Art and the Written Word come together on  Friday, September 6 , from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., for the  Authors and Arts   gala brought to you by the North Richland Hills Library. The Grand Hall at the NRH Centre  will be the site of this inaugural event, which has a “Texas” theme - and it’s your exclusive opportunity to meet and greet nationally-acclaimed, Texas-based authors and a renowned oil painter.

The evening will begin with a mini-art gallery featuring the grand West Texas landscapes of artist  Dennis Farris . Dennis will be on hand to answer your questions about his work. After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, patrons will move upstairs to the Terrace to hear our keynote speaker, screenwriter for the dark comedy film "Bernie" and true-crime author  Skip Hollandsworth , who, in addition to serving as Executive editor of  Texas Monthly  Magazine, recently penned the New York Times Bestseller  The Midnight Assassin.   NRH Library Director Cecilia Barham will head up an engaging author panel which includes  Rachel Heng , author of  Suicide Club,  named a most anticipated book of the summer by the Huffington Post. Rounding out the panel will be writer and historian,  Michael Hurd , who has penned outstanding histories of sport, his latest being  Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas.
Each $55 ticket purchased will benefit the Friends of the North Richland Hills Library, and every ticket will be entered into a drawing for a one-of-a-kind portrait of Texas guitar legend  Stevie Ray Vaughan , which is featured in the NRH Signal Art program. Books by the authors will be available for purchase at the event through Barnes & Noble.

Dress is business casual and the theme is relaxed for what promises to be an informative and exciting literary and arts event, brought to you by the NRH Library and NRH Parks & Recreation. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets today!