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Liberal Arts Professors Slated to Appear at Texas Book Festival

Faculty authors from The University of Texas at Austin will share their expertise on topics ranging from the fate of Savannah during the Civil War, to mapping a career path, to the culture of Texas barbecue at the 2009 Texas Book Festival Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at the Texas Capitol.

More than 200 writers will showcase their books, including a host of authors from the College of Liberal Arts. Some of the presenters include:

Author: Jeffrey Abramson, professor of government

Book: “Minerva’s Owl: The Tradition of Western Political Thought”

When: Saturday, Oct. 31

Where: Texas State Capitol: Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Author: Oscar Casares, assistant professor of English

Book:
“Amigoland”
When: Saturday, Oct. 31

Where: Texas State Capitol: Capitol Extension Room E2.016

Author: Jacqueline Jones, the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas and Mastin Gentry White Professor in Southern History

Book: “Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War”
When: Saturday, Oct. 31

Where: Texas State Capitol Extension Room E2.028

Author: Kate Brooks, director of Liberal Arts Career Services

Book: “You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career”

When: Sunday, Nov. 1

Where: Lifestyle Tent (10th and Congress)

Author: Elizabeth Engelhardt, associate professor of American Studies

Book: “Republic of Barbecue: Stories Beyond the Brisket”

When: Sunday, Nov. 1

Where:
Cooking Tent

The Texas Book Festival was founded in 1995 by former first lady Laura Bush to promote reading and honor Texas authors. Sessions are free and open to the public. Proceeds from books purchased at the festival benefit the state’s public libraries.

Visit this site for a full list of festival authors.