Description: The festival will kickoff on Thursday evening with a Poetry & Wine literary event for adults with two celebrated poets from South Texas. Featured will be Emmy Perez (2020 Texas Poet Laureate) and José Antonio Rodriguez.
Description: South Texas Reads is a region-wide literary event that encourages members of the South Texas community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it during our festival’s Friday event. This year’s book is Your Hidden Superpower and the discussion will feature Adrienne Bankert, a national news correspondent with ABC News who has won two Emmys for her work as an interviewer, reporter, and weekend entertainment anchor on Good Morning America.
Description: Hear children’s author Carmen Oliver read her newest book, Bears Make the Best Science Buddies. After the story, Carmen will tell us how she became an author and we get to ask her some fun questions her Bears Make the Best… series.
Description: Join our live Q&A with Natalia Sylvester as she talks about her debut YA Novel Running! Meet her character Mari, a Cuban-American teen who finds herself in the struggle of a lifetime where she has to find her courage and her voice.
Description: Saadia’s early reader book series Meet Yazmin! introduces readers to a young Pakastani-American girl with a big imagination tackling situations all kids can relate to. Hear Saadia read from her newest Meet Yazmin! book and tell us how Yazmin was created.
Description: Join award winning author David Bowles and the talented and magical author Adrianna Cuevas as they take us on a spooky, fun, and exciting ride of action-packed adventure!
Description: Join our live Q&A with R.J. Palacio where she shares her debut graphic novel White Bird: A Wonder Story. Hear all about the power of kindness, courage, and friendship throughout one of the toughest times in History. Meet familiar characters and learn how being kind can save a life.
Description: Hangout with award-winning author/illustrator Raul The Third while he reads his newest children’s book, Vamos! Let’s Go Eat. Raul’s is a comic book and graphic novel illustrator. His work has been exhibited in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. We will be asking Raul some fun questions about his art and see if he will do some live sketching.
Description: Sunday evening will close our festivities with a drive-in movie night at the library, where we will be streaming a family-friendly movie. The featured movie will be Wonder, based on the critically-acclaimed book by STBF featured author RJ Palacio. Location details coming soon!