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April 2019

Book Appétit Literary Feast

April 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Witte Museum Mays Family Center, 3801 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States

The Book Festival is proud to present its annual Literary Feast: the Book Appétit luncheon, featuring historian RON CHERNOW. Don’t miss this special opportunity. The singular fundraiser for the Book Festival, the 2019 Book Appétit luncheon will be held at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center. PLUS! Enter our special raffle to win FOUR premium tickets to see "Hamilton" at the Majestic Theatre in May! Special thanks Literary Feast Underwriters: Anne & Chuck Parrish, Ann & Chico Newman, and Katy & Ted…

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The Moth Mainstage 2019

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Tickets available via Ticketmaster and the Majestic Theatre box office on Friday, February 22. For the third year in a row, SABF is proud to bring The Moth Mainstage to San Antonio as part of Book Festival weekend. Stories are important—whether they’re told in books, like those presented at the Book Festival, or in the age-old tradition of true stories told live. Stories are what unite us. Come join us at the Majestic Theatre on FRIDAY, APRIL 5, for a memorable night…

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7th annual San Antonio Book Festival

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Central Library & Southwest School of Art, 600 Soledad St
San Antonio, 78205 United States

It's our 7th anniversary, and we are working hard on the 2019 Book Festival—bigger, better and more bookish than ever! Central Library & Southwest School of Art 600 Soledad St San Antonio, TX 78205

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Book It! with Cristela Alonzo, Sarah Bird, Helen Ellis, Beowulf Sheehan, or Lawrence Wright

April 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Club Giraud, 707 N. St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

Our Book It! authors have been revealed! Have you made your lunch plans for April 6? Why don't you Book It! with a Festival author at Club Giraud? Book It! luncheons are an opportunity to sit down to an intimate lunch with a Festival author and eight companions. These luncheons are growing in popularity every year as more people discover what a special experience they are. For the 7th annual SABF on April 6, we are offering five opportunities to…

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Get Lit with Susan Page

April 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trinity University Chapman Center, Great Hall, E Rosewood Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212

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 Bush was one of the country's most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told...until now, with this vivid biography of…

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October 2019

Get Lit with Stephen Harrigan

October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

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 Wonderful Thing calls to mind the literary spirit of Robert Hughes writing about Australia or Shelby Foote about the Civil War. Like those volumes, it is…

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February 2020

LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY for the 8TH ANNUAL SABF

February 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Say Sí, 1518 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78204 United States

Be the first to hear the full author lineup for the 8th annual San Antonio Book Festival! You'll learn which authors are coming to the Festival on April 4, get the behind-the-scenes scoop on building the lineup from our Literary Director, and be able to purchase your books so you can start reading your faves!  The lineup announcement party is FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Ride sharing is encouraged (Uber, Lyft, etc.). There is some first-come, first-served parking available at…

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August 2020

A Conversation with Sheryl Sculley

August 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT,

The San Antonio Public Library, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and 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. Former City Council member Rey Saldaña moderated the event. How to get a copy of the book: Books are available to check out from the San Antonio Public Library. You can also purchase a signed copy from The…

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September 2020

Get Lit with Maria Hinojosa

September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT,

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 her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for…

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November 2020

Get Lit: Brit Bennett in conversation with Jason Reynolds

November 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT,

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 Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy…

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December 2020

PIE Bake Along with Erin Jeanne McDowell

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT,

*Photography © 2020 by Mark Weinberg. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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April 2021

Book Appétit Literary Feast: Amor Towles

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT,

OUR SIGNATURE LUNCHEON IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT TAKING PLACE ON APRIL 8, 2021. ALL TABLE SPONSORS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. IF YOU NEED TO REACH US REGARDING YOUR TABLE PURCHASE, EMAIL MARITZA CIRLOS. The Book Festival is proud to present its annual Literary Feast: the Book Appétit luncheon featuring novelist AMOR TOWLES. Don’t miss this special opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek into Towles' forthcoming new novel, The Lincoln Highway, which will be released this fall. The singular fundraiser for…

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