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, TX

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, TX

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, TX

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, TX

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, TX

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, TX

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, TX

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, TX

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

prague

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.

online United Kingdom, London

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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REELpoetry/HoustonTX

REELpoetry is a dynamic 5 day curated international festival featuring collaborations among filmmakers, poets, musicians and artists to create short poemfilms and videopoetry, REELpoetry screens short pieces from 26 countries and 67 creatives including 13 from Texas. Networking opportunities in real time each day, interactive workshops, talks, Q&A Tickets are Give-What-You-Can.

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ReadOut Festival of Lesbian Literature

Virtual Event via Zoom

The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library in Gulfport, Florida presents ReadOut 2021: A Festival of Lesbian Literature, held virtually through Zoom on February 26-28, 2021. This free festival will feature leading lesbian authors and is open to an international audience. The LGBTQ Resource Center is proud to once again bring back this annual …

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Brian Greene Livestream

The Progressive Forum Website

World-renowned theoretical physicist to discuss his book, Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, in a half-hour interview with Progressive Forum president Randall Morton. Don’t miss this discussion of the ultimate story: The beginning of the universe to the end; the evolution of stars; cellular life; …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Writer and Historian Lisa Sigel

Zoom https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/99218982071?pwd=Ukdac2NrVzk4bUVQYkFycWVka0V0dz09, Houston, TX

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Lisa Sigel will discuss her book, The People’s Porn: A History of Handmade Pornography in America. About The People’s Porn The first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, The People’s Porn offers the backstory to the explosion of amateur pornography on the web. In doing …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Author Michael Nava

Virtual Event via Zoom

Join us on Wednesday, July 28 2021 at 6:30 PM EST for a ZOOM conversation with author Michael Nava. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Michael will discuss his most recent novel, Lies with Man. About Lies with Man In Nava’s latest novel featuring lawyer Henry Rios, it is 1986 in Los …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Activist and Writer Minnie Bruce Pratt

Virtual Event via Zoom

Join us on Thursday, August 5 2021 at 6:30 pm EST for a ZOOM Conversation with activist and writer Minnie Bruce Pratt. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Minnie Bruce Pratt will discuss her poetry book, Magnified. About Magnified This collection of love poems draws us into the sacred liminal space that …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Professor of Portuguese and Writer Steven F. Butterman

Virtual Event via Zoom

Join us on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm EST for a ZOOM Conversation with Professor and Author Steven F. Butterman Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Steven Butterman will discuss his book, Queering and Querying the Paradise of Paradox: LGBT Language, New Media and Visual Cultures in Modern Day Brazil. …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Author Rabih Alameddine

Virtual Event via Zoom

Join us on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with author Rabih Alameddine. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Alameddine will discuss his latest book, The Wrong End of the Telescope.  The event is free, open to the public and conducted via ZOOM. Upon registering a link and password …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Author Leslie Cohen

Virtual Event via Zoom

Join us on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with author Leslie Cohen. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Leslie will discuss her latest book, The Audacity of a Kiss. The event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM. Upon registering a link and …

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A ZOOM Conversation with Author Adam Zmith

Virtual Event via Zoom

Join us on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with author Adam Zmith. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Adam will discuss his latest book, Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures. The event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM. Upon …

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