Start strategizing. The Texas Book Festival is here.
The author panels and other main events happen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26, and are held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building.
You can use the web version of the schedule which allows you to search for specifics — ie., fiction, food books, history, children’s lit — and save events of interest to you: texasbookfestival.com/schedule
Or you can peruse a .pdf of the print schedule, laid out in a grid: texasbookfestival.org And don’t forget to check the updates to the print version here: texasbookfestival.org/updates-to-the-print-schedule/
Lit Crawl Austin is arguably the most Austin-y of TBF’s events. On Saturday evening, Oct. 26, some less traditional lit events pop-up in Red River District clubs. A 5 p.m. happy hour at the Mohawk starts things. Among the events are 7 p.m.a Literary Death Match at 7 p.m. at Cheer Up Charlie’s; “Win the White House,” 7:30 p.m. at Empire Control Room, is a town hall-style debate with authors’ lead characters pitted against each other; and at 9:30 p.m., Black Poets Speak Out host a reading at Cheer Up Charlie’s. All Lit Crawl events are free.
Join Sightlines Jeanne Claire van Ryzin as she introduces Ron Tyler, editor of “The Art of Texas: 250 Years” (TCU Press) who will give a slide overview of his new survey, the first attempt to analyze and characterize Texas art on a grand scale. 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Contemporary Austin, Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.