Monday, October 12, 2020

UT Press at the 2020 Texas Book Festival

Starting Friday, November 6, the University of Texas Press and many of our authors will go virtual to celebrate the 25th annual Texas Book Festival. We are so sad to not be experiencing this vital literary event in person, but now more than ever, we must support our authors, booksellers, and book-loving organizations by showing up and buying books!
We have gathered our authors into the schedule below, but you can view and plan your full Texas Book Festival schedule here:

Unlike the in-person fest, you won’t need to wear out your soles dashing between concurrent sessions in the tents and Capitol building—none of the panels this year are simultaneous! Our authors will be featured during the adult sessions held November 6–15, so we encourage you to go ahead and signup for your Crowdcast account, RSVP to sessions, and mark your calendars to soak in all these discussions and demonstrations from the comfort of your home.

Saturday, November 7

2 PM - 2:45 PM
José Ralat
Tacos and Coffee: The Origins of—and Controversies Behind—Our Favorite Foods

Kick off your virtual Texas Book Fest experience by grabbing a taco and afternoon coffee from your favorite local spot, and then enjoy this conversation! In their new books, Texas Monthly taco editor José R. Ralat (American Tacos) and food-history researcher and journalist Augustine Sedgewick (Coffeeland) follow the histories of the taco and the coffee bean across time and space, revealing valuable insights about culture and power along the way. Register here:

Sunday, November 8

11 AM - 11:45 AM
Kathy Valentine
Lit Crawl Brunch with Typewriter Tarot with Cecily Sailer

Ready for a mystic message or perhaps some cosmic rescue? Audience members at this session will be invited to submit a question on the creative process to ask the Tarot for this innovative town hall. Kathy Valentine will join Typewriter Tarot founder Cecily Sailer for a Tarot-led discussion of her memoir All I Ever Wanted. Thank you to partners Desert Door Sotol and Rambler Sparkling Water, supporting community through storytelling! The first 200 people who register for Literary Death Match or Typewriter Tarot will have the option to pick up a Desert Door Camp Mocha kit and other goodies on Saturday, November 7, from 12 PM to 5 PM. Location details will be shared with the first 200 registrants. Register here:

6 PM - 6:45 PM
Don Carleton and Cynthia Orozco
MLK Jr., Malcolm X, and Adela Sloss-Vento: The Civil Rights Movement in Photos

In their new biographies, Peniel E. Joseph (The Sword and the Shield) and Cynthia Orozco (Agent of Change) share illuminating portraits of leaders who altered the course of the Civil Rights Movement both in Texas and nationwide—a movement captured in part in photos collected by Don Carleton (Struggle of Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography), the executive director of the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. Register here:

We highly recommend the podcast "Race and Democracy" from Dr. Peniel Joseph, the Founding Director of the UT Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and Professor of History. Dr. Joseph discusses issues of race, democracy, public policy, and social justice with expert guests and questions who is America? Where have we been, where do we want to go, and how can we get there? Tune in wherever you listen to podcast to learn about American history, race and democracy, and the outlook for the future.

Struggle for Justice celebrates the legacy of the photographers who helped galvanize public
support for the civil rights movement, often at great personal risk. Don Carleton is executive director of the Briscoe Center for American History and J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Agent of Change is the first comprehensive biography of a formidable civil rights activist and feminist whose grassroots organizing in Texas made her an influential voice in the fight for equal rights for Mexican Americans. Cynthia Orozco is a professor of history and humanities at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. She is the author of No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.

Wednesday, November 11

10 AM - 10:45 AM
Jam Sanitchat
Thai Fresh: A Cooking Demonstration

Jam Sanitchat has been cooking since age five, so it’s no surprise that her restaurant and learning center, Thai Fresh, is a South Austin staple. But flavor is only part of the equation. From her days cooking for friends at UT to the relationships she’s built with local growers and producers, Sanitchat knows cooking is all about connection. Experience the magic for yourself with a cooking demonstration from her new cookbook, Thai Fresh: Beloved Recipes from a South Austin Icon. Register here:

4 PM - 4:45 PM
Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson
Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back

Sports journalists Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson (Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back) discuss sports and sports fandom both on and off the fields, courts, and diamonds—from racism to drugs, domestic violence, and CTE. Register here:

Thursday, November 12

1:15 PM - 2 PM
Kathy Valentine
Life in Music: New Memoirs from Musicians Chris Frantz and Kathy Valentine

In their poignant, candid new memoirs, Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine (All I Ever Wanted) and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club (Remain in Love) share the stories behind the songs and discuss their journeys in life and music. Register here:

Sunday, November 15

11 AM - 11:45 AM
José Ralat and Texas Monthly editors and writers
A Texas Monthly Brunch (A Lit Crawl Event)

This roundtable of editors and writers from the National Magazine of Texas hosts a delectable wrap-up of the Festival. Register here:

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