Award-winning authors and illustrators for the young and young-at-heart
The series has featured nine Newbery Medal-winning authors. Programs from the 2013 season include Jon Scieszka, Peter Reynolds, Robert Sabuda, and Pseudonymous Bosch and the Story Pirates. Past participants include Kate Di Camillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane); Lois Lowry (Number the Stars, The Giver); Avi (The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Crispin: The Cross of Lead); Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express); Christopher Paul Curtis (Bud, Not Buddy); E. L. Konigsburg (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler); Blue Bailett and Brett Helquist (Chasing Vermeer); Richard Peck (A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder); Patricia MacLachlan (Sarah, Plain and Tall); Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief); Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia); Markus Zusak (The Book Thief); Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl); Mo Willems (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny); and Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret). For a complete list of authors participating in the BooksmART series, please visit the "Archives" section of the website.
Support for Arts & Letters Live is provided by the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts at the Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Annual Series Supporters, and Friends of the Dallas Public Library.
Air transportation provided in part by American Airlines. Hotel accommodations provided in part by The Adolphus. In-kind partners include Lombardi Family Concepts restaurants and Einstein Printing. Promotional support is provided by and .
2013 BooksmART programs are supported in part by The Stemmons Foundation.