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  • Mar
    2 Sat
    Selected Shorts: While You Were Sleeping

    Selected Shorts: While You Were Sleeping

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $35.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $30.00
    EDUCATOR: $30.00
    KERA MEMBER: $30.00
    THE INTERESTINGS PB: $19.48
    THE FEMALE PERSUASION PB: $18.40
    NIKHIL OUT LOUD PB: $10.81
    THE BEST AT IT HC: $19.47
    THE BEST AT IT PB: $10.81
    NIKHIL OUT LOUD HC: $17.99

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / KERA MEMBER / THE INTERESTINGS PB / THE FEMALE PERSUASION PB / NIKHIL OUT LOUD PB / THE BEST AT IT HC / THE BEST AT IT PB / NIKHIL OUT LOUD HC Staff access Presale: November 13, 2023 5:16 PM to March 2, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA 
    Hosted by Meg Wolitzer 
    Promotional Partner KERA 

    Join us for hilarious and captivating stories exploring all things nighttime: sleep, dreams, and what happens after the lights go out.


    Selected Shorts returns to Arts & Letters Live with an unforgettable evening of literature in performance presented by Selected Shorts radio and podcast host and acclaimed author Meg Wolitzer.


     Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy.


    Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, The Ten-Year Nap, and The Wife, among other books. She was the guest editor of The Best American Short Stories 2017 and is a faculty member in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, where she co-founded and co-directs BookEnds, a one-year, noncredit intensive in the novel.

    This event does not have a virtual option. 


    $10.00 - $35.00
  • Mar
    7 Thu
    Xochitl Gonzalez

    Xochitl Gonzalez

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $25.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $20.00
    EDUCATOR: $20.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET DMA Member Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to March 7, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to March 7, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA 
    In conversation with Claudia Vega, Whose Books 


    New York Times bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez delivers Anita de Monte Laughs Last, a mesmerizing novel about a first-generation Ivy League student who uncovers the genius work of a female artist decades after her suspicious death. Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both women, the novel is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite.


    Xochitl Gonzalez is a cultural critic, producer, screenwriter, and the author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named a Best Book of 2022 by the New York Times, Time, and the Washington Post, among others, Olga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Awards. Gonzalez’s writing at the Atlantic was recognized as a 2023 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary.


     "Funny, piercing, and full of moxie. . . . [A]n affirmation for anyone who's ever had to 'work twice as hard to get half as much.’" —Robert Jones, Jr.

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


     6:30 p.m.


    Enjoy a pre-event guided tour of  He Said/She Said Contemporary Women Artist Interject. Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register. 


    $10.00 - $50.00
  • Mar
    26 Tue
    Tommy Orange

    Tommy Orange

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $35.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $30.00
    EDUCATOR: $30.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    KNON MEMBER: $30.00
    KNON MEMBER + ONE BOOK: $50.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / KNON MEMBER / KNON MEMBER + ONE BOOK DMA Members Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to March 26, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / KNON MEMBER / KNON MEMBER + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to March 26, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    In conversation with Albert Old Crow, KNON's "Beyond Bows and Arrows"
    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA


    The eagerly awaited follow-up to Tommy Orange’s Pulitzer Prize finalist There There—winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year—Wandering Stars traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Industrial School for Indians through to the shattering aftermath of Orvil Redfeather’s shooting in There There.


    Extending his constellation of narratives into Colorado in 1864 and Oakland in 2018, Orange delivers a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous, a book piercing in its poetry, sorrow, and rage, and a devastating indictment of America’s war on its own people.


    Tommy Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he was born and raised in Oakland, California

    “I write because I truly believe in the impact of what art can do in lives and to help a very troubled world.” —Tommy Orange

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date.  


    6:30 p.m.


    Enjoy a guided tour of highlights in the DMA’s Indigenous American art collection. Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register. 


    $10.00 - $55.00
  • Apr
    4 Thu
    Rena Pederson

    Rena Pederson

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $35.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $30.00
    EDUCATOR: $30.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET DMA Member Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to April 4, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to April 4, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    In conversation with Lee Cullum
    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA


    The King of Diamonds, by award-winning journalist Rena Pederson, tells the thrilling story of a brazen jewel thief who roamed the homes of Dallas high society and provides a window into the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of the Swinging Sixties. 


