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Texas Book Festival — San Antonio Edition

The Texas Book Festival starts a chapter in San Antonio

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At War Over the Environment: Two Experts on the Politics of Parks and the Natural World with George Bristol and Char Miller
Moderator: Weir Labatt
Public lands might not seem like the type of topic to get your pulse up, but after listening to conservationist George Bristol and historian Char Miller, formerly Director of Urban Studies at Trinity University and currently head of Pomona College’s Environmental Analysis program, you might find your heart racing. Miller is particularly adept at tying our common sense of place back to critical issues like water conservation, immigration, natural disasters, and even beer, demonstrated adroitly in his new collection of essays On the Edge. Hear him, Bristol, and moderator Weir Labatt, a longtime champion for water conservation issues, discuss some of the biggest environmental and social challenges we face today. Click here for an extended interview with Char Miller. 2:45-3:45 p.m., RHR Lecture Hall, Navarro Campus. — CE

A Celebration of South Texas Voices
Moderator Sandra Cisneros
Laurie Ann Guerrero’s collection Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying won the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and was published February 15 by University of Notre Dame Press. Her poetry and critical works have been published by Huizache, Texas Monthly, and Women's Studies Quarterly, among others. Her chapbook, Babies Under the Skin (2008), won the Panhandler Publishing Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. Listen to her speak with fellow Latino poets Anel Flores, Erasmo Guerra, Joe Jiménez, and Pablo Miguel Martínez this weekend in a panel moderated by Sandra Cisneros. Last week, the Current spoke with Guerrero about her writing. 4-5 p.m., Festival Room, Central Library. — SA

In the Country of Empty Crosses with Arturo Madrid
Moderator: Tomás Ybarra-Frausto
Arturo Madrid’s contemplative journey through Northern New Mexico traces 15 years of investigation to discover his converso roots, the remnants of walls and graveyards that mark the travels over the arid land of his forbearers who left the Catholic Church to become a minority within a minority population — Hispano Protestants. Converting at the end of the 19th century, his family, like other protestantes, were seen as heretics by their Catholic neighbors, but not accepted as equals by Anglo Protestants. In a time when evangelicalism is claiming many from Rome’s ledger, theirs is a forgotten history. Madrid is a past administrator and professor emeritus at Trinity University, and respected voice for policies affecting the Latino community. 4:15-5 p.m., Copper Campus, Ursuline Campus — SA

Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards with biographer Jan Reid
Moderator: Jan Jarboe Russell
No lie, we’re giddy at the prospect of some Jan on Jan action, as both are among the state’s most delightful journalists. Reid’s long career as a witty writer for pedigreed publications like Texas Monthly, Esquire, and the New York Times has ranged widely from politics to pop culture (highly recommend Texas Tornado, his recent biography of Doug Sahm), making him an ideal candidate to cover the late, great Richards, known as much for her pithy Texas twang put-downs as her progressive policies. 4:15-5 p.m., Library Auditorium, Central Library. — CE

Texas Book Festival — San Antonio Edition
  • The Texas Book Festival starts a chapter in San Antonio San Antonio sometimes gets knocked for not being literary, or even literate, enough for such a big city with such grand “creative class” ambitions. | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Char Miller At War Over the Environment: Two Experts on the Politics of Parks and the Natural World with George Bristol and Char Miller | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Lawrence Wright In his newest book, Going Clear, Austin-based journalist Lawrence Wright profiles Scientology, a new American religion that, while ubiquitous among the... | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Glenn Frankel You know what they say, writing about filming is like painting about mixology, or something. By many accounts Pulitzer prize-winning Glenn Frankel has reversed... | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Hipolito Acosta The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Ricardo Ainslie Ricardo Ainslie frequented Juárez during its most violent years, as war between the Sinaloa and Juárez cartels raged and soaked the city in blood. | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Laurie Ann Guerrero Laurie Ann Guerrero’s collection Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying won the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and was published February 15 by University of... | 4/10/2013
  • Interview with Nan Cuba You Can’t Go Home Again: Fiction about Family Secrets with Nan Cuba and Andrew Porter | 4/10/2013
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