Join us for a public conversation with three acclaimed Texas authors discussing historical inspiration and the art of writing fiction:
Elizabeth Crook’s award-winning books cover subjects ranging from Sam Houston and the Texas Revolution to the 1966 sniper shooting at the University of Texas. Her newest novel, The Which Way Tree, is set in the Texas Hill Country during the Civil War era and tells the story of a young brother and his half-sister, who are tracking the panther that killed the girl’s mother.
Stephen Harrigan is the author of the bestseller, Gates of the Alamo along with other prize-winning historical novels including A Friend of Mr. Lincoln and Remember Ben Clayton — which is setin early 20th century Texas and tells of an ambitious sculptor who creates a monument for a young man who died fighting in France during the first World War.
Ann Weisgarber novels include The Promise, set in Galveston during the devastating 1900 hurricane, and The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, which follows the life of an African American homesteader in the South Dakota Badlands during World War I. Weisgarber has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for New Fiction and the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction.
Moderated by Steve Davis, Curator, Southwestern Writers Collections at The Wittliff.
Save this date for the exhibition and book release event featuring Keith Carter Fifty Years, celebrating a lifetime of exploring humanity’s landscape through an artistic lens. The newly released book will be available for purchase at the event. More details to come.