John O’Neill   Thursday, April 12   5 – 7 PM

The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search

A Texas oilman. A brilliant female archaeologist. An unknown world underneath the Vatican. In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades -  a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible, sometimes shocking, story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told until now. The Fisherman's Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds.


Crownsolor   Saturday, April 14    3 – 5 PM

My King Looks Like Me

Alexa has always battled her feelings with the opposite sex. She has always done what her family wants her to do – including an engineering degree from HBCU (Historically Black College University), and even her engagement to her boyfriend of 5 years, Malik. But something has always been missing. Until she meets, Catalaya, a new intern that transferred from Seattle. Over the next few months, Alexa can't seem to shake her feelings towards Catalaya so they agree to start an “informal” relationship. Alexa loves every moment of it and totally forgets about her upcoming wedding with Malik.  Stuck between what her heart wants to do and what society tells her to do, Alexa has a tough decision to make. Whose heart will be broken? Will Alexa's King be Malik or Catalaya?


Lakesha C. Bradford    Saturday, April 21    3 – 5 PM

In Case You Forgot: Reminders That God Is...  

In Case You Forgot is a book of devotionals and personal testimonies whose sole purpose is to encourage you and remind you that God, simply put, IS. We're human, and sometimes we forget that “if we cast our cares upon Him, He will take care of us (Psalm 55:22)”.  It is Bradford’s prayer that as you read through this book, you will remember all that He IS, has been, and ever will be, in your life.


Paul & Christiane Galvani    Wednesday, April 25    5 – 7 PM

Lost Restaurants of Houston

With more than fourteen thousand eating establishments covering seventy different ethnic cuisines, Houston is a foodie town. But even in a place where eating out is a way of life and restaurants come and go, there were some iconic spots that earned a special place in the hearts and stomachs of locals. Maxim's taught overnight millionaires how to handle meals that came with three forks. The Trader Vic's at the Shamrock offered dedicated homebodies a chance for the exotic, and Sonny Look's Sirloin Inn maintained the reputation of a city of steakhouses. From Alfred's Delicatessen to Youngblood's Fried Chicken, Paul and Christiane Galvani celebrate the stories and recipes of Houston's fondly remembered tastemakers.


D.F. Brown    Saturday, April 28    3 – 5 PM

Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag

“War is chaos. Combat is an incoherent jumble of grunts and screams and shards and fragments and flashes and fears. It is not linear, it does not make sense, and its aftermath leaves no solid line between what was and what is. Yet poets for centuries have tried to impose order on what is simply not orderly. This is the great—and truly unique—achievement of D.F. Brown: his poems are disorderly. They are jagged, jarring, disturbing, unsettling. They begin in the middle and end nowhere. They confound time and geography. They are haunting, baffling, troubling. You want to know what war is like? Immerse yourself in these poems. They are brilliant.”            

-W.D. Ehrhart, Editor Carrying the Darkness: The Poetry of the Vietnam War