TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Gabriel Cardenas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPONSORS, PARTNERS SET FOR HISTORIC FIRST DEAF AUTHORS BOOK FESTIVAL
Austin, Texas – The first Deaf Authors Book Festival (DABF), scheduled May 6-7, 2022 at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD), is set to be historic with the support of sponsors and partners.
Dr. Steve Baldwin, Deaf Texas Foundation president, producer, and co-host of DABF, shares his optimism in receiving more support for the event.
“The goal is to raise $47,000 for this literary event.
“We are halfway there as of early March, and we’re hopeful that a few more sponsors will sign on to make this event a success.”
As for DABF partners and sponsors who have already signed on:
“The Greater Austin Foundation for the Deaf (GAFD) is proud to partner with DABF to bring an unprecedented book event to the greater Austin Deaf community.” - Paul Rutowski, chair
“Given how most have been overlooked for so many decades, Deaf authors should be celebrated, and their words savored.” - Trudy Suggs, owner, Savory Words Publishing
“Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) is excited about the DABF and the featured authors’ contribution to Deaf literature and Deaf history!” - Alfred Sonnenstrahl, president
“Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) honors the contributions of the Deaf authors being celebrated.” - Chris Soukup, CEO
“Humanities Texas is very pleased to support this groundbreaking literary event.” - Eric Lupfer, Ph.D., executive director
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 Texas School for the Deaf 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