Texas Tech Press Award-Winning Author Concludes Book Tour at Texas Tech

Christine Rhein, author of 'Wild Flight' will read from her book at events in Dallas, Abilene, Amarillo and at Texas Tech.

Christine Rhein, author of "Wild Flight" will conclude a November book tour with a reading at Texas Tech University. "Wild Flight" received the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry, named after retired Texas Tech poet and Texas Tech University Press poetry editor Walt McDonald. The reading, hosted by the Texas Tech English Department and the Texas Tech University Press, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the auditorium of the English building, basement room 001. Rhein also will sign books. The event is free and open to the public. Rhein has the following events scheduled during the week prior:
  • Nov. 14 in Dallas -- Rhein will read and sign books at 7:30 p.m. with novelist Kathleen Kent, author of "The Heretic's Daughter," at the Writer's Garret, located upstairs at Paperbacks Plus, 6115 La Vista Drive.
  • Nov. 17 in Abilene -- Rhein will be at Hardin-Simmons University for a 4 p.m. question-and-answer session. A reading is set for 8 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing. The event, held in the Multipurpose Room of the Johnson Building, is being sponsored by the Lawrence Clayton Poets & Writers Speaker Series.
  • Nov. 19 in Amarillo -- At 10:30 a.m., Rhein will read and sign books in the Concert Hall Auditorium.
Rhein, a former mechanical engineer in Detroit's automotive industry, uses her engineering background to explore the historical, social and scientific, as well as the poignant and humorous facets of life. For more information or a review copy of the book, contact Barbara Brannon, marketing manager, Texas Tech University Press, (806) 742-2982 or via e-mail at barbara.brannon@ttu.edu. All of TTUP's books can be found at www.ttup.ttu.edu; for a complete listing of titles published by the press, click on Browse by Subject.