Barnes and Noble Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt Square 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he …

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Book Signing: “Of Dreams & Thorns” by J Salazar

River Oaks Bookstore 3270 Westheimer Rd, Houston

What is Of Dreams & Thorns about? There is no easy elevator speech to answer such a question. It is about a young man in search of his dreams but putting his family obligations above all else. It is about a proud, passionate, prankster whose big heart and big pride trip him up time and …

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel 3000 North Loop West, Houston

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly breakfast connection. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an …

$2 – $30

Filling in the Gaps: Historical Research in Creative Writing

University of Houston Honors College M.D. Anderson Library 212 M.D. Anderson Library, Houston

Creative writers of all genres are invited to learn how historical (or other) research can enhance creative writing—or bog it down with information. Houston writer and award-winning teacher Claire Fuqua Anderson shares strategies and pitfalls of incorporating research into creative work in a three-hour workshop, followed by a reading from her novel in progress set …

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Rothko Chapel Open Letters

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

For his program Open Letters, artist Mark Menjivar will read aloud the letter of a Texas death row inmate. After reflection, Menjivar will facilitate a conversation with attendees about the complex issue of capital punishment. The program will be limited to 40 attendees and will be held on October 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Rothko …

2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture with Suzan-Lori Parks

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts welcomes visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks to UH for the 2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture. About the Speaker Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in American drama today. She is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama …

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“Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here” with Elizabeth Yeampierre

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader, will deliver the 2018 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Her lecture, “Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here,” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the …

Black Like Us A Candid Conversation About the LGBTQ Experience

University of Houston 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston

Join author Michael Arceneaux for a conversation that explores the Black LGBTQ community’s experiences with religion and the church. Arceneaux will share from his debut New York Times bestseller, I Can’t Date Jesus, a timely collection of hysterical essays about what it’s like to grow up in a world that constantly tries to deride and …

Michelle Obama Visits Houston

Toyota Center 1510 Polk Street, Houston

If there’s anyone who can turn a mega event like this at the canernous Toyota Center into an “intimate conversation,” it’s Obama. Expect her trademark warmth, wisdom, and Oprahesque inspirational storytelling to be on hand as she discusses her book, Becoming, and the life that brought about its pages.

Michelle Obama Visits Houston

Toyota Center 1510 Polk Street, Houston

If there’s anyone who can turn a mega event like this at the cavernous Toyota Center into an “intimate conversation,” it’s Obama. Expect her trademark warmth, wisdom, and Oprahesque inspirational storytelling when she discusses her book, Becoming. http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com/events/detail/michelleobama-becoming or facebook.com/events/362993531175962/

Annie Liebovitz—At Work In Houston

Cullen Performance Hall 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. For nearly five decades, her distinctive portraits have appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. In this stimulating talk, our most celebrated living photographer explains how her pictures are made. https://www.facebook.com/events/1209656922522048/

Archaeology Now presents “Viking Women Warriors? New Clues”

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston

Archaeology Now, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) - Houston Society, along with Family Tree DNA present “Viking Women Warriors? New Clues.” Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Ph.D. Department of Archaeology History, Upssala Universitet Some of those burly Viking warriors were women! DNA analysis of the 10th-century remains of a warrior revealed a surprise – “he” was actually …

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82 Shades of Jim Boone

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston

Celebrate National Poetry Month with gay poet Jim Boone, a 2012 nominee for US Poet Laureate. Boone, known as the Poem Hunter, writes in free verse style that has a rhythm, but not a fixed meter. And poetry just makes everything sweeter. (See what we did there? We rhymed. Like a poe…nevermind.) https://www.facebook.com/events/323075695014766/

An Evening with Margaret Atwood

Jones Hall 615 Lousiana, Houston

Best known for The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood is the closest thing we have to a literary living legend. But what people don’t often know is that Atwood is a lively conversationalist with a wicked sense of humor, so leave your bookish expectations at the door. Atwood is also fiercely political, so expect this evening …

A special presentation, Q&A, and signing with Ralph Bivins on his new book, Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up.

