CPP at the 2019 Texas Book Festival

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Saturday, October 26th
10:00-10:45 a.m. Texas Institute of Letters Presents @ Capitol Extension Room E2.012

12:00p.m. Animal Adventures panel @ Next Chapter Tent (Congress Ave)

12:30-1:15 p.m. Celebrating Tomás Rivera Award Winners @ Latinx Lit Tent (Congress and 8th Street)
Celebrate the winners of this year’s Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award! Join YA author David Bowles (They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems) and picture book author Xelena Gonzales (All Around Us They’ll discuss the meaning and history of the award and why it’s vital to honor, share and support Latino literature for young readers. (Please note: Yuyi Morales was originally scheduled to appear on this panel, but can no longer attend the Festival.) 

3:15-4:15 p.m. Signing @ Cinco Puntos booth (#421)


Sunday, October 27th
11:15a.m.-12:00 p.m. Buried Truths: New Thrills and Suspense in Investigative Crime Fiction @ Capitol Extension Room 2.014
Celebrate the winner In suspenseful new crime fiction, the sordid secrets of the Catholic Church are tracked down on the dark alleys of New Orleans and a rape victim released from prison uses old fashioned research and records to dig up long-buried truths. Lisa Sandlin (The Bird Boys) and Tom Zigal (Outcry Witness) discuss the process of writing meticulous, riveting plots, rich with unique settings and unforgettable characters.


Saturday, October 26th
12:00-1:00 p.m. Signing @ Cinco Puntos booth (#421)

3:00-3:45 p.m. Writer's League of Texas: Obsessed with Texas @ Texas Tent (Colorado Street & 13th)
Writers' League of Texas Program Director Michael Noll will moderate a conversation with authors Monica Muñoz Martinez (The Injustice Never Leaves You), Cameron Dezen Hammon (This Is My Body), and Sergio Troncoso (A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son) about the enduring appeal of the Lone Star State and why writing about its unique landscape, complex history, and compelling people never gets old. 

Sunday, October 27th
12:00-12:45 p.m. Fiction of La Frontera--And What Comes After @ Texas Tent (Colorado Street & 13th)
The lives of immigrants finding themselves in America and those with their eyes set on a new future over the border are at the center of new fiction by Sergio Troncoso (A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son) and Gabino Iglesias (Coyote Songs). Taking different approaches to the experiences of people living at la frontera and beyond, Troncoso and Iglesias employ intimacy and grit in portraying the journeys, hopes, and desires of their characters before and after they cross the border.  

2:00-3:00 p.m. Signing @ Cinco Puntos booth (#421)


Sunday, October 27th
1:45-2:30 p.m. The Place for Crime @ Capitol Extension Room E 1.014
CFrom Paris to Miami to northern New Mexico, new crime fiction by Mark Pryor (The Book Artist), Alex Segura (Miami Midnight) and Ron Querry (The Death of Bernadette Lefthand) bring cities and settings to life as main characters. Would the stories be the same set anywhere else? What effects did these places have on what and how the authors crafted these riveting works? 


Saturday, October 26th
2:00-3:00 p.m. Signing @ Cinco Puntos booth (#421)


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