Texas Book Festival, State Capitol, Austin

"What It Means to Be a Mother": panel discussion. From the festival website: "What do we picture when we picture motherhood in 2016? A doting, softly frazzled woman with a full time job and dinner on the table every night? A loving spouse pitching in beside her? Or is the vision something darker? The truth of modern mothering is at the heart of the new novels by Pamela Erens (Eleven Hours) and Gayle Forman (Leave Me). Join them as they take a literary approach to what it really means to be a mother—loneliness, longing, warts and all." Moderated by Rose Smith.

The panel will be in Capitol Extension Room E2.026, with a book signing afterwards at the Main Book Signing Tent (Congress near 10th Street). I'm told that this festival, which runs all day Saturday and Sunday, is ginormous and wonderful.