Enjoy the Festival! Sessions are free; arrive early to ensure seating. In Festival Friends Pass-designated venues, Festival Friends Pass holders have priority seating. Please abide by Capitol and House Chamber rules, critical for the TBF’s continued use: No food and drink; In the House Chamber, NOTHING may be placed on the Representatives’ desks; Limit photography and video. No flash photography.
Signings take place after each session. Adult and YA authors sign in the Adult Book Signing Tent (Congress at 10th), Children’s authors in the Children’s Sales/Signing Tent (Colorado at 13th), Cookbooks in the Sales/Signing Tent next to the Central Market Cooking Tent (11th at Congress).
The 2015 Schedule will posted on this page in September. The 2014 Schedule is still posted below; click on the Saturday or Sunday tab to see sessions by hour. Use the pull-down filter to sort by genre, or use the search to see sessions by venue or keyword.
1:00 PM — 2:00 PM Saturday
1 PM Saturday
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
James Evans goes well beyond his highly regarded black-and-white work in Crazy from the Heat, displaying magnificent landscapes in full color - including panoramas that fold out to reveal the immensity of the desert. Evans’ work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of South Texas, as well as in many private collections.
Moderator Walker Pickering is a photographer from Texas. He studied at Texas State University in San Marcos before moving to Austin to work at the Texas House of Representatives as a photographer. As darkroom printer for Austin photographer and screenwriter, Bill Wittliff, Mr. Pickering produced prints for the 2007 University of Texas Press book, A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove. He earned his MFA in photography at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia and now teaches college photography courses in Austin.