San Antonio Book Festival - Not Our First Rodeo: A Texan-Off with Andrea Valdez
April 8, 2017 - San Antonio Book Festival

Not Our First Rodeo: A Texan-Off with Andrea Valdez

Location: Rogers Hall
Start Time:

4:15 pm

End Time:

5:00 pm

Start of Signing: 5:15 pm
Signing Location: Augusta Street

Test your knowledge of all things Texan at this fun event featuring How to Be a Texan author Andrea Valdez, a panel of contestants, and definitely mean judges (the contest goes way beyond the use of “y’all,” y’all).

About the Author & Contestants
Andrea Valdez - The San Antonio Book Festival
Andrea Valdez

Author:Andrea Valdez is a native Houstonian who worked for Texas Monthly from 2006 to 2016, where she wrote more than forty columns that  provided the inspiration for this book. She is the editor of

Jade Chang - The San Antonio Book Festival
Jade Chang

Contestant: Jade Chang has written about arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, the BBC, and Glamour. She lives in Los Angeles. The Wangs Vs. the World is her debut novel.

Bradley Spinelli - The San Antonio Book Festival
Bradley Spinelli

Contestant: Bradley Spinelli is the author of the novel Killing Williamsburg, and the writer/director of the film #AnnieHall, which the Village Voice called “fascinating.” He contributes regularly to Bedford + Bowery and lives in Brooklyn. The Painted Gun is his latest novel.

Raul the Third - The San Antonio Book Festival
Raul the Third

Contestant: Raúl Gonzalez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. His graphic novel, Lowriders in Space, has been nominated for a Texas BlueBonnet award for 2016-2017, and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award in 2017. Raul is the recipient of the Brother Thomas Fellowshio, a Canson Wet Paint grant, and an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. He’s been voted Boston’s Best Visual Artist by readers of The Boston Phoenix. His work has been exhibited widely in the northeast including The Drawing Center in New York, the Aidekman Gallery at Tufts University, The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles. Gonzalez is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gonzalez lives in Medford, MA, with Elaine Bay and their son Raúl the Fourth.

Steven Weinberg

Contestant: Steven Weinberg loves to draw! Draw! Draw! And to write! Write! Write! His work appears all over the U.S. and internationally in books, on walls, on posters, T-shirts, and even the occasional tattoo. He is the author and illustrator of You Must Be This Tall and Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! He lives in the Catskills. 

David Crabb

David Crabb is an author, comedian, storyteller & Moth host. The memoir based on his New York Times Critics’ Pick solo show Bad Kid was released in 2015 by Harper Perennial. David serves as a writing mentor with The Writers Guild Initiative and teaches storytelling/memoir across the country. He loves dogs, Morrissey, and fancy coffee. Twitter: @thedavidcrabb

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