Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Meet the Author/Artist

Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday July 13th 2019   10 AM -12 PM
              Book signing and discussion with author, Judith Garrett Segura   

What Life Is, her collection of poetry, is a bold new product. It is the embodiment of more than thirty years of thinking and writing about the nature of the human experience. Autobiographical, both by design and necessity, it specifically explores the nature of her experience in detail.

Poetry has the power to surprise us with knowledge, even understanding, of ourselves. In the expression of the joys and disappointments of a single life, the universality of human experience shines within What Life Is.

Judith Garrett Segura is a writer and visual artist who has dedicated her creative life to what she calls The Great Project, a multidisciplinary effort to treat all things of the mind and the aesthetic senses with perfect seriousness, to be true to one's own responses and thoughts, and to be no one but oneself. She retired as president and trustee of The Belo Foundation at the end of 2004, after a 24-year career at A. H. Belo Corporation, publisher of The Dallas Morning News. While at Belo, she also served as company historian, and she was curator of the company’s 300-piece collection of art by Texas artists. 

Her poetry was published in New Texas 93 by the Center for Texas Studies; one of her poems was selected for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit “Poetry in Motion” project in 2001; and she recorded one CD of her poetry titled “Ross & Pearl: Poems of Love & Loss” in 2001. She published a collection of her poetry titled What Life Is in 2015, featuring one of her paintings on the cover. Texas Monthly Press published her first non-fiction book, The Reptiles and Amphibians of Texas in 1987, and a second, Guide to Dallas, in1992.  In recent years, she has contributed to Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas with essays published in 2007, 2009 and 2018.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Fine Arts from Texas A&I, now Texas A&M University at Kingsville; a Master of Arts in English and Art History from the University of North Texas; and a Master of Fine Arts in painting and photography, also from the University of North Texas School of Visual Arts.

This event is free and open to the public.
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