Austin Founder Lions Club

Texas Book Festival - Lois Kim

  • 10 Oct 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Bldg, 400 W 15th St, 3rd floor


  • please note there will be a $5 fee for parking in the garage

Texas Book Festival 
Lois Kim, Executive Director

introduction by Lion Robert Watson

Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. 
The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. Mrs. Bush created a task force to plan the book festival to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and serve to benefit the state's public libraries. The first Festival took place at the Capitol in November 1996.  

Lois KimSpeakers Bio: Lois Kim serves as the Festival’s chief executive, responsible for managing staff, programs, operations, external relations, and resource development. 

She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas, did master’s coursework at the Bread Loaf School of English, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Kim previously served as the associate director of University Extension at the University of Texas at Austin. Over more than a decade with University Extension at UT, Kim most recently managed academic and student affairs in the college credit wing of the university's continuing education division. 

She also served as vice president of the board of the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, and has been a member of her book club for more than 15 years. 

Featured Lunch Menu: Chicken fried chicken with cream gravy, grilled mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes; mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Please register by noon on Wednesday.

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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