When Sarah Bird arrived in Austin in 1973 in pursuit of a boyfriend who was “hotter than lava,” she found an abundance of inspiration for storytelling (her sweetheart left her for Scientology, but she got to taste a morsel of Lynda Bird Johnson’s poorly preserved wedding cake as a temp worker at the LBJ Library).
Bird went on to write ten acclaimed novels and contributed hundreds of articles to publications coast to coast, developing a signature voice that combines laser-sharp insight with irreverent, wickedly funny prose in the tradition of Molly Ivins and Nora Ephron. Now, forty of Bird’s best nonfiction pieces—from Texas Monthly to the New York Times—have been collected in the newly released, Recent Studies Indicate.
Join us at Hotel Ella for an unforgettable Salon Series event to celebrate four decades of Bird’s wise yet riotously entertaining writings on womanhood, Texas, motherhood, and her weird, wondrous journey as a writer.
Tuesday, May 7th, 6-8pm
@ Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande
Conversation begins at 6:30pm.
Capacity is limited. RSVP now to reserve your spot.
Food & beverages available for purchase during event.