Y'all come join me at the San Antonio Book Festival this weekend! I'll be reporting for Lone Star Literary Life.
Celebrate ideas, books, libraries and literary culture at the third annual San Antonio Book Festival on April 11, 2015, from 10am-5pm at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. The all-day festival is free and open to the public. The lineup of 75 national and regional authors can be found here and the festival schedule (which you can download and print) can be found here. If you prefer an app for your Smart Phone, they've got that, too - go here. Activities include panel discussions, book signings, interactive areas and educational opportunities for children and teens, food trucks, live music, recipe demonstrations by cookbook authors, and computer training in the Technology Tent. For more information, visit saplf.org/festival.
To close out the San Antonio Book Festival with an evening of literary send ups and side-splitting laughter, mark your calendar for the Literary Death Match on April 11 at 7 pm at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Famous and emerging authors perform the most exciting sections of their work for an audience and panel of judges, who take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary, then selecting their favorite to advance to the finals. General admission with upstairs seating and cash bar, $10. VIP admission with pre-performance Cocktail Reception and live music (5:30pm), $50 a seat or $300 for a reserved table of four. Go here for more information and to buy tickets. General admission tickets are also available at the Empire Theatre box office.