The First Edition Literary Gala

Texas Book Festival’s Annual Fundraiser

TBF is looking forward to returning to the Four Seasons for the 2021 First Edition Literary Gala which has been postponed to Friday, February 11, 2022.  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 August 30, all of the table sponsorships and tickets have been purchased. If you are interested in a being placed on a wait list, please contact Susannah Auby at susannah@texasbookfestival.org.

Gold Leaf Sponsorship $25,000

  • Gala table for 12 with premier placement
  • One complimentary set of signed books by the Gala authors
  • Option to host an author at your Gala table
  • 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
  • Priority access to all in-person Festival sessions, VIP parking for Festival sessions at Central Library, book signing priority
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP TBF-hosted author gatherings throughout the year

Authors’ Circle Sponsorship $15,000

  • Gala table for 12 with prominent placement
  • One complimentary set of signed books by the Gala authors
  • Option to host an author at your Gala table
  • Literary table favors for all guests
  • Sponsor acknowledgement on Gala program
  • Priority access to all in-person Festival sessions, VIP parking for Festival sessions at Central Library, book signing priority
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP TBF-hosted author gatherings throughout the year

Leather Bound Sponsorship $10,000

  • Gala table for 12
  • Option to host an author at your Gala table
  • Literary table favors for all guests
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the official Festival program and on the TBF website

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

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

See photos from the 2019 Gala!