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Children's Authors at Texas Book Festival The First Annual Texas Book Festival will be held Friday November 15 through Sunday November 17 at the Capitol in Austin. Many Texas authors of books for children and young adults will be speaking, reading their work, and autographing their books. This is a rare opportunity to meet many of the state's best writers in one location. It will also offer an opportunity to do some early holiday shopping! Proceeds from the Festival will benefit Texas public libraries. For additional information on events call the Festival office at 512-463-6655. All events on Saturday and Sunday are free. Booths and exhibits will be on Congress Ave. from 15th Street to MLK. Free parking is available in state parking lots and garages around the Capitol. Saturday, November 16 11:30 a.m.Louis Sachar (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) noon Picture This: An Illustrators Panel (Capitol Extension Room E2.010) Diane Stanley, James Rice, Jeanette Winter 1:00 p.m. My Second Childhood: Writing for Children Panel (Capitol Extension Room E2.016) Judy Alter, Mary Lankford, Tom & Janice Shefelman 1:30 p.m. Real Life: Nonfiction for Children Panel (Capitol Extension Room E1.106) Elaine Scott, Robyn Montana Turner 2:45 p.m. Joan Lowery Nixon (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) 4:00 p.m. Kathi Appelt (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) Sunday, November 17 11:00 a.m.Jo Harper (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) noon Elizabeth Dearing Morgan (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) 1:00 p.m. Angela Shelf Medearis (Capitol Extension Room E2..016) 1:45 p.m. Sherry Garland (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) 2:30 p.m. Trevor Romain (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) 3:45 p.m. Polly Robertus (Capitol Extension Room E1.016) The panels are primarily intended for adults. Other authors will be reading from their works and discussing their work so children of the appropriate reading levels may also wish to attend. Schedules and rooms are subject to change. Check when you arrive at the festival. A complete calendar of events and information on other (adult) authors attending is available via the Internet at: http://bookfest.tsl.state.tx.us./schedule.htm or call the festival office.