    Eluding the police and FBI for more than a decade, the thief was never caught, and the jewels never recovered. Pederson interviewed more than 200 people, from veteran cops to strippers—visiting pawn shops, Las Vegas casinos, and a Mafia hangout—and discovered that beneath the glittering façade of Dallas debutante parties was a world of sex trafficking, illegal gambling, and political graft.


    During Pederson’s career as a journalist, she has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Fidel Castro and Jane Goodall, as well as five U.S. presidents. She served on the Pulitzer Prize Board for nine years and received national recognition in her role as Vice President and Editorial Page Editor at the Dallas Morning News.

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


    $10.00 - $55.00
  • Apr
    10 Wed
    Emily Franklin & Natalie Dykstra

    Emily Franklin & Natalie Dykstra

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $35.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $30.00
    EDUCATOR: $30.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET DMA Member Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to April 10, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to April 10, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA


    Enjoy an immersive evening about art collector and philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner with novelist Emily Franklin and biographer Natalie Dykstra. Emily Franklin’s novel The Lioness of Boston offers a deeply evocative account of the daring visionary who was determined to live life on her own terms and created an inimitable legacy in art collecting, transforming the city of Boston. Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, by acclaimed biographer Natalie Dykstra, is an extraordinary achievement of storytelling and scholarship that uncovers the multilayered self-portrait encoded in the museum’s objects and rooms, at the same time delivering the story of a life every bit as dazzling and haunting. Dykstra’s work on Isabella Stewart Gardner has won a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award.


    Together in conversation, Franklin and Dykstra will share their expansive knowledge of this extraordinary and complicated woman who first opened the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1901, providing public access to one of the finest private art collections in America and one of the first allowing the public to view a personally curated art collection by a woman.

    6:30 p.m.


    Enjoy a pre-event guided tour of the exhibition The Impressionist Revolution from Monet to Matisse. Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register. 

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


    $10.00 - $35.00
  • Apr
    16 Tue
    Elizabeth Acevedo

    Elizabeth Acevedo

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $25.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $20.00
    EDUCATOR: $20.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK DMA Members Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to April 16, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to April 16, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    In conversation with Samantha Mabry, SMU
    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA


    Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award–winning author of The Poet X, portrays a Dominican American family told through the voices of its women. Flor has a gift—she has an uncanny ability to predict when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake so that she can participate in the celebration of her life, her sisters are worried. Spanning three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City, creating an indelible portrait of one family’s journey through their history.


    Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, With the Fire on High—named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, and Publishers Weekly—and Clap When You Land, a Kirkus finalist.


    Family Lore is full of beautiful prose, even-handed magic, and all the pains and triumphs of intergenerational bonds. Tender, moving, and altogether lovely. Not one word is wasted here.” —Kiley Reid

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


    $10.00 - $50.00
  • Apr
    18 Thu
    Leigh Bardugo

    Leigh Bardugo

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $75.00
    DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $70.00
    EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $70.00
    STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $65.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK DMA Members Presale: February 21, 2024 1:00 PM to April 18, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 1:00 PM to April 18, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo brings a new spellbinding novel to readers with The Familiar, a highly anticipated historical fantasy set during the Spanish Golden Age. 


    During a time of high‑stakes political intrigue and glittering wealth, The Familiar follows Luzia, a servant in the household of an impoverished Spanish nobleman who reveals a talent for little miracles. Her social‑climbing mistress demands Luzia use her gifts to win over Madrid’s most powerful players but what begins as simple amusement takes a dangerous turn. Luzia will need to use every bit of her wit and will to survive—even the help of Guillén Santángel, an immortal familiar whose own secrets could prove deadly for them both.


    Leigh Bardugo’s recent novels include Ninth House and the sequel Hell Bent, inspired by secret societies at Yale University, where she is an Associate Fellow of Pauli Murray College. She is the creator of the Grishaverse (a Netflix series), which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars duology.


