Originally Posted: June 6, 2019
The fifth annual Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas delivered an extravagant buffet of thought.
Ideas overflowed, like the flash floods caused by downpours during the festival’s final day on June 1. The talking points flitted from caring for the city’s elderly to Dallas’ cultural and racial diversity, to its need to be more welcoming, to its emerging status as a beacon of science and technology.
As a kind of dessert to the main course, the festival also treated us to a candid look at Dallas’ growing identity as a haven for people who write books.
Speakers ranged from poets and novelists to scientists and architects, who over five days pondered a range of topics, underscoring the theme “The Open City.” READ MORE