Cecile Richards – Saturday, Oct 27

Cecile Richards and her book, Make Trouble

WHO: Cecile Richards
WHAT: Discussing Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead—My Life Story
WHERE: Texas Book Festival (venue to be announced)
WHEN: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM
BOOK TICKET: $30. Includes one pre-signed copy of Make Trouble, priority seating at the session, and supports the Festival, your nonprofit Texas literacy organization!

Book Tickets Are Now Available!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ll welcome Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade and daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, to the 2018 Texas Book Festival with her bestselling book, Make Trouble

About Make Trouble

From the time Richards was a girl, she had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics.. As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage and learned that those in power don’t give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time—from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time.

About Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards is a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice. As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, Richards has worked to increase affordable access to reproductive health care and strengthen the movement for sexual and reproductive rights. She and her husband Kirk Adams have three children and live in New York City and Maine. She spends most of her free time baking pies.

What are Book Tickets?

Book Tickets help us make sure we have enough books, enough seats, and make it easier for you to secure a signed copy of the featured book!

Each Book Ticket costs $30, the equivalent of one copy of Make Trouble. Each Book Ticket grants:

  • One pre-signed copy of Make Trouble, to be received at First United Methodist Church on October 27.
  • Priority seating at the session.

Please note: all books will be pre-signed. There will not be a public signing at this event.

Priority seating for Book Ticket holders will open at 9:00AM on Saturday, October 27. A limited amount of general open seating will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. General seating will open at 9:50AM. Additional copies of Make Trouble will be available for purchase at the Festival, but will not be signed.

Book Ticket sales help fund the Festival Weekend, our Reading Rock Stars school literacy program, and our annual Texas Library Grants. Thank you for supporting the Texas Book Festival and literacy in Texas!