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9:00 am

Children’s Author Panel

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 pm
Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th Street
Abilene,TX79601United States
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Liz Garton Scanlon & Janee Trasler are participating in Authors in Schools this year, and will be presenting a wonderful session on writing children's books. Scanlon, from Austin, has authored numerous books for youth including the Caldecott-honored picture book "All the World". Grapevine's Trasler has a personal tagline of "funny books for awesome kids," She […]

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10:00 am

Poetry for Everyone with Sylvia Vardell

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
West Texas Book Festival, 1100 N 6th St
Abilene,TX79601
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Whether Poetry is, or isn't your thing, you'll be interested in meeting Sylvia Vardell, professor, teacher, writer, presenter, and speaker making her first appearance at the festival this year. Currently teaching in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University, she teaches courses in literature for children and young adults. Vardell has […]

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10 Books on a Desert Island

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
West Texas Book Festival, 1100 N 6th St
Abilene,TX79601
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What books do you need if stranded on a desert island? Get a good idea by attending this panel that will be moderated by Glenn Dromgoole. Guests will be treated to a lively discussion featuring James W. Lee, Damon Parker, Chrissy Adkins, and Mary Helen Specht.

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11:00 am

Fest-Of-Fall

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Frontier Texas!, 625 N 1st St
Abilene,TX79601
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***Free Admission!! ***Food Trucks Hearts BBQ Zombie Cones *** Magician For Hire Randy Blaine Naylor (12pm to 4pm) *** Paint Me A Smile Abilene, Texas *** Andy Armadillo Texas Roadhouse - Abilene, TX *** Games ***Live Music Bad Karaoke FREE ADMISSION, fun for the kiddos, enjoy live music, food and shopping for everyone in the […]

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My Greatest Hits from West Texas with W. F. Strong

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
West Texas Book Festival, 1100 N 6th St
Abilene,TX79601
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This session will have great stories featuring the Lone Star State, told by a master storyteller. W.F. Strong is the author of "Stories from Texas: Some of Them Are True", and a contributor to the "Texas Standard" on NPR stations since 2010. Strong is a Professor of Communication and Culture and a Fulbright Scholar at […]

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12:00 pm

Third Annual Socktoberfest!

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - October 6 @ 12:00 am
Sockdolager Brewing Company, 720 China Street
Abilene,tx79602
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Let us know you’re coming and keep an eye out for the details! See ya there!

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Boots & Books Luncheon

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
West Texas Book Festival, 1100 N 6th St
Abilene,TX79601
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$30 – $240

You won't want to miss the Boots & Books Luncheon, with Gary McCaleb serving as your Master of Ceremonies. A catered BBQ lunch precedes the presentation of the 2019 A.C. Greene Award, presented annually to a distinguished Texas author for lifetime achievement. This year’s recipient is James Ward Lee, author of titles on history and […]

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1:30 pm

5 Love in Texas with Audrey Wick

October 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
West Texas Book Festival, 1100 N 6th St
Abilene,TX79601
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If you're into contemporary romance, you'll enjoy Audrey Wick, the author of Texas-set fiction including the Texas Sisters series with the titles "Finding True North" and "Coming Home", as well as a new Texas BBQ Brothers series with "On the Market" and "Off the Market".

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