

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Taye Diggs
Shane Evans

Children Fiction Parenting Young Readers

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

A session for the whole family to learn about the power of diversity, love, and self-confidence in the upbeat children’s book Mixed Me! written by stage and screen star Taye Diggs and illustrator Shane Evans.

Moderated by Steph Opitz


Enchiladas

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Chris Waters Dunn
Cappy Lawton

Food/Cooking

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to prepare this historic Mexican favorite with a demonstration from Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn.


I.R.L.

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
Phillip Hoose
M.T. Anderson

History Nonfiction Young Adult Young Readers

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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

With characters who fight back in very different ways, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler spotlight real figures from history who did not take their country’s invasions lightly. M.T. Anderson and Phillip Hoose discuss the work required when writing historical fiction and the amazing strength they found in their protagonists.

Moderated by Sean Petrie


A Long Walk Home

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)
Authors:
Eli Reed

Coffee Table Books Art/Photography/Design Nonfiction

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed's work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition.

Moderated by Steven Hoelscher

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM Saturday

3 PM Saturday


John Rocco and Todd Tarpley

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
John Rocco
Todd Tarpley

Children Young Readers

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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

John Rocco and Todd Tarpley read from Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep!.

Introduced by Brennan Cruser’s 2nd Grade Students of Casis Elementary


Doomed to Succeed

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Authors:
Dennis Ross

Nonfiction History Politics

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Examine Israel’s relationship with Bill Clinton’s former Arab-Israeli peace envoy, Dennis Ross, in Ross’s political history, Doomed to Succeed. From the Eisenhower to Obama administrations, Ross investigates the often turbulent debates between key advisers, the events that formed policy, and the U.S. code that now enforces America’s commitment to Israel’s security.

Moderated by Marc Winkleman 


Texas Book Festival Celebrates Sandra Cisneros

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Sandra Cisneros

Southern Culture/History Regional Nonfiction Memoir Essays

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

From our first year to our 20th Anniversary, Sandra Cisneros has been a steadfast supporter and fan favorite at the Texas Book Festival. We celebrate her latest, most personal work yet, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, which sees her implement her trademark lyricism to nonfiction short stories.

Moderated by Nora Comstock


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

From India's rapidly accruing environmental challenges to tough environmental scenarios at the global level and the scaringly true story of a small town plagued by industrial pollution, three environmentally-aware writers discuss everything from extreme weather, pollution, and the imminent complication of running out of water.

Moderated by Colin McDonald


All About Food52

Location: Texas Tent
Authors:
Kristen Miglore
Sarah Jampel
Gena Hamshaw

Food/Cooking

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

With incredible resources for all kinds of chefs and home cooks, Food52.com has become the go to source for many. Meet the chefs and writers behind Food52's Vegan, Baking, and Genius recipes. Join us for this delicious conversation!

Moderated by Tom Philpott

 


The News in Verse

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Jeffrey Brown

Politics Poetry

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

In his new collection, The News, Jeffrey Brown explores his professional experience as an anchor for PBS NewsHour through a series of introspective and intimate poems. Join him and the Head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress Rob Casper for a discussion of Brown's new book.

Moderated by Rob Casper


Same, Same, but Different

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
Liz Garton Scanlon
Phil Bildner
Chris Barton

Young Readers Middle Grade Fiction

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Being average is boring, but being different can be really tough. In these wonderful books by Phil Bildner, Chris Barton, and Liz Garton Scanlon, characters struggle with adversity, learn how to build support systems, find confidence, and have fun.

Moderated by Sharon O'Neal


Werewolves (not) of London

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Andrew Ervin
Kirk Lynn

Fiction Novels

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Whether you’re a member a wolfpack or hunter of werewolves, wandering squatters roam the half-empty suburbs of America or are self-exiled to the Scottish Isle of Jura. Sink your teeth into the gritty utopias of Kirk Lynn and Andrew Ervin’s darkly comic novels, Rules for Werewolves and Burning Down George Orwell’s House, respectively.

