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  • San Antonio Book Festival - 2018 Fiction Contest Open for Submissions

    2018 Fiction Contest Open for Submissions

    SABF launched its annual fiction contest today for students in 7th-12th grades living in Bexar County. This year’s story theme is “Mission: San Antonio” to coincide with the city’s Tricentennial celebrations. Students are asked to create a story of action, mystery, lessons learned, or history that could only exist in San Antonio. Full submission guidelines…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - A Conversation with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

    A Conversation with Stephanie Elizondo Griest

    Author of All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands On Wednesday, September 6, SABF is hosting GET LIT(erary) with Stephanie Elizondo Griest at the Central Library. The conversation will be moderated by Raúl Lomeli-Azoubel, chairman of SABEResPODER. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Book sales and signing will…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - It’s a Wrap!

    It’s a Wrap!

    On April 8, 2017, an estimated 20,000 people descended upon the Central Library and Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio for the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival. It was, by all accounts, the biggest Festival yet. We had 95 authors (after a handful of flight cancellations) from all over the country participating in…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

    Educational Outreach Reaches New Heights in 2017

    The Book Festival has always strived to reach a large number of students. In a city with a 25% illiteracy rate, turning youth into readers is essential for San Antonio’s future. This year, Festival staff focused on expanding these outreach efforts, which resulted in the highest number of students ever impacted by the Book Festival….

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Book Festival Brings More Than $1 Million to SA Economy

    Book Festival Brings More Than $1 Million to SA Economy

    During Book Festival weekend, the 5th annual SABF generated more than $1 million for San Antonio’s economy. A study by Trinity University revealed that the estimated 20,000 Festival attendees spent an average of $54 per person as a direct result of the Book Festival, for a total of $1,089,000 generated in revenue for the City…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

    View Our 5th Anniversary Commemorative Video

    To commemorate the Book Festival turning FIVE, we created an overview video highlighting the Festival’s impact and success. We premiered the video at this year’s Book Appétit luncheon featuring Ann Patchett. Special thanks to the incredible team at Key Ideas for producing the video and to Martin Acevedo, a member of our Governing Board, and…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - The San Antonio Book Festival to bring five storytellers to the Majestic Theater in Celebration of the Moth Mainstage and its 5th Anniversary

    The San Antonio Book Festival to bring five storytellers to the Majestic Theater in Celebration of the Moth Mainstage and its 5th Anniversary

    The Moth Mainstage will be making its San Antonio debut at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston Street). A lineup of five talented storytellers were thoughtfully selected to share their take on the theme: “All These Wonders.” Tickets are…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - SABF Staff Recommendations for the 2017 Festival Schedule

    SABF Staff Recommendations for the 2017 Festival Schedule

    Our schedule of events is out! You can now browse through all the sessions and start planning your day. Our new build-your-own-schedule feature allows you to create and print your customized schedule.  With 100+ authors and 76 sessions to choose from, we thought it might be helpful if we offered some of our staff’s recommendations on…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - Nom, nom, nom! Your Food Truck Guide to the Book Festival

    Nom, nom, nom! Your Food Truck Guide to the Book Festival

    On April 8, we want you to devote your day to the 5th annual Book Festival. Enjoy the author presentations; participate in the dozens of activities; shop for books and crafts in our Marketplace and at the Barnes & Noble tents; and grab a bite to eat—all at the Festival! We have provided a large…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - 2017 Fiction Contest Winners Announced

    2017 Fiction Contest Winners Announced

    The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) revealed 10 winners from among 210 entries for its annual Fiction Contest. Students in grades 7-12 were asked to put their imaginations to work and write a story dedicated to the idea of “Building Bridges.” Ayden Reece Thoma, a 7th grader at Concordia Lutheran School, won first place in…

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  • San Antonio Book Festival - The Other Side by Brian Yancelson

    The Other Side by Brian Yancelson

    1st place, Alamo Heights High School 2017 Fiction Contest Winner (9th/10th Grade Division)   “Why can’t I cross over to the other side?” I curiously ask my mom. “It looks just like where we live.”   “Honey, you will never, under any circumstances, cross that bridge,” my mother orders. “You may not understand why, but just know it’s…

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