Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Facts about Hemingway: He was born on July 21. He liked manly things—like drinking, and fishing, and having a beard. He would’ve loved Brazos Bookstore. All these things come together for Hemingday! Join us for drinks (courtesy of Down House) and readings from Hemingway’s work. Also, if you show up, you might be able to do some in-store fishing and win some prizes…

Celebrate the 116th birthday of Ernest Hemingway. Join us at 6pm for party games, followed by short readings of our favorite Hemingway passages at 7pm.

Nick Esquer is currently the Arts and Culture Editor at Houstonia Magazine. He comes from California and Arizona, and misses the dry heat. He is obsessed with American expatriate literature, reads THE GREAT GATSBY every summer, and has a golden retriever named after the title character.

Joe Holley is the Native Texan columnist and an editorial writer for the Houston Chronicle. A Native Texan himself, he is a former editor of the Texas Observer, a regular contributor to Texas Monthly and a former staff writer at The Washington Post. He’s the author of three books, including, most recently, THE PURSE BEARER: A NOVEL OF LOVE, LUST, AND TEXAS POLITICS.

Elizabeth A. M. Keel is an actress, director, producer, novelist, and playwright, and works as a teaching artist for the Alley Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, and Writers in the Schools. She served as the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at 14 Pews, where she produced her original plays: The Rainbow Lands, The Psychic Palace, and Deborah. She obtained her degree from the University of Houston, where they made her write plenty of papers about dear dead Ernie. Go Coogs.

Brooke Lightfoot hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, but doesn’t care to talk about it. A finalist for the 2012 Gulf Coast Fellowship in poetry, she received her Bachelors in Literature from the University of Houston in 2013. Currently, she serves as Business Manager for Gulf Coast, as well as Vendor Coordinator for the annual MenilFest & Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair.

Veronica Anne Salinas is currently the program coordinator at Writers in the Schools and staff member of Chifladazine.com. She received her degree in English and Creative Writing from UT-San Antonio and her writing has been featured in the San Antonio Current, Glasstire.com, Arts and Culture Texas Magazine, Voices de la Luna, Sagebrush Review, and Art Magazine Texas.

Elizabeth Lyons is the author of The Blessing of Dark Water (Alice James Books, 2017), winner of the Alice James Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Indiana Review, Salt Hill, and others. Elizabeth holds an MFA from Purdue University and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the I-Park Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. She lives in Houston, TX.

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