This fall, the 2020 Texas Book Festival celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with two full weeks of online programming for readers of all ages.
The festival kicks off on October 31 and November 1 with the Texas Teen Book Festival, featuring nationally and critically recognized authors, writing workshops, and workshops for educators. This year's keynote speakers are authors Nic Stone and Elizabeth Acevedo.
From November 2–6, the festival will spotlight children's programming, featuring acclaimed authors and illustrators of works for early readers.
The festival's adult programming is scheduled from November 6–15. The First Edition Literary Gala: A Virtual Evening with Literature's Brightest Stars will take place on Friday, November 6, featuring authors Julia Alvarez, Michael Ian Black, Nick Hornby, and Natasha Trethewey reading from their newest books and discussing the impact of literature on their lives. This year, instead of one event, the annual Lit Crawl Austin is scheduled for the evenings of November 7, 13, and 14, as well as two Lit Crawl Brunches on November 8 and November 15.
All live programming will be broadcast via Crowdcast. For more information, including a full list of participating authors, visit the Texas Book Festival website.