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Chez Zee Author-Speaker Series Fall-Winter 2017

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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Drive

Austin, TX 78731

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Chez Zee Author-Speaker series, featuring celebrated authors and speakers, is co-hosted by Cari Clark, avid reader, and Sharon Watkins, book and library cheerleader.

The venue for these events is The Gallery, Chez Zee American Bistro, 5406 Balcones Dr. Austin TX 78731.

The event admission includes appetizers, dessert bites, tea, coffee, and cash bar. You're welcome to make dinner reservations at Chez Zee before or after the event.



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*To avoid waiting in line to pay for your wine, you may pre-purchase your drinks along with your ticket.

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*The November 7th event is being sponsored by Cari Clark and tickets will only be $5.00! Please select the $5 ticket option to avail of this offer.

All events are 6:15 pm to 8 pm. For questions, please email taruna@chezzee.com or call 512.454.2666.

Season Schedule:

Tuesday Sept 26th 2017
Donna Marie Miller
, discussing her book The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk. With special guest James White, owner of The Broken Spoke.

Wednesday Oct 18th 2017
Kristin Schell,
discussing her book The Turquoise Table

Tuesday Nov 7th 2017
Annette McGivney
, discussing her new book Pure Land.

Wednesday Nov 29th 2017
Babette Hughes, discussing her book The Secret of Happiness

Sneak preview 2018 Winter/Spring events:

Tuesday January 16th 2018
S.C. Gwynne
, author of Empire of the Summer Moon, The Perfect Pass and Rebel Yell

Tuesday February 6th 2018
Kate Winkler Dawson, author of Death in the Air

Upcoming Event: Tuesday Sept 26th 2017

Donna Marie Miller, discussing her book The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk. With special guest James White, owner of The Broken Spoke.
Published April 2017 by Texas A&M University Press.

Author Donna Marie will be accompanied at the event by Broken Spoke's proprietor, James White. Mr. White tells fascinating true stories about booking celebrities such as Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, George Strait, and Dolly Parton at the Broken Spoke. They will also be accomanied by Musician Ben Stafford Rodgers who will perform a few songs. Ben is a wonderful singer of classic country songs by Gene Autry and Jimmie Rodgers. Mr. White usually opens and closes the reading by joining Ben in song.

DONNA MARIE MILLER is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer living in Austin. Her work has appeared in the Alternate Root, Americana Rhythm, Austin Food, Austin Fusion, Austin Monthly, Creative Screenwriting, Elmore, Fiddler, and Texas Highways magazines.

JAMES AND ANNETTA WHITE opened the Broken Spoke in 1964, then a mile south of the Austin city limits, under a massive live oak, and beside what would eventually become South Lamar Boulevard. White built the place himself, beginning construction on the day he received his honorable discharge from the US Army. For more than fifty years, the Broken Spoke has served up, in the words of White’s well-worn opening speech, “. . . cold beer, good whiskey, the best chicken fried steak in town . . . and good country music.” Famous performers have graced the Broken Spoke stage beginning with Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, Kitty Wells, Dolly Parton, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Gary P. Nunn, Jerry Jeff Walker and Alvin Crow. Most recently Garth Brooks visited the Broken Spoke during SXSW and performed a 45-minute set solo on stage with just his guitar. You never know who might show up to play at the Broken Spoke.

BEN STAFFORD RODGERS is an around cowboy singer/actor. He has been roping and performing all over the American Southwest for the last several years, in both the music and film business. He plays guitar and sings some classic country songs made popular by the singing cowboys of the 1960s.

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