New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Bird Headlines this year’s festival!
The Boerne Book & Arts Fest takes place Saturday, October 1, on Boerne’s beautiful Hill Country Mile with a celebration of all things literary and arts, including live performances, author discussion panels, childrens’ activities and more.
As always, the festival has a special focus in Texas history. With Sarah Bird’s latest book, “The Last Dance on the Starlight Pier,” festival-goers will learn about underground Texas dance halls in prohibition and the mob’s role in shaping Galveston tourism in the 1930s. Jennifer Ross-Nazal kicks off the day with a panel on “Making Space for Women.” This panel, regarding the trailblazing women of NASA, is moderated by Boerne Library Advisory Board Member Amy Bean, the daughter of astronaut Allen Bean. Other panels include the myths and mysteries of the Lone Star state and Texas Rivers.
On the children’s side, author Carmen Tafolla is here to read from her books, including “What Can You Do with a Paleta?” and “The Last Butterfly/La Ultima Mariposa.” The Terpichore Ballet Company is back and Chris Mullen will be rounding out the day with a feature on his popular YA Western series, “Rowdy.”
“The Boerne Book Fest is growing in stature, but firmly remains a downtown Boerne event and fun for the entire family,” said Kelly Skovbjerg, Director of the Patrick Heath Public Library. “It is an opportunity for us to showcase the library and all we do – from literature to history to children’s programs – in a fun celebratory day of all things literary. Make plans to come to Main Plaza for the festival on October 1!”
Sponsors as of July 31 include HEB, Kay & Bryden Moon, Friends of the Boerne Public Library, Boerne Public Library Foundation, & The Deckle Edge. For information on sponsorship, contact Robin Stauber or Caren Creech, 830-249-3053.
For detailed information, additional sponsor announcements, and more, follow the Boerne Book & Arts Fest on Facebook, @boernebookfestival. Festival and author information is also available at www.boernebookfest.com