Monday, November 4, 2013

November 9th - 4th Annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium!

It's my great pleasure to provide details below (and hyperlinks to authors and their books) about the 4th Annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium, this coming Saturday, November 9, 2013!

I had the great pleasure of participating in last year's fair (see post here) and am so happy and honored to be invited back for this year's event.

From fair organizer Mike Vance:

Reading Room - Ideson Building - Houston Public Library
Our Fourth Annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium is only a few days away. It’s Saturday, November 9 from 10 am till 4 pm at the gorgeous Julia Ideson Library Building, 550 McKinney across from the City Hall Reflecting Pool. There will be over a dozen talented authors of Houston and Texas history who will be speaking, visiting with the public, selling and signing their books. Best of all, it’s all free!

Parking can be found on the street in metered spaces or in the garage immediately across Lamar Street from the south entrance to the Ideson Building. The cost of garage parking is only $5 on Saturdays.

The Houston History Book Fair & Symposium is the largest free history event in Houston each year, and it’s presented by Houston Arts and Media, the Houston Public Library’s Houston Metropolitan Research Center and Story Sloane’s Gallery. Our generous sponsors this year include Adept Word Management, the UH Hobby Center for Public Policy, Mélange Events and Renee Cross.

There will be a different speaker in the upstairs reading room every half hour including two new books pertaining to the JFK assassination which happened 50 years ago this month.


More information about the event and the schedule of speakers and authors may be found at the Houston Arts and Media website here

Please make plans to join us for this fun, free event and celebrate Houston and Texas history.


I'll be there with all four of my books (Lincoln's Labels, Years of Change and Suffering, Notre Dame and the Civil War, and Galveston and the Civil War).  I'll be also be speaking about free speech and dissent in Galveston during the Civil War at 2:30pm in the Auditorium.

A list of just some of the great authors and books is provided below!

10:30 – Franklin Griffin (Touched by Fire)

11:00 - Bill Minutaglio/Steven L. Davis (Dallas 1963)

11:30 - TBA

12:00 - Garna Christian (Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas)

12:30 -Tom Kennedy (Houston Police Department)

1:00 - Ann Becker (River Oaks)

1:30 - Anna Mod (Building Modern Houston)

2:00 - Nikki Diller (Galveston: City on Stilts)

2:30 - Jim Schmidt (Galveston and the Civil War)

3:00 - Lucinda Freeman (Historic Houston: How to See It)

3:30 - Mike Vance (Houston's Sporting Life)

1 comment:

Mark Noce said...

Looks fun! Cool pic of the room too...it gives a great ambiance:)