The Harry Middleton Lectureship presents Elizabeth Crook

Sep 09, 2014

This year, we are honored to be joined by award-winning author Elizabeth Crook on Tuesday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium.  Crook will discuss her new novel Monday, Monday, based on the U.T. Tower shootings in August 1966. The book was a recent selection of the Mayor’s Book Club.

The Store at LBJ will host a signing of Monday, Monday in the upper Auditorium lobby from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. that evening.  Book sales will begin at 5:00 p.m.  Copies of Monday, Monday are also available in The Store at LBJ.  Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

About Elizabeth Crook:

Elizabeth Crook is the author of three previous novels. Her most recent, The Night Journal, won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America and a WILLA Literary Award from Women Writing the West. She has written for magazines and periodicals including Texas Monthly and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.  Her father, William Crook, served as national director of VISTA in the Johnson Administration, and went on to serve as Ambassador to Australia.

Tickets:  Seating is limited, and tickets are required for entry. 

PUBLIC:   Tickets are FREE and will be available to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the lobby of the LBJ Library (2313 Red River Street) beginning Wednesday, August 27.  Limit two per person. 

U.T. STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY:  FREE tickets will be available with a valid U.T. ID at the Student Activities Center (SAC) ticket office located on the main floor, beginning Wednesday, August 27.

We will update this website when all tickets have been claimed.

About the Harry Middleton Lectureship:

Lady Bird Johnson established the Harry Middleton Lectureship in 1994 to honor the career, loyalty and legacy of Mr. Middleton, who served in the Johnson administration and as Director of the LBJ Library for 30 years.  The lectureship was designed to attract and enrich the learning experiences of U.T. students and the Austin community.  Speakers include former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Tom Brokaw, actor Bryan Cranston, playwright Robert Schenkkan, and playwright and film director David Mamet.  The lecture series is co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation.


The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking is available in the Library visitors’ lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5:00 p.m. Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space available basis.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River Street
Austin TX 78705

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