Make plans to attend a lively and informative April 12 authors’ event titled Open Dialogue 2016: Lighting the Way that features a community reading, Q&A and book signing at Lone Star College-CyFair.
Open Dialogue is an annual event that is committed to allowing for the expression of views and ideas that are necessary, but are often not commonly engaged in outside of the academic environment. The point is to expose attendees to thoughts and ideas that are intellectually invigorating, but sometimes controversial as well.
This April, LSC-CyFair’s Open Dialogue committee brings author Nick Flynn for a day of discussions related to his first-hand experiences with homelessness.
Flynn is the author of three memoirs: “The Reenactments”, “The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment” and “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.” This last book has not only been made into the film “Being Flynn” starring Robert DeNiro as Flynn’s father, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano, but is also LSC-CyFair’s interdisciplinary discussion and community event focus.
Flynn will read from his work at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress. Following the reading, the audience is welcome to participate in a Q&A. Books will be available for sale and signing.
In addition to this free community event, the day will start off at 10 a.m. with Flynn and an interdisciplinary lecture and panel discussion with faculty and students.