Press Room

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Media Resources

Texas Book Festival Fact Sheet

Texas Book Festival Leadership

In the News

Publishers Weekly highlights Texas Library Grants in their 2019 TLA conference coverage
Texas Book Festival awards $100,000 to public Texas libraries – Sightlines Magazine
Book Tips and Sips included in Austin Chronicle’s “Upcoming Austin Food Events to Put on Your Calendar”
Book lover? Plan your trip around a literary festival – Washington Post
Is it crazy to look for solace from the news at the Texas Book Festival? – Dallas Morning News
The sun shines on the Texas Book Festival – Publisher’s Weekly
2018 Texas Book Festival in photos – Publisher’s Weekly
Cecile Richards at the 2018 Texas Book Festival – Austin Chronicle
Women of the Texas Book Festival – Austin Woman Magazine
Sun, books and ideas fuel first day of Texas Book Festival – Austin360
Texas Book Festival 2018: Meet the Indie Next Authors – Austin Chronicle

News Releases

April 18, 2019 – Texas Book Festival reveals the 41 public library recipients of their annual Texas Library Grant
April 1, 2019 – Texas Teen Book Festival announces 2019 date and new location
February 18, 2019 – Texas Book Festival returns to the Rio Grande Valley with Reading Rock Stars program
February 1, 2019 — Texas Book Festival launches Real Reads in Dallas, returns to DFW for Reading Rock Stars
January 16, 2019 — Texas Book Festival returns to Houston for Reading Rock Stars 2019
January 8, 2019 — Texas Book Festival announces dates for 2019 Festival Weekend
October 17, 2018 – Texas Book Festival celebrates literary programming with Lit Crawl Austin
October 16, 2018 – Texas Book Festival presents Kids on Congress
October 16, 2018 – Culinary hotshots showcase their latest offerings at the Central Market Tent
October 3, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announce full schedule with exciting author panels, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more
September 12, 2018 – Olamaie to host brunch with Chef Edward Lee to benefit Texas Book Festival on October 28
August 29, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces 2018 lineup featuring more than 280 authors
August 22, 2018 – Texas Book Festival to host “Books and Breakfast” at Hat Creek Burger Company on September 22
August 7, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces featured authors at the First Edition Literary Gala on Friday, October 16
July 25, 2018 – Texas Teen Book Festival announces 2018 Lineup
July 23, 2018 – Texas Book Festival and The Long Center Present “An Evening With Pete Souza” as closing event of 2018 Festival weekend
July 10, 2018 – Texas Book Festival to host Cecile Richards as part of 2018 Festival weekend
June 19, 2018 –  Texas Book Festival reveals the first 15 authors for the 2018 Festival weekend lineup
June 6, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces recipients of Harvey Relief Funds
April 5, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces 2018 recipients of Texas Library Grants
February 16, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces Reading Rock Stars presentations at Rio Grande Valley Elementary Schools
February 13, 2018 – Texas Teen Book Festival announces 2018 festival date
January 30, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces Reading Rock Stars presentations at Thomas Tolbert Elementary and Rosemont Elementary.
January 10, 2018 – Texas Book Festival announces 2018 Festival Weekend dates.

Logos, Leadership Headshots

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Lois Kim, Executive Director
Julie Wernersbach, Literary Director