The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle marks their twentieth anniversary in 2020. To celebrate, the center will host An Evening with Hilton Als, who will discuss the life, work, and legacy of Ms. Porter.
The annual rich and varied literary reading series we can (usually) boast of in Texas are all in flux because plague. This is what we know so far:
Arts & Letters Live
The twenty-ninth annual Arts & Letters Live, presented by the Dallas Museum of Art, will be virtual this year. Here’s the line-up:
August 31: Alice Randall and Black Bottom Saints
September 10: Erik Larson and The Splendid and the Vile
September 23: Barbara Kingsolver and How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)
October 1: Ken Follett and The Evening and the Morning
October 21: Laila Lalami and Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America.
Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
The KAP Literary Center in Kyle marks their twentieth anniversary in 2020. To celebrate, the center will host An Evening with Hilton Als, who will discuss the life, work, and legacy of Ms. Porter. This event will be held via Zoom, and you can RSVP here.
Tate Lecture Series
Southern Methodist University’s thirty-ninth annual Tate Lecture Series events will take place in person at McFarlin Auditorium on the Dallas campus.
September 21: Michael Beschloss and Jon Meacham with David Gergen
October 20: Spike Lee
November TBD: Arthur C. Brooks
December 1: Tammie Jo Shults
Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series
The Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series at Austin’s St. Edward’s University will hold all readings via Zoom webinars until further notice.
October 6: ire'ne lara silva
October 27: Deb Olin Unferth
Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series
Due to COVID-19, all upcoming talks in UT Austin’s Joynes Reading Room series will be held virtually.
September 15: Peniel Joseph and The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
November (TBD): Sarah Smarsh and She Come by it Natural
Margarett Root Brown Reading Series
Inprint Houston’s Margarett Root Brown Reading Series celebrates forty years in 2020. All events will take place online.
September 21: Yaa Gyasi and Transcendent Kingdom
October 5: Marilynne Robinson and Jack
October 12: Julia Alvarez with Afterlife and Sigred Nunez with What Are You Going Through
November 8: Nick Hornby and Just Like You
Many programs, including Texas Tech’s Creative Writing Series, American Literary Review, and Friends of the SMU Libraries, have yet to announce appearances for fall 2020. We have hope, though.
If you know of a reading series lineup that we’ve missed, please let us know about it at email@example.com.