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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...

Wanna Read Something Really Scary?

Oct 30, 2013 (1:29 pm)

The southern literary tradition includes spooky tales, often set in deserted plantation houses or among eerie trees covered in Spanish moss. From haunted mansions to vampires in New Orleans, celebrate Halloween by reading southern tales like Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice or gothic shorts from William Faulkner and Flannery...

A Vivid Girl from the Mountains

Oct 21, 2013 (9:23 pm)

Dorothy Stafford, teacher and widow of poet William Stafford, died last Thursday at the age of ninety-seven. We'd like to express our condolences to Dorothy’s friends and family, including son Kim Stafford, author of 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do. Dorothy was an inspirational teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the mother of four children, and...

What If Your House Was On Fire?

Sep 26, 2013 (11:21 am)

Kathleen Dean Moore, co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, recently gave a speech titled “If Your House Is On Fire” at an event sponsored by the Portland, Oregon chapter of 350.org, an international group of advocates for climate change. Watch the video now.

An Orion Conversation on Ecopoetry

Sep 6, 2013 (11:35 am)

Though Orion Magazine has published many poems that explore the connection between humans and the natural world, there’s much worth reading beyond the magazine’s pages. Earlier this year, Trinity University Press published The Ecopoetry Anthology, a definitive new collection of poems about nature and environment from the mid-nineteenth century...

Last Atoll Wins Foreword Reviews Gold

Jul 1, 2013 (8:47 am)

ForeWord Reviews announced their book of the year award winners and we are proud to say that The Last Atoll by Pamela Frierson has won a BOTYA 2012 GOLD for Ecology & Environment. ForeWord Reviews’ 15th annual Book of the Year Awards are judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country. The winners exemplify the...

Semmes Foundation Supports ArteKids

Jun 17, 2013 (9:43 am)

The collaboration between Trinity University Press, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and the San Antonio Museum of Art that culminated in the ArteKids book series never would have gotten off the ground without the generous support of the Semmes Foundation and its president, Tom Semmes. The Semmes Foundation was established in 1952 to...