Texas Center for the Book Holds 5th Annual Texas Authors Celebration Online

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX

5th Annual Texas Authors Celebration - November 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm CT - A woman riding a horned toad graphic
We are honored to include the 2020 Texas Book Festival’s poster artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade and his featured piece Let 'er Rip in our event invitation.

Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book has announced that the fifth annual Texas Authors Celebration will take place online on November 5, at 7:30 p.m. The public are invited to attend virtually.

This yearly event kicking off the Texas Book Festival features Texas authors in conversation. The 2020 celebration will begin with a door prize drawing and host introductions, the Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award ceremony (made possible by the Texas Library and Archives Foundation), and tips to navigate the 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival.

Literature lovers will then have the opportunity to engage with authors during One Page Salon, moderated by Owen Egerton (called "the best literary evening in town" by the Austin American-Statesman).

“The Texas Authors Celebration is always a special night, a chance to hear from Texas writers and get into the spirit of the Texas Book Festival,” said Rebekah Manley, Coordinator of the Texas Center for the Book. “Normally, this event is held at the State Library and Archives in Austin, and, while we are sad that we are not able to gather in person this year, we are very excited to open this event up to readers, writers, and fans across Texas and beyond. Holding it online means that anyone can attend, without traveling to Austin. It’s going to be a great evening.”

Registration for this virtual event, to be held on the Zoom platform, is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.tsl.texas.gov/txauthorscelebration.

This event is made possible in partnership with the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, the Writers’ League of Texas, and the Texas Book Festival.


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 tsl.texas.gov.

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Rebekah Manley
Texas Center for the Book Coordinator
Page last modified: October 21, 2020