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The Cream Pitcher: Reading and Signing

Join us for a Reception and Reading

Honors College Founding Dean Ted Estess will read from and sign his new book—The Cream Pitcher: Mississippi Stories—on March 2 in the Honors College Commons - RSVP now. Dr. Estess has long emphasized the importance of stories and storytelling, including using a Samuel Beckett quotation: "To have lived is not enough. We have to talk about it." Come hear how Dr. Estess talks about that living. Some of the book is devoted to Estess family stories, as well as stories passed down from family and friends. According to a review in the Tylertown Times, these stories "passed down as an Estess family tale would be suited to any other family," especially in the Mississippi area where Estess' family lived. Of course, the book and its stories are not limited to Mississippi and its inhabitants—you might see your own story or family, if you imagine a few details differently.

Date: March 2, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm reading, with a reception immediately following
Location: The Honors College Commons, 212 MD Anderson Library

Books will be available at the event for $10. If you'd like to purchase a book, but will not be able to attend the event, please contact Dr. Estess directly at You can send a check for $13.00 to 4367 Faculty Lane, Houston 77004.  


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