Saturday, November 06, 2010

Houston History Book Fair & Symposium

Houston Arts & Media and Story Sloane's Gallery will be presenting the Houston History Book Fair & Symposium on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the heights Church of Christ on Heights Blvd. and 16th Street.

There will be plenty to do. Dozens of local history books will be available. Come and meet the authors and get your books autographed. A different author will speak every half hour and The Arcadia Publishing Authors Panel will conduct a discussion at 12:00 noon which will cover researching and publishing a book on area history.

Speakers appearing in the church library will include:
  • 10:30 - Carol Vance: Boomtown D. A.
  • 11:00 - Bill Hobby: How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics
  • 11:30 - Naomi Carrier - Go Down Old Hannah
  • 12:00 - Arcadia Publishing Authors Panel Discussion, Main Hall, four authors on preparing your book on local history: Brian Davis Lost Galveston; Ron Goodwin African-American Houston; Sallie Gordon Courtlandt Place; Anne Sloane Houston Heights.
  • 1:00 - Ed Cotham: Four Gulf Coast Civil War Titles
  • 1:30 - Kurt Voss: Elissa: The Tall Ship of Texas
  • 2:00 - Jim Bevill: The Paper Republic
  • 2:30 - Michael Botson: Labor, Civil Rights & Hughes Tool Company
  • 3:00 - Doug Weiskopf: Rails Around Houston
  • 3:30 - Dwight Watson: Race & The Houston Police Department, 1930-1990
Other authors attending will include Ann Becker Houston 1860-1900; Ruth Burke & Dan Holbroke Seabrook; Burton Chapman Telephone Road Texas; Audrey Cook Obedience Fort Smith; Daniel Monsanto Houston Postcards; Pat Pollicoff & Bruce Kelly Sugar Land; and David Welling Cinema Houston.