Tickets on Sale for University Press Literary Lubbock Benefit

The annual event benefits the Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest.

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Tickets are on sale now for the Texas Tech University Press (TTUP) 11th annual Literary Lubbock evening with Southwestern authors. Authors of seven recently published TTUP books will share their stories during the benefit, which features local wines and a signature dinner by Top Tier Catering. The event benefits the Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest, a book series honoring Texas Tech’s former president.

Literary Lubbock 2013, emceed by Lubbock writer and musician Andy Wilkinson, begins at 5:30 p.m. May 2 with a reception and book signing in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus.

“This evening has become a signature literary event in Lubbock,” said Robert Mandel, director of TTUP. “For people who love books, Literary Lubbock offers a unique chance to talk with a wide variety of authors, hear their stories and find out about their writing experiences.”

Tickets, $60 for individuals and $480 for a table of eight, may be purchased by calling (806) 742-2982. Sponsorship tables are also available.

The books and authors to be featured at Literary Lubbock 2013 are

All authors are available for media interviews. More information on the books and authors is available at

All featured books will be available for purchase at a 30 percent discount.


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