Culture Unbound Book Series

HRC archive authors highlighted

From the HRC archive: a first edition of Brian Moore's Judith Hearne
From the HRC archive: a first edition of Brian Moore's Judith Hearne (Image courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center)

It's no secret that the Harry Ransom Center's holdings are varied, vast, and hugely impressive, and a new related discussion series at Austin's public libraries highlights just that.

Starting tonight, the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and the HRC will host book discussion groups that focus on authors featured in the HRC's current exhibition Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-First Century. Take a look below for the whole lineup. Book discussions are free and open to the public; Culture Unbound, also free and open to the public, runs through July 31 and features more than 200 items from its collection, from Denis Johnson's baby footprints to David Foster Wallace's journal scribblings.

FEB. 16 @ 6:30pm:
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
Manchaca Road Branch (5500 Manchaca Rd.)

FEB. 23 @ 7pm:
Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
Little Walnut Creek Branch (835 W. Rundberg Ln.)

MARCH 23 @ 7pm: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien North Village Branch (2505 Steck Ave.)

MARCH 8 @ 7pm:
American Buffalo by David Mamet and other books featured in the HRC exhibit
Windsor Park Branch (5833 Westminster Dr.)

MARCH 29 @ 7pm:
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
Twin Oaks Branch (1800 S. Fifth St.)

MAY 11 @ 6:30pm:
All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein. The 1976 Alan J. Pakula film will also be screened.
University Hills Branch (4721 Loyola Ln.)

JULY 18 @ 7pm:
Talking It Over by Julian Barnes
Hampton Branch at Oak Hill (5125 Convict Hill Rd.)

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