Texas Book Festival 2019: All the Panels and Events

Velox Ward, "Momma Blows the Horn," 1967. Included in "The Art of Texas: 250 Years," edited by Ron Tyler, one the featured books at the Texas Book Festival.

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.