AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its #TXBookChat series, with a fourth season of the popular virtual literary events program launching July 29. This online program from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission launched in 2020. The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions 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. #TXBookChat seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.
#TXBookChat season four will present four new conversations, scheduled through this fall. All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. Central.
- July 29 Texas Author Project Program and Winners: Learn about the program and honor the 2020 winners.
- Sept. 16 Letters About Literature Program and Winners: Hear winning letters from Texas 4th – 8th graders who wrote to a favorite author.
- Oct. 14 Texas Book Festival Preview: Staff present a behind-the-scenes preview of this year’s event, the 26th annual and first-ever hybrid festival!
- Nov. 11 Lone Star Literary Life: Learn more about this digital media outlet dedicated to all things bookish in Texas.
“We are so excited to host another season of the #TXBookChat program at the Texas Center for the Book,” said Coordinator Rebekah Manley. “This virtual series has been a great platform for Texas authors, illustrators, librarians and literacy advocates to connect with book lovers statewide and beyond.”
The events 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 email@example.com 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.