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Donate to TUP for the Big Give SA 5/5

Apr 30, 2015 (10:47 am)

This year, Trinity University Press is proud to ​participate in The Big Give SA, a 24-hour online giving event in support of local nonprofits doing good work to make San Antonio awesome. The big day is next week ​on May 5th and we hope you will be a part of it with us.   Trinity University Press publishes ​important, internationally...

Win a Liberty Puzzle of A Muse and a Maze

Apr 9, 2015 (8:26 am)

Peter Turchi has published a followup to his best selling Maps of the Imagination: Writer as Cartographer entitled A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery and Magic that draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle making and its flip side, puzzle solving. Once you've read the book and fallen in love with Turchi's associative...

Song from the Forest Documentary U. S. Premiere

Mar 24, 2015 (1:32 pm)

The book Song from the Forest has inspired a major documentary film, premiering in U. S. theaters April 10. The New York Times calls the movie “a deeply captivating visual and sonic exploration of the strange, music-driven life of Louis Sarno, an American ethnomusicologist who was lured to the Congo River basin in the 1980s by recordings of...

Kathleen Dean Moore in San Antonio

Feb 3, 2015 (1:41 pm)

People trying to save our planet from catastrophic climate change navigate the world according to the ethical values they hold in order to take responsibility for their world.  Kathleen Dean Moore is Distinguished Professor of Environmental Philosophy Emerita at Oregon State University and coeditor of the award-winning book Moral Ground:...

The Barry Lopez Writer’s Residency Award

Jan 22, 2015 (1:34 pm)

On January 6, 2015, Barry Lopez turned 70. In honor of this milestone, his many years of creative work, and his generous practice of helping and guiding other writers and artists, a group has joined together to establish a fellowship in his name. Its full title is The Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community. The hope is to get a...

Gary Snyder at Trinity University

Jan 16, 2015 (8:08 am)

An evening with beloved poet Gary Snyder, in conversation with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin, followed by a poetry reading and book signing. The evening is based on their new Trinity University Press book Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places, a collection of interviews and letters between the two spanning three...

Bob Shacochis Culinary Evening at the Pearl SOLD OUT

Jan 5, 2015 (10:41 am)

Bob Shacochis, author of the National Book Award–winning Easy in the Islands and the critically acclaimed novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, will be at Pearl Stable at 7 p.m. Monday, January 12 for an evening of food and conversation. The event, featuring Shacochis’s book Domesticity: A Gastronomic Interpretation of Love, is sponsored...

Trinity University Press Acquires Maverick Publishing and Launches Maverick Books Imprint

Dec 17, 2014 (11:59 am)

Trinity University Press is known around the world for publishing distinguished books by authors like cultural historian Rebecca Solnit, National Book Award winning writer Barry Lopez, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet W. S. Merwin. In addition to books on landscape and environment, literature, architecture and urban planning, Trinity also...

Revival Time for a Once-beloved Naturalist

Dec 1, 2014 (7:22 am)

"Trinity University Press is advancing a Peattie revival, reissuing nine of his books in beautiful softcovers." The Christian Science Monitor's wonderful piece on our reissue of nine classics by beloved naturalist Donald Culross Peattie inlcuding A Book of Hours, An Almanac for Moderns, The Road of a Naturalist, and his masterpiece, A Natural...

From Houdini to Whodunit

Nov 4, 2014 (1:40 pm)

Peter Turchi has published a followup to his best selling Maps of the Imagination: Writer as Cartographer entitled A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery and Magic that draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle making and its flip side, puzzle solving. In this Terra Firma blog post, Turchi talks about the process of coming up...

Spending Time at SXSW Eco

Oct 17, 2014 (9:28 am)

Like any relatively media savvy, basically progressive person who finds himself living in Texas, I have longed to attend a SXSW-something. ​I finally did, and ​I'm glad I choose ​SXSW ​Eco. Now completing its third year, th​is international eco​-​​hip​ conference seeks to facilitate discussion about a broad range of fairly predictable...

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

Oct 8, 2014 (8:26 am)

We’re always looking for authors who describe new ways to think about the craft of writing. As an experienced teacher, editor, and writer, Carter Wiseman, author of Writing Architecture, is just the person for the job. We asked him to share some matter-of-fact tips from his book, for architects and students of architecture—and for writers in...

World Animal Day is October 4

Oct 2, 2014 (10:32 am)

October 4 marks World Animal Day, set aside to consider how animals enrich our lives and how we can be in a respectful relationship with them. The day was created in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, who wanted to draw attention to endangered species. I’ll be thinking of the earth’s animals and the role of pets that have...

Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Sep 22, 2014 (10:30 am)

Yesterday, September 21st, marked the first day of this year’s Banned Books Week in which we celebrate the freedom to read and the importance of preventing censorship. Here at TU Press we know how powerful books can be in shaping the lives of current and future generations. Books offer us a multitude of interesting perspectives and inspire...

Publishers Weekly Reviews A Muse and a Maze

Aug 25, 2014 (10:03 am)

Publishers Weekly reviews A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic by Peter Turchi. "Turchi follows up Maps of the Imagination, which connected writing and cartography, by exploring the links between artistic creation and puzzle making and solving. While presenting different kinds of puzzles–from disappearing magic tricks to...