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Melissa Savage Reading and Book-signing

When: October 22, 2016

From: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join us at Garcia Street Books on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 p.m. for a reading from Melissa Savage’s new book, Rio: A Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande. Melissa will give a short reading and take questions, as well as sign copies of her book for guests.

Weaving together landscape and memory, Rio presents historical photographs of the Rio Grande of the American Southwest. The dynamic Rio Grande has run through all the valley s diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river s great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Rio Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. Essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid, and Dan Flores illuminate the images.



Reese Taylor Reading and Book-signing

When: November 6, 2016

From: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Please join us at Garcia Street Books on Nov. 6 at 2:00 p.m. for a reading from Reese Taylor’s new fine art poetry book, Death & Passion. Reese will give a short reading and answer questions from the audience, as well as sign copies of her beautiful hardcover book.

Death & Passion is a fine art poetry book addressing two grand topics. Deaths occur in our lives every day…the big ones and the smaller deaths of life. Often the ways we deal with disappointments and grief are intertwined with our passions which can literally save us. Through the stories of Reese’s poetry and the visions of Dale’s exquisite photography this book invites the reader to enter into these subjects and reflect on their own deaths and passions with a broader view.