On Nov. 5-6, 290 authors ranging from cookbook writers to celebrities-turned-authors will gather at the Texas State Capitol for a weekend of nearly 150 free panels, book signings, cooking demonstrations, and children's activities.
The Texas Institute of Letters elected six new writers into their prestigious group of literary talent, and three are from San Antonio.
It seems only fitting that the Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition includes, among the 50 authors converging Saturday on the Central Library and Southwest School of Art, a young author with what looks to be the next big book about Texas.
Last summer I interviewed for a job at Trinity University Press. A portion of the interview involved reading and assessing a memoir forthcoming from the press titled "100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared," by Kim Stafford.
Char Miller, formerly a professor of history at Trinity University, is director of the environmental analysis program and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.
A section of Augusta Street will be closed one Saturday in April – but not for road work or construction.