    "Bardugo’s imaginative reach is brilliant." —Stephen King  


    Ticket information:


    Each ticket type purchased includes 1 pre-signed copy of The Familiar. Ticket options include 1 ticket with 1 book, or 2 tickets with 1 book. Every attendee needs their own ticket. There will be no admittance without a ticket. This event does not include a book signing.


    Books for virtual ticketholders will begin shipping out after the event date.


    $40.00 - $75.00
  • Apr
    25 Thu
    An Evening with David Sedaris

    An Evening with David Sedaris

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    INDIVIDUAL: $85.00 / $75.00 / $65.00 / $55.00 / $45.00 / $35.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to April 25, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Location: McFarlin Auditorium, SMU
    Promotional Partner: KERA
    Tickets are only valid if purchased through ETIX, the official ticketing platform of the DMA 


    David Sedaris, master of satire and “champion storyteller” (Los Angeles Times), returns to Arts & Letters Live for an evening of laughter and reflection. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. At this event, he will read new and unpublished material, answer questions from the audience, and sign books.


    Sedaris is beloved for his personal essays, which regularly appear in the New Yorker. He is the author of numerous books, including Calypso, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003–2020); and his latest collection, Happy-Go-Lucky, an Audie Award Winner. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print.


    David Sedaris has been nominated for five Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. In 2020 the New York Public Library voted Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important books of the last 125 years.


     “Sedaris is a singularly talented humorist who lands acerbic zingers with the calculating precision of a kamikaze pilot.” ―The Washington Post  


    $35.00 - $95.00
  • May
    5 Sun
    Ruth Reichl

    Ruth Reichl

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK Public Onsale: January 25, 2024 9:59 AM to May 5, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    In conversation with Krys Boyd, KERA
    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA

    In-person tickets for this event are sold out. Virtual tickets are still available. Click here to join the waitlist for in-person tickets.


    The Paris Novel, a dazzling new book by Ruth Reichl, takes readers on an adventure of food, art, and fashion in 1980s Paris. When Stella's estranged mother dies and leaves her with a one-way ticket to Paris, Stella abandons her cautious nature in order to honor her mother's last wishes.


    Once in Paris, she visits the iconic brasserie Les Deux Magots and meets an octogenarian art collector who introduces her to the vibrant Paris literary, art, and culinary worlds. Stella uncovers a hundred-year-old mystery in a Manet painting and discovers a passion for food. A feast for the senses, this novel is a testament to living deliciously, taking chances, and finding your true home.


    6:30 p.m.


    Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition The Impressionist Revolution from Monet to MatisseTour registration is at capacity. This exhibition will be on view until November 3rd so please make plans to visit again soon. 

    Books will be shipped for virtual ticket holders after the event date.


    $40.00 - $45.00
  • May
    18 Sat
    Erik Larson

    Erik Larson

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $43.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $40.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $40.00
    PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $53.00
    DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $50.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK DMA Member Presale: February 21, 2024 1:00 PM to May 18, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 1:00 PM to May 18, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    In conversation with JK Nickell, Texas Monthly 
    Location: First United Methodist Church

    Master storyteller Erik Larson returns with The Demon of Unrest, a saga of hubris, heartbreak, and heroism at the dawn of the Civil War. This suspense-filled narrative illuminates the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a slow-burning crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two. 


    Larson offers a gripping account of these chaotic months. Drawing on diaries, secret communiques, slave ledgers, and plantation records, he gives us a political horror story that captures the forces that led America to the brink—a dark reminder that we often don’t see a cataclysm coming until it’s too late. 




    Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile, which examines how Winston Churchill and his “Secret Circle” went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940–41. Larson’s The Devil in the White City is in development at Disney Studios, and In the Garden of Beasts is in development with StudioCanal and Playtone. 

    This event does not have a virtual option.



