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Texas Literary Hall of Fame Gala

Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory

3200 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Attire is Business Casual. Parking is free and handicap accessible.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Friends web site at www.friendsfortworthlibrary.org, by calling (817) 346-2255, or by e-mailing your request with contact information to friendsbooks@att.net

The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Texas Literary Hall of Fame will celebrate Texas’ literary heritage at a gala event Friday, March 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory.

Authors to be inducted into the 8th Biennial Texas Literary Hall of Fame include Susan Wittig Albert, Glenn Dromgoole, Gerald Duff, John Erickson, Jan Reid and Red Steagall.

Albert is New York Times bestselling author of Loving Eleanor (2016), about the intimate friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok; The General’s Women (2017), about the two women who loved Eisenhower; and A Wilder Rose (2014), about Rose Wilder Lane and the writing of the Little House books.

Dromgoole was an editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and at other Texas newspapers and now lives in Abilene where he is a co-founder of the West Texas Book Festival and a bookstore owner. Among his books are What Dogs Teach Us, What Cats Teach Us, Learning from Longhorns and What Horses Teach Us.

Duff has published more than 18 books, including novels, non-fiction, collections of short stories and poems. His books include Memphis Mojo, A Crop of Circles and Nashville Burning.

Erickson is the author of the Hank the Cowdog series of books, audio-books and stage plays.

Reid’s novels include Deerinwater, Comanche Sundown and the 2017 Sins of the Younger Sons.

Steagall is a recording artist, songwriter and television and motion picture personality. He’s well known in Fort Worth for The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival in the Stockyards. The 29th festival is scheduled Oct. 25-27, 2019.

The Texas Literary Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 by the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library and honors authors whose work significantly contributes to Texas’ literary heritage, is original, was first published in this country and has been previously recognized for its literary significance.

Plaques with the author’s names are on the west wing wall of the Fort Worth Central Library under the mural “Texas Tales” by artist Marjory Buckley.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory is located at 3200 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. Attire is Business Casual. Parking is free and handicap accessible.

Includes material from authors’ websites

– FWBP Staff


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