Writers Series Continues with Reid

Posted: March 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As part of the Visiting Writers Series, nonfiction writer Jan Reid will read from his work tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 116. In three decades of writing about Texas, Reid has reported topics and perspectives that are unsentimental and often unexpected: stories of cops on the beat, Mexican jailbreaks, counterculture country musicians, an old-time liberal Texas politician, and cows in the corn at J. Frank Dobie’s Paisano Ranch.

Reid, who lives in Austin, has written for GQ, Esquire, and Men’s Journal and for many years has been a contributing editor for Texas Monthly. He has won NEA and Dobie-Paisano fellowships and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. Reid’s books include The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock; Deerinwater: A Novel; Close Calls: Jan Reid’s Texas; and the forthcoming The Bullet Meant for Me: A Memoir.

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