Friday, October 04, 2013

Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver

You're invited to a special event for Tom Lea Month on Thursday October 17, 2013 at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine!  There will be a speical presentation by Brandon Shuler of “ There’s Indians in Them There Hills: A Narrative in Illustrating Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver”

Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver was Lea’s and Dobie’s first collaborative work. The creative process forged a relationship that was far-reaching and lifelong. During the illustration process for Apache Gold, Lea and Dobie discovered their mutual interest in and love for the Southwest. Through much of their correspondence, from 1937 to 1939, Lea and Dobie discuss the stories and their creative processes behind each illustration.

By using excerpts from their letters, Brandon D. Shuler uncovers the unpublished stories behind the illustrations.

Brandon D. Shuler is a PhD candidate in Literature, Social Justice, and the Environment at Texas Tech University. He is currently editing the unpublished letters of Tom Lea and J. Frank Dobie, forthcoming this year from University of Texas Press. His first book, Glory of the Silver King, was a Texas Outdoors Writers Association 2012 Book of the Year. He has a collection of short stories forthcoming this year from Texas Review Press.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Museum of the Big Bend | Sul Ross State University | Alpine, TX

Meet the speaker from 6-6:45pm
Presentation begins at 7:00 pm

Mr. Shuler will have his books available for purchase and signing.
The event on our Texas Mountain Trail calendar, here.

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