Format: 7/13/20

RESCHEDULED: Paulette Jiles

Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m., available through August 11

In conversation with Naomi Shihab Nye

Recorded in advance, but with a live Q&A

Paulette Jiles, the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women, returns to Texas in this atmosphereic story. Set at the end of the Civil War, Simon the Fiddler chronicles the life of an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart. Told in Jile's trademark spare yet lilting style, the book is a captivating, bittersweet tale of the chances a devoted man will take and the lengths he will go to fulfill his heart's yearning. 


ARTventures with Arturo: A Tree for Me

Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.

For a 2–5 year old and a favorite grown–up. Listen to a story, explore a work of art, and try some hands-on games from home. Then, follow along for an activity using materials found at home.


Art Explorers: Art and About

Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.

For a 6–12 year old, on their own or with a caregiver. Explore a work of art, receive prompts for artful conversation, and try some hands-on games from home. Then, follow along for an activity using materials found at home. 


Virtual Event: Rebecca Winn

Tuesday, August 4, at 7:00 p.m., available through August 18

 In conversation with Sarah Hepola

Promotional Partner: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

 Award-winning landscape designer Rebecca Winn takes readers through a journey of self-discovery in her book One Hundred Daffodils: Finding Beauty, Grace, and Meaning When Things Fall Apart. After the abrupt end of her 25-year marriage, Winn felt untethered spiritually, physically, and emotionally. She then embarked on a quest for meaning, identity, and purpose through gardening, a study of Jungian psychology, and a deep dive into global spiritual practices. Repeatedly compared to poet Mary Oliver, Winn transformed heartbreak into wholeness through communion with the divine in nature.


Virtual Summer Book Club: A Tale for the Time Being

Thursday, August 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Arts & Letters Live and the Crow Museum of Asian Art are teaming up to offer Summer Book Club 2020. Shared virtually, readers are invited to read together this summer and gather each month via Microsoft Teams video conference. Join us for commentary, connection, and togetherness, as well as the joy of reading. 




Saturday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.
All purchased tickets have been transferred to the rescheduled date. 

Join Lauren Akins this spring to celebrate her first book, Live in Love, a deeply personal love story of her modern family with longtime partner and childhood best friend, multi-PLATINUM-selling performer Thomas Rhett. 

In this hour-long moderated talk, Lauren will offer inspiring guidance from her own experiences on staying in love, balancing children and marriage, practicing faith, and living a life of purpose. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of being married to her music star best friend and the struggle to find her own footing in the frenzy of her husband’s fame. 



Virtual Event: Erik Larson

Thursday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m., available through September 17

In conversation with Krys Boyd of KERA 

Erik Larson, master of narrative nonfiction, delivers The Splendid and the Vile, a compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year, transporting readers to a time of true leadership, when—in the face when of unrelenting horror—Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together. Larson’s bestselling books include The Devil in The White City and In the Garden of Beasts.