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January 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Civil Rights Read-Off

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presidio County Courthouse, 300 Highland St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Marfa residents and visitors are invited to participate in the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Civil Rights Read-Off. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal and state holiday set aside to celebrate and honor the life and work of the famed civil rights leader and the values he espoused: courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, non-violence, and service. The Civil Rights Read-Off will take place on Monday, January 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the front…

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February 2019

Book Talk: Joe Nick Patoski presented by Marfa Book Co.

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Joe Nick Patoski, Marfa Public Radio DJ (Texas Music Hour of Power) and author of many books, including Willie Nelson: A Life, will be reading from his latest, Austin to ATX, a survey of what the hell happened to that town. Also, you can check out (or even join) Joe Nick for a live broadcast of TX Music Hour of Power from 7-9 pm on February 16th at Marfa Public Radio.

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Poetry Reading: Sommer Browning presented by Marfa Book Co.

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Sommer Browning, poet and artist, will be reading from her work. Browning is the author of two really good books of poems, "Either Way I'm Celebrating" and "Backup Singers", two really distinctive (and very funny) books of poem drawings, "The Circle Book" and "You're On My Period", and a book of jokes! Browning has also edited a book on the work poet-librarians which gathers experimental writing based on questions pertaining to research and the archive in contemporary poetics.

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Lannan Reading: Sherwin Bitsui presented by Marfa Book Co.

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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 Bitsui is the author of "Dissolve", "Flood Song" and "Shapeshift," three really excellent books of poems. Bitsui's readings are immersive experiences, as are his poems. Come and hear him.

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March 2019

Lannan Reading: Deborah Eisenberg presented by Marfa Book Co.

March 10 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Deborah Eisenberg, one of the finest short story writers now working, will read from her work. Eisenberg's most recent publication is "Your Duck is My Duck". It's fantastic. A recipient of a Genius Grant, a Guggenheim, and a Whiting Award, Esienberg's previous publication, a Collected Stories, won the PEN / FAULKNER Award for Fiction.

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Lannan Reading & Book Release: Kerry Howley presented by Marfa Book Co

March 17 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Lannan Reading: Kerry Howley, the author of Thrown, a New York Times Notable Book selection, and New York Times Editor's Pick, will be reading from her work at the Crowley Theater.   Book Release: After Howley's reading and reception, there will be a small book launch and reading at 300 S Kelly for NECK 2, the latest issue of the journal edited by Ryan Paradiso, a talented poet, and former MBCo employee.   Howley is an Assistant Professor at the University…

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April 2019

Book Release: Lonn Taylor presented by Marfa Book Co.

April 5 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Lonn Taylor will be reading from his latest book, "Turning the Pages of Texas," which was published by TCU Press. It's a book of essays addressing some of the great books of Texas, as well as many Texas authors and aspects of Texas literary culture. Most of the book derives from Lonn's column, The Rambling Boy, which is published by the Big Bend Sentinel. We'll have many copies of this book as well as the earlier books in the series…

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May 2019

Lannan Reading: Kaveh Akbar presented by Marfa Book Co.

May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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 Kaveh Akbar, author of the book, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, and the chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, both celebrated, will be reading from his work.  His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, Paris Review, The Nation, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He also founded Divedapper, an online journal consisting of interviews with poets.

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Lannan Reading: Natalie Diaz presented by Marfa Book Co.

May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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The poet, essayist, and linguist, Natalie Diaz, will be reading from her work. Natalie is well known to many of us in Marfa as she has visited regularly over the past few years and this is her second Lannan residency. She is also the recipient of a MacArthur (Genius) Award; is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec, a beautiful collection of poems; and is a Mohave Language activist. She is currently based in Phoenix and has a book forthcoming…

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June 2019

Agave Festival presented by Marfa Book Co.

June 1 - June 9

Agave Festival Marfa is an annual festival celebrating the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, and science. The Festival treats the agave as the indicator species for a region that is binational, multilingual, and deeply informed by indigenous history. It brings communities together through outstanding free and accessible programming including talks by preeminent historians, botanists, artists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Films, exhibitions, and tastings with agave spirit producers as well as unforgettable dining experiences are offered to…

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