Best Weekend of the Year

What a misleading title, right?

You’d think following ACL weekend, this would be a retrospective on how great this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival was, but no, this is a prospective for this upcoming weekend.

That’s right, people. The Texas Book Festival.
…Where Particular People Congregate.


If you don’t know about the Texas Book Festival, well sit back and get comfortable, because it’s time for the most important thing you will read all week.

The Texas Book Festival is a weekend-long gathering of authors–from near and far–and other distinguished-type people, all hanging around the State Capitol, hold lectures and panels and seminars and book sellings and book signings and recitations and just about everything you could ever want from a Book-centric time.

And Book-centric time is the only kind of time I want to have a clock for.

This year there are such exciting guests and panels like former first-lady Laura Bush, Foodnetwork-guru-of-all-things-glorious-and-Bill-Nye-of-the-food-world Alton Brown, young-adult-writing sensation Meg Cabot, a Harry Ransom Center look at the works of David Foster Wallace, The Onion’s humor columnist, Jean Teasdale, and multitudes and droves more.

And the best part of all, is that the entire weekend is completely free and open to the public.

Look at that, I even got the weather for you. And can you believe it? It’s going to be absolutely gorgeous out.

So there really is no good excuse to not get up this weekend, go down to the capitol, and have what could easily potentially be the greatest weekend of your life, and if not that, definitely the month.

Texas Book Festival. I don’t know about you, but it’s definitely how I’ll be Getting My Art On this weekend.

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