Building a Community of Writers and Readers: WriteFest Returns to Silver Street Studios
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Building a Community of Writers and Readers: WriteFest Returns to Silver Street Studios

Nonprofit literary organizers draw all sorts of volunteers, but Elizabeth White-Olsen, executive director of Writespace,…

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Macondo Writing Workshop: From San Antonio to the World
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Macondo Writing Workshop: From San Antonio to the World

This summer in San Antonio, it became clear again that writing doesn’t thrive solely as…

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Writing in Texas: Recent and Upcoming Books from Texas Authors
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Writing in Texas: Recent and Upcoming Books from Texas Authors

A subtle grief—and equal joy—lives in the heart of writing by Texas authors. Texans are…

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Literary Settlers: Dalkey Archive Press Moves to Victoria, Texas
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Literary Settlers: Dalkey Archive Press Moves to Victoria, Texas

It surprises me that there’s a box of Slavic literature, translated or un-translated, in the…

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Genre Bender: Mat Johnson on Fatherhood, Identity, Belonging
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Genre Bender: Mat Johnson on Fatherhood, Identity, Belonging

Mat Johnson crosses fearlessly between distinctions, clarifying them with every zig and making them more…

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What We Loved & More:  A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016
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What We Loved & More: A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016

The Poetry of Performance
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The Poetry of Performance

First-Hand: <em>Shakespeare in Print and Performance</em> at the Harry Ransom Center
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First-Hand: Shakespeare in Print and Performance at the Harry Ransom Center

In 1616, William Shakespeare was buried at Holy Trinity church, Stratford-Upon-Avon. A prayer was inscribed…

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Coming Home: Mario Zambrano
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Coming Home: Mario Zambrano

Mario Zambrano was an accomplished contemporary ballet dancer before turning to writing fiction.

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Inviting Writing: Writespace Kicks off Writefest
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Inviting Writing: Writespace Kicks off Writefest

Writefest, a new literary arts festival February 22 to 28, 2016 with a week of…

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On Translation in Texas
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On Translation in Texas

Texas Abstract
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Texas Abstract

A Good Read
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A Good Read

Legitimate Perspectives: An Interview with Lawrence Wright
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Legitimate Perspectives: An Interview with Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright talks to A+C about his creative process and his…

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Art Celebrating Life
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Art Celebrating Life

The Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book and Arts Fair helps define a community

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Antena @ Blaffer
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Antena @ Blaffer

Writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters Jen Hofer and John Pluecker make up…

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In Praise of Indie Booksellers
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In Praise of Indie Booksellers

When Karl Kilian opened his bookstore in the summer of 1974, he spent almost all…

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Stage to Page: Wendy Perron Reads at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance
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Stage to Page: Wendy Perron Reads at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance

Wendy Perron has led a distinguished life as a writer, editor, choreographer and dancer, which…

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Beyond Books
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Beyond Books

When the first Houston Jewish Book Fair was presented to the public four decades ago,…

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Books for a Summer Day
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Books for a Summer Day

Architecture of Seduction As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable…

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Linguaphile Line Up
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Linguaphile Line Up

A Way with Words Brings Whimsical Word Banter to the Lakewood Theater Lovers of clever…

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May Books
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May Books

The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power Victor S Navasky Knopf A…

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Seeing The World
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Seeing The World

Editor’s Note: Illness has forced Mr. Stilgoe to cancel his Dallas appearance, but he hopes…

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MUSES:  Women Who Inspire
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MUSES: Women Who Inspire

Art historian Farid Abdelouahab’s Muses: Women Who Inspire (Flammarion) is more than just a superb…

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Performing Words
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Performing Words

Houston’s Reading Culture Ramps Up Stepping inside your local watering hole on a Friday night…

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Poetry by Design
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Poetry by Design

Pablo Picasso renders twenty portraits to accompany sonnets by the Spanish poet Luis de Gongora…

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Rising Writers in Houston
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Rising Writers in Houston

Word Pusher: David Tomas Martinez Meeting David Tomas Martinez makes me wonder how many gang…

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Read All About It
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Read All About It

Heart and Soul
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Heart and Soul

“THE STATE OF THE ART: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN TEXAS” Authored by June Mattingly, 2012 Well-respected…

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Portrait of a Writer
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Portrait of a Writer

Inprint Celebrates 30 Years in Houston As a young writer, I dreamed I’d find a…

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Male Bonding
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Male Bonding

Closer, the first collection of poetry by Dallas native son Christopher Stephen Soden, embodies the…

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The Lost City
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The Lost City

Dallas is not, nor has it ever been, a naturally-occurring city. Without the abundant natural…

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The Three Beginnings of a Texas Poet Laureate
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The Three Beginnings of a Texas Poet Laureate

2011 Texas Poet Laureate David M. Parsons Death is such an awesome / experience that…

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Pages with Punch
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Pages with Punch

Book Fest offers life lessons to all A day packed with appearances by top children’s…

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Summer Reads
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Summer Reads

Mid-Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era. 2 Vols Jim Heimann, Steven Heller Taschen…

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Review:  Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
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Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

(A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson A few days after receiving my review copy…

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Seeing Both Ways
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Seeing Both Ways

Lacy Johnson on Trespasses: A Memoir According to Lacy M. Johnson’s bio, she worked as…

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Civic Reinvention
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Civic Reinvention

The Julia Ideson Library Renovation On December 5th, 2011 the City of Houston was given…

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Unmapping Houston
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Unmapping Houston

Artists navigate the city’s geography You hear people say Houston is a hard city to…

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Review:  Improbable Words
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Review: Improbable Words

“Improbable Worlds, recipe an Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets” Edited by Martha Serpas Mutabilis…

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