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.

We will hold the 2021 First Edition Literary Gala on Friday, October 29 at the Four Seasons.  The 2021 Gala sponsorship options that are currently available are listed below. Due to current capacity restrictions at the Four Seasons, we are only releasing a limited number of sponsorship levels for now and hope to open up additional table levels later this summer. If you want to ensure a table at the Gala this year, you can secure your table now by making 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 would like an invoice or have any other questions about payment, please email Gavin Quinn, at gavin@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 Pas

Due to capacity limits, $6,000 Hard Cover tables for 10 and $600 individual tickets are currently not available. If you’re interested in either of these options, please contact development@texasbookfestival.org.

 

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!