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Living on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula, are Carlota Moreau, the only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman, Montgomery Laughton, an outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments, and the hybrids, the fruits of the doctor’s labor. Their perfectly balanced, static world is jolted by the abrupt arrival of the charming and careless son of Dr. Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.
Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, returns with The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across generations. An experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma allows poet laureate Dorothy Moy to intimately connect with past generations of women, including Faye Moy, a nurse in China, and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.
Enjoy an evening of laughter and literature in this time-honored tradition of story time for adults. Featured actors include Oscar Seung, Regina Taylor, and Michael Urie reading the following stories: “I Thought I Would Have Accomplished a Lot More Today and Also by the Time I Was Thirty-Five” by Alex Baia, “Before” by Simon Han, “Racial Injustice” by Sanderia Faye, “Deers” by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, and “Clickety-Clack the Christmas Cockroach” by Michael Merschel.
All programs, participants, and venues are subject to change. All programs will take place virtually on the day they were launched, at 7:00 p.m. or at 7:30 p.m. for live programs unless otherwise noted. It is likely that more programs will be added and announced later on the website.
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Several programs have pre-event tours of the DMA’s collection that relate thematically to the book featured. See individual event pages for full information about art-related tours and special dinners before Arts & Letters Live events.
Arts& Letters Live is supported by Annual Season Supporters, the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts, and the McGee Foundation Arts & Letters Live Endowment Fund at the Dallas Museum of Art. Additional major support provided by The Hersh Foundation. The Fairmont Hotel Dallas is the exclusive hotel partner for the 2022 Arts & Letters Live series. Promotional support provided by KERA.