Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:55

HPL summer events celebrate 400 Years of William Shakespeare


HPL features Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Nunez

In commemoration of 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy, the Houston Public Library will feature international and national award-winning author Elizabeth Nunez for its Houston Public Library Quarterly (HPLQ) Reading Series program on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Nunez will discuss her latest novel, Even in Paradise, at the University of Houston’s Wortham Theater, 3351 Cullen Blvd. This book is a retelling of Shakespeare’s timeless tragic novel King Lear, but with a bit of a spin. The story takes place in a more contemporary era and in the Caribbean islands. Nunez will also be signing the book after the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For more details visit www.houstonlibrary.gov or call 832-393-1652.

16 SRG Ad 3.625x3.125 v2Free Story to Screen Summer Movie Nights at the Central Library Plaza

This summer, HPL and Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will present monthly Story to Screen movie events. In conjunction of the 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's works, Story to Screen will feature film adaptations of Shakespeare’s stories and Homer’s Odyssey. Food trucks with plenty of good eats will also be there. Each movie begins at 7 p.m. on the Central Library’s Plaza, 500 McKinney. The events are free and open to the public. Make sure to put these upcoming movie events on your calendar! For more details visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

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