Dallas, a City of Books? You Can Help Make That Happen at This Meeting

Most of us already know The Wild Detectives as a fine place for imbibing over literary matters, but Wednesday, Jan. 24, might be a better evening to do so than most. "The state of the literary arts" will be the topic of discussion at the Bishop Arts bookstore and bar. The forum — part of the citywide effort to develop a Dallas Cultural Plan — is billed as being about "the opportunities and barriers to success of being a writer, publisher, bookstore owner, editor, etc." Lizzie MacWillie, associate director of Building Community Workshop, which is helping develop the plan, says that the information gathered at the meeting will help guide decisions about the arts in Dallas for the next 10 to 15 years. "Dallas has a thriving and vibrant literary scene," she writes in an email, "and we're hoping that stakeholders from across the city who are engaged in different ways — authors from all genres, spoken-word artists, bookstore owners, publishers, etc. — will join us to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for this work to flourish." The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The Wild Detectives is at 314 West Eighth St. A full list of Dallas Cultural Plan events can be found at dallasculturalplan.com.   Continue reading...

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