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Join us at the Trinity River Book Festival and celebrate the power of reading.  The book festival is a multicultural event during National Literacy Month.  The mission of Trinity River Book Festival is to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature!

The festival activities will be sure to inspire, entertain, inform and empower individuals, families and communities. This event will attract a wide array of authors, publishers, families, church community, book clubs, avid readers, artists, scholars, athletes  and the business community.   

We hope you and your guests can make it to the Trinity River Book Festival! Check out some of the highlights below:

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Welcome To Trinity River Book Festival

Get Attendee & Special Passes

FREE
Attendee PassAll DAY
  • Day FestivalSat. Sept 17th@9:00-4:00pm
Attendee Registration
Early Bird Pricing
Run-to-ReadPricing Available Now
  • 5K/1K Run/WalkSat, Sept 17th@8:00am
Registration
Kick-off Movie Event
"The Woman King"
  • Movie & Post-ConversationThursday, Sept 15th@7:30pm
Registration
Trinity River Book Festival is a free outdoor event, however, some activities may cost.

Our Speakers

Abraham Lopez

Presenter

Brooks Harrington

Presenter

Chris Mullen

Presenter

Cousia Towns

Presenter

Jonathan Ray Scott

Presenter

Kristin Dickerson

Presenter

Lansford Guy

Presenter

Loren Steffy

Presenter

Margie Seaman

Presenter

Nancy Churnin

Presenter

Rob Welsh

Presenter

Shauntra Maddison

Presenter

Sydney Thompson

Presenter

Warren Landrum

Presenter

Our Speakers

Adriane M. Woods

Participating

Beth A. Freely

Participating

Courtney Kelly

Participating

Dr. Kim Tubbs, DNP

Participating

Gary Lewis Rhodes

Participating

Jamesha Ross, RN

Participating

Kellye Abernathy

Participating

Monique R. Johnson

Participating

Zenobia Denny

Participating

  • Cowtown Stage
  • Panther City Stage

11:05 am
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11:35 am

Young Adult Round Up

Young Adult Round Up with Authors - Abe Lopez, Chris Mullen, Kellye Abernathy

11:40 am
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12:10 pm

12:15 pm
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12:45 pm
1:35 pm
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2:00 pm

Be Empowered

Panel with Authors:  Cousia Towns, Gary Lewis Rhodes, Monique Johnson, Adriane Woods

2:05 pm
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2:35 pm
2:40 pm
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3:10 pm

Gen Alpha: Middle School and Children Picture Books

Author Panel: Nancy Churnin, Courtney Kelly, Zenobia Denny, Sue Barker
10:05 am
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10:35 am

Gen Alpha: Middle School and Children Picture Books

Panel Discussion with Authors:  Sydney Thompson, Alda Dobbs, Warren Landrum, Dr. Kim Tubbs
10:40 am
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11:10 am

Finding God in Difficult Times

A Conversation with Brooks Harrington and Dr. Michael Bell moderated by Greg Hughes
11:15 am
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11:45 am

Unstoppable Journey

Panel with Authors Kristin Dickerson, Jamesha Ross, Felicha Kaye Sinegar-Stanley moderated by Shewanda Riley
11:50 am
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12:20 pm

The Winning Playbook

Jonathan R. Scott and Rob Welsh moderated by Nelson
12:25 pm
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12:55 pm

Western Fiction is Something Special

Panelist: Sydney Thompson, Loren Steffy, Chris Mullen moderated by Donya Craddock

1:00 pm
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1:30 pm
1:35 pm
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2:05pm

Romance on the River

Margie Seaman, Warren Landrum, Beth A Freely, Talisha Renee, Tracy Cass moderated by Donya Craddock
2:10 pm
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2:40 pm
2:45 pm
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3:15 pm

Stand for Justice through Literature

Conversation with Publishers Loren Steffy & Alyson Kennedy

3:20 pm
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4:00 pm