TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Gabriel Cardenas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIRST DEAF AUTHORS BOOK FESTIVAL COMING TO TEXAS May 2022
Austin, Texas – 25 contemporary authors from across the country who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and BIPOC, will be in Austin for the first Deaf Authors Book Festival, May 6-7, 2022, at the Texas School for the Deaf.
The two-day event includes book signings, workshops, and panel discussions, and is free to the public.
“This event will provide young writers the opportunity to interact and learn from renowned Deaf authors’ and their writing techniques,” says Dr. Steve Baldwin, co-chair of the festival.
TSD Superintendent, Claire Bugen, says, “we are very excited to partner with the national Deaf community and look forward to this first ever Deaf Author’s Book Festival to bridge our communities, and celebrate the many accomplished authors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and BIPOC.”
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating students of Texas who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit: tsd.state.tx.us.
ABOUT THE DEAF AUTHORS BOOK FESTIVAL
The Deaf Authors Book Festival brings together contemporary authors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and BIPOC from across the United States for the first event in Austin, Texas. The event, free to the public, is co-hosted by TSD Superintendent, Claire Bugen, and Deaf Television Foundation president, Dr. Steve Baldwin, with support from the National Association of the Deaf’s Deaf Culture & History Section.