March 20, 2023

Texas Book Festival Announces Full Schedule


The Texas Book Festival has solidified its 2018 schedule.

Go to 2018 Festival Schedule to find the complete plan for all the author events, cooking demonstration, kids events and their locations.

The 2018 Texas Book Festival takes place on October 27 and 28 and on the grounds of and in the Texas State Capitol and along Congress Avenue.

Sightlines editor-in-chief Jeanne Claire van Ryzin will be moderating two panels:

“Texas Made, Texas Modern,” by Helen Thompson & Casey Dunn
12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Contemporary Austin-Jones Center
In Texas modernist architecture, sleek European forms meet a gritty spirit that blends the vocabulary of the state’s ranching heritage with a new idiom. Take a tour across the state with Thompson and Dunn as they share beautiful examples of Texas made modern.

Transforming Trauma Into Art in Fiction and Nonfiction
1 p.m. Oct. 28, Capitol Extension Room E2.026
What do the lasting effects of trauma look like in one’s life? Lacy M. Johnson’s essays in “The Reckonings” encompass personal meditations on sexual abuse and rape culture, as well as larger societal ills. Shabho Rao’s novel, “Girls Burn Brighter,” focuses on the friendship of two girls living in poverty who must overcome the unimaginable to achieve their ambitions.

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