Houston History Book Fair and Syposium
January 1, 1970Houston History Book Fair & Symposium
Presented by Houston Arts and Media at Heights Church of Christ
November 13, 2010
Houston Arts and Media is very excited to present our first Houston History Book Fair & Symposium. The event will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Heights Church of Christ, itself a 1924 City of Houston Landmark. Hours will be from 10 to 4 with a different author speaking in the church library on the half hour.
Many of the top books on Houston's past will be available. Hear about local history from the people who tell the stories. The Houston History Book Fair & Symposium will feature dozens of authors focusing on the history of Houston and the region. These authors will be on hand to sell and discuss their books.
The authors scheduled to appear include:
10:30: Carol Vance -- "Boomtown D.A."
11:00: Bill Hobby -– "How Things Really Work: Lessons From a Life in Politics"
11:30: Naomi Carrier -– "Go Down Old Hannah"
1:00: Ed Cotham "Four Gulf Coast Civil War Titles"
1:30: Kurt Voss -- "Elissa: The Tall Ship of Texas"
2:00: Jim Bevill -- "The Paper Republic"
2:30: Michael Botson -– "Labor, Civil Rights & the Hughes Tool Company"
3:00: Doug Weiskopf -– "Rails Around Houston"
3:30: Dwight Watson -– "Race & the Houston Police Department: 1930-1990"
Each author will speak about their book every half hour. Also, a panel discussion at midday will cover researching and publishing a book on local history.
Door prizes will also be available.