National Book Awards Festival

Thursday, April 5th

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Memoir Workshop "Tell Your Story"
Wynne Home Arts Center
FREE & Open to the Community

Monday, April 16th

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Fiction Craft Talk with LISA KO
Evans 212, SHSU Main Campus

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Poetry Craft Talk with DANEZ SMITH
Evans 212, SHSU Main Campus

6:00 - 7:30 PM
Mainstage Event: Reading & Discussion
JASON REYNOLDS, DANEZ SMITH & LISA KO

Moderator: MAT JOHNSON
Gaertner Center for Performing Arts, SHSU Main Campus

7:45 - 8:30 PM
Booksigning
JASON REYNOLDS, DANEZ SMITH, LISA KO & MAT JOHNSON

Tuesday, April 17th

Lisa Lucas headshot
Lisa Lucas

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Ask an Expert with LISA LUCAS, executive director of the National Book Foundation
Publishing Q&A
Evans 212, SHSU Main Campus

Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the Publisher of Guernica, a non-profit online magazine focusing on writing that explores the intersection of art and politics with an international and diverse focus and as Director of Education at the Tribeca Film Institute. Lucas also serves on the literary council of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Find her on Twitter at @likaluca.