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Casey Gerald: Community Book Club

Saturday, September 28, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Big Thought, 1409 S. Lamar Street, Suite 1015, Dallas, Texas 75215

FREE EVENT: Big Thought in partnership with Arts & Letters Live

Join an insightful community discussion of Casey Gerald’s book There Will Be No Miracles Here led by Byron Sanders, President and CEO of Big Thought, a nonprofit that seeks to close the opportunity gap by providing accessible educational programs for children of all ages. Gerald’s compelling memoir There Will Be No Miracles Here reflects on his experiences in Dallas and Washington, at Yale, and beyond, and takes the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale and stands the American Dream narrative on its head

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Kristin Hannah

Monday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.

In conversation with author Kathleen Kent

In her new novel The Great Alone, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah presents an unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience. In the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska, a desperate family seeks a new beginning, only to find that their harsh environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature. Called “magical” and “authentic” by Kirkus Reviews, The Great Alone explores love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature. Hannah has authored more than 20 novels, including The Nightingale, which has been published in 43 languages and is currently in movie production at TriStar Pictures. 

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First Tuesday

Tuesday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Follow the rainbow to the DMA! Explore colors and creativity through art making, sensory play, stories, and more at this event for children ages 5 and under. 

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Casey Gerald

Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU

In his memoir There Will Be No Miracles Here, Casey Gerald takes the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale and stands the American Dream narrative on its head. A uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides, Gerald reflects on his experiences in Dallas, Yale, Washington, and beyond. He illustrates how the world crushes those who live at its margins, how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising, and most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme. There Will Be No Miracles Here was named a “Best Book of 2018” by NPR and the New York Times, and was a PBS Newshour-New York Times Book Club Pick.  

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College Night at the DMA

Thursday, October 3, 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for our second College Night at the DMA featuring live music, DJs, art activities, and more! Free with RSVP. 

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Open Studio

First Saturday, noon-4:00 p.m.

The studio is open and waiting for you! Drop in on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy free art making in the Art Studio for the entire family.

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Open Studio

First Sunday, noon-4:00 p.m.

The studio is open and waiting for you! Drop in on the first Sunday of each month and enjoy free art making in the Art Studio for the entire family.

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Book Talk

Sunday, October 6, noon

It Chooses You by Miranda July

As a means to work through writer's block, Miranda July embarks on a new project creating portraits of people she meets in the PennySaver.

Space is limited and a reservation is required. 
Please reply to Member Services by Wednesday, October 2, via email at
members@DMA.org or by calling 214-922-1247.

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Ann Patchett

Sunday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.

Anne Patchett’s much anticipated novel The Dutch House is a poignant and compelling exploration of the indelible bond between two siblings who grapple with questions of inheritance, love, and forgiveness. Set over the course of five decades, Danny and Maeve Conroy struggle to overcome the loss of their mother, who abandons the family to help the poor, and the subsequent remarriage of their real-estate mogul father to a materialistic younger woman. Patchett has won numerous prizes, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2012

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