The Hub at Greenway Plaza Three Greenway Plaza, Houston

In Houston 2020: America's Boom Town - An Extreme Close Up, Bivins examines the entrepreneurial mecca that became one of nation’s fastest-growing cities. With deft forensics and informed observations, Bivins explains the forces that shaped Houston and brought the city to a tipping point. Digesting its robust growth poses a great challenge for city leaders, …

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David Kaye – Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston 2222 West Loop South, Houston

The internet was designed as a promising global platform for free-speech and information sharing, according to David Kaye. However, this vast space has become a breeding ground for fake news, violence and hatred, threatening disaster all over the world. Over the years, three American behemoths--Facebook, YouTube and Twitter--became the way most of the world experiences …

$25

The Kama Sutra: Challenging the Stereotypes: Stories about Love and Sex

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet, Houston

DR. SUSHMA JANSARI Tabor Foundation Curator of the South Asia Collections, British Museum Books for sale following lecture: The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra by Vᾱtsyᾱna, edited by Lance Dane Art and Archaeology of Ancient India: Earliest Times to the Sixth Century by Naman P. Ahuja It’s not what you think! Two thousand years ago, the …

$5 – $10

Barnes & Noble Baybrook Presents When America Fell Silent Book Signing by Houston On-Air Radio Personality Freddy Cruz

Barnes and Noble Baybrook 1029 Bay Area Blvd., Webster

Barnes & Noble Baybrook in the Bay Area will host Houston on-air radio personality and author Freddy Cruz for a book signing and discussion. Freddy Cruz is a Houston author and on-air radio personality who recently published his first novel titled When America Fell Silent. Cruz’s novel, a fictional dystopian political thriller, is about retired …

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Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt Square Presents When America Fell Silent Book Signing by Houston On-Air Radio Personality Freddy Cruz

Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt Square 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston

Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt Square in Braeswood Place will host Houston on-air radio personality and author Freddy Cruz for a book signing and discussion. Freddy Cruz is a Houston author and on-air radio personality who recently published his first novel titled When America Fell Silent. Cruz’s novel, a fictional dystopian political thriller, is about retired …

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Fatima Bhutto: New Kings of the World

Amegy Bank Tower 1717 West Loop South, Houston

The new global popular culture is a benign version of the challenge on multiple fronts—economic, political, military, diplomatic—to the ideas and norms that the West has tried to impose on the rest of the world. Bhutto's book is an important dispatch from a new order that is taking form before our eyes. It isn't just …

$25

The Book Scene Presents When America Fell Silent Book Signing by Houston On-Air Radio Personality Freddy Cruz

The Book Scene Bookstore 1820 W. 43rd St., Houston

The Book Scene will host Houston on-air radio personality and author Freddy Cruz for a book signing and discussion. Freddy Cruz is a Houston author and on-air radio personality who recently published his first novel titled When America Fell Silent. Cruz’s novel, a fictional dystopian political thriller, is about retired Navy SEAL Hayden Randall who …

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Mo Rocca: Mobituaries- An Afternoon Book Signing & Interview with Ernie Manouse

Julia Ideson Building 550 McKinney St., Houston

Beloved humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca delivers Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Retelling, an entertaining and rigorously researched celebration of the dead people (and things) of the past who have long fascinated him. Inspired by his #1 hit podcast of the same name, the book includes all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports …

$25 – $30

WORLD CONGRESS ON MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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Theme: Scrutinizing Latest Approaches in the Sphere of Materials Science and Engineering Conference Brochure | Submit Abstract | Scientific Sessions Herald Meetings LLC takes pleasure in inviting the scientific community across the globe to attend the World Congress on Materials Science and Engineering during August 26 - 27, 2020 at Prague, Czech Republic around the …

$599

Join us for a Conversation with Bestselling Nonfiction Writer and Feminist Activist Dr. Naomi Wolf.

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Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and feminist activist Dr. Naomi Wolf will share her recent book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love. Outrages explores the history of state-sponsored censorship and violations of personal freedoms through the inspiring, forgotten history of one writer’s refusal …

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