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Cooking Demonstration COOKING CLASS SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 11 A.M.
Enjoy a brunch-themed cooking demonstrations inspired by the World War I era and Downton Abbey on Sunday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at Central Market at 4001 North Lamar, in conjunction with the exhibition The World at War, 1914–1918.
The menu includes figs in port wine reduction atop mixed field greens, baked oysters with champagne mignonette, poached salmon topped with poached egg & potato hash, and raspberry meringue pudding. Representatives from the Ransom Center will be on hand to discuss the exhibition as you enjoy the cooking class.
After the class, enjoy a docent-led public tour of the exhibition at 2 p.m. at the Ransom Center.
Pre-payment and registration required online or by calling 512-206-1051. The cost of the class is $50, and Ransom Center members receive a 10 percent discount.
We recommend that you register early as the class size is limited. Attendees may enter to win a signed copy of James and Kay Salter's Life is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days, a copy of From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures of the Ransom Center, and a set of exhibition postcards.
Julia Alvarez HARRY RANSOM LECTURE MONDAY, MARCH 31, 7 P.M.
Acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist Julia Alvarez speaks about her life and work with University of Texas at Austin professor Jennifer M. Wilks in a Harry Ransom Lecture on Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium at Homer Rainey Hall. A book signing and reception follow at the Ransom Center.
Alvarez was born in New York City but raised in the Dominican Republic until she was 10. In 1960 her family was forced to flee the Dominican Republic when it was discovered that her father was involved in a plot to overthrow dictator Rafael Trujillo. Much of Alvarez's work is considered semi-autobiographical, drawing on her experiences as an immigrant and her bicultural identity. Alvarez's unique experiences have shaped and infused her writing—from such award-winning novels as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies to her poetry. Alvarez's archive resides at the Ransom Center.
Ransom Center members receive complimentary parking and priority entry. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.
This lecture is presented by the University Co-op and co-sponsored by the 2013–2014 Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) Symposia: Reading Race in Literature and Film.
Attendees will have the opportunity to win signed copies of T. C. Boyle's Tortilla Curtain and Russell Banks's Continental Drift, and Jayne Anne Phillips's Lark & Termite. The archives of Boyle, Banks, and Phillips reside at the Ransom Center.
"World War I: An Inconsistent Memory?" LECTURE TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 7 P.M.
Pulitzer Prize–winning art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott presents "World War I: An Inconsistent Memory?" for the Amon Carter Lecture.
Guild and Director's Circle members are invited to a private wine reception with Kennicott prior to the lecture. Invitation-only; RSVP required.
Matthew Hollis HARRY RANSOM LECTURE THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 7 P.M.
Award-winning poet, biographer, and poetry editor Matthew Hollis speaks about the friendship between poets Robert Frost and Edward Thomas and its fatal consequences in the midst of the Great War. Presented by the University Co-op.
Members of the Harry Ransom Center receive complimentary parking and priority entry at this program. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for members and at 6:30 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6:30 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.
War Horse MEMBER EVENT TUESDAY, MAY 6, 7 P.M.
Join fellow members for the opening night of Broadway in Austin's presentation of War Horse, the 2011 Tony Award–winner for Best Play based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Ransom Center members receive a discount on tickets, which include a pre-show reception.
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