Local teacher, award-winning author to make appearance at San Antonio Book Festival
Marcia Argueta Mickelson has a busy life. She’s a wife, mom of three, elementary school teacher and an award-winning author. And on May 21, she will represent the Alamo City during the 10th annual San Antonio Book Festival.
Retired Navy Admiral explores what World War III could look like in new book
The UNited States and the former Soviet Union had many confrontations during the Cold War. That reality is what inspired Admiral James Stavridis to write his book, “2034: A Novel of the Next World War.” The U.S. Navy veteran and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO said he believes Cold War literature helped prevent a full-on war between the U.S. and Soviet Union. However, the Admiral also noticed the rising tensions with China, and how some people are calling it a Second Cold War. “Be part of that international world support those international organizations, they’re flawed. You can get a copy of “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” here.
San Antonio Book Festival will feature authors Jeff VanderMeer, Nic Stone and Kristin Hannah
click to enlarge Courtesy Photos / San Antonio Book FestivalJeff VanderMeer, Nic Stone and Kristin Hannah (left to right) are among the authors appearing at the 2021 San Antonio Book Festival. Among the other writers slated to appear are Nic Stone, author of the No. 1best-selling young-adult book, and Kristin Hannah, best-selling author of the, a novel set in Texas during the Great Depression.After the 2020 San Antonio Book Festival was canceled due to the pandemic, this year it will be held as a virtual event.The 2021 event has also added its first lit crawl, a virtual block party for book lovers. The gathering will feature a conversation with the minds behind, an anthology about some of the world’s top female comedians, plus a cocktail demo.A full list of the 2021 San Antonio Book Festival’s participating authors is available online . Registration is free via the festival's website Locally owned retailer Nowhere Bookshop will serve as the official bookseller for the festival.sacurrent.com
9th annual San Antonio Book Festival brings community together in free 3-day virtual gathering with nearly 200 authors
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) is excited to announce its 2021 author lineup and events schedule, which includes nearly 200 local, regional, and national authors who will be participating in the festival, as well as an event new to San Antonio, Lit Crawl. The free virtual festival will feature award-winning authors like Sandra Cisneros, Walter Isaacson and Kristin Hannah. “When I look at this year’s book festival lineup and programming, the word that comes to mind is ‘abundance,’” said Lilly Gonzalez, SABF’s executive director. The shirt, book-themed with San Antonio flair, can be purchased here. AdA full list of the 2021 San Antonio Book Festival’s participating authors is available to view here.
San Antonio Book Festival will take place online in 2021
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Book Festival has announced that the 2021 event will take place online, but in-person sessions are possible depending on COVID-19 trends. The 2021 festival will take place from April 9-11, bringing in 75 authors from the local to the national level. This will be the first time the festival will take place online, organizers said Thursday. If we have to be virtual, we’re focusing on ways to make the online experience as close to the real thing as we can.”The free festival will take place on Accelevents.com. A virtual festival was held for teens and kids in May after 2020′s in-person festival was canceled.
San Antonio Book Festival going virtual for its spring 2021 event
click to enlarge Unsplash / Jess BaileyWith the pandemic unlikely to abate anytime soon, virtual events are likely to stay in style well into 2021.The latest San Antonio event to take its 2021 plans digital is the San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) . Previously held at the San Antonio Public Library's central campus and the nearby Southwest School of Art, next year's event will instead be held on the Accelevents platform.The online festival will take place April 9-11 and feature a lineup of more than 75 local, regional and national authors with programming geared toward readers of every age group. It’s another year that we don’t get to celebrate books in person with our Festival friends. But the safety of our attendees, writers, moderators and volunteers is our first priority. If we have to be virtual, we’re focusing on ways to make the online experience as close to the real thing as we can.”sacurrent.com
39th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival in May canceled
SAN ANTONIO – Another popular festival has been canceled. The Tejano Conjunto Festival, which was supposed to take place May 13-17 at the Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park, was officially canceled on Wednesday, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announced. Every year the popular festival draws thousands of fans to listen to over 30 of the most popular and emerging bands. Other festivals canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic include the Poteet Strawberry Festival, the San Antonio Book Festival and Fiesta 2020. 18 at-home reading suggestions from the San Antonio Book FestivalCOVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
San Antonio Book Festival Releases Quarantine Reading List
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Book em Danno: Three Ways to Read Up and Support San Antonios Lit Scene During the Coronavirus Outbreak
The audiobook subscription service is currently running a promotion that will put money directly in the pockets of independent booksellers. Youll get two audiobooks for the price of one ($14.99), and 100% of the payment will go directly to the bookstore of your choice. We're incredibly lucky that we have such a great community of book club members because that support is sustaining us and our employees until we can open, Lawson told the. With local luminaries including San Antonio Poet Laureates past, present and future Carmen Tafolla, Octavio Quintanilla and Andrea Vocab Sanderson plus National Book Award Finalist John Phillip Santos and Amalia Ortiz of the Cancin Cannibal Cabaret, the stacked lineup is definitely worth checking out. The livestream will be divided into two sessions a youth-focused morning stream and a general audience stream in the evening.sacurrent.com