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Texas Book Festival 2019: On Second Look: Writing About Home From New Perspectives
Families form in unexpected ways that can define who we are.
Texas writer Oscar Cásares (Where We Come From) and debut novelist De’Shawn Charles Winslow (In West Mills) discussed that theme at play in their fictional worlds during the session On Second Look: Writing About Home From New Perspectives.

2:40PM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Joe O'Connell Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019: Dave Campbell's Favorite Texas College Football Stories
"The rain was coming in sideways," Dave Campbell recalls of the 1956 Kyle Field battle between the Aggies and TCU that he dubs the best football game of the old Southwest Conference. "I was afraid the press box would blow away."

2:08PM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Joe O'Connell Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019:
Finding Their Power
The story of the CIA laboring to get Doctor Zhivago published in the late Fifties and the story of a group of queer Uruguayan women creating a sanctuary where they can escape persecution in the late Seventies – you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re not an obvious pairing.

12:15PM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019:
My Story Is More Than the Struggle
Memoir is a popular form today, one of the consistently bestselling genres. It’s a form I love, because I value hearing a person’s actual lived experience. Two authors, Mitchell Jackson and Jaquira Diaz, shared their memoirs in a Saturday session titled “My Story Is More Than the Struggle.”

11:45AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Laura Jones Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019:
All by Myself: Loneliness in Fiction
Sadly, Sarah Rose Etter had to duck out of this panel last minute, but Kristen Arnett (Mostly Dead Things) and Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night) had no problem filling the void by discussing their own voids – both as writers and authors whose characters often experience an ache of emptiness.

11:15AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Barbara Purcell Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019:
They’re Playing My Song
Young people often find out who they are by sitting in their room, alone, listening to music. Each song played, sometimes on constant repeat, provides a portal into potential identity, for none more than LGBTQ people. At least that was the position on They’re Playing My Song: Pop Music and Queer Identity, with Andrea Lawlor and Karen Tongson.

10:30AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Laura Jones Read More | Comment »

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Texas Book Festival 2019:
Embracing the Journey
Home is where the heart is, and sometimes that requires a passport. Both Anika Fajardo (Magical Realism for Non-Believers) and Tembi Locke (From Scratch) have written moving memoirs about moving forward; finding a home within yourself. But their panel showed the two women's books to be as similar as they are different.

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Barbara Purcell Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019:
On the Topic of Mothers
Moderator Jill Meyers barely had to say a word to get this panel of writers going. They were, after all, all there to discuss their mothers.

9:30AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Barbara Purcell Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2019:
Modern Royalty in Romance
You could never accuse royal fans of being hothouse flowers. They scrounge behind-the-scenes details from all corners of the internet, build overnight encampments to catch a glimpse of a wedding, and defend their favorites, online and in person, with a rare ferocity.

9:07AM Mon. Oct. 28, 2019, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

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