Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: rrnewneighbors.org [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Literary Events:

The Just Mercy series is happening at the Georgetown Library. Here is what the publicity says: Last night I attended the first discussion of a series of 4 discussions of Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson, held at Georgetown Public Library as part of Georgetown Reads. Over FIFTY attended (we had to move to a larger room).

The series continues each of the NEXT THREE WEDNESDAYS. You do not need to have read the book to attend (although I hope you read it at some point).

You can also hear Bryan Stephenson speak - at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin at 7pm on Monday, February 22nd, so I expect the final Wednesday (24th) to include a recap from those who hear him speak (I will go if I find a carpool).

It was obvious that every attendee last night was moved by the conversation with so many bright and like-minded people, as we discussed the state of our criminal justice system, including local government. And most expressed feeling a call to action.


As an introduction to Bryan Stephenson, here is a link to his TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice?language=en#t-1239160



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We'll always have Paris

For those now reading The Paris Wife, may I suggest a photo book that will give an excellent feel for life among the artists and writers in Montparnasse during the 20's? If you can find a copy, take a look at Kiki's Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900-1930. And be sure to read the captions and text (and even the footnotes!). It really enriches your understanding of the life and times of the art community in Paris. It seems like everyone was there then.This is also when Barnes was amassing his wonderful collection of art (which some of you may have seen part of, when it came to the Kimball).

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

Please bring it to our discussion?