Get Lit with Mimi Swartz

Central Library - Auditorium 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, United States

The San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents Get Lit with Mimi Swartz, author of Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart. Swartz will be joined in conversation by Bonnie Petrie, bioscience and medicine reporter at Texas Public Radio. After audience Q&A, there will be book sales and signing, courtesy of The Twig Book Shop. Join...

Get Lit with Julián Castro

The Pearl Stable 307 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX, United States

UPDATE 10/10: This event will be live streamed.  The San-Antonio Express-News will be at GET LIT with Julián Castro to live stream the event, which will be hosted on their Facebook page. Texas Public Radio will also be in attendance recording the event, and will available on their website following the event. UPDATE 9/25: This...


Get Lit with Susan Page

Trinity University Chapman Center, Great Hall E Rosewood Avenue, San Antonio, Texas

In collaboration with Trinity University Press, the San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents GET LIT with Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today and the author of The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. Page will be joined in conversation by Karen Tumulty, political columnist for The Washington Post. Barbara Pierce...

Get Lit with Stephen Harrigan

The Alamo 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX

In partnership with THE ALAMO, the San Antonio Book Festival proudly presents GET LIT with Stephen Harrigan, New York Times best-selling author of Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas. Harrigan will be joined in conversation by Clay Smith, SABF's Literary Director. Written in fast-paced prose, rich with personal observation and a passionate sense of place, Big...

Get Lit with Maria Hinojosa


Diane Guerrero, © Jeffrey Mosier About the moderator: Diane Guerrero appeared on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She was just 14 years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., she was able to remain in the country and continue...

Get Lit: Brit Bennett in conversation with Jason Reynolds


Jason Reynolds, © James J. Reddington About the moderator: Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta...

GET LIT with Javier Zamora

Alamo Colleges District Boardroom 2222 N. Alamo Street, San Antonio

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & MODERATOR Javier Zamora. Photo credit: Gerardo del Valle Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador in 1990. His father fled the country when he was a year old, and his mother when he was about to turn five. Both parents' migrations were caused by the U.S.-funded Salvadoran Civil War. When he...


GET LIT with Danielle Prescod

About the Author & Moderator Danielle Prescod Danielle Prescod is a fifteen-year veteran of the beauty and fashion industry and graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. A lifelong fashion obsessive, she was most recently the style director of With Chrissy Rutherford, Danielle cofounded 2BG Consulting, which aids fashion and beauty brands and...

GET LIT with Luis Alberto Urrea

Malú and Carlos Alvarez Theater and Studio 321 W. Commerce St, San Antonio, TX, United States

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & MODERATOR Luis Alberto Urrea, © JP Calubaquib Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. A finalist for...


GET LIT with Michele Norris

Carver Community Cultural Center 226 N. Hackberry St., San Antonio, United States

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michele Norris has earned several honors over a long career, including Peabody, Emmy, Dupont, and Goldsmith awards. She is a columnist for The Washington Post Opinion Section and from 2002 to 2012 she was a cohost of NPR’s All Things Considered. Norris is also the founding director of The Race Card Project,...


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