Former First Lady Laura Bush (’68) will discuss her new memoir, Spoken From the Heart, at 7:30 p.m. May 7 in SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium.
An Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade, Mrs. Bush hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006. She partnered with the Library of Congress in 2001 to launch the first ever National Book Festival and was a founder of the Texas Book Festival in 1995.
She and former President George W. Bush received the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies in April 2010. She holds a B.S. degree in education from SMU and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas.