Festival Friends Pass Session Times

Festival Friends Pass Author Headshots and Book Covers

Announcing the 2023 Festival Friends Pass sessions! Festival Friends Pass holders enjoy priority seating and signing access to these sessions. Become a Festival Friend by donating $100 or more, and we’ll say thank you with a Festival Friends Pass. Your support helps us keep arts and culture accessible for readers statewide.

The 2023 Festival Friends Pass Sessions are:




Ann Patchett in Conversation about Tom Lake
with Elizabeth McCracken
Saturday, November 11, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
First Baptist Church

Steve Inskeep in Conversation about Differ We Must
with Dan Goodgame
Saturday, November 11, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Capitol House Chamber

Ooh La La! Dork Diaries in Paris with Rachel Renée Russell & Nikki Russell
with Anne Wynter
Saturday, November 11, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church

Abraham Verghese in Conversation about The Covenant of Water
with Megan Labrise

Saturday, November 11, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
First Baptist Church

Walter Isaacson in Conversation about Elon Musk
with Evan Smith

Saturday, November 11, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church

An Exploration of the “Latinx” Identity in Family, Community & Culture with Héctor Tobar & Ingrid Rojas Contreras with Ruben Degollado
Saturday, November 11, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Capitol Auditorium (E1.004)



Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah in Conversation about Chain Gang All Stars
with Roger Reeves

Sunday, November 12, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Stateside Theatre

Curtis Sittenfeld in Conversation about Romantic Comedy
with Maya Perez

Sunday, November 12, 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Stateside Theatre

Andrew Sean Greer & Steven Rowley in Conversation about Less is Lost and The Celebrants
with Clay Smith

Sunday, November 12, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Central Presbyterian Church

Ali Hazelwood and Aaron H. Aceves on Teenage Love, Angst, and Coming-of-Age
with Kailey Hunt
Sunday, November 12, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church