2019 Fort Worth BookFest Writers Bring Characters To Life and Connect with Readers
Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth BookFest is back for a third year. A multi-genre exhibition of books for all ages, award-winning authors will sell and sign their books, engage with the public during readings of their works or in moderated conversations, and with activities for the young and young-at-heart. Exhibiting authors come from around the Metroplex, across Texas, the Southwest-region, and beyond. Fort Worth BookFest is family-friendly, with FREE ADMISSION, and is open to everyone. This year’s BookFest is Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at Maddox-Muse Center, 330 E. Fourth St., east Bass Hall.
Fort Worth Library Youth Division continues to provide activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Readings and discussions will occur throughout the day, with educational activities, and more. Not only is October BookFest Month, but Halloween is just around the corner, so costumes are encouraged, as is joining the Parade of Characters and Superheroes at 4 PM. Get a FREE ADMISSION ticket at Eventbrite.
Nuestros Cuentos/Our Stories turns the spotlight on culturally contemporary award-winning Latinx authors and poets. They will present intriguing insights into the Latino world through their literary art. Reading With You/Leyendo Contigo, is an NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 initiative that encourages reading literacy for elementary-aged children. Books will be awarded to youth attending the reading.
Fort Worth BookFest is the brainchild of a cross-cultural, community-driven Action Group. The event is envisioned as an inclusive thread of the fabric of our community, and the southwest region reflecting the uniqueness of the people, their cultures, thoughts, life-styles, religious-beliefs, and backgrounds in a multi-genre presentation spotlighting conversations centering on our collective "human being-ness.”