The Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) and D Magazine’s new leadership group, D Academy, announced today that Former First Lady Laura Bush has agreed to serve as Honorary Chair of The Big Read Dallas. This summer, the FoDPL and D Academy received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read Dallas during the month of April 2013. The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA to restore reading to the center of American culture.
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The Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) and D Magazine’s new leadership group, D Academy, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read during the month of April 2013. The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read is in partnership with the NEA and Arts Midwest.
Tenth Annual South Dallas Book Fair Award-winning authors, poets and artists will again come to Dallas for the tenth annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair and Arts Festival. The free festival began in 2003 to promote literacy and highlight businesses and arts in south Dallas. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 [...]
C.W. Smith will be signing copies of his new book Steplings at these locations:
Dallas: September 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at DeGolyer Library on the SMU campus, 6425 Boaz Ln. 214-768-2253
Fort Worth: September 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at TCU Bookstore, 2950 W. Berry St. 817-257-7844
Houston: October 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonet St. 713-523-0701
San Antonio: October 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Twig Book Shop, 200 E. Grayson St. 210-826-6411
All of these events are free.
Coming September 2011 from Texas Christian University Press
It’s 2003 with the country embroiled in a war in Iraq. Nineteen-year-old Jason Sanborn feels lost. He dropped out of high school just two months shy of graduation, and now his former classmates are off to college, the military, or minimum-wage jobs. The only pressing date on his calendar is an upcoming appearance in court on an assault charge, and when his over-achieving, beloved girlfriend, Lisa, departs for UT Austin to study premed, Jason can hardly abide his hometown of Mesquite.
In a modern-day battle of good v. evil, psychological thriller author Melanie Wells wages a fight against adult illiteracy through on online campaign called “I Told Two Friends.” By rallying readers and do-gooders across the country, Wells hopes to raise $100,000 for ProLiteracy, an organization whose mission is to end adult illiteracy worldwide, by donating 100 percent of her profits from book sales.
Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in the arts and arts education to learn how to successfully advocate for arts funding and how to create a greater awareness of the impact of arts and culture on a community. The featured speaker is Douglas C. Sonntag, Director of Dance, National Endowment for the Arts
John Allen, aka Johnny Dolphin, author of the recently released Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2, the definitive autobiography of one of the most luminous minds of our time, will speak Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Nature & Science, 1318 Second Avenue in Dallas’ Fair Park. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and members of Wordspace and Museum of Nature & Science. Call 254-495-9976 or go to www.wordspacetexas.org for tickets and more information. This event is produced by Wordspace and is sponsored in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
Catch two creative souls on Thursday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bar Belmont, 901 Fort Worth Avenue at Sylvan in Oak Cliff. Singer/songwriter Trish Murphy will join Dallas-based author Melanie Wells for a night of songs, stories and hand-made sweets. Admission is free. Call (877) 476-3378 for more information.