The First Edition Literary Gala

Texas Book Festival’s Annual Fundraiser

Texas Book Festival’s Annual First Edition Literary Gala is a special literary evening featuring some of the most notable authors publishing this year. As our most important fundraiser, Gala proceeds help TBF make an impact in communities across Texas through enriching literacy and literary programming.

The 2020 Virtual Gala featured Michael Ian Black (emcee), Julia Alvarez, Natasha Trethewey, and Nick Hornby. 

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.

Our 2020 Gala sponsorship options are below and we will be updating them once we make a final decision later this spring on the format of the Gala (in-person, virtual, or hybrid). If you know you are continuing your support for TBF this year, you can make a gift today. If you’d like to pay by check, please mail to: Texas Book Festival, 1023 Springdale Road #14B, Austin TX 78721. If you’d like to pay in installments, or would like an invoice, please email Gavin Quinn, at gavin@texasbookfestival.org.


Gold Leaf Sponsorship $25,000

  • Major sponsor recognition on 2020 Festival collateral, ads, official poster and t-shirt, TBF website, e-mail blasts and social media
  • 2 passes for VIP semi-private virtual meet and greet experience with a Festival headlining author
  • 2 passes for VIP semi-private virtual cooking demo experience with a Festival chef author and custom recipe
  • 12 passes to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions
  • 2 copies of books for each Festival headlining author ticketed session
  • One set of Gala author books
  • Gala sponsor gift basket (details under Hard Cover sponsorship)
  • 12 guest passes to exclusive 2020 Virtual Gala livestream program

Authors’ Circle Sponsorship $15,000

  • Major donor recognition on 2020 Festival collateral, official t-shirt, TBF website, e-mail blasts and social media
  • 2 passes for VIP semi-private virtual meet and greet experience with a Festival headlining author
  • 2 passes for VIP semi-private virtual cooking demo experience with a Festival chef author and custom recipe
  • 10 passes to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions
  • 2 copies of books for each Festival headlining author ticketed session
  • One set of Gala author books
  • Gala sponsor gift basket (details under Hard Cover sponsorship)
  • 12 guest passes to exclusive 2020 Virtual Gala livestream program

Leather Bound Sponsorship $10,000

  • 2 passes for VIP semi-private virtual meet and greet experience with a Festival headlining author
  • 8 passes to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions (books not included).
  • One set of Gala author books
  • Gala sponsor gift basket (details under Hard Cover sponsorship)
  • 12 guest passes to exclusive 2020 Virtual Gala livestream program
  • Sponsor recognition on 2020 Festival collateral, TBF website, and select e-blasts

Vellum Sponsorship $7,500

  • 6 passes to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions (books not included).
  • One set of Gala author books
  • Gala sponsor gift basket (details under Hard Cover sponsor level)
  • 12 guest passes to exclusive 2020 Virtual Gala livestream program
  • Sponsor recognition on 2020 Festival collateral and TBF website

Hard Cover Sponsorship $6,000

  • 4 passes to all Virtual Festival Ticketed Headliner events (books not included)
  • Gala sponsor gift basket/package (Austin: delivery to your door. Outside of Austin: mailed)
    • Printed Gala programs
    • Selection of 2020 Festival author books
    • Literary libations
    • Literary snacks
  • 10 guest passes to exclusive 2020 Virtual Gala livestream program
  • Sponsor recognition on TBF website

Gala Ticket Pair $1,200

  • 2 passes to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions (books not included)
  • Gala viewing gift basket (Austin: delivery to your door. Outside of Austin: mailed and will not include alcohol):
    • Printed gala program
    • 2 Festival author books
    • Cocktail kit or bottle of wine
  • Sponsor recognition on TBF website

Gala Single Ticket $600

  • One pass to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions (book not included)
  • One pass to exclusive 2020 Virtual Gala livestream program
  • Mailed:
    • Printed Gala program
    • 1 Festival author book
  • Sponsor recognition on TBF website

 

Complete your gala sponsorship at the “donate” button below:

The 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival and Gala are co-presented by

See photos from the 2019 Gala!