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DCCCD Presents Two Authors at DMA - February 2012

photo of Richard Mason
Author Amor Towles

For immediate release — Feb. 14, 2012

(DALLAS) — Book it to the Dallas Museum of Art on Friday, Feb. 17, to hear two authors discuss their books during a program presented by the Dallas County Community College District. The evening event, at 7 p.m. in Horchow Auditorium at the DMA, offers tickets for students at $5; seniors age 65 and over or military personnel at $7; $10 for adults; and children under 12, free. Register for tickets online at

DCCCD, a community partner in 2012 for the 21st season of DMA’s Arts & Letters Live program, is sponsoring the Friday event featuring South African-born writer Richard Mason and longtime New Yorker Amor Towles.

Mason published his first book, “The Drowning People,” while he was a student at New College Oxford; his highly acclaimed debut effort sold 5 million copies worldwide. His fourth novel, “History of a Pleasure Seeker,” is set during the height of Europe's Bell Epoque in Amsterdam; the story focuses on Piet Barol, a handsome young man in his 20s who secures a position as a tutor in a prominent household and enters the world of glamour and temptation.