African American Authors at Texas Book Festival

Location: State Capitol Building in Austin
Description: Several African American authors including Pulitzer Prize winners Eugene Robinson and Isabel Wilkerson will be appearing at the Texas Book Festival being held October 16-17 at the State Capitol Building in Austin. Here is a list of some the African American writers (and the names of their latest books) that will be there in order of their appearances:

October 16

* Eugene Robinson, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, 11:15 a.m.-12 noon, C-SPAN/Book TV Tent
* Naomi Mitchell Carrier, “Go Down Old Hannah” The Living History of African American Texans, 1 p.m. -2 p.m., Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca
* Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m., C-SPAN/Book TV Tent

October 17

* S. Craig Watkins, The Young & the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Capitol Extension Room E2.026
* William Jelani Cobb, The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., C-SPAN/Book TV Tent
* Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, The Thing Around Your Neck, 2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Senate Chamber
* Varian Johnson, Saving Maddie (Young Adult book), 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Capitol Extension Room E2.012
Start Date: 2010-10-16
End Date: 2010-10-17

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