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Winter wonderland: Warehouse that sparked Houston's artistic renaissance celebrates big time

By Joel Luks

Adjacent to the train tracks in Houston's First Ward was a run-down old warehouse on Winter Street that — as many in real estate often say — had "potential." Although ...


Discussion and Book Signing with Reto Geiser and John Sparagana: Reading Revolutionaries

Join to celebrate the publication of Reading Revolutionaries, a collaboration between Reto Geiser and John Sparagana. The book, published in January 2015, proposes an alternative reading of John Sp


Winter Street Studios 10th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition and Artist Reception

Winter Street Studios will celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of opening its doors in the First Ward as the first large-scale working artists' studio building in Houston. The building became a c


Friends of the Houston Public Library Winter Book Sale

Readers of all ages are invited to the Winter Book Sale hosted by Friends of the Houston Public Library. Funds raised help support the Houston Public Library, funding library programs, materia


Lecture and book signing: The Red Handkerchief by Yvonne Ward-Hughes

The Menil Collection

At age 19, Yvonne Ward-Hughes' mother, Maria Spronk-Hughes, joined a resistance group in Amsterdam and performed acts of sabotage against the Nazis. At age 22, she was arrested by the Gestapo a


Book reading and signing: My Beautiful City Austin by David Heymann

Brazos Bookstore

Austin architect David Heymann tells charming and humorous stories about designing houses in Texas' capital and trying to dissuade people from their bad decisions. This book examines the allure


Book reading and signing: Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace by Michael Morton

Brazos Bookstore

Texan Michael Morton spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son and his freedom. A real-life Texas crime story of how an innocent man finally got justice.


Book reading and signing: Migratory Animals by Mary Helen Specht

Brazos Bookstore

A young scientist returns home and falls into a fraught family situation. Migratory Animals is a moving, thought-provoking novel, told from shifting viewpoints, about the meaning of home and what w


Book reading and signing: Lower Brazos River Canals by Lora-Marie Bernard

Brazos Bookstore

A well-researched book that illustrates the importance the Brazos River has had in building the Texas Gulf Coast. Lora Marie Bernard is a national award-winning Texas journalist who has spent decad


Book reading and signing: Beyond the Beaten Paths: Driving Historic Galveston by Jan Johnson

Brazos Bookstore

Jan Johnson's second guidebook begins where the first left off, with an ambitious goal of including all that was left out of the first in touring Galveston


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