CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Booklovers, bookworms, and bibliophiles of cultural, bilingual and ethnic literature, join me at the ¡Ahora Sí! Tent for the 2016 Texas Book Festival!
Saturday and Sunday, November 5 – 6, 2016
Last year, hundreds of enthusiastic book lovers volunteered their time and talent to make the Texas Book Festival a huge success. Let’s make it a successful repeat!
Volunteer sign up for the 2016 Texas Book Festival is now OPEN.
Last year at the ¡Ahora Sí tent, some sessions were presented in Spanish, still others tackled issues of race and place through different genres as they engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of Latino identity in Austin and beyond. Bilingual storytellers and illustrators presented fun and interactive presentations for children, while others participated in a Spanish-English Poetry panel.
Sessions will be in Spanish and English
Join the ¡Ahora Sí Volunteer Team today! We need three (3) volunteers per shift, there are three (3) shifts per day and you can pick either of the two (2) days or both! That is 18 volunteers total.
Vámonos mi gente, please sign up with me, and don’t leave me plantada!
The ¡Ahora Sí Volunteer Team will:
- Assist with crowd hospitality
- Maintain traffic flow in and out of the tent and for book signings
- Assist speakers and panelists
- Make runs to the festival Capitol grounds if supplies or equipment is needed
- Assist with set-up for presentations
- Have the friendliest, welcoming team of the festival!
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
- Read the Volunteer Guidelines (PDF)
- Read through the! Ahora Sí! volunteer descriptions above and sign up.
ABOUT THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Founded in 1995 by former First Lady Laura Bush, Mary Margaret Farabee, and a group of volunteers, the nonprofit Texas Book Festival promotes the joys of reading and writing through its annual Festival Weekend, the one-day Texas Teen Book Festival, the Reading Rock Stars program, grants to Texas libraries, youth fiction writing contest, and year-round literary programming. The Festival is held on the grounds of the Texas Capitol each fall and features more than 250 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities. The 2016 Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place on November 5 and 6, and the 2016 Texas Teen Book Festival will be held on October 1. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and 1,000 volunteers, the Festival remains free and open to the public. Visit www.texasbookfestival.org for more information, and join the conversation using the hashtag #txbookfest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @texasbookfest.