Authors in April
Authors in April
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sam's Town Casino Hotel
$40.00 per ticket
Call (318) 797-5339 for more information
Featured author: Dominic Smith
Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He is the author, most recently, of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, and an Amazon Editors’ Top Pick.
His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, Texas Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. His other novels are: The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre, The Beautiful Miscellaneous, and Bright and Distant Shores. Dominic's awards include the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize, the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, and a new works grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. His fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and been shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year and the Vance Palmer Prize, two of Australia's foremost literary awards.
Dominic serves on the fiction faculty in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, and Rice University.
Pioneer Heritage Center
The Pioneer Heritage Center is a regional history laboratory museum located on the campus of LSU Shreveport. The Center comprises seven historic structures: Caspiana House, an 1856 antebellum classical revival frame cottage; the Thrasher House, an 1850 log dogtrot typical of early plantation homes in the area; a detached kitchen; the Blacksmith Shop; Doctor’s Office from Caspiana Plantation; the Webb & Webb Commissary, circa 1900; and the River Front Mission. The purpose of the Center is to collect, preserve and interpret the history and cultural heritage of Northwest Louisiana’s Red River Region. Additional information about the Center or Authors in April is available by calling 318-797-5339.