Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Book as Art

The event I'm chairing this year at the Texas Book Festival (October 27 – 29) is called The Book As Art.

We're going to host photographers, artists, authors and others over two days (Saturday, the 28th, and Sunday, the 29th) at the Austin Museum of Art (823 Congress). They'll talk and show slides of their work, as well as be available to sign books.

It's a brand new event and we're hoping for big crowds. The AMoA is just a few blocks from the capital where the majority of the TBF events take place.

If you’re interested in art or photography books, I’m looking for volunteers. This is a chance to meet some of these fabulous artists and writers, as well as see what goes on behind the scenes at the Texas Book Festival -- and get a snazzy Texas Book Festival t-shirt.

The schedule of speakers at the AMoA hasn’t been released yet. Until everything is confirmed and solidified, it won’t even be posted to the Festival website. But I can give you a list of the great speakers who are expected to be at the Austin Museum of Art: Bill Wittliff, Graciela Iturbide, Richard Payne, David Lake, Michael P. Berman, Charles Bowden, Richard Holland, O. Rufus Lovett, Patsy Cravens, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, Joe Nick Patoski, Laurence Parent, and others.

To volunteer, you have to go to the website to sign up.

Go here to find more specific information on what volunteers would be doing at the AMoA, The Book as Art:

If all you want to do is put your name on the dotted line, then go directly to the sign up form.

If you can't volunteer, then come to an event and tell me "hi."

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