Moderated by Stacey Swann


Blood's Thicker Than Water

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Heather Demetrios
Renee Watson
Joy Preble

Fiction Novels Young Adult Young Readers

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Home is where the heart is, but what if your heart is desperate to leave? Authors Renee Watson, Joy Preble, and Heather Demetrios, explore the struggles teenagers face, the influence of one's environment, and if anyone can truly escape the things that tie them to home.

Moderated by Syed Ali Hader


Austin Lounge Lizards

Location: Music Tent

Music/Film

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM


Invisible y sin fronteras

Location: Ahora Si Tent (12th & Colorado)
Authors:
Javier Auyero
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Journalism Regional

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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Javier Auyero, and Ricardo Ainslie, writers tackling issues of race and place through different genres, as they engage in a wide-ranging discussion of Latino identity in Austin and beyond. (Spanish)

Desde distintos géneros, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Javier Auyero, y Ricardo Ainslie trabajan temas de raza, etnicidad, e identidad. Los invitamos a sumarse a la conversación sobre varios tópicos relacionados a la identidad Latina en Austin y en el país. (en español)

Moderated by Ricardo Ainslie


Día Storytime

Location: Children's Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Bilingual Children Young Readers

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate Día de los niños/ de los libros with a APL Librarian Paola


As Others See Us

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
Authors:
Michael Hoinski

Fiction Short Stories

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Austin's own O. Henry Museum acquired a previously unpublished O.Henry story, "As Others See Us." Now published as a fine press, limited edition book, hear how it all came together with museum staffer and book producer Michael Hoinski, illustrator Ben Sargent, and Pamalla Anderson of the Book Club of Texas, who co-published the book.

Moderated by Michael Hoinski


Boitumelo: Song and Stories of South Africa

Location: Children's Entertainment Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Children Regional

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Wimmin's Comix

Location: Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Authors:
Anne Opotowsky
Aya Morton
Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Comics/Graphic Novels

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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Cartoonists Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Anne Opotowsky, and illustrator Aya Morton discuss the role of women in comics, and the influences on their current works. From the subversive Wimmin’s Comix to Anna Tenna and the Walled City Trilogy, the graphic novel genre proves to be inclusive and provocative.

Moderated by Claire Burrows


Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford

Bilingual Children Young Readers

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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford reads from My Tata’s Remedies/Los remedies de mi Tata.

Introduced by Natacha Jone’s 1st Grade Students of UT Elementary


Women of Change

Location: The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church (1201 Lavaca, enter from Lavaca St.)
Authors:
Rena Pederson

Biography/Autobiography History Nonfiction Politics

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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi struggled for her country's freedom and inspired Burma's first steps towards democracy, and yet her story is not widely recognized. Journalist Rena Pederson introduces readers to Suu Kyi's fascinating life, and sheds light on Burma's turbulent history.

Moderated by Heidi Marquez Smith


Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Location: Paramount Theatre
Authors:
Daniel Handler
Amelia Gray

Short Stories Novels Fiction Young Adult Young Readers

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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Amelia Gray and Daniel Handler join forces and bring you conversations whose topics may include (but are not limited to): how tall a story can be before it is no longer considered short, the proper gear needed for cliffhanging, and the correct architecture for a character arc.

Moderated by Owen Egerton

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM Saturday

4 PM Saturday


Tad Carpenter

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Tad Carpenter

Children Young Readers

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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tad Carpenter reads from Arctic Animals (Who’s That?).

Introduced by Melissa Garcia’s PreK Students of UT Elementary


The Wind in the Reeds with Wendell Pierce

Location: House Chamber
Authors:
Wendell Pierce

Southern Culture/History Regional Nonfiction Nature/Environment Journalism

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

With moving recollections of his family, childhood, and artistic journey, Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) relates the story of his mission to rebuild his beloved New Orleans neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina in The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken.

Moderated by Greg Vincent


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

NASA has made many giant leaps for mankind in its past 57 years of existence. Join authors Margaret Lazarus Dean and Steven Moss as they celebrate the historic achievements NASA has made in regards to social change, space discovery, and human exploration despite the uncertain future of American spaceflight.

Moderated by Ray Brimble


The Private Lives of Others

Location: Kirkus Reviews Tent
Authors:
Lauren Groff
Helen Phillips

Fiction Novels

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

They say the first year of marriage is the hardest, but Lauren Groff's and Helen Phillips's characters make it look easy . . . until they don't. Newlyweds in both books struggle to maintain independence, secrecy, and romance. Can they succeed and at what cost?

