Author reveal season continues across Texas


Dallas Museum of Art - Arts & Letters Live

Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming—combining literature with visual arts, music, and film—and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets, inspired by works of art in the Museum's collection and special exhibitions. The series is celebrating its 28th season in 2019.


September 5: Salman Rushdie, Quichotte

September 17: Tracy ChevalierA Single Thread

September 20: General Jim Mattis, Call Sign Chaos

September 21: Ben Folds, A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

September 23: Margaret Atwood, The Testaments

September 30: Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone

October 1: Casey Gerald, There Will Be No Miracles Here

October 6: Ann Patchett, The Dutch House

October 12: Kate Dicamillo, Beverly, Right Here

October 14: Benjamin Moser, Sontag: Her Life and Work

October 16: Pico Iyer, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells 

October 22: Ruta Sepetys, The Fountains of Silence

October 24: John Grisham, The Guardians

November 4: Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

November 11: Tim O'Brien, Dad’s Maybe Book

November 18: Samantha Power, The Education of an Idealist

December 5: Peggy Wallace Kennedy, The Broken Road; Donna Wilhelm, A Life of My Own


Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series

All talks take place in the Joynes Reading Room at UT Austin; all are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  For more information, call (512) 471-5787.


September 26: Dwayne Betts and Natalie Diaz reception
October 17: Brian Van Reet reading
November 6: Ada Limón reading
November 12: David Wallace-Wells reception
February 10: Evie Shockley reading
March 5: Historian Sam Lebovic lecture
March (date TBD): Andre Naffis-Sahely
Other spring 2020 speakers (dates TBD): Michael Lesy, Guy Gunaratne, Tomás Morín


St. Edward’s University’s Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series

Sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities, the Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series brings award-winning writers to campus to read from their work, talk about their writing, and interact with our students. Both the St. Edward's and larger Austin community benefit from the novelists, poets, and playwrights who come to campus. These working artists inspire students and add dimension to professors' curriculum.


October 16: Jennifer duBois

November 7: Ada Limón

February 13: Karen Russell

March 9: Jesús I. Valles 


University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review Reading  Series

The American Book Review and the University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts & Sciences have joined to create the UHV/ABR Reading Series. The series features nationally recognized writers on extended visits to the Victoria campus. Scheduled events include a public reading and discussion of their recent work; purchase of signed editions of the author's works; author roundtable discussion with UHV faculty and students; week-long residency and individual class consulting for graduate and undergraduate students; podcasts of Reading Series lectures, as well as access to transcripts of Q&A with the ABR editors.


September 12: Ladan Osman

October 3: Christine Hume

October 24: A. Van Jordan

November 14: Amaranth Borsuk

December 15: Nick Montfort


The Margot Rosenberg Pulitzer Dallas Jewish Bookfest

The mission of the bookfest is to celebrate the written word brought from Jewish authors and books with Jewish content. Events are held at varied congregations around the Metroplex. Events are ticketed. These are additions to the previously announced readers.


October 28: Jillian Cantor, In Another Time, Tycher Library Community Read (free event)

November 19: Adeena Sussman, Sababa: Fresh Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen

January 9: Kirsten Fermaglich, A Rosenberg By Any Other Name

February 6: Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, The 30-Day Money Cleanse

February 11: Pamela S. Nadell, America’s Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times to Today

March 5: Mary Morris, Gateway to the Moon

March 12: Rebecca Erbelding, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

March 17: Jessica Yellin, Savage News

April 2: Sarah Blake, The Guest Book

April 27: Ariel Burger, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

May 11: S. Perry Brickman, Extracted: Unmasking Rampant Antisemitism in America’s Higher Education


Friends of the SMU Libraries’ Authors LIVE!, Dallas

The Friends of the SMU Libraries, originally founded in 1970 as Colophon, is an organization dedicated to promoting and enriching the resources, services and operations of the seven SMU Libraries. Events are usually held at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Lectures are free and open to the public; receptions are ticketed. This is an addition to the announced readers.


November 7: S.C. Gwynne, Hymns of the Republic


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