April 19, 2014–Friends who saw the panel discussion from the San Antonio Book Festival that aired on C-SPAN 2 “Book News” this afternoon have asked just what medal I was wearing on my jacket that day. Here’s the answer.
In San Antonio the Book Festival kicks off a bigger celebration of community activism and social achievement. There are many medals, pins, and tokens–for a whole range of different municipal activities apparently– that are worn at civic events during the celebration. The medal I’m wearing is from the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and it marks “Uniting and Inspiring Readers and Writers.” It was given to me before the event and I was pleased to support the San Antonio organizers.