The First Edition Literary Gala

Texas Book Festival’s Annual Fundraiser

TBF is thrilled to be returning to the Four Seasons for the 2021 First Edition Literary Gala on Friday, October 29, to celebrate a year of impactful programming.  It will be an evening among literary luminaries, dignitaries, and cultural supporters that you won’t want to miss. 

Gala sponsorships fund wide and free access to our Annual Festival in the fall, our year-round Reading Rock Stars and Real Reads programs, which provide author visits and book donations to students in low-income schools, grants to Texas public libraries across the state, and free literary programming throughout the year. 

2021 Gala Table sponsorship opportunities are listed below. As of June 25, we are sold out inside the ballroom due to spacing limitations.  We have a limited number of table sponsorships remaining on the tented patio.  Authors will be presenting in both spaces. If you are interested in a remaining table sponsorship, please contact Susannah Auby at susannah@texasbookfestival.org.

Gold Leaf Sponsorship $25,000

  • Gala table for 12 with premier placement
  • A headlining 2021 Festival author as your table guest
  • One complimentary set of signed books by the Gala authors
  • Literary table favors for all guests
  • Sponsor acknowledgement on Gala program
  • Company/foundation logo on all Festival collateral, print advertisements, Festival signage kiosks and official program, t-shirt, and poster
  • Festival VIP badges which provide VIP parking, seating, and book signing priority during the Festival weekend
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • Festival Friends Pass
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP TBF-hosted author gatherings throughout the year

Authors’ Circle Sponsorship $15,000

  • Gala table for 12 with prominent placement
  • A headlining 2021 Festival author as your table guest
  • Festival VIP badges which provide VIP parking, seating, and book signing priority during the Festival weekend
  • One complimentary set of signed books by the Gala authors
  • Literary table favors for all guests
  • Sponsor acknowledgement on Gala program
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • Festival Friends Pass
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP TBF-hosted author gatherings throughout the year

Leather Bound Sponsorship $10,000

  • Gala table for 12
  • Opportunity to host a 2021 Festival author as your table guest
  • Literary table favors for all guests
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • Festival Friends Pass

Vellum Sponsorship $7,500

  • Gala table for 12
  • Literary table favors for all guests
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • Festival Friends Pass

The 2021 Virtual Texas Book Festival and Gala are co-presented by

See photos from the 2019 Gala!