11th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium
“AUTHENTIC TEXAS…food and gardens”




Thursday, November 2, 2017 
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
 Rosine Hall, Dallas Arboretum

Silent Auction - Door Prizes
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Nancy Bierman , Honorary Chair

Kay Weeks, Co - Event Chair
Susan Adzick, Co - Event Chair
Dorothea Meltzer - Program Chair
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Join us for the 11th season of A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium as our acclaimed speakers present engaging histories showcasing the cultural influences that shaped Texas cooking, share heartfelt stories about the farming and ranching families in the forefront of the state’s organic food movement, and recount personal experiences that celebrate the value of preserving and using native plants and flowers in the planned landscape.

 
 
Featuring
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Jessica Dupuy, Author
 
United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes from All Corners of the Lone Star State

Jessica Dupuy is a native Texan who writes about wine, spirits, food and travel. She is a contributing wine and spirits columnist for Texas Monthly magazine and has regular credits for Imbibe magazine, Wine Review Online, and Fodor’s travel publications.

She has also written
Uchi: The Cookbook, in conjunction with James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Tyson Cole; The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family and Love on the iconic Texas barbecue restaurant: and the Jack Allen’s Kitchen Cookbook about revealing the true flavors of Texas through its seasons and farming community.
 
Jessica holds a BA in History from Trinity University and a MA in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a member of the Les Dames D’Escoffier-Austin and enjoys cooking with her kids, Gus and Ashlyn, sharing great wine with friends, and fly-fishing with her husband, Meyers.
 
UNITED TASTES OF TEXAS:AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE LONE STAR STATE  $27.00
UNITED TASTES OF TEXAS:AUTHENTIC RECIPES FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE LONE STAR STATE $27.00
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Pamela Walker, Author
Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas
Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers across the State
 
Pam Walker is a writer and local farm and food activist.  She publishes articles on local food production, marketing, and policy and regulatory issues in Gray Matters, a column and blog of the Houston Chronicle, and in Edible Austin, Edible Dallas-Ft. Worth, Edible Houston, and Edible Santa Fe magazines.  She is working on a second book, this one about local farm and food communities in Texas, to be published by Texas A&M University Press. 
 
She serves on the board of The Council for Healthy Food Systems, a Texas-based, national nonprofit organization promoting healthy food choices, and works actively in the council’s sister organization, The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, devoted to policy and regulatory reform at the local, state, and national levels aimed at advancing independent, small-scale farming. From 2002-2006, as a board member of the Houston nonprofit Urban Harvest, she led the organization in organizing and initially developing what has become Houston’s largest farmers’ market. 
 
A native Texan, Pam lived in Houston from 1977 until 2016.  She holds a BA in English from Austin College, a Master’s in Library Science from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph. D. in English from Rice University.  She has worked as an academic librarian, a college English teacher, and the assistant director of the Humanities Research Center of Rice University.  She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


 
GROWING GOOD THINGS TO EAT IN TEXAS   $24.90
GROWING GOOD THINGS TO EAT IN TEXAS $24.90
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Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX

 
Andrea DeLong-Amaya manages the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and is passionate about sharing the value of native plants in a planned landscape. A staff member since 1998 with over twenty years of experience in horticulture, she guides  seven staff in the design and management of the gardens. She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and has contributed to many magazines, including Taunton’s Fine Gardening, Rodale’s Organic Gardening, the American Public Gardens Association’s Public Garden and Neil Sperry’s Gardens magazine and his electronic newsletter, e-gardens.
 
Andrea was a member of the design construction team that recently completed the 4.5 acre Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Family Garden at the Center. The Family Garden provides a fun, interactive and safe garden experience for families that incorporates environmentally sustainable landscaping approaches.
 
She received a bachelor’s in geography from The University of Texas at Austin, served as a vice president for the Native Plant Society of Texas for two years and is currently the chair of the native plant section of the American Public Gardens Association.