Author-packed week includes Dallas Book Festival, Texas Library Association conference | Books

Wayne A. Wiegand will discuss The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., Dallas. Reception at 6 p.m.

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms will discuss and sign How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World — And How to Make It Work for You at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, as part of Authors Live. That event is free. A reservation-only reception begins at 6 p.m. $30; includes a copy of the book. 214-523-2240 or hpumc.org.

Ben Fountain, Martha Heimberg, David Searcy and Fred Turner will read from the work of the late poet Robert Trammell at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh St., Dallas.

Jorge Ramos will discuss Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. $35 per person or $125 for fundraiser reception. All admission includes a copy of the book. dfwworld.org.

Lidia Bastianich will discuss My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food with Paula Lambert, founder of Mozzarella Company, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at First United Methodist Church, as part of Arts & Letters Live. $65 for one ticket and one book, $85 for two tickets and one book; discounts for educators, students and DMA members. DMA.org/ALL or 214-922-1818.

Leah Stewart will discuss What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Interabang Books.

Hillary Jordan (Mudbound), Lisa Wingate (Before We Were Yours) and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) are among the 40 authors taking part in the Dallas Book Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. For details, visit bit.ly/DMNbookfest18.

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