Texas Independence Day Book Festival

  • Date(s): March 02, 2024
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Texas Independence Day Book Festival
Saturday, March 2
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Museum of the Coastal Bend
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Victoria College Library (located directly behind the museum)

We’re celebrating Texas authors! Join us for a day of literary events including book signings, individual book sales, and literary discussion. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. This event is funded in part by the Anne Kouba Memorial Fund.

Participating authors and organizations include Charles Alcorn, Jack Greeson, Cheryl Johnson, Anthony Madrid, Louise S. O’Connor, Grace Palmer, d.j. Rangel, Amy E. Reid, Russell K. Skowronek, DeeAnn Smith, Victoria Preservation Inc., Leonie Waithman, John Williams, and UHV Poetry Collective.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit author booths located in the museum’s main galleries. The VC Library will host readings especially selected for young (and young-at-heart!) book lovers.
10:30 a.m. @ VC Library: Reading by Cheryl Johnson—Charli's Adventure Journal, Destination: Victoria, Texas and Beyond
10:50 a.m. @ VC Library: Reading by Amy Reid—Maybe you’ll be an archaeologist
All events after 11 a.m. are held in the Museum’s Borchers Leon Exhibit Hall
11:15 a.m. Reading by Charles Alcorn—Beneath the Sands of Monahans
11:45 a.m. Author Open Mic
12:30 p.m. UHV Poetry Collective & Poetry Open Mic
1 p.m. Reading by d.j. Rangel—Into the Sunset: The Women--Stories of the Old West
2 p.m. KEYNOTE EVENT John W. Stormont Lecture Series: An Interview with Louise S. O’Connor

This event is funded in part by the Anne Kouba Memorial Fund.