FACT or FICTION? Find out Friday the 13th Babette Hale
Readers, you’re going to love this presentation by Babette Hale. When reading a novel or short story, have you ever wondered whether the author based a character on someone they know? Did they create dialogue from a snippet of conversation overheard somewhere? Or steal a detail for the setting from a place they regularly frequented?
In this Lifetime Learning presentation, author Babette Hale will fess up to the relationship between true life and fiction in her work. She is the author of A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers (TX A&M University Press, 2022). This short story collection, set predominantly in the Winedale area, received the 2022 Sergio Troncoso Award for Best First Book of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters.
We hope you will place this on your calendar and join us for lunch at the Cannery on Friday, October 13.
Babette Hale’s nonfiction has appeared in Texas Monthly, Houston City Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle. Her personal essay column appears regularly in the Fayette County Record.
Her stories have been awarded the Meyerson Prize from Southwest Review in 2011, shortlisted for the Texas Institute of Letter’s Catarulla Award, and included among the "Other Distinguished Stories" in Best American Short Stories, 2015. Other work has received a Creative Artist Award from Houston’s Cultural Arts Council and been anthologized.
In This Familiar Heart: An Improbable Love Story (Winedale Publishing, expected April 2024), Babette describes her love and marriage to the well-known Houston Chronicle writer Leon Hale. She lives in Houston and Winedale with a lovable, but muddy dog.
Friday, October 13, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM The Cannery 314 East Alamo, Brenham Lecture/lunch fee: $25 per person
Registration deadline: Friday, October 6
Or, payment may be made by mailing a check to: Lifetime Learning P. O. Box 513 Brenham, TX 77834