In case you missed any of our virtual events that we hosted August – December 2020, we’ve compiled them for you here.
Get Lit with Brit Bennett
The San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents GET LIT: Brit Bennett in conversation with Jason Reynolds. Brit Bennett’s second novel, The Vanishing Half, was named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, USA Today, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Bustle. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 20 weeks.
Authors in Schools: Carol Anderson at Karen Wagner High School
The San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents Carol Anderson, co-author of “One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally,” speaking with students from Karen Wagner High School. This Authors in Schools program was generously sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Authors in Schools: Sherri Duskey Rinker & AG Ford at Price Elementary School
As part of our Authors in Schools initiative, we awarded Price Elementary a virtual visit from Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford, the author/illustrator duo behind the latest book in the “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” series, “Construction Site Mission: Demolition!” Students received a free, signed copy of the book and had a chance to submit questions. Watch this with your kids and encourage them to follow along with AG Ford’s drawing tips!
Get Lit with Maria Hinojosa
On September 17, we presented GET LIT with Maria Hinojosa, Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of Latino USA, featuring Maria’s new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, which tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis. Maria was joined in conversation by actress and immigrants’ rights activist, DIANE GUERRERO.
A Conversation with Former City Manager Sheryl Sculley
On August 20, 2020, the San Antonio Book Festival proudly presented “A Conversation with SHERYL SCULLEY,” featuring the former City Manager’s new book, Greedy Bastards: One City’s Texas-Size Struggle to Avoid a Financial Crisis. The event was in partnership with the San Antonio Public Library and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation. Former City Council member Rey Saldaña moderated the event.