A Moveable Feast & Community Book Clubs

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

A Moveable Feast

Each session: $35 public; $30 DMA Member/Educator/Student
Join fellow bibliophiles for lunch in the DMA's Cook Boardroom (unless otherwise noted) as you enjoy the opportunity to delve more deeply into a featured book. By reading and sharing insights together before or after hearing the author speak, we hope your experience will be even richer and more meaningful. Please note that these are book discussions, not author events. 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Book Club Moderators:

Dr. Randi Tanglen is Associate Professor of English, Director of the Gender Studies program, and Director of the Robert and Joyce Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching at Austin College in Sherman. She teaches classes on women writers, protest literature, and 19th-century American literature. In 2012, she was named one of the Princeton Review’s “Top 300 Professors.”
Dr. Jaina Sanga is the author of three works of fiction: a novel titled Silk Fish Opium; a book of short stories, Train to Bombay; and a book of novellas, Tourist Season. She is also a literary scholar and has published a book on Salman Rushdie. Sanga serves on the Board of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and is also a Fellow of the Institute. She is currently working on her fourth book of fiction, a detective novel set in India.

Rabbi David Stern is Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and heads the international rabbinic organization of the Reform Movement. Stern is a social justice advocate on local, national, and international issues. His commentaries have appeared in the Huffington Post and Haaretz. He has published poetry in the CCAR Journal, as well as essays on Jewish High Holiday liturgy.

Kathleen Kent is the author of three bestselling and awardwinning historical novels—The Heretic’s Daughter, The Traitor’s Wife, and The Outcasts. Her fourth book, titled The Dime, is a contemporary crime novel set in Dallas. It has been nominated for “Best Novel" by both the Edgar Awards and the Nero Awards, and the New York Times picked The Dime as one of their
“Latest and Greatest” in crime fiction. The sequel to The Dime, titled The Burn, will be published in February 2020.

"When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book."Christopher Morley
by Anne Boyd Rioux 
Friday, February 28
Conversation facilitated by Dr. Randi Tanglen


The Night Watchman 

by Louise Erdrich

Thursday, April 2

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Jaina Sanga 

by Colum McCann 
Thursday, April 16
Conversation facilitated by Rabbi David Stern 


The Book of Longings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Wednesday, May 20

Conversation facilitated by Kathleen Kent