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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...

Destruction of the Planet Can Be Reversed

Jul 29, 2014 (9:39 am)

Rain Taxi reviews Unchopping a Tree by W. S. Merwin with drawings by Liz Ward in this month's issue. "The title of this beautifully printed book may seem idealistically fanciful, as if somehow a tree can be 'unchopped' after it has been knocked down. Merwin goes through a set of near-surreal exercises here, complemented by the subtle yet...

These Spurs Were Made For Walking

Jun 25, 2014 (2:07 pm)

The San Antonio Spurs taught me my place. Not by what they did on the basketball court, impressive though their slick shooting, quick passes, and tight D have been over the years, but by my vocal reaction to watching their championship runs. I yell and groan and take players to task. That’s perfectly acceptable at the games, whether they have...

Char Miller Joins the Briscoe Museum Film Series

Jun 9, 2014 (12:18 pm)

As part of the Briscoe Western Art Museum Film Series, Char Miller, author of On the Edge, will be speaking on water, followed by a booksiging and showing of the film Chinatown at the Jack Guenther Pavilion. The Briscoe Western Art Museum explores how film has influenced and challenged our perceptions of the West. From the first black and...

Give Big for the Big Give

May 6, 2014 (9:58 am)

Today San Antonians are uniting for twenty-four hours of generosity in the Big Give S. A. With 467 nonprofits to choose from, there’s a cause for every passion! This is your chance to give back to the nonprofit organizations that make San Antonio a great place to live, work, and play. Your gift has the ability to grow by offering your favorite...

Barry Lopez on the Magic of Words

Apr 21, 2014 (12:12 pm)

The San Francisco Chronicle has called the American writer Barry Lopez "the nation's premier nature writer." He is the author of Outside, and the co-editor (along with Deborah Gwartney) of Home Ground. Texas Public Radio had an opportunity to speak to him recently about the magic of words, falling in love with a character you have created, and...

San Antonio Book Festival This Weekend!

Apr 3, 2014 (1:04 pm)

San Antonio Book Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 at the Central Library, the Southwest School of Art, and the Empire Theater. Presented by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, the second annual festival will feature author readings and discussions, book signings, a book sale and exhibit, and more.  Trinity...

Happy Birthday William Stafford!

Jan 17, 2014 (1:14 pm)

January 17, 2014, marks the centennial of poet William Stafford’s birth, and events across the  world will celebrate his poetry and influence all year long. Trinity University Press is celebrating with the publication of The Osage Orange Tree, a rare short story from Stafford's youth. With many events in the Pacific Northwest, in Nevada and...

...authoritative, detailed, and engrossing...

Nov 27, 2013 (8:06 am)

Excellent Publishers Weekly review of our forthcoming book Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen. "On the 150th anniversary of the installation of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian von Habsburg as emperor of Mexico , McAllen (I Would Rather Sleep in Texas) offers an authoritative, detailed, and engrossing...

...how love songs may have gotten started there...

Nov 14, 2013 (8:43 am)

At the age of 88, Gerald Stern, author of Stealing History, is a revered elder of American poetry. Born in Pittsburgh in 1925, he’s lived in New York City and Paris, but now calls Lambertville, New Jersey, home. In this State of the Arts story, Poet Gerald Stern reflects on his craft, and reads his work at an art gallery, a bookshop, and his...

12,000 Years of Existence in Texas Illuminated

Nov 4, 2013 (10:24 am)

Join us November 14 at the Witte Museum for a lecture by the curator of the archeology at the Witte, Harry Shafer, plus a book signing and reception celebrating the publication of his book Painters in Prehistory: Archaeology and Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, a visual and historical account of the ancient canyon dwellers along the Lower...