Texas Book Festival

The twentieth year of the Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

Find out more about talks and signings at the museum by authors of arts-related books at texasbookfestival.org.

October 17 and 18 at The Contemporary Austin.

Events for Saturday, October 17

11A–12P: That Day: Join renowned photographer and Texan Laura Wilson as she discusses what it takes to capture the many facets of the unyielding, ever-changing West in her new book That Day: Pictures in the American West. Moderated by Dennis Darling.

12:15–1:15P: El Paso 120: Join longtime resident of El Paso and award-winning photographer Mark Paulda in a discussion about the unexpected beauties of a place many write off as a barren space.

1:30–2:30P: A Muse and a Maze: Appreciate the wordplay behind Peter Turchi's new book A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic in this discussion involving the relationship between writing and puzzle-making. Moderated by Austin Kleon.

2:45–3:30P: A Long Walk Home: Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed's work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. Moderated by Steven Hoelscher.

4–5P: Official Texas Book Festival Poster Artist: Celebrate the work of Fatima Ronquillo, a self-taught painter whose classical imagery is inspired by literature, theatre, and opera. Moving to San Antonio as a young girl, Ronquillo credits the library for the gift of books that taught her to paint.

See events for Sunday, October 18.