Texas Tech Hosts "A Night With Authors"

The event will kick off the Lubbock Book Festival

WHAT: Texas Tech Friends of the Libraries, Texas Tech University Press (TTUP) and the Texas Tech University Libraries will kick off the 2017 Lubbock Book Festival with the signature Literary Lubbock event, “A Night With Authors,” which features a wine and beer reception, a seated dinner created by Texas Tech’s Top Tier Catering and a literary program of authors sharing stories from their books on Texas, the Southwest and beyond.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 27)

WHERE: Croslin Room, University Library

EVENT: The TTUP authors and their works to be featured include Nancy Draves, “A Promise Fulfilled: The Kitty Anderson Diary and Civil War Texas, 1861;” Bob Horton, “Of Bulletins and Booze: A Newsman’s Story of Recovery;” Ruben Molina, “Chicano Soul: Recordings and History of an American Culture;” and Janet M. Neugebauer, “A Witness to History: George H. Mahon, West Texas Congressman.” 

Authors will visit with guests throughout the evening and sign books. All featured books will be available for purchase at a 30-percent discount.

CONTACT: Kaley Daniel, director, Communications & Marketing, University Libraries, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1040 or

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