For the past several years, if you wanted to get a taste of the Texas Book Festival, you traveled to Austin in October and spent a weekend hopping from session to session while dozens of authors spoke.
But the Texas Book Festival, working in partnership with Texas Monthly and the city of Highland Park, will bring a one-day event featuring top Texas authors on May 11 at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.
The festival is only a few hours long, but as several authors will be speaking simultaneously, it still offers that Texas Book Festival session-juggling experience.
The keynote lunch will feature Texas Monthly editor in chief Jake Silverstein speaking with the New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright, author of “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.” Wright will also discuss “In the New World,” his recently rereleased memoir about growing up in Dallas in the 1960s and ’70s.
Other speakers include: