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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Thursday, September 27
 

8:30pm CDT

Book Signing of John Kerry's "Every Day is Extra"
Join us for a signing of Secretary John Kerry's newest book, "Every Day is Extra." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

To ensure everyone gets their book signed in a timely manner, Sec. Kerry will be signing his books with signature only, and no posed photography but candid shots are allowed and encouraged.

This event is open to Festival passholders only.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for John Kerry

John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State
Kerry served as secretary of state under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017. He previously represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate from 1982 to 2013, serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was the 2004 Democratic nominee for president. Kerry... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
 
Friday, September 28
 

11:00am CDT

Book Signing of Elisabeth Rosenthal's "An American Sickness"
Join us for a signing of Elisabeth Rosenthal's book, "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Rosenthal

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News
Rosenthal has served as editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News since 2016. She previously worked for The New York Times for 22 years, covering healthcare and the environment as a correspondent and serving as a reporter in the Times’ Beijing bureau. Rosenthal is also the author of... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

12:45pm CDT

Book Signing of Siva Vaidhyanathan's "Antisocial Media"
Join us for a signing of Siva Vaidhyanathan's book, "Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia
Vaidhyanathan is the director of the Center for Media and Citizenship and the Robertson professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books on media, technology and intellectual property, including his most recent book, “Antisocial Media... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

2:45pm CDT

Book Signing of Amanda Carpenter's "Gaslighting America"
Join us for a signing of Amanda Carpenter's book, "Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Carpenter

Amanda Carpenter

Author and Contributor for CNN
Carpenter is a contributor for CNN, covering politics as a commentator. She is the author of “Gaslighting America: Why We Love it When Trump Lies to Us.” Carpenter previously worked as communications adviser for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and as a senior adviser for former U.S. Sen. Jim... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

3:15pm CDT

Book Signing of Mimi Swartz's "Ticker"
Join us for a signing of Mimi Swartz's book, "Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Swartz

Mimi Swartz

Executive Editor at Texas Monthly
Swartz is a senior executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine and op-ed writer for The New York Times. She was previously a staff writer at The New Yorker and Talk Magazine. Swartz has been with Texas Monthly for nearly 30 years and is the author of “Ticker: The Quest to Create... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

5:00pm CDT

Book Signing of Wendy Sherman's "Not for the Faint of Heart"
Join us for a signing of Wendy Sherman's book, "Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Sherman

Wendy Sherman

Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Sherman served as undersecretary of state for political affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2011-2015, where she oversaw the department’s multiple global bureaus. She led the U.S. negotiating team in the talks leading up to the Iran nuclear agreement and was awarded the... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress
 
Saturday, September 29
 

10:15am CDT

Book Signing of Henry Cisneros' "Building Equitable Cities"
Join us for a signing of Henry Cisneros' book, "Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros

Former Mayor of San Antonio and Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Cisneros served as housing secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997 and as mayor of San Antonio from 1981 to 1989. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Univision, president of the National League of Cities and deputy chairman of the Federal... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

10:45am CDT

Book Signing of Mitch Landrieu's "In the Shadow of Statues"
Join us for a signing of Mitch Landrieu's book, "In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu

Former Mayor of New Orleans
Landrieu served as mayor of New Orleans from 2010 through May 2018. He also served as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Prior to being elected mayor, Landrieu served as lieutenant governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2010 and as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

12:00pm CDT

Book Signing of Steve Kornacki’s “The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism”
Join NBC News & MSNBC for a signing of Steve Kornacki's book, "The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism." Limited copies of the book will be given away onsite at the NBC News & MSNBC South Tent.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by NBC News & MSNBC

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki

National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC
Steve Kornacki is a national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. A former host of Up with Steve Kornacki and a co-host of The Cycle, Steve is now a regular substitute for Chris Matthews on Hardball and a mainstay of election night coverage. His first book, “The Red and... Read More →

Sponsors
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NBC News and MSNBC

Media Partner
More Americans watch NBC News and MSNBC than any news organization in the world. NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," "TODAY," "Meet the... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
NBC News & MSNBC South Tent, Open Congress

12:30pm CDT

Book Signing of Bethany McLean's "Saudi America"
Join us for a signing of Bethany McLean's book, "Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It's Changing the World." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean

Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
McLean has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 2008. She was previously a reporter and editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine. She is the co-author of “Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron” and the author of “Saudi America: The Truth... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

12:30pm CDT

Book Signing of Cecile Richards' "Make Trouble"
Join us for a signing of Cecile Richards' book, "Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Former President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Richards served as president of Planned Parenthood from 2006 to April 2018, where she oversaw more than 600 affiliate health centers and advocates for reproductive rights. She previously served as deputy chief of staff for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and is the founder of... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

12:30pm CDT

Book Signing of Eliza Griswold's "Amity and Prosperity"
Join us for a signing of Eliza Griswold's book, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold

Author and Contributor for The New Yorker
Griswold is a poet and journalist whose reporting focuses on the Middle East. She is the author of the “The Tenth Parallel,” a book about the intersection of Islam and Christianity in Africa and Asia, and “Amity and Prosperity,” which covers fracking and the energy boom in... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

12:45pm CDT

Book Signing of Chris Matthews’ “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit”
Join NBC News & MSNBC for a signing of Chris Matthews' book, "Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit." Limited copies of the book will be given away onsite at the NBC News & MSNBC South Tent.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by NBC News & MSNBC

Speakers
avatar for Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews

Author and Host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”
Matthews is an American political commentator, talk show host and best-selling author. Matthews began hosting his own talk show, “Hardball,” in 1997. Previously, he worked as a congressional aide, a presidential speechwriter and as the Washington bureau chief for the San Francisco... Read More →

Sponsors
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NBC News and MSNBC

Media Partner
More Americans watch NBC News and MSNBC than any news organization in the world. NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," "TODAY," "Meet the... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm CDT
NBC News & MSNBC South Tent, Open Congress

2:00pm CDT

Book Signing of Amy Chozick's "Chasing Hillary"
Join us for a signing of Amy Chozick's book, "Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Amy Chozick

Amy Chozick

Writer-at-Large for The New York Times
Chozick was the Times’ lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Clinton presidential campaign, beginning in 2013. Prior to joining the Times, she served as a political reporter for The Wall Street Journal and covered both the Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns in 2008... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

2:00pm CDT

Book Signing of Charlie Sykes' "How the Right Lost Its Mind"
Join us for a signing of Charlie Sykes' book, "How the Right Lost Its Mind." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Sykes

Charlie Sykes

Contributing Editor for The Weekly Standard and Contributor for MSNBC
Sykes is a prominent conservative political commentator. He hosted a daily talk radio show for 23 years, leaving to join “Indivisible,” a national radio show about America in a time of change produced by WNYC. Sykes is also founder and editor-in-chief of Right Wisconsin, a conservative... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

2:00pm CDT

Book Signing of Jennifer Palmieri's "Dear Madam President"
Join us for a signing of Jennifer Palmieri's book, "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri

Former Director of Communications at the White House
Palmieri served as communications director for President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2015. Previously, she served as president of the Center for American Progress Action fund. Palmieri also served as director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and as... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

2:00pm CDT

Book Signing of Rick Wilson's "Everything Trump Touches Dies"
Join us for a signing of Rick Wilson's book, "Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real about the Worst President Ever." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Republican Political Strategist and CEO of Intrepid Media
Wilson is a Republican political strategist and media consultant. He has produced television ads for several gubernatorial and Senate candidates as well as super PACs and corporations. He is also a columnist for The Daily Beast, where he covers national politics. Wilson’s work has... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

3:00pm CDT

Book Signing of DeRay Mckesson's "On the Other Side of Freedom"
Join us for a signing of DeRay Mckesson's book, "On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Mckesson is a prominent activist with the Black Lives Matter movement and an outspoken voice against police violence. He began speaking out against police violence during the August 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and has since amassed a large online following. In 2015, Mckesson... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

3:30pm CDT

Book Signing of Lawrence Wright's "God Save Texas"
Join us for a signing of Lawrence Wright's book, "God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State." The book will be available for advance purchase through BookPeople in the online book store or on-site at the event.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by BookPeople

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright

Author and Staff Writer for The New Yorker
Wright is an author, screenwriter and playwright who joined The New Yorker in 1992. He is most recently the author of “ God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State.” Wright is also the author of “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” and co-produced... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Festival Hub at 800 Congress

5:30pm CDT

Book Signing of Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics”
Join NBC News & MSNBC for a signing of Lawrence O'Donnell's book, "Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics." Limited copies of the book will be given away onsite at the NBC News & MSNBC South Tent.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

Presented by NBC News & MSNBC

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence O’Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell

Author and Host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell”
O’Donnell is an American television pundit, actor and host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.” Previously, he worked on staff for the U.S. Senate and as an executive producer and writer for the TV series “The West Wing,” for which he won an Emmy Award. O’Donnell... Read More →

Sponsors
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NBC News and MSNBC

Media Partner
More Americans watch NBC News and MSNBC than any news organization in the world. NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," "TODAY," "Meet the... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
NBC News & MSNBC South Tent, Open Congress