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About Alyson Richman:
Alyson Richman is the USA Today bestselling and #1 international bestselling author of several historical novels including The Velvet Hours, The Garden of Letters, and The Lost Wife, which is currently in development for a major motion picture. Alyson graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in art history and Japanese studies. She herself is an accomplished painter and her novels combine her deep love of art, historical research, and travel. Alyson’s novels have been published in twenty-five languages and have reached the bestseller lists both in the United States and abroad. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel.
About Shaunna J. Edwards:
Shaunna J. Edwards has a BA in literature from Harvard College and a JD from NYU School of Law. A former corporate lawyer, she now works in diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a native Louisianian, raised in New Orleans, and currently lives in Harlem with her husband. The Thread Collectors is her first novel.

Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 - 4:30 PM at UTD

Join us for an afternoon filled with insightful discussions, thought-provoking ideas, and unforgettable stories.

On Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m. the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Harry W. Bass School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology welcome you to hear USA Today bestselling and #1 international bestselling author of historical novels, Alyson Richman, and corporate lawyer, turned diversity, equity and inclusion activist, Shaunna J. Edwards, in conversation with Dr. Yvette E. Pearson, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Dr. Nils Roemer, dean of the Bass School. The authors will discuss their endearing friendship, what they learned about each other and themselves while collaborating on The Thread Collectors, and the message of hope infused in their work.

The Sunday event will be hosted in the 1,200 seat ATEC Lecture Hall with convenient covered parking in Parking Structure 1. The program is open to UT Dallas students and employees as well as our community friends, neighbors, and partners. The event is free with advance registration.

Secure your spot in the signing line* by preordering either a hardback or paperback copy of The Thread Collectors from the University Bookstore by August 30! A reception will immediately follow the discussion, which will include the book signing, sweet treats, and more.

*Only books bought through the University Bookstore will be eligible for signing. A limited supply will be available for purchase at the event.