West Texas Book FestivalFestival Events

Abilene Public Library - 202 Cedar Street
and
Abilene Civic Center - 1100 N. 6th Street



Date & Time
Location
Program

Monday - Sept. 22
12:00

Abilene Public Library

Lunch Program - New York Times best-selling author Deborah Crombie of McKinney will debut the 15th book in her Scotland Yard mystery series. To Dwell in Darkness is scheduled for worldwide release the next day. Bring your lunch or purchase a light lunch for $5. Drinks will be provided.

Monday - Sept. 22

Public Schools

Authors in Schools - Spelile Rivas will be speaking to students at schools in Abilene and Wylie.

Tuesday - Sept. 23
12:00

Abilene Public Library

Lunch Program - Tiffany Fink, "West Texas Women," from the book West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State. Children’s authors Spelile Rivas and Nathan Dahlstrom will discuss writing for young readers. Bring your lunch or purchase a light lunch for $5. Drinks will be provided.

Tuesday - Sept. 23

Public Schools

Authors in Schools - Spelile Rivas and Nathan Dahlstrom will be speaking to students at schools in Abilene and Wylie.

Tuesday - Sept. 23
5:30 p.m.

Abilene Public Library

Abilene Authors Showcase - Event for local authors to display, sell and talk about their books.

Wednesday - Sept. 24
12:00

Abilene Public Library

Lunch Program - Spur Award winning western novelist Henry Chappell of Parker will talk about his novels, Silent We Stood, The Callings, and Blood Kin. Children's author René Saldaña will discuss his bilingual series of novels featuring a fifth grade detective. Bring your lunch or purchase a light lunch for $5. Drinks will be provided.

Wednesday - Sept. 24

Public Schools

Authors in Schools - Nathan Dahlstrom and René Saldaña will be speaking to students at schools in Abilene and Wylie.
Thursday- Sept. 25
11:30 a.m.

TSTC Culinary Institute
901 N. 1st St.

Culinary Cuisine Luncheon featuring cookbook authors, $25, or $200 for a table of 8.

Thursday - Sept. 25

Public Schools

Authors in Schools - René Saldaña and Lee Bacon will be speaking to students at schools in Abilene and Wylie.
Thursday- Sept. 25
6 p.m.

Abilene Country Club
4039 S. Treadaway

Texas Cookbook Gala

Friday- Sept. 26
12:00

Abilene Public Library

Lunch Program - Five West Texas Authors –Rosa Latimer, Post, Harvey Houses of Texas (history); Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon, Lubbock, The Paragraph Ranch (novel); Bear Mills, Lubbock, The Ecuadorian Deception (novel); Russell Smith, San Angelo, The Gun That Wasn’t There and No Reason to Kill (true crime).

Friday- Sept. 26
2:00

Abilene Public Library

Publishing workshop featuring a panel of authors, editors, and publisher representatives. Panelists include Rosa Latimer, Kay Ellington, Barbara Brannon, Bear Mills, Russell Smith, Duane Anderson (ACU Press); Glenn Dromgoole, moderator.

Friday - Sept. 26

Public Schools

Authors in Schools - Lee Bacon will be speaking to students at schools in Abilene and Wylie.
Saturday - Sept. 27
8:30 a.m.

Abilene Civic Center

Registration begins and Festival Bookstore opens
Saturday- Sept. 27
9:00

Abilene Civic Center

Conversation with Lee Bacon, author of Joshua Dread series
Saturday- Sept. 27
9:30

Abilene Civic Center

Conversation with Glenn Dromgoole & Carlton Stowers, 101 Essential Texas Books
Saturday- Sept. 27
10:00

Abilene Civic Center

Conversation with Jay Moore, Abilene History in Plain Sight
Saturday- Sept. 27
10:30

Abilene Civic Center

Conversation with Stephen Harrigan, A. C. Greene Award Winner
Saturday - Sept. 27
11:30

Abilene Civic Center

Boots & Books Luncheon
    featuring Stephen Harrigan, A.C. Greene Award winner Remarks by Jay Moore, author of Abilene History in Plain Sight; Carlton Stowers, 101 Essential Texas Books and Comanche Trail; Lee Bacon, Joshua Dread series. Presentation of the Ricki Brown Abilene Librarian of the Year Award. Tickets $25 each, or $250 for table of 10.
Saturday- Sept. 27
1:30

Abilene Civic Center

Book Signings for Stephen Harrigan, Jay Moore, Carlton Stowers, Lee Bacon, and Glenn Dromgoole.

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Cookbook Gala | Culinary Cuisine Luncheon
Boots & Books Luncheon
A.C. Greene Award | Around Abilene
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