Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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7 Events Found in Texas

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AWP Conference AWP Conference
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas


Dates: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020

Website: AWP Conference
Phone: 301-226-9716
Email: events@awpwriter.org

Description:

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2016 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP is now the largest literary conference in North America.

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San Antonio Book Festival San Antonio Book Festival
Central Library (600 Soledad Street), the neighboring Southwest School of Art, and the Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas


Hosted by: The San Antonio Library Foundation
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Website: San Antonio Book Festival
Phone: 210.225.4728
Email: information@saplf.org

Description:

The Festival is a day-long event that unites readers and writers alike. Author presentations are held indoors while outdoors the Festival grounds are active with book sales, signings, children’s story time and learning projects, family activities, and a technology area. Food trucks offer a variety of eats; special tents feature live music and recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors. The large Festival Marketplace offers a lively setting for booksellers, publishers, literary-minded nonprofits, and local artists and craftmakers.

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Austin African American Book Festival Austin African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Library, and
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Austin, Texas


Hosted by: Rosalind Oliphant
Date: June 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Austin African American Book Festival
Email: info@aabookfest.com

Description:

Austin’s African American Book Festival celebrates it’ 13th anniversary, in 2019, promoting literature by and about African Americans at the Carver Museum and Library.

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Dallas Book Festival Dallas Book Festival
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas


Hosted by: Dallas Public Library
Date: June 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Dallas Book Festival
Phone: 214-670-7809
Email: ronnie.jessie@dallascityhall.com

Description:
Founded in 2006 as the Dallas International Book Festival, the festival is Dallas Public Library’s premiere literary event. The Dallas Book Festival is a community-based literary event promoting reading, literacy, and writing and featuring over 100 local, regional and national authors. Black Power Line

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National Black Book Festival National Black Book Festival
Fallbrook Church / Gymnasium, Houston, Texas


Hosted by: Cushcity.com
Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: National Black Book Festival
Phone: 1-800-340-5454
Email: info@nationalblackbookfestival.com

Description:

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African-American retailer online. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide.

The festival was cofounded by author and entrepreneur Gwen Richardson and her husband Willie Richardson.

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Texas Book Festival Texas Book Festival
State Capitol and surrounding grounds, Austin, Texas


Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Texas Book Festival
Email: bookfest@texasbookfestival.org

Description:

The Texas Book Festival (#TXBOOKFEST) celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Along with Mary Margaret Farabee, founding co-chair, Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan a book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state’s public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996.

The signature event has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin, hosting about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children’s activities, and exhibiting vendors from across the state. While remaining an important showcase for the work of Texas authors, the Texas Book Festival hosts important writers from all over the world and has earned a national reputation for the quality of its programming and its appeal to readers, authors, and publishers alike.

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Fort Worth BookFest Fort Worth BookFest
Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus, Fort Worth, Texas


Date: October 2020 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Fort Worth BookFest
Email: fwbookfest2017@gmail.com

Description:

Organized in April 2016, a cross-cultural, community-driven Action Group is spearheading the Fort Worth BookFest effort. Our Group has attracted broad support throughout the community among individuals, organizations, elected officials, and institutions.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the transformative power of literacy through the BookFest platform to showcase the wealth of talent among all cultures that call Fort Worth and the southwest region (our marketing area – TX, NM, OK, AR, and LA) home. We have collaborated with Max Rodriguez, founder and producer of the famed Harlem Book Fair for his 18-years of Book Fair production experience.

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