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San Antonio Public Library Foundation - San Antonio Book Festival Literary Feast Featuring Naomi Shihab Nye and Lawrence Wright – SOLD OUT
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San Antonio Book Festival Literary Feast Featuring Naomi Shihab Nye and Lawrence Wright – SOLD OUT

August 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

On April 11, 2015, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation will present its third annual San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) at the San Antonio Central Library and neighboring Southwest School of Art. As a kickoff to our annual event, we are pleased to invite you to join us on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. for a


Table Levels

$3,500 ~ First Edition
table of eight or a table of ten with the choice of inviting a Festival Author and guest
two tickets to Texas Monthly Author Cocktail, April 10th at 5:30 pm, Central Library

$2,000 ~ Collector’s Edition
table of eight

$200 ~ Limited Edition
individual seats

register below

Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright and staff writer for The New Yorker. His 2006 book, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Wright will be discussing his latest book, Thirteen Days in September, a gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Noveland Sitti’s Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world. Her latest work, a novel based in the Middle East, The Turtle of Oman, tells the story of Aref Al-Amri, who must say good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dan Goodgame, vice-president of executive communications at Rackspace, describes himself as a recovering journalist. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and best-selling author, Goodgame has interviewed and profiled leaders in every field, including six U.S. presidents, Yasser Arafat, Bob Gates, Saddam Hussein, Colin Powell, Anwar Sadat and Ariel Sharon. Before joining Rackspace, Goodgame served as editor in chief of Fortune Small Business magazine. He earlier worked for TIME as White House correspondent, and then as Washington bureau chief. As a correspondent for the Miami Herald in the Middle East and Europe, he covered the Israel-Lebanon, Iran-Iraq and Falklands wars.


August 24, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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