San Antonio Book Festival

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Now Hiring: Communications Coordinator

    Now Hiring: Communications Coordinator

    The San Antonio Book Festival seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator to join the SABF team. SABF celebrates national and local authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - San Antonio Book Festival Brings The Moth Back to Majestic Theatre

    San Antonio Book Festival Brings The Moth Back to Majestic Theatre

    The Moth Storytellers Revealed! The popular storytelling showcase, The Moth Mainstage, is returning to the Majestic Theatre on April 6, as part of the 6th annual San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) weekend. The lineup of five talented storytellers will share their take on the theme of the night: “Standoff.” Tickets are available on Ticketmaster and at the…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Download the NEW Book Festival App

    Download the NEW Book Festival App

    Plan Your Day, Interact, and Connect with Festival Authors Using Our New SABF App Available in the App Store and Google Play The 6th Annual San Antonio Book Festival now has an app! Download it for FREE in Apple’s App Store or Google Play, if you’re an Android user. It’s easy! Search “SABF” or “San…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - 2018 Fiction Contest Winners Announced

    2018 Fiction Contest Winners Announced

    The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) revealed nine winners from among 119 entries for its annual fiction contest. To commemorate the city’s tricentennial celebration, students in grades 7-12 were asked to put their imaginations to work and write a story on the theme of “MISSION: San Antonio.” They were asked to pick a place that…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - 2018 Author Lineup Revealed

    2018 Author Lineup Revealed

    6th annual Book Festival to bring more than 90 authors to San Antonio The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) has released its lineup of more than 90 national, regional, and local authors who will appear at the 6th annual Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 7, from 9 am to 5 pm at…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Lilly Gonzalez Named Deputy Executive Director

    Lilly Gonzalez Named Deputy Executive Director

    Lilly González has been named Deputy Executive Director of the San Antonio Book Festival, effective January 1, 2018. The Festival’s first full-time employee, Lilly held the role of Communications Director for two years. The promotion marks an important transition for SABF as Festival leadership considers a succession plan for the long-term future. “Lilly has performed…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - 2018 Fiction Contest Open for Submissions

    2018 Fiction Contest Open for Submissions

    UPDATE: Contest deadline has been extended to Monday, January 22! SUBMIT TODAY! SABF launched its annual fiction contest today for students in 7th-12th grades living in Bexar County. This year’s story theme is “Mission: San Antonio” to coincide with the city’s Tricentennial celebrations. Students are asked to create a story of action, mystery, lessons learned,…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - A Conversation with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

    A Conversation with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

    Author of All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands On Wednesday, September 6, SABF is hosting GET LIT(erary) with Stephanie Elizondo Griest at the Central Library. The conversation will be moderated by Raúl Lomeli-Azoubel, chairman of SABEResPODER. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Book sales and signing will…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - It’s a Wrap!

    It’s a Wrap!

    On April 8, 2017, an estimated 20,000 people descended upon the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio for the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival. It was, by all accounts, the biggest Festival yet. We had 95 authors (after a handful of flight cancellations) from all over the country participating in…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

    Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

    The Book Festival has always strived to reach a large number of students. In a city with a 25% illiteracy rate, turning youth into readers is essential for San Antonio’s future. This year, Festival staff focused on expanding these outreach efforts, which resulted in the highest number of students ever impacted by the Book Festival….

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Book Festival Brings $1.5 Million to SA Economy

    Book Festival Brings $1.5 Million to SA Economy

    During Book Festival weekend, the 5th annual SABF generated $1.5 million for San Antonio’s economy. A study by Trinity University revealed that the estimated 20,000 Festival attendees spent an average of $54 per person as a direct result of the Book Festival, for a total of $1,089,000 generated in revenue for the City of San…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

    View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

    To commemorate the Book Festival turning FIVE, we created an overview video highlighting the Festival’s impact and success. We premiered the video at this year’s Book Appétit luncheon featuring Ann Patchett. Special thanks to the incredible team at Key Ideas for producing the video and to Martin Acevedo, a member of our Governing Board, and…

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