The seventh annual San Antonio Book Festival is once again returning to the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art to celebrate all things literary. The festival is a free, daylong event intended as a gift to the city and citizens of San Antonio. The festival aims to bring books to life through a wide range of author presentations, panel discussions, book sales, and signing sessions with authors.
The San Antonio Book Festival is an all-ages, free event offering something for each member of your household. For the little ones, the festival will offer children’s theater performances, a hands-on technology area, and interactive art and play stations. Food trucks will be on hand to round out the festival.
The full lineup for this year’s festival has just been announced. Some of the highlights include: Tayari Jones, author of New York Times bestseller and 2018 Oprah Book Club selection An American Marriage; Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg; and Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist and author of the memoir Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Additionally, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page will launch her book tour for The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty on April 7 as part of the festival.
The 2019 festival lineup is intended to reflect the current socio-political climate in America. “Readers have been grappling in the past year with the ways the world is rapidly changing and book sales reflect their desire to know more,” says Clay Smith, the festival’s literary director. “The 2019 festival lineup satisfies their tastes, with probing events about immigration, wealth inequality, and why America has become such a divided, partisan country.”
The San Antonio Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 5 pm at San Antonio’s Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. For more information visit festival.saplf.org or email [email protected].