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Book festival brings Texas authors to Abilene

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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.

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