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Book Appétit Literary Feast

April 7, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am

Book Appétit Literary Feast - San Antonio Book Festival
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The Book Festival is proud to present its annual Literary Feast: the Book Appétit luncheon featuring Ann Patchett, The New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including her most recent novel, Commonwealth, which has spent 16 weeks on the Times’ bestseller list. Don’t miss this special opportunity—Book Appétit is the only fundraising event for the Book Festival. The 2017 Book Appétit luncheon will be held at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.

Special thanks
Honorary Chairs: Ann and John Newman, Jr.
Event Chairs: Wendy Atwell, Georgia Erck, Angela Rabke, and Josie Seeligson 


About Ann Patchett

ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction–Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays examining the theme of commitment.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including England’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the American Bookseller’s Association’s Most Engaging Author Award, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award. Her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

In November, 2011, she opened Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, with her business partner Karen Hayes. She has since become a spokesperson for independent booksellers, championing books and bookstores on NPR, The Colbert Report (including the series finale), Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Martha Stewart Show, and The CBS Early Show, among many others. Along with James Patterson, she was the honorary chair of World Book Night. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Ann Patchett lives in Nashville with her husband, Karl VanDevender, and their dog, Sparky. Click here to subscribe to her blog, Notes from Ann, featuring book recommendations, exclusive commentary, articles, and more. 

Nobel Sponsor ($25,000)

  • Title recognition across all signage, invitations, and media, as “presented by”
  • One (1) premium placement table for 10 at the luncheon
  • Hardback copy of author’s book for each person at your table
  • Special sponsor gift for each guest at your table
  • Four (4) tickets to the private Esquire Tavern’s Epilogue: Author Cocktail Party Saturday evening

Pulitzer Sponsor ($10,000)

  • Sponsor recognition across all signage, invitations, and media
  • One (1) premium placement table for 10 at the luncheon
  • Five (5) hardback copies of author’s book
  • Two (2) tickets to the private Esquire Tavern’s Epilogue: Author Cocktail Party Saturday evening

National Book Award Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Sponsor recognition on invitations and website
  • Early admission to venue with passed champagne
  • One (1) preferred placement table for 10 at the luncheon

PEN/Faulkner Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Recognition on invitation (time permitting) and website
  • One (1) table for 10 at the luncheon

Individual Seats ($200)

Click here to view the Book Appétit Sponsors


April 7, 2017
6:30 am - 8:30 am
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San Antonio Book Festival
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The Witte Museum Mays Family Center
3801 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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(210) 357-1900
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