Stay tuned for information about our next HPLQ event this spring! 

Terry McMillan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Coming to Houston!

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Location: Alley Theater | 615 Texas Avenue, 77002

We’ve currently reached our seating limit and our wait list is closed. 

All programs and events are free.

Photo Credit: Matthew Jordan Smith

For nearly thirty years, Terry McMillan has been entertaining readers with novels bursting with warmth, humor, and a fearless, tell-it-like-it-is honesty. Beginning with her acclaimed debut novel Mama, her New York Times bestselling books include Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, Disappearing Acts, and Who Asked You? With millions of copies sold around the world, McMillan’s work has transcended age, race, and class to make her one of the most beloved authors in publishing today. 

McMillan brings us I Almost Forgot About You, a bold, inspiring story of second chances and next chapters. Readers will find McMillan's signature charm, acerbic wit, and spot-on depictions of modern life and culture on full display, and her lead character, Dr. Georgia Young, will soon find her place among McMillan’s best-loved. When Dr. Young decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.


Hosted by Debra Duncan


The Hubbard Theatre will open for seating at 7 PM. Please arrive and secure your seat by 7:15 PM. You MUST have your e-Ticket with you to check-in and be admitted into the theater. Please contact HPL Communications if you do not receive your e-ticket by 5 PM on Thursday, February 2nd. 

This show is sold out, but we will be offering standby tickets. These tickets do NOT GUARANTEE admission to the show. We will distribute standby tickets starting at 5:30 PM in the Lobby at the Alley Theatre. We will open unclaimed seats starting at 7:30PM. You must be present to claim a seat. We recommend that you are in the Lobby by 7:15PM.  


Preferred parking for the Alley Theatre is the Theatre District Parking conveniently located on Texas Avenue (across from the Alley Theatre's main entrance). Use parking lot entrance #7. Parking is $10.  Click here for more parking information and maps.


Join us at any of the following library locations for a live watch party of the HPLQ event with Terry McMillan! We will open our doors at 6:45 PM and have drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy while watching the show.

Central Library
Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location
McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library
Young Neighborhood Library
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library


View the show in real time on any smart device (cell phone, tablet)! We will be live streaming the presentation on City of Houston's HTV website and on HPL's Facebook page.  Won’t be able to catch it? Don’t worry. Watch on your TV at a later date (more info coming soon).


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