Presented by the Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Public Library.

Presented at Fretz Park Branch Library

6990 Belt Line Road, 75254 • 214-670-6421

detectivesCherchez la femme (Famous detective stories)
 January 26 and 27th at 1:30 pm.  January 28th at 4 pm.
Spend an afternoon with some of your favorite writers of classic detective stories beginning with Edgar Allen Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Along the way to the 21st century detective writers, we will look in on Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mickey Spillane, Kinsey Milhone, and Dr. Kay Scarpetti. We’ll also take a look at some classic film noir. Who could forget “Double Indemnity,” “Laura,” “The Big Sleep” and “In a Lonely Place”?

texanFamous Texas Writers and Some Not So Famous! 
April 6th and 7th at 1:30 pm.  April 8th at 4 pm.
Texas has produced a number of famous and successful   writers.  Perhaps the ones we know best are Katherine Anne Porter, Horton Foote, Patricia Highsmith, Larry McMurtry, and screenwriter Owen Wilson. There are certainly others equally as talented but not as famous. Texans love Frank Dobie’s work; Philip Atlee, born in Ft. Worth, wrote detective novels but his best work was “The Inheritors;” the glorious storyteller Ben K. Green, DVM, who tried to hide the fact that he had spent time in Huntsville, and finally Dillon Anderson, a successful Houston corporate attorney who wrote “I and Claudie.”

childrenChildren’s Literature for Adults 
June 1st and 2nd at 1:30 pm. June 3rd at 4 pm.
Life has become far too complex these days. It is time to revisit some old friends.  Remember Wilbur and Charlotte in “Charlotte’s Web”? And who wouldn’t like to spend time with Eloise as she wanders through the Plaza Hotel. Have you read any of these unforgettable books for children intended for adults? “Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults” by Shel Silverstein, “All My Friends are Dead” by Avery Monsen and Jory John or “Darth Vader and Son” by Jeffrey Brown? Join us for a story hour you won’t soon forget.

tennesseeMr. Williams and Miss Wood  by Max  Wilk 
September 14th and 15th at 1:30pm. Sept. 16th at 4 pm.
Gene Raye Price and John S. Davies bring to life a script based on the correspondence and memoirs of literary agent, Audrey Wood. Miss Wood represented American playwrights including William Inge, Arthur Kopit, Preston Jones and Tennessee Williams, the most famous of her clients. The relationship between a literary agent and a writer is a complex one and Miss Wood writes with great understanding about her thirty year relationship with her brilliant but troubled client, Tennessee Williams.