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    Authors and Presidential Inaugurations

    Many authors have participated in or influenced American presidential inauguration ceremonies, and so here's a discussion about two items from the Harry Ransom Center’s collections that will help deepen your understanding of why poetry readings and speeches at such events matter. the HRC's Megan Barnard and UT's Jeremi Suri will discuss Miller Williams' poem "Of History and Hope," read at the 1997 inauguration of Bill Clinton, and a draft of a mostly unused speech John Steinbeck wrote for Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 inauguration.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 4:30pm. Free.  
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    Lisa B. Thompson: Three Plays

    The celebrated playwright, Austin's own Lisa B. Thompson, presents a new collection that features her stageworks Underground, Monroe, and The Mamalogues. She'll be in conversation with memoirist Kiese Laymon for this BookPeople presentation.
    Thu., Jan. 28, 7pm. Free.  
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