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Late Night Talk: The Reason for Flowers

Friday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.

For thousands of years, flowers have inspired artists and writers, cured our ailments, enhanced our cooking and perfumes, and helped us express things like love or sympathy. But what do we really know about them? In The Reason for Flowers, author and ecologist Stephen Buchmann explores the biology and the cultural history of flowers to reveal the impact they have had on human and environmental history. In this talk, Buchmann will share selections from the book alongside original photography. 

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Late Night Main Stage featuring Vanessa Peters

Friday, May 18, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Hear Texas singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters perform her Americana/folk-rock songs with her band. Peters' uncanny knack for melodies and her unique storytelling have earned her rave reviews, with the Dallas Observer calling her "the best kind of singer/songwriter" and For Folk's Sake calling her most recent album "another gem of an album, probably her best yet."

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Michael Ondaatje

Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m.

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself, Michael Ondaatje tells a vivid, thrilling story of violence and love, intrigue and desire, in his new novel Warlight. In London immediately following World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, find themselves parentless and in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth, who they suspect might be a criminal. A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand at that time, and it is this journey—through reality, recollection, and imagination—that is told in this magnificent novel. Among Ondaatje’s many recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize and was adapted into a multi-award-winning Oscar movie.

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Caroline Weber

Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed author, French literature professor, and fashion historian, Dr. Caroline Weber returns to French high society with Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris. The book features three wealthy but unhappily married paragons of Parisian nobility, elegance, and style, who captured the attention of Marcel Proust and were the inspiration for his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Through masked balls, court visits, and nights at the opera, Weber escorts her reader into the daily lives of these women celebrated as living legends. Back by popular demand, Weber appeared at Arts & Letters Live years ago for her book Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution.

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Toddler Art: Squiggles & Wiggles

June 1, 5, or 8, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Toddler Art is for children 2-3 year olds and their caregivers and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: Crazy About Color

June 4-8, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Crazy About Color is a summer art camp for children ages 6-8 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: Meet the Masters

June 4-8, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet the Masters is a summer art camp for children ages 6-8 and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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