Joe Coomer: A Life in Letters

Lecture and Book Signing: April 18th, 6:00 pm

Join us Thursday, April 18th for a reception at 6pm in the Texana Room and a lecture and book signing at 6:30pm in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.

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Exhibition at DeGolyer Library

30th Anniversary Edition

The Decatur Road,
Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
Available April 18th

Acclaimed author Joe Coomer ’81 recently donated his literary archive — more than 20 boxes of materials – to the DeGolyer Library. The current exhibit draws on this wealth of material, from Coomer’s earliest undergraduate essays and exams to manuscripts of his most recent novels. Known for his graceful prose and memorable characters, Coomer has published 11 works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. “A Life in Letters” explores Coomer’s creative process through handwritten manuscripts, typed drafts, galley proofs, first editions, and translations. In conjunction with the exhibit, DeGolyer Library is republishing Coomer’s first novel, The Decatur Road, in a limited “thirtieth anniversary edition,” available April 18.
Joe Coomer Manuscript
Location: DeGolyer Library
Dates: March 21 – May 24, 2013
Time: 8:30 – 5:00 pm, M – F

This exhibit is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Pamalla Anderson at or 214-768-3231.

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