Stop, Drop, and Read

With new fall shows such as Pan Am, The Playboy Club, Charlie’s Angels, and The X-Factor, I am guilty of spending a little too much time in front of a screen and not enough time curling up with a good book. In the midst of the television cravings, can Preston Hollow keep reading alive? It’s certainly trying.

From October to August, the Jewish Community Center is hosting authors from around the country to talk about their new books. On Oct. 25, the J Book Fair is launching with Wendy Dubow Polins, former Preston Hollow resident and author of the newly released sci-fi novel, Fare Forward, at the Samuel Lynne Galleries. For a complete list of authors visiting, click here.

If the JCC is not your crowd, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Park has author meet-and-greets stacked up through fall. On Saturday, Kaleta Doolin, the daughter of  the Frito-Lay founder, will share personal stories about her family business and recipes from her new book, Fritos Pie: Stories, Recipes, and More. For a high-wattage celebrity sighting, come to Barnes & Noble on Oct. 29 and talk to Glee star Jane Lynch about her new memoir, Happy Accidents.

Is all this reading make you itch to pick up a pen and paper? Students in any Dallas school can enter in the Dallas Public Library‘s 16th annual Express Yourself! youth poetry competition. Send in your poems here.

Imani Chet Lytle

Imani Chet spends most of her time behind the scenes at People Newspapers handling design and marketing tasks, but you can occasionally catch her out and about covering the latest museum openings, musical concerts, and delicious new food menus in the area – and all through her trusty dusty iPhone camera. Catch some of the action on our instagram page: @peoplenewspapers

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