I just learned via WFAA that former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a Devonshire resident, will participate in the Highland Park Centennial Literary Festival. The Texas Book Festival, created by former First Lady Laura Bush and held each October in Austin, is sponsoring the events on May 11. That’s when you can catch the dynamo discussing her new book, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas. It’s perfect because the day’s theme is “100 Years of Texas Writing.” Is your mouth salivating with excitement yet? Mine is.
In the literary world, this isn’t Hutchison’s first rodeo. Her books American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country and Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers were published in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Are you catching a theme? She’s kind of big on patriotism and female power. Rock on.
The event takes place at Highland Park United Methodist Church and is hosted by the Texas Book Festival, Friends of Highland Park Library, Friends of SMU Libraries, and Texas Monthly.