Ceremony to be held Friday, March 15 in Fort Worth

"Founded in 2004 by the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, the Texas Literary Hall of Fame honors authors whose work significantly contributes to Texas' literary heritage; is original; was first published in this country; and has been previously recognized for its literary significance."

The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Texas Literary Hall of Fame will celebrate Texas' literary heritage at a gala event Friday, March 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory.

 

Authors to be inducted into the 8th Biennial Texas Literary Hall of Fame include Susan Wittig Albert, Glenn Dromgoole, Gerald Duff, John Erickson, Jan Reid, and Red Steagall.

 

Tickets for the event are $40.00 per person, and the evening features remarks by the author honorees, book sales, wine, and hors d'oeuvres.  Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Friends web site at friendsfortworthlibrary.org, by calling (817) 346 -2255, or by e-mailing your request with contact information to friendsbooks@att.net

 

Founded in 2004, by the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, the Texas Literary Hall of Fame honors authors whose work significantly contributes to Texas' literary heritage; is original; was first published in this country; and has been previously recognized for its literary significance. 

 

Plaques with the author's names are on the west wing wall of the Fort Worth Central Library under the mural "Texas Tales" by artist Marjory Buckley. The Friends web site lists all previous honorees and features a picture of the mural. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory is located at 3200 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX.  Attire:  Business Casual.  Parking is free and handicap accessible.

 

Established in 1949, the Friends of the Fort Worth Library is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community by providing advocacy, supplemental funding and volunteer services for the Fort Worth Public Library. The Texas Literary Hall of Fame was established to promote literacy and illustrate the role of libraries as an important source of inspiration to many Texas authors.