Texas Book Festival releases schedule

Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood

The Texas Book Festival released its schedule on Thursday, with details on more than 300 authors and dozens of panels on Oct. 17 and 18.

The complete schedule is at www.texasbookfestival.org/festival-schedule.

In addition to the regular panels and readings, the festival will feature two days of live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, Lit Crawl Austin and more.

Highlights for Saturday, Oct. 17, include:

Margaret Atwood talks about her new dystopian novel, “The Heart Goes Last” at 10 a.m. in the House Chamber.

Chuck Plahniuk presents a two-hour variety show with special guest Lidia Yukanavitch at 1 p.m. at the Paramount.

Stephan Pastis discusses the highs and lows of Detective Timmy Failure’s careet at 2 p.m. in the Capitol Auditorium.

And at 2:30 p.m. in the House Chamber, Taye Diggs and illustrator Shane Evans talk about their new children’s book “Mixed Me!”

The American-Statesman is publishing a complete guide to the festival on Sunday, Oct. 11. In the meantime, you can begin making plans to attend the event, which is held in the Capitol and on the surrounding grounds, by looking at the online schedule.

The festival is free and open to the public.

Author: Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy edits and writes about books and movies for the Ausstin American-Statesman.

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