Author Talks & Book Signings

Author Talk with Valerie Jarrett

Thursday, May 23 | 6 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium


Registration to attend the event is closed. Registrants will receive priority seating starting at 6PM.
Seating for those who have not registered will open at 6:40PM. Seats are limited and will be first come, first served as available.

Join us for a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama. This conversation will be moderated by Beth White, President and CEO of the Houston Parks Board. Valerie Jarrett will be speaking about and signing her new book Finding My Voice: My Journey To The West Wing And The Path Forward. Copies of her book are available for purchase at Brazos Bookstore; additional copies will be available at the event.

Doors will open at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Presentation will be begin between 6:30 PM - 7 PM.

This program is free and open to the public.

Parking Information:

Parking is available at 1100 Smith parking garage. Garage fee is $10.
Street parking is available free of charge after 6PM.

Austin Kleon In Conversation With Grace Rodriguez

Wednesday, May 22 | 6 PM
Central Library | 1st Floor Gallery

Join NYT best-selling author Austin Kleon for a deep and revealing conversation about his life, his work and his creative process.

Keep Going shows you how to stay true to and focused on your own creative vision when the world seems out of control. In ten heavily illustrated, inspiring chapters, bestselling author Austin Kleon offers advice, stories, and anecdotes that teach you how to persist in doing work that helps make a world worth living in.

Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! His work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He also speaks frequently about creativity in the digital age for such organizations as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He lives in Austin, Texas.