Book festival brings Texas authors to Abilene
ABILENE, Texas - Friends of the Abilene Public Library are showcasing Texas authors this week. This is their 17th annual West Texas Book Festival. They honored Abilene authors who published a book in the past year at Sunday ' s preview event. The festival begins on Thursday with ticketed events and continues through Saturday. The event is meant to encourage people to read and write more. "The book festival is a celebration of reading and writing, and it's just a way of calling attention to people who are writing books and encouraging people to read more books and to come to the library and use the library, " said Glenn Dromgoole, chairman of the West Texas Book Festival.
Next weekend there will be free events at the downtown library.