Tom Hanks at the Texas Book Festival

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WHO: Tom Hanks

WHAT: In Conversation with Lawrence Wright about Uncommon Type

WHERE: Texas Book Festival; First Baptist Church

WHEN: Saturday, November 4 at 4:30PM

Tickets now available and include a signed book!

Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT.

 


We are thrilled to announce that, sponsored by Texas Capital Bank, we’ll welcome actor Tom Hanks to the 2017 Texas Book Festival with his new collection of stories, Uncommon Type. Hanks will appear in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Texas author Lawrence Wright. Tickets to the event at Texas Book Festival include a signed copy of Uncommon Type. Tickets are sold out. 

How Do The Tickets Work?

Tickets are required to attend this event. They cost $48 and include:

  • One pre-signed copy of Uncommon Type to be received at the Festival.
  • Admission to the event.

Please note: seating is general admission; first come, first served. All books will be pre-signed. There will not be a public signing at this event.

Book Ticket sales fund the Festival Weekend, our Reading Rock Stars school literacy program, and our Library Grants initiative. Thank you for supporting the Texas Book Festival and literacy in Texas! 

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT

 


ABOUT UNCOMMON TYPE

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game—and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

ABOUT TOM HANKS

Tom Hanks has been an actor, screenwriter, director and, through Playtone, a producer. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. This is his first collection of fiction.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR TEXAS CAPITAL BANK!