AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its the #TXBookChat series, a new online program from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. The #TXBookChat series seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.
#TXBookChat continues on September 17, with four more conversations scheduled. All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. CT.
- September 17 The Power of Stories: Join author and professor Dr. Norma E. Cantú for a discussion on using words and narrative to create a better world.
- October 8 Virtual Texas Book Festival 2020: Join TBF staff for a behind-the-scenes preview of this year’s online event, the 25th annual and first ever online festival!
- November 19 Giving Voice to Hispanic Authors: Join Arte Público Press as they discuss their mission to recover the past and create the future as a “heart and home” for Hispanic authors.
- December 10 Engaging Middle Grade Readers: Join Crystal Allen, author of The Magnificent Mya Tibbs series, in a partnered conversation with our friends at the Indiana Center for the Book.
“The Texas Center for the Book is statewide,” said Coordinator Rebekah Manley, “and our shift to more of an online culture has helped us to think creatively and connect with our readers across Texas. We are so excited to continue this virtual series, which has been well received so far.” The conversations take place on the Zoom platform, and registration is required. Visit www.tsl.texas.gov/txbookchat to learn more about upcoming events and reserve your spot.
For more information on #TXBookChat series, contact Rebekah Manley, Texas Center for the Book Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-936-2505. For more information on other Texas Center for the Book initiatives visit www.tsl.texas.gov/centerforthebook.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic, and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov.