Texas Lit Events

Literary happenings in Austin and ’round the State you won’t want to miss – author sightings, readings, panels,
parties . . . a variety of literary events you might enjoy.  

If you are an author, publisher, bookstore, literary organization and have an event happening in Texas that you would like listed to be considered, please send all the pertinent info to: bookfest@texasbookfestival.org

Santiago Gamboa- RETURN TO THE DARK VALLEY @ Brazos Bookstore @ Brazos Bookstore
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lone Star Book Festival @ Main St. Gardens Park in Downtown Dallas.
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
Fort Worth BookFest @ Tarrant County College- Trinity River Campus
Oct 12 @ 12:00 am – Oct 15 @ 11:45 pm
Joyce Maynard – THE BEST OF US @ Book People
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Best of Us is the story of Joyce and her late husband. It follows the story of their romance and wedding and the struggle of fighting cancer. On their one year anniversary, her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Nineteen months later, he passed away. The Best of Us explores the idea of love and deeper connections.

Lubbock Book Festival @ Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

The Lubbock Book Festival is free and open to the public.

Some of the featured authors include: John R. Erickson, Terry Jennings, Adan Medrano, and Jodi Thomas.

Sisters First Tour: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush @ Texas Capitol Grounds
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Texas Book Festival as it welcomes the Bush sisters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, to Austin on part of their Sisters First Tour. Jenna and Barbara will give readers a behind the scenes look into their life.

Free and open seating is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Book tickets are available and include priority seating, a spot in the meet and greet line after the session, and one signed copy of Sisters First (received at the festival).

Texas Book Festival Weekend @ Texas Capitol Grounds
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm