Unless you’re brand new to Straight From Hel (and if you are – WELCOME), then you know that I chair for the Texas Book Festival. I oversee the events that take place at the Austin Museum of Art.
The Festival is HUGE. I mean it. Huge. We’re in the Capital, on the grounds of the capital, and we’ve branched out to other buildings nearby, like the Austin Museum of Art. In addition to speakers and panels, there are children’s events, music tents, food, vendor tents, book tents, author signing tents, all kinds of stuff. And there are over 190 authors participating.
You can imagine that from the time the staff and volunteers start preparing for the Festival (which is a year-long thing) until it happens, things change.
We’re getting close now. The Festival is only two weeks away. The schedule is already up online. And yet….things change.
Authors cancel. Authors are added. Room assignments have to be changed. And when those things happen, the staff notifies all the Chairs, and then makes the changes online.
How this affects you is that if you’re coming – and I hope you are and that you’ll run by AMOA and say howdy to me – don’t just check the schedule once and write down where and when you want to go to something. Check it again right before the Festival starts. Things may have changed.
But if you get to an event and discover that you forgot to check and you’ve missed your event, come by the Austin Museum of Art!
Also – there’s still time to volunteer.
6 months ago