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Arts Pageant in The Woodlands provides New Literary Part to its Schedule

The enduring Constancy Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Pageant is celebrating its 18th yr of showcasing advantageous artwork by including its new “Books on the Inexperienced.” A celebration of the artwork of phrases, Books on the Inexperienced is a literary pageant inside the bigger pageant. Held on the identical time, in the identical location and with the identical ticket-holders, Books on the Inexperienced will function the works of native, regional, and nationwide authors, and can embrace readings and signings and immersive actions and video games. The pageant ranks among the many high advantageous arts festivals within the nation and takes place April 14-16. Final yr, the occasion drew greater than 23,000 folks over the weekend, and this coming yr, the pageant is increasing to incorporate Friday.

The impartial, neighborhood bookshop Village Books is presenting “Books on the Inexperienced.” The store is internet hosting a formidable line-up of authors, together with Katherine Heart (The Bodyguard), Kimberly Garza (The Final Karankawas), Katharine McGee (the American Royals collection), Meagan Church (The Final Carolina Woman), Ashley Winstead (The Final Husband), Michael Hurd (Thursday Night time Lights), Rachel Magee (The Seashore Escape), Montgomery County Poet Laureate Dede Fox, and Alda Dobbs (Barefoot Desires of Petra Luna). A full schedule could be discovered right here:

As well as, Books on the Inexperienced will function librarians from the Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS) who will create library playing cards for patrons, suggest books, and supply enjoyable art-themed actions—corresponding to bookmark origami and Tiny Artwork tasks—for teenagers and the kids-at-heart. On Friday afternoon, Books on the Inexperienced may even supply an creator panel for people searching for route on publishing their very own works.

“Including a literary part to Constancy Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Pageant was a pure development for this occasion—which was simply named Greatest Occasion in The Woodlands by residents. The Woodlands is a neighborhood of artwork fanatics, writers and readers, and we sit up for welcoming them to the pageant,” mentioned Jenny Carattini-Wright, government director of The Woodlands Arts Council, the nonprofit group that produces the occasion.

“I’m so excited to be part of Constancy Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Pageant. I sit up for the pageant annually, and this yr, my bookshop will get to be part of it. Our creator line-up has one thing for everybody: romance, historical past, poetry, thriller, journey, and literary fiction. The featured books might be obtainable for buy at Books on the Inexperienced and could be signed by the authors following their shows,” mentioned Teresa Kenney, proprietor of Village Books.

“The Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS) is happy to be part of Books on the Inexperienced,” MCMLS Library Director Rhea Younger mentioned. “Collaborating with the literary neighborhood—surrounded by readers, authors, and artists—permits us to share our pleasure of studying and literacy.”

Cease by Village Books (positioned at 9955 Woodlands Parkway, Suite F) to obtain a code for 15% off weekend tickets bought on-line. Ticket-holders can then present proof of their buy to Village Books and obtain an extra 10% off a e-book from one of many Books on the Inexperienced featured authors (10% e-book low cost is obtainable via April 12). Buy tickets at

The Woodlands Arts Festival
Photograph courtesy of The Woodlands Arts Council

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