Book Appétit Literary Feast
The 2023 Book Appétit Literary Feast will take place March 8, 2023 (Witte Museum) and feature James McBride, author of Good Lord Bird and Deacon King Kong.
The Book Festival’s singular fundraising event is the Book Appétit luncheon—a literary feast that kicks off the Festival. Featuring a prominent author(s), the Book Appétit luncheon offers guests a unique opportunity: a special presentation by the distinguished author. The 2019 Book Appétit featured Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize winner and historian, who penned Alexander Hamilton, which went on to inspire the hugely successful Broadway show, at the Witte Museum. Past featured authors have included comedian Paula Poundstone, Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, renowned poet Naomi Shihab Nye, bestselling author Ann Patchett, and acclaimed journalist Alfredo Corchado.