Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center
This is the official webpage of the
Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
Sept. 27-28, 2024
Join us Sept. 27-28, 2024, for our biggest event of the year, the Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival. Our annual festival focuses on authors from Texas, giving them the opportunity to connect directly with readers. Our "word wranglers" are talented authors from all over the state who come to our small town to share their passion for literature. Authors are selected by the Word Wrangler Committee to headline the festival.
Annual festival supports Texas literature
Since 2006, we've celebrated Texas authors for their hard work and dedication. In addition to honoring Texas writers, the book festival gives our community an opportunity to meet word wranglers and learn about the writing craft.
During the festival, authors are available at their tables to sell their books, sign autographs, and take pictures. Authors are scheduled to read excerpts of their books and answer audience questions.
We accept a wide range of book genres including: murder mystery, fantasy, science fiction, cookbooks, self-help books, youth fiction, and picture books. Many of our authors are independently published, and they enjoy meeting readers directly. They've also told us they greatly benefit from the camaraderie found among other authors at the annual festival.
Local schools bring students to meet the authors and learn about the writing process. Many festival authors also visit local schools to give student presentations and to inspire the next generation to love reading and writing.