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Aug 27 – Sept 3, 2009 Edition Texas Book Festival Set for Fall 2009
AUSTIN, TX August 6, 2009 The 2009 Texas Book Festival (www.texasbookfestival.org) will take place on October 31 and November 1 on the State Capital grounds. The free two-day event showcases more than 200 of the nations most accomplished authors. Visitors can find something for every palate with interactive author panels, childrens readings, cooking demonstrations, local foods and music.
Festival events are held in and around the State Capitol in Austin
The 2009 Texas Book Festival (TBF) commemorates 14 years of celebrating authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas and imagination. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush and a group of interested volunteers, the Festival is held every year on the grounds of the Texas Capitol. It features readings and discussions from more than 200 renowned Texas and national authors. With the help of the Austin community, a statewide advisory committee and hundreds of volunteers, the organization has grown each year. In addition to being one of the most prestigious literary festivals in the nation, TBF develops and manages year-round programs that foster literacy statewide.
TBF has surpassed the $2.3 million mark in total grant awards to Texas public libraries since its inception through its Library Grant program.