Sessions

Oct 29th
7:00 - 8:00pm

Day 1: Thursday, October 29th Authors: Emmy Perez and José Antonio Rodriguez

Title: Poetry & Wine: An Evening of Literature [ For Adults ] 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.

Oct 30th
7:00pm

Day 2: Friday, October 30th Author: Adrienne Bankert

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.

Oct 31st
11:05am

Day 3: Saturday, October 31st

Title: STEAM Fun with Carmen Oliver [ For Children ] Author: Carmen Oliver

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.

Oct 31st 11:05pm

Title: How Big is Your Brave: a discussion with Natalia Sylvester [ For Teens & Adults ]
Author: Natalia Sylvester

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Oct 31st 12:05pm

Title: BOOKTACULAR Magic Show [ For All Ages ]
Presenter: Magician John O’Bryant

Description: Enjoy a live and interactive magic show for all ages with magician John O’Bryant.

Oct 31st 1:05pm

Title: WORLD OF WONDER [For Children]
Author: R.J. Palacio

 

 

 

Description: A live Q&A session with Wonder author RJ Palacio. Hear her talk about her inspiration for the book and the power of kindness. She will also be answering a few audience questions.

 

 

Oct 31st 2:05pm

Title: Meet Yasmin! [For Children]
Author: Saadia Faruqi

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.

Oct 31st 2:05pm

Title: To the Rescue: Go on an adventure with David Bowles & Adrianna Cuevas [ For Tweens & Teens ]
Authors: David Bowles & Adrianna Cuevas

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Oct 31st 3:05pm

Title: Let Kindness Shine Bright [For Teens & Adults]
Author: R.J. Palacio

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.

Oct 31st 4:00pm

Title: Hang with Raul the Third [ For All Ages ]
Author: Raul the Third

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Nov 1st 7:00pm

Day 4: Sunday, November 1st

Title: DRIVE-IN Movie night: Wonder

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!

Oct 31st 4:00pm

Marketing Matters! @ Johnsson Agaton

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

03.30 - 04.30 PM Workshop

Reinventing Experiences @ Fredric Martinsson

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

04.30 - 05.30 PM Workshop

Cultures of Creativity @ Hall Building

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

05.30 - 06.30 PM

Lunch Break @ Agaton Johnsson

06.30 - 07.30 PM Workshop

Human Centered Design @ Henrikon Rebecca

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

07.30 - 11.30 PM Workshop

Marketing Matters! @ Fredric Martinsson

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

9.30 - 10.30 AM Workshop

Reinventing Experiences @ Melisa Lundryn

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

10.30 - 11.30 AM Workshop

Cultures of Creativity @ Johnsson Agaton

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform

11.30 - 12.30 PM

Lunch Break @ Rebecca Henrikon

12.30 - 01.30 PM Workshop

Human Centered Design @ Agaton Johnsson

How you transform your business as technology, consumer, habits industry dynamics change? Find out from those leading the charge. How you transform