Southside Book Fair on May 16 is free, family-friendly and features more than 20 authors

Get your read on at Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse

Children reading a book. (Wikimedia Commons)

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and Live From the Southside, a new local- and Latina-owned magazine that works to improve & expand community relationships through promoting events, stories and businesses.

The first Southside Book Fair will be held on May 16, 2021, at Brooster’s Backyard Ice House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The free event will feature esteemed authors from San Antonio’s South Side and elsewhere in Texas. The authors will meet and greet visitors and sign and sell their books.

A featured panel discussion will focus on “Writing Beyond Borders.” The authors will share their unique perspective on how their works reflect overcoming borders – both physical and symbolic — like the ones imposed by traumas and societies.

Also on site will be the Twig Book Shop and the San Antonio Museum of Art, which will promote literacy by sharing what the museum has to offer.

Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse, located at 815 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, TX  78214, is a family- and pet-friendly location, which is always fun for the whole family. There will be activities and readings for children. A kid’s writing contest will be held to encourage kids to write and share their stories

The panelists and authors that will be featured at this event are:

Southside book fair (updated) (Live From the Southside Magazine)

In addition, the following children will be recognized as contributing writers for Live From the Southside Magazine:

  • Bella Cortez
  • Rachel Good
  • Emily Garcia
  • Evan Sanchez
  • Alexia Delgadillo
  • Ariana Marie DeLeon
  • Kristin Howell
  • Madalyn Jai Sanchez
  • Evan Anthony Sanchez

The event is hosted by Live from the Southside, Scooby Van of San Antonio, and Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse.

The Southside Book Fair wishes to acknowledge and thank all of their sponsors and partners:

Martinez & Associates, PLLC

Mission Del Lago


Southside Realtors

Urban Air

Gonzaba Medical Group

Rockin G Grill

The Twig Book Shop

San Antonio Art Museum

Robert M Castillo – SHBC Podcast

4 Goodness Project

Credit Human

For more information about the book fair and writing contest visit

Authors interested in being featured at this book fair or next year’s event can email

To become a sponsor or for more information call April Monterrosa at (210) 896-4445.

This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.

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