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The Big Texas Read Online Reading Series, July 21st, 2021
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The Big Texas Read Online Reading Series, July 21st, 2021

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A Free Monthly Online Reading Series from Writing Workshops Dallas & Gemini Ink

Up Next: We're reading and discussing Cliff Hudder's novel from Texas Review Press, Pretty Enough for You. This program will be moderated by Tony Diaz.

July 21st, 2021 via Zoom @ 7PM CST


Previously (06/16/21): We read Rebekah Manley's Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates:


Unplug from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. As featured in Poets&Writers, Forbes, Book Riot, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, we’ll be reading ONE work of prose or poetry written by a Texas author every month! We’ll be with you all the way from page one to “THE END” with our Zoom author chats and Q&A’s. It's a big virtual book club, and we'd love for you to join in the fun!

In Pretty Enough for You, ne'er-do-well immigration attorney Harrison Bent can't imagine why the wealthy and mysterious Maggie Leudecke wants him to solve her eminent domain problem. If he didn't have an angry wife to placate, an inscrutable stalker to identify, an obsessed girlfriend to escape, and a murder to solve, a successful outcome to the Leudecke case might revive his career, pay for his autistic son's special school, and--most important of all--help convince his young paralegal, Chloe, that the afternoon she spent with him in a cheap motel wasn't an error in judgment, but the beginning of something profound. If only he had some clue as to what he was doing . . . .

Cliff Hudder flunked out of law school in 1981, but received an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Houston in 1995 and a PhD in American Literature from Texas A&M in 2017.  He was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2017 and presently serves on its council. He has been an archaeological laborer, film and video editor, photographer, air compressor mechanic, electrical lineman (apprentice), and educator. In addition to articles on regional and American literature, his short stories have appeared in several journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, and The Missouri Review. His work has received the Barthelme and Michener Awards, the Peden Prize, and the Short Story Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. His novella, Splinterville, won the 2007 Texas Review Fiction Award, and the Texas Review Press published his novel, Pretty Enough for You in 2015. Hudder is Professor of English and Chair of the Departments of Psychology and Sociology at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe, Texas, where he lives with his wife Kazumi and son Dylan.

We're excited to partner with Interabang Books in Dallas and The Twig Book Shop in San Antonio for The Big Texas Read. You can order your book directly from either bookstore and have it delivered to your front door!

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this reading series and/or to suggest an author.

Interabang Books is an independent bookstore with a hand-picked selection of books and gifts for adults and kids. Interabang opened in July 2017 at the southeast corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane with 12,000+ titles in popular categories.

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