AMARILLO READS: The Worst Hard Time

AMARILLO READS Events for Fall 2012


Friday, September 7 – 6:30 PM – North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th

AMARILLO READS Autumn Kick Off – Woody Guthrie Musical Tribute Concert

A stellar lineup of local musicians performs their own arrangements of songs by the legendary musician/activist, including the Dust Bowl Ballads!  Featured musicians include Rick Todd, Eric Berg, René West, and Dean Yates and Mary Lyn Halley of Insufficient Funds.


Saturday, September 15 – 10 AM – East Branch Library – 2232 SE 27th

AMARILLO READS – Picturing History:  Photographs of the FSA

Amarillo College Professor Rene West discusses the Farm Security Administration’s mission to document the Dust Bowl.


Tuesday, September 18 – 6 PM – North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th


            John Ford’s award-winning adaptation of Steinbeck’s iconic novel


Thursday, September 27 – 12:15 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

AMARILLO READS – Downtown Lunchtime Book Club

                        The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

                        Join us for a good conversation about a great book!


Saturday, October 6 – 10 AM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

AMARILLO READS – Lessons of the Dust Bowl Panel Discussion

Experts discuss the history, climate and economics of the Dust Bowl. 

Moderated by KGNC Agri-Business Director, James Hunt


Thursday, October 11 – 7 PM – Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room

AMARILLO READS – Timothy Egan Lecture

Coffee and Book Signing to follow



All AMARILLO READS events are FREE & Open to the Public. 

For more information call 378-3051 or email