Nonfiction author Bill Bryson is an American, but hes lived in England so long, the Brits named him an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order (kinda sounds like something out of a Harry Potter book, doesnt it?). He wrote The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir about his growing up in Iowa during the 1950s, and Im a Stranger Here Myself, about his experiences returning to America after living abroad for 20 years. The two were considered bookends to Brysons well-lived, very interesting life so far. His latest title is a -biography of someone else who also spent a little time in England Shakespeare: The World As Stage. Hear him talk, with a hybrid American-English accent, about his books and writing career at todays edition of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Wortham Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprinthouston.org. $5.
Mon., April 20, 7:30 p.m., 2009