Registration is encouraged, but not required. Your registration allows us to send you logistical information and helpful details shortly before the festival. Please note that it does not guarantee you a seat. Seats are first-come, first-served as available for each program on the day of the festival.
Tackling the immigration crisis from a human angle, Oscar Cásares novel Where We Come From explores the ways that family history shapes us, how secrets can burden us, and how finding compassion for others can ultimately set us free.
Kimberly Willis Holt
National Book Award winning author talks about her new, middle-grade novel, The Lost Boy’s Gift, a coming-of-age tale with a magical twist that explores friendship, forgiveness, animals, and the power that comes with listening closely.
Brian Jay Jones
This master profiler of creative genuises (George Lucas and Jim Henson) shares his new biography Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an Amercian Imagination. Explore the complex man behind the pseudonym.
Poetry/Lyrics Writing Workshop
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller (Old 97’s) leads a hands-on workshop of poetry and lyric writing. Designed for ages 7 and older. Space is limited.
Rhett Miller and Dan Santat
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller teams up with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families, No More Poems!: A book in Verse That Just Got Worse.
Join Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Dan Santat for a demonstration of creating characters with amazing facial expressions, then try your hand at sketching faces and masks in the DMA’s African galleries.
Typewriter Rodeo: Poems on Demand
Austin-based Typewriter Rodeo will be on hand to write custom spontaneous poems, on any topic you want or inspired by a work of art, on their beautiful vintage typewriters.
In this era of digital distraction, Rob Walker’s practical strategies in The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday provide a field guide to becoming an explorer of your everyday world.
Join author Rob Walker on a walk through the DMA galleries, implementing fun and clever strategies of close looking from his book The Art of Noticing.
First-come, first-served. Space is limited.
Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab talks about his new book, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. Author Angela Duckworth hails it as a “masterpiece….[that] weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever.”
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