Programs

September 11

Past Presidents’ Luncheon
This year the annual luncheon honoring our past presidents will include Junior Austin Woman’s Club past presidents as well.To recognize our past presidents and to accommodate a program/speaker, our start time will be earlier than usual.

S. C. Gwynne, New York Times bestselling author, journalist and historian, will discuss his latest book, The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football. The book examines how two underdog coaches, Hal Mumme and Mike Leach, influenced the game of football and in the process helped increase the popularity of the game. The topic is timely with the kickoff of football season and the book has been named to several “top ten” sports book lists. Sam is the author of two acclaimed books on American history: Empire of the Summer Moon which spent 82 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. It was also a New York Times bestseller and was a finalist for both the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pen Literary Award for Biography. Sam has also written extensively for Texas Monthly, where he was Executive Editor from 2000-2008. Sam lives in Austin with his wife, the artist Katie Maratta.

September 14
General Meeting.  Members only, please

September 21
Dr. Matthew Hinsley. In addition to performing beautiful classical guitar music, Dr. Matthew Hinsley will describe how Austin Classical Guitar reaches about 4,000 diverse young people in Austin each day in 60 rigorous school programs including the Travis County Juvenile Justice System and Texas School for the Blind. He’ll speak about ACG’s Lullaby Project in collaboration with Carnegie Hall, about the international reach of ACG’s education curriculum and training program, as well as the artists from around the globe that perform on ACG’s seven concert series.

September 28
Autumn Fundraiser – Fashion Show

October 5

Mark Pryor will join us to discuss his recently published book, The Sorbonne Affair. Mark is the author of the Hugo Marston novels The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, The Blood Promise, The Button Man, The Reluctant Matador, and The Paris Librarian. His latest mystery is again set in Paris and is the seventh in the Hugo Marston series. Mark grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and his first career was as a newspaper reporter in Essex. Subsequently he received an undergraduate degree in journalism, followed by a law degree from Duke University. After practicing civil law in Dallas, he moved to Austin in 2006 and began practicing

 

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