The 15th annual Texas Book Festival has come and gone. Shortly after moving to Seguin, I read that the Texas Governor’s wife, Laura Bush, would be speaking at a Republican Women’s function in Seguin. I made a note on the calendar that this was a talk I certainly wanted to attend; ex-librarian Laura Bush would be speaking about the importance of literacy and books and of an event she was promoting called the Texas Book Festival.
The calendar date got a bit cluttered on that particular day and I (unfortunately) did not hear Laura Bush speak about the Texas Book Festival – and a few other items of importance throughout the next few years (deaths of family and friends, a flood, medical ‘stuff,’ etc.) superseded attendance at the Festival. However, probably about six or seven years ago (or perhaps earlier), I began going to the festival and look forward to it every year.
This year, ex-President George Bush’s wife, Laura spoke about her book Spoken from the Heart. Mrs. Bush is the honorary chair of the Book Festival – benefiting Texas Libraries and Literacy.
What a marvelous event (did I mention that it is free – there is no charge?). This is a two-day event with an interesting array of authors; however, one has to make choices – for you can’t attend each author’s talk. Needless to say, we enjoyed every minute.