The free May 16 event will include a kids’ writing contest, a used-book drive, and approximately twenty authors who will be autographing and selling books.
Live from the Southside magazine, Scooby Van of San Antonio, and Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse will host the first annual Southside San Antonio Book Fair, a literary event focused on South Texas authors. The free May 16 event will include a kids’ writing contest, a used-book drive, and approximately twenty authors who will be autographing and selling books.
The writing contest is meant to encourage kids to write and share their own stories. April Monterrosa, editor in chief of Live from the Southside, will select three winners, who will be awarded prizes, and their writings will be featured in a future issue of the publication. The Scooby Van of San Antonio will host a used-book drive to support the nonprofit's mission of giving free books to underserved kids and stocking local little free libraries. Monterrosa, author Alda P. Dobbs, and Linda Pearson, founder/CEO of Scooby Van of San Antonio, will be hosting an author panel to kick off the event.
The book fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse, 815 Pleasanton Road. Free snacks will be available, and Brooster's will also be selling food and drinks.