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Join us for the Dallas Book Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The festival is free and open to all, highlighting Dallas’ rich cultural and literary roots.

Top-notch best-selling authors such as thriller novelist Jessica Knoll, Dallasite and prolific biographer David Ritz, humorist Adam Mansbach, novelist Omar Tyree, and author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, will be joining us. And partnering with local organizations, the line-up includes Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright in partnership with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep and Eligible in partnership with the DMA’s Arts & Letter Live, and historian Andrew Bacevich in partnership with World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth.  

The day will kick-off with breakfast with authors Tommy Tomlinson, Jeremy Collins and Don van Natta, Jr., featured in the 2015 Best American Sports Writing collection moderated by Tim Cowlishaw. Tickets for breakfast are $10 and will include breakfast tacos from The Slow Bone Barbeque, coffee, juice and engaging conversations with some of the best sports writers around. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Visit www.DallasBookFestival.org to see the complete list of local and national authors, author signings, family-friendly activities, performances, and writing workshops. Books will be sold by Oak Cliff’s own The Wild Detectives.


Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc.
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
P: 214.670.1458 | F: 214.670.1453 | Friends@FoDPL.org