Moderated by Ira Silverberg


Official Texas Book Festival Poster Artist

Location: The Contemporary Austin--Jones Center (700 Congress)

Art/Photography/Design

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Celebrate the work of Fatima Ronquillo, a self-taught painter whose classical imagery is inspired by literature, theatre, and opera. Moving to San Antonio as a young girl, Ronquillo credits the library for the gift of books that taught her to paint.


Groupies

Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026
Authors:
Shanna Mahin
Caroline Zancan

Fiction Novels

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Listen to authors Shanna Mahin and Caroline Zancan in a conversation about our celebrity- obsessed culture. Whether it's a young woman working in Hollywood struggling to balance her dreams with those of her mother, a forgotten actress, or three recent high school grads who encounter a famous young actor the night before he dies, maybe it's not so great keeping up with the Joneses.

Moderated by Sofia Sokolove


The Inside Scoop from an Outsider

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Authors:
Amy Odell

Essays Humor/Satire Nonfiction

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Show up in style to hear Amy Odell’s account of the fashion world. In her memoir Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry, Odell chronicles her journey working in fashion, from the nosebleeds to the best seat in the house.

Moderated by Ann Gerhart

 


The Mother of Westernized Yoga

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.016
Authors:
Michelle Goldberg

History Nonfiction

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

In 1899, the year Indra Devi was born, yoga was practically unknown to anyone living outside of India. By her death in 2002, yoga was being practiced everywhere, from Los Angeles to Quebec to Berlin. Meditate on the story of the woman who brought yoga to the West in New York Times bestselling author Michelle Goldberg's latest novel.

Moderated by Liz Belile


Big Cat with Author Mark Proct

Location: Music Tent

Children

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Latin Twist

Location: Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors:
Vianney Rodriguez

Food/Cooking

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Raise your glass to Vianney Rodriguez as she demonstrates traditional and modern recipes for Latin cocktails from her new cookbook, Latin Twist. ¡Salud!


Celebrating 20

Location: Children's Activity Tent (Congress near 9th St.)

Art/Photography/Design Children

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children’s craft celebrating 20 years of the Texas Book Festival!


A Portrait of a Critic as A Young Man

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
Authors:
Robert Christgau

Memoir Music/Film Nonfiction

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the "Dean of American Rock Critics" Robert Christgau as he dives headfirst into the inspiration behind his new book, a memoir which is equal parts love story and tribute to New York and the metamorphic power of art.

Moderated by Jeff Salamon


Orphans, Troublemakers, and Misfits

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
Authors:
M. Quint
Kate Hannigan
H. C. Chester
Lauren Oliver

Fiction Middle Grade Young Readers

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oddballs and adventure addicts welcome. Join these groups of misfits as they time travel, solve mysteries, sail the seas, and discover their own powerful and unusual talents in the adventure books of M. Quint, Kate Hannigan, Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester.

Moderated by Topher Bradfield


Keep Calm and Turn the Lights On

Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Authors:
April Genevieve Tucholke
Peter Kujawinski

Young Adult

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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Don't count on being able to sleep through the night after listening to Peter Kujawinski and April Genevieve Tucholke as they discuss what it is like to write horror that thrills. A selection of gruesome, psychological, and all-too-possible-for-comfort short stories is certain to strike fear in even the bravest of readers.

Moderated by Richard Santos


The Thought Catalog

Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Authors:
Steven Weinberg
Casey Schwartz

Science/Social Science Psychology Nonfiction

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4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg and celebrated neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry journalist, Casey Schwartz, come together to talk about the history and mysteries of thought. From the interior workings of the brain to the production of ideas, this conversation will surely get you thinking.

Moderated by Robert Faires


Jonah Winter and Shane Evans

Location: Children's Read Me a Story Tent (10th & Congress)
Authors:
Jonah Winter
Shane Evans

Children History Young Readers

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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jonah Winter reads while illustrator Shane Evans presents drawings from Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Right Act of 1965.

Introduced by Samantha Gladwell’s 3rd Grade Students of NYOS Charter School