Odessa’s first book festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Lincoln Towers, Noël Plaza and the Ector County Public Library.
The festival features around 40 authors, including Karen Valby, senior writer for "Entertainment Weekly," and Joe Nick Patoski , a writer for "Texas Monthly."
Festival activities include a breakfast with the authors 9:30 a.m. at Dee’s Bistro and a Valby lecture followed by a screening of “The Last Picture Show” at 3:30 p.m.
Admission to the authors’ breakfast is $20, and the lecture and movie are $25. All other events are free.
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