- April 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Book Festival’s singular fundraising event is the Book Appétit luncheon—a literary feast for the well-read and the well-fed held the day before the Festival. Featuring a prominent author(s), the Book Appétit luncheon offers guests a unique opportunity: a special presentation by the distinguished author. The 2017 Book Appétit featured Ann Patchett, bestselling author of Commonwealth, Bel Canto, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, and more, at the Witte Museum. Past featured authors have included Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, renowned poet Naomi Shihab Nye, bestselling author Azar Nafisi, and acclaimed journalist Alfredo Corchado.