For book-lovers drawn to the Texas Book Festival and its engaging congregation of authors each fall in Austin, itâ€™s worth noting that the festival also partners with other events around the state to highlight books and authors.
The next such event takes place tomorrow at the Highland Park Centennial Anniversary Literary Festival. Authors including Lawrence Wright, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Stephen Harrigan, and Joe Nick Patoski will speak.
The free event is at the Highland Park Methodist Church. As its name suggests, the literary festival is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of Highland Park, an enclave in Dallas.
Lois Kim, who took over last month as the Texas Book Festivalâ€™s executive director, says the festival looks for opportunities to contribute to events that promote community engagement with authors and stimulate intellectual conversation.
In the past, the festival has partnered on events in Houston and Austin. In April, it held the Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition in conjunction with the San Antonio Library Foundation, which was celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The Highland Park event starts at 10 a.m. and includes a 12:30 lunch that requires an RSVP.
â€œWe would just love for people to come out, because itâ€™s free and there are going to be great authors,â€ Kim says.