Authors, Ideas, Imagination! You’ll find them all at the 3rd Annual San Antonio Book Festival, a free, family-friendly event taking place this Saturday, April 11, in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Now entering its third year, the festival welcomes 90 nationally acclaimed and regional authors whose works span the fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, young adult fiction, and cooking genres.
When: Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library (600 Soledad St., 78205), the Southwest School of Art, and the Empire Theatre
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Parking: All nearby options and rates listed here.
children’s story time, children’s and young adult author presentations, fun and free activities for kids, technology area, food trucks, live music, recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors, book sales, and book signings
The Literary Death Match
The day wraps up with a hilariously witty and fun fundraising event for the San Antonio Public Library Foundation: The Literary Death Match. Four authors read selections from their work and they’re judged on literary merit (by judge Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize finalist & member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame), performance (by judge Molly Cox, chief of engagement for San Antonio’s SA2020 and TEDxSanAntonio emcee), and intangibles (by judge Wendi Aarons, humor writer of USWeekly’s Fashion Police, co-creator of @paulryangosling).
Two finalists are selected and they’ll fight to the verbal death, on stage, using audience participation to determine the ultimate winner. Tickets for the VIP Festival Club Reception and seating for on the Orchestra level are $50 each or $300 for a reserved table of four. Enjoy cocktails, savory bites and live music by Cryin’ D.T. Buffkin from 5:30-6:30pm. Or, you can get in on the LDM action with a $10 general admission ticket on 2nd floor Mezzanine (includes live music and a cash bar. The LDM program begins at 7:00pm. Order tickets online here or call 210.225.4728 ext. 16 to purchase.
What else do you need to know about the San Antonio Book Festival?
San Antonio bloggers and writers have you covered! Here’s the scoop on the festival, the authors, the children and young adult books to check out, what to look for, who to see, where to go, and what to do:
SA Book Festival is back – and better than ever! by Katy Flato (Executive director of the San Antonio Book Festival)
Thrifty San Antonio: Book Festival, by Veronica Rouse
San Antonio Book Festival 2015, by Lilliana Gonzalez
San Antonio Book Festival 2015: 3 Great Biographies for Young Readers, by Melissa Droegemueller
Inspired by Young Adult Fiction Author Diane Gonzales Bertrand – San Antonio Book Festival 2015, by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales
San Antonio Book Festival 2015 Offers a Whole Day of Fun Activities for the Kids, by Telma Garcia
San Antonio Book Festival Releases List of Authors, Robert Rivard
See you at the Central Library this Saturday, April 11!
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