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Authors in April: A benefit for the LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center Celebrating the 25TH Featured Author

April 05, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sam’s Town Casino Hotel


$40 admission

Featured author: Dominic Smith

The LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center is pleased to announce Dominic Smith will be featured for Authors in April. This year will mark the celebration of the 25th author to be featured, and the event will take place at Sam’s Town Casino Hotel on Saturday, April 29th at noon. Tickets will be on sale for $40 each.

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.

The Pioneer Heritage Center is the proud sponsor of this event. The Pioneer Heritage Center is a regional history laboratory museum located on the campus of LSUS. The Center is made up of seven historic structures. Those structures include the Caspiana House, the big house from the Caspiana Plantation and the Thrasher House, a log dogtrot. The Pioneer Heritage Center also includes a detached kitchen, a log single pen blacksmith shop, the doctor’s office from the Caspiana Plantation, the Webb & Webb Commissary, 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.

For more information about this event, call the Pioneer Heritage Center at (318) 797-5339.

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