Farina Lecture Series: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

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Join Author Ann Weisgarber as she discusses her second book The Promise, which takes readers to the beginning of the 20th century and the great Galveston hurricane of 1900 – seen from the point of view of those living on the island but who are outsiders of the city. The Promise was inspired by a dilapidated house and an interview Weisgarber conducted while writing articles for a Galveston magazine. While talking to small business owners on the west end of the island, she discovered outsiders of the city had largely been left out of most accounts of the storm, and she wanted to tell their stories. Through research she learned more about those who lived in the area and became inspired to share their lives through this historical fiction novel of love, loss, pain, and struggle.

The Nancy Farina Lecture Series honors Farina, who was a 20-year employee of Dallas Heritage Village. She served as vice president for development and capital giving for much of her tenure, which ended with her death in 2012.

Reception at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture at 7 p.m.

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