EVENT Houston Indie Book Festival

Celebrate the fifth annual Houston Indie Book Festival along with dozens of nationally-distributed literary journals, local booksellers, publishers, small presses, literary organizations and writers at the Menil Park on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Co-sponsored
by NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast, the festival showcases the efforts of writers, artists, teachers, community members and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a vibrant part of the Houston community.

The 2012 festival offers a new “Children’s Area” with day-long programming, including face
painting, guided poetry workshops for children, a Book Binding Workshop with the Houston Book
Arts Guild and readings by Ana Maria Rodriguez and Andrea White.

At 1:30 p.m., local indie authors and publishers will give a panel discussion that focuses on how to submit manuscripts to small presses and the art of self-publishing. A second panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. presents editors from local literary journals who will guide the audience through the submission process and talk about expectations from literary editors.

Poet and nonfiction writer Laurie Clemberts Lambeth will give a reading, as well as fiction writers Justin Sirois and Andrew Porter. For times and a full schedule, please visit HIBF online at
indiebookfest.org.

This year’s festival is set to correspond with the Menil Collection’s Open House event. Alongside
the book fair, visitors can enjoy outdoor art exhibits, tours of the Menil campus, art demonstrations, live music, food trucks and much more!

This event is free, and everyone in the community is invited to participate in what has become
Houston’s largest and only event of its kind. Since 2008, the Houston Indie Book Festival has steadily expanded from a small gathering of local bookstores and artists to a full-scale regional event. 

More information about the Houston Indie Book Festival is available online at
www.indiebookfest.org.

The Houston Indie Book Festival is supported by the Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston
Endowment, Inc., Inprint, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas Commission on the
Arts and the University of Houston’s Department of English.

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