Texas Artist Series: Sarah Bird


November 14, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Experience the rich diversity of Texas's cultural heritage. From world-renowned concert pianists to award-winning authors, cutting-edge filmmakers to dance troupes, this series explores the arts.

Program Details

Join Sarah Bird in conversation with Michael Hurd on her new book Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen. The novel is based on the real historical figure, Cathy Williams, a formerly enslaved person and the only woman to ever serve with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

Hear about the book, the research that went into writing this story and Sarah Bird's ties to Texas and her own relationship to state's history. 

Educators: To receive CPE credit, email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

About the Presenters

Sarah Bird is the author of ten novels. Her latest, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, is a tribute to Cathy/Cathay Williams, the only woman to serve with the fabled Buffalo Soldiers. It will be released as a lead title on Sept. 4, 2018 by St. Martin’s. Her previous novel, Above the East China Sea, was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award; was an ALEX Award nominee; winner of the Texas Philosophical Society Literary Award; a Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice; a Seattle Times Best Book of the Year; a Tucson Book Festival Great Books for Book Club selection; and a Marie Claire Best Summer Reads. Sarah was a B&N’s Discover Great Writers selection; a New York Public Libraries Books to Remember; a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship honoree; a two-time winner of the TIL’s Best Fiction award; and an Austin Libraries Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction winner. She was voted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame has been awarded the Texas Writer of the Year by the Texas Book Festival. In 2017, she won The Austin Chronicle’s Best Fiction Writer award for the sixth time and received the Texas Institute of Letters Lifetime Achievement Award.

Michael Hurd is Director for the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture at Prairie View A&M University. He is a freelance writer, historian and author of Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas.