We recently heard about an upcoming literary event you won’t want to miss. Presented at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Bound brings together Texas-connected actors to read works by Texas-connected authors. In the next episode of the series, on November 7, Dallas writers will be well represented.
Sanderia Faye, who is on a mission to elevate the stature of the region’s literary scene, will have her “Racial Injustice” read by Regina Taylor. Published in 2020 by the new yorkerFaye’s searing essay details her encounter with Dallas police at her home.
Taylor, a Dallas native and actor, playwright and director, is perhaps best known for her role as Lilly Harper on the NBC series I will fly away and currently plays Michelle Obama’s mother on Showtime’s The First Lady.
On the lighter side, the former Dallas Morning News book publisher Michael Merschel will have his “Clickety-Clack the Christmas Cockroach” read by Dallas native Michael Urie, who starred in Ugly Betty. Merschel says the short story is about “a kind-hearted cockroach who is shunned by those around him but discovers the true meaning of Christmas.” A bit like Rodolphe, but with six legs. And the mandibles.
Rounding out the list of Dallas-connected authors is Simon Han, whose “Before” will be read by Dallas-based Oscar Seung, a champion for Asian Americans in media and the arts.
The host and director of the event will be Tina Parker, co-artistic director of Dallas’ Kitchen Dog Theatre, also known for playing Saul Goodman’s secretary, Francesca Liddy, on breaking Bad and You better call Saul.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in the Horchow Auditorium. $35 in person, $12 virtual. Discounts available. 214-922-1803, dma.org.