October 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at The Grace Museum in downtown Abilene.
Enjoy a FREE public talk highlighting Larry McMurtry!
Hosted by The Grace Museum and Presented by Texas Star Trading Company
“Fellow Writers on the Life and Legacy of Larry McMurtry”
Five Texas writers will share their intimate perspectives and insights about Larry McMurtry, the internationally acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, and bookseller who died in 2021. These writers are among 38 who contributed essays and stories to a new book about McMurtry, Pastures of the Empty Page, published by the University of Texas Press.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event ($29.95 hardcover).
About the Speakers
George Getschow, a Wall Street Journal writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist who organized and edited the collection. He founded and remains the director of Archer City Writers Workshop in McMurtry’s hometown.
Stephen Harrigan, a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly and the author of 13 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the best-selling novel The Gates of the Alamo.
Kathryn Jones, a journalist, poet, and author of a forthcoming biography of Ben Johnson, who won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Sam the Lion in The Last Picture Show.
Beverly Lowry, the author of six novels and five works of nonfiction, including her latest book, Dee Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta.
Joe Specht, emeritus director of Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University and author of The Women There Don’t Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song.