    $40.00 - $53.00
  • May
    22 Wed
    Nicholas Kristof

    Nicholas Kristof

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $35.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $30.00
    EDUCATOR: $30.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK DMA Member Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to May 22, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to May 22, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA


    From Pulitzer Prize–winning author Nicholas Kristof, Chasing Hope is a gripping memoir about his life in journalism. Since 1984, Kristof has worked for the New York Times, becoming one of the foremost reporters of his generation. Here, he recounts his path from a small-town farm in Oregon to reporting from Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, while traveling to India, Africa, and Europe. Kristof witnessed and wrote about century-defining events: the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, the Darfur genocide in Sudan, and the wave of addiction that swept through working-class America.


    This is a candid memoir of vulnerability and courage, humility and purpose—a singular tale of the trials, tribulations, and hope to be found in a life dedicated to the pursuit of truth.


    Nicholas D. Kristof has co-authored several books with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, including A Path Appears, Half the Sky, and Tightrope. Together they were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China. They also received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement. He won his second Pulitzer Prize for his columns on Darfur.


    “Nick Kristof is a journalistic exemplar, practicing the art of storytelling in its purest form.” —Katie Couric

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


    $10.00 - $55.00
  • May
    30 Thu
    Kevin Kwan

    Kevin Kwan

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $75.00
    DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $70.00
    EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $70.00
    STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $65.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK DMA Member Presale: December 5, 2023 9:00 AM to May 30, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 9:00 AM to May 30, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    In conversation with Cornelia Guest
    Location: Horchow Auditorium, DMA


    Kevin Kwan, the iconic author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, presents Lies and Weddings, an outrageous comedy about what happens when a forbidden affair erupts volcanically amid a decadent tropical wedding.


    Rufus Leung Gresham has a problem: the legendary Gresham Trust has been depleted by decades of profligate spending, and behind the glamorous façade lies a gargantuan mountain of debt. The only solution, put forth by Rufus’s scheming mother, is for Rufus to attend his sister’s wedding at a luxury eco-resort and seduce a woman with money.


    From the black sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads of Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England’s oldest family estates, Kwan unfurls a hilarious and thrillingly plotted story of love, money, murder, sex, and the lies we tell about them all.


    Kevin Kwan has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians became Hollywood’s highest grossing romantic comedy in over a decade.

    All tickets include a copy of Lies and Weddings. 

    Books will be shipped out for virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


    $40.00 - $75.00
  • Jun
    14 Fri
    Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $40.00
    DMA MEMBER: $35.00
    EDUCATOR: $35.00
    VIP PUBLIC: $80.00
    VIP DMA MEMBER: $75.00
    VIP WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER: $75.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $60.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER: $35.00
    WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER + BOOK: $55.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / VIP PUBLIC / VIP DMA MEMBER / VIP WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER / WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER + BOOK DMA/WAC Presale: February 21, 2024 1:00 PM to June 14, 2024 11:00 PM
    PUBLIC / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / VIP PUBLIC / VIP DMA MEMBER / VIP WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER / WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEMBER + BOOK Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 1:00 PM to June 14, 2024 11:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    In conversation with Jim Falk 


    Location: Moody Performance Hall


    Presented in partnership with Gail Koppman Lecture Series at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth 


    An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America’s most beloved historians, artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history to portray the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard (Dick) Goodwin, embarked upon in the last years of his life.  



    The last great adventure of their 42-year marriage involved sifting through more than 300 boxes of letters, diaries, documents, and memorabilia, an unparalleled personal time capsule of the 1960s. This project imbued Dick’s final days with a sense of purpose and afforded them an opportunity to make fresh assessments of the central figures of the time—John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, and especially Lyndon Johnson, who greatly impacted both their lives.  




    Doris Kearns Goodwin’s work for President Johnson launched her career as a presidential historian. Her first book was Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed that up with the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for Team of Rivals, in part the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, about the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her last book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, was the inspiration for the History Channel docuseries on Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, which she executive produced.

    Doris will be available to sign copies of An Unfinished Love Story from 5:15-6:00 p.m. as well as immediately following the event.

    The event does not have a virtual option. 



    $35.00 - $80.00
  • Jun
    18 Tue
    Steven Rowley

    Steven Rowley

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $25.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $20.00
    EDUCATOR: $20.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET: $15.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET: $12.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 10:33 AM to June 18, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Steven Rowley, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, returns with The Guncle Abroad, a charming sequel to his heartwarming bestseller The Guncle.  


     It has been five years since Patrick O’Hara spent the summer caring for his young niece and nephew after their mother’s passing. When his brother announces he’s getting remarried in Italy, the now moody young teens are not thrilled. As they travel through Europe on their way to the wedding, Patrick tries his best to help them understand love, much as he once helped them comprehend grief. But when they arrive in Italy, Patrick is overextended managing a groom with cold feet, a recklessly flirtatious sister, and a growing rivalry with the kids’ charming soon-to-be-launt (lesbian aunt), all culminating in a disastrous rehearsal dinner. 


    Using his signature blend of humor and heart, Steven Rowley charms with a story about the complicated bonds of family, love, and what it takes to rediscover yourself, even at the ripe age of 50.

    Books will ship out to virtual ticket holders after the event date. 


    $10.00 - $50.00
  • Jun
    25 Tue
    Tracy Chevalier

    Tracy Chevalier

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00
    PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $75.00
    DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $70.00
    EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $70.00
    STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK: $65.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK DMA Members Presale: February 21, 2024 1:00 PM to June 25, 2024 11:30 PM
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / PUBLIC TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK / STUDENT TWO TICKETS + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 1:00 PM to June 25, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    From bestselling historical novelist Tracy Chevalier comes The Glassmaker, a rich, transporting story that follows a family of glassmakers from the height of Renaissance-era Italy to the present day. 




    It is 1486 and Venice is a wealthy, opulent center for trade. Orsola Rosso is the eldest daughter in a family of glassblowers on Murano, the island revered for the craft. As a woman, she is not meant to work with glass—but she has the hands for it, the heart, and a vision. When her father dies, she teaches herself to make glass beads in secret, and her work supports the Rosso family fortunes. 

    Skipping like a stone through the centuries, the story follows Orsola and her family as they live through creative triumph and heartbreaking loss, from a plague devastating Venice to Continental soldiers stripping its palazzos bare, from the domination of Murano and its maestros to the transformation of the city of trade into a city of tourists. In every era, the Rosso women ensure that their work, and their bonds, endure. 




    Tracy Chevalier is the New York Timesbestselling author of 10 previous novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into 45 languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, a play, and an opera.

    All ticket types include a copy of The Glassmaker.

    6:30 p.m.

    Enjoy a pre-event tour highlighting glassworks in the DMA's collection. Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register. 


    Books for virtual ticket holders will be shipped after the event date. 



    $40.00 - $75.00
  • Jul
    12 Fri
    Joyce Maynard

    Joyce Maynard

    Dallas, TX
    United States
    Show at 7:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    PUBLIC: $25.00
    STUDENT: $10.00
    DMA MEMBER: $20.00
    EDUCATOR: $20.00
    PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $45.00
    DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK : $40.00
    PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $55.00
    DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $50.00
    STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK: $45.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    PUBLIC / STUDENT / DMA MEMBER / EDUCATOR / PUBLIC VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / DMA MEMBER VIRTUAL TICKET + BOOK / PUBLIC ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / DMA MEMBER ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / EDUCATOR ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK / STUDENT ONE TICKET + ONE BOOK Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 10:58 AM to July 12, 2024 11:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard returns with How the Light Gets In, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her beloved novel Count the Ways. 




    In this heartrending multigenerational story, the indomitable matriarch Eleanor and her family navigate through 15 years as their lives play out against a uniquely American backdrop and the events that transform their worldclimate change, the January 6 insurrection, school violence—along with later-life love, parental alienation, and steadfast friendship. With touching insight, Maynard paints an indelible portrait of characters both familiar and new who are making their way over rough, messy, and treacherous terrain to find their way to what is, for each, a place to call “home.” 



     

     


     


    Books for virtual ticket holders will be shipped after the event date. 



    $10.00 - $55.00

1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX
United States