Authors in Conversation @ Home

Alice Hoffman, author of Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic 

In conversation with Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Tuesday, December 15 | 6:30PM CST

Trace the origins of the curse placed on the magically empowered Owens women and the legacy they created with… Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic.

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Take a Musical Journey with Rob Kapilow!

Conversation + Film

Rob Kapilow, author of Listening for America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim

Tuesday, December 22 | 7:30 PM

Want to discover what makes some of the most popular songs ever written great? Join NPR & PBS music commentator, conductor, composer,  author and pianist Rob Kapilow as he helps us hear the music of the Great American Songbook with new ears and shares how these songs have shaped our culture.

Patron Sponsors: Vicky and Michael Richker

Film: Dreaming of A Jewish Christmas

Available for viewing Wednesday-Friday, December 23-25

Directed by Larry Weinstein | United States, 2017, 52 minutes | Documentary

Set in a Chinese restaurant, this musical documentary tells the amazing story of an unlikely group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé and Jay Livingston, who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas.  

Tickets include author talk and screening of Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

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Authors in Conversation is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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