Texas Book Festival this Weekend

This weekend, downtown Austin will be abuzz with the Texas Book Festival. Over the course of this two-day event, over 40,000 people will descend on Austin to take part in readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment.

Here are a few events that caught our eye. There’s so much more to see, so check out the full schedule of events here.


The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History
10:00 – 10:45 / Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
with writer and Ken Burns collaborator Dayton Duncan
Mod: Helen Thompson

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge
11:00 – 11:45 / The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church
You will learn everything at this event
Mod: Cindy Widner

D. T. Max: “Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace”
12:30 – 1:15 / Capitol Auditorium Room E1.004
Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker, speaks with Megan Barnard, Assistant Director for Acquisitions and Administration at the Ransom Center, about his biography of David Foster Wallace. Wallace’s papers reside at the Ransom Center.


Hidden America: The Unseen People Who Make America Work
12:30 – 1:15 / Capitol Extension Room E2.030
with Jeanne Marie Laskas
Mod: Cyndi Hughes

Latinometro.com & TBF present Taco Politico
2:00 – 3:00 / Lone Star Tent
The testy politics of Tex-Mex food with Gustavo Arellano and Jeffrey Pilcher
Mod: Addie Broyles

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