What's Your Story? Share Your Experiences as Part of the 2019 Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas

This year's Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas invites North Texans to gather together and engage in discussions about about the elderly, cultural and racial diversity and Dallas as a beacon of science and technology. The festival runs from May 28 and runs through June 1 at multiple locations in the city.Registration for the free festival events is available here. The events are facilitated through a partnership between The Dallas Morning News; The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture; the Dallas Public Library; the Friends of the Dallas Public Library; the Dallas Museum of Art; and PEN America.As part of the festival, our Curious Texas project invites you to share your questions and experiences related to the festival's four topics: The Physical City, The Welcoming City, Science in the City, and The Literary City.To participate, please follow the links to the prompt you'd like to answer. The Physical City This discussion consider the elderly and how Dallas can address "its elders' needs and benefit from the wisdom and experience."Tell us: What do you wonder about the experience of living in Dallas as a person over the age of 65?Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 28, at the Brain Performance Institute of UTD, 2200 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.The Welcoming CityThis discussion will "delve into questions of how Dallas can adequately welcome and include its great and growing diversity of residents and visitors."Tell us: What questions did you have about the community when you first came to North Texas?Participate in the live event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 29 at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh St. in Dallas.Science in the CityThis discussion will "seek to answer how Dallas can utilize its extensive resources of data to connect and harmonize different parts of our city."Tell us: What questions do you have about how cities collect and use data about their citizens?This panel will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 30 at T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 6001 Forest Park Road in Dallas.Literary CityThis event will "invite discussion on what makes a city literary. Given its rich talent, is Dallas already a literary city? If not, what will make it one?"Tell us: If you were to recommend one book for your neighbors in North Texas to read, what would it be and why?This discussion will be held May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Road, Suite No. 1009B in Dallas.  Continue reading...

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