August – October 2020
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
“An extraordinary novel about a courageous young woman, riven by loneliness, by time, and (ultimately) by tsunami. Nao is an inspired narrator and her quest to tell her great grandmother’s story, to connect with her past and with the larger world is both aching and true. Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute best—bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.”
—Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Co-led by Amy Lewis Hofland, Senior Director, Crow Museum of Asian Art at UTD, and Carolyn Bess, Director, Arts & Letters Live, DMA
Arts & Letters Live and the Crow Museum of Asian Art are teaming up to offer Summer Book Club 2020. Shared virtually, readers are invited to read together this summer and gather each month via Microsoft Teams video conference. Join us for commentary, connection, and togetherness, as well as the joy of reading.
Please join us for the annual Compassion Walk 2020. September 21 is the International Day of Peace and the Cities of Dallas, Fort Worth and Richardson invite you, wherever you are, to #take a walk and help us Shape Peace Together.
Local leaders will be part of the Virtual Program and we will share Stories of Compassion in our Region. After the program, we invite you to take a walk (mindful of social distancing!) and share your walks with the #take a walk and #compassionatedfw.
Artist Carrie Mae Weems joins the New York Times bestselling author of The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir and former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine André Leon Talley for a free public conversation about the RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! campaign and other shared concerns on public health and racial equity. The talk will be hosted by the Dallas Morning News in collaboration with the DFW cultural consortium of museums and cultural organizations presenting Carrie Mae Weems: RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!
Introduction by Arts & Entertainment editor Christopher Wynn. Event moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s senior curator Laurie Ann Farrell.
All guests will receive instructions at least 24 hours prior to the DMN Download event.