Talks: Texas Book Festival

As part of the Texas Book Festival, The Contemporary Austin welcomes authors of arts-related books for talks and signings at the museum. See the full schedule at Texas Book Festival attendees are also invited to visit The Contemporary's locations with free admission during the festival!

Today's Events, 700 Congress Avenue:

  • 11-11:45A: Further Possibilities: Young Poets on Identity
    Authors Morgan Parker, Chen Chen, John Andrews, and Derrick Harriell
    Four rising young poets read from and discuss their collections that break new ground in expressions of identity. Don’t miss Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé), John Andrews (Colin is Changing His Name), Derrick Harriell (Stripper in Wonderland), and Chen Chen (When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities—long-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry).

  • 12:15-1P: Celebrating the Spirit of Tequila with the Texas Book Festival Poster Artist
    Author and photographer Joel Salcido
    Celebrate the spirit of tequila with photographer Joel Salcido, the official 2017 Texas Book Festival poster artist. Salcido traveled across Jalisco capturing images of distilleries and artisanal tequileras in celebration of the tradition and culture of this iconic drink. Join him as he shares his stunning images and stories.

  • 1:30-2:15P: Marfa Past, Present, Future
    Author and artist Kathleen Shafer
    Marfa’s transformation from a small desert ranching town into a mecca of mystery lights, modern art, festivals, and tourism has been met with celebration, wonder, and mixed receptions by local residents. Writer and artist Kathleen Shafer explores Marfa’s transformation in a broad conversation about what Marfa was, what it is now, and how its shifting cultural landscape may yet unfurl.

  • 3-3:45P: Capturing the Musicmakers: Photographers on Their Musician Subjects
    Authors and photographers Chuck Holley and Watt Casey
    Between them, photographers Chuck Holley (A Perfectly Good Guitar) and Watt Casey (My Guitar is a Camera) have captured hundreds of indelible moments with musicians. What is it like to train the camera lens on another artist? Join them for stories of some of their most memorable subjects, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Bruce Springsteen, Muddy Waters, and more.

See events for Sunday, November 5, here.