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Oct 25, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

4th Annual Nancy Farina Lecture: Author Ann Weisgarber

Oct 25, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, October 25 - Reception at 6:30 p.m.; Lecture at 7 p.m. FREE The Promise by Ann Weisgarber o Join Author Ann Weisgarber as she discusses her second book The Promise, which takes readers to the beginning of the 20th century and the great Galveston hurricane of 1900 – seen from the point of view of those living on the island but who are outsiders of the city. The Promise was inspired by a dilapidated house and an interview Weisgarber conducted while writing articles for a Galveston magazine. While talking to small business owners on the west end of the island, she discovered outsiders of the city had largely been left out of most accounts of the storm, and she wanted to tell their stories. "Their lives mattered. They had hopes and plans for the future, they knew joy and heartbreak, they had loved and cried, and on September 8, 1900, the day of the hurricane, they fought to save their lives and the lives of those they loved," said Weisgarber. Through research she lear