Lester Brown

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 7:30
Wortham Center, Cullen Theater

National Book Launch

Breaking New Ground by Lester Brown"One of the world’s most influential thinkers,” said the Washington Post. “The guru of the environmental movement,” said The Telegraph of Calcutta. The Library of Congress requested his papers, saying his writings “have strongly affected thinking about…world population and resources.” After publishing over 50 books, Lester Brown now releases his autobiography, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, an inspirational memoir tracing his life as the son of a sharecropper to one who dines with heads of state. A pioneer in providing models for sustainable economies, Lester Brown founded the first institute devoted to analyzing environmental issues on a global basis, Worldwatch Institute, and later, Earth Policy Institute. He’s the winner of a MacArthur “genius” Award and the United Nation’s Environmental Prize. He has brought to the fore such issues as climate change, overpopulation, women’s education, lagging agricultural productivity, and the global economy, using impeccable research while proposing pragmatic, employable solutions. He will sign books and greet fans at the end of the evening.

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Program starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center, Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Avenue. Parking is available underground at the Wortham, entrances on Texas Avenue or Prairie Street.

For a map and directions or more information about parking, please visit the Wortham Center website.

Private patron reception with the speaker is at 6:15 p.m. in the green room for those purchasing $79 tickets and for Forum donors of $1,000 or more within the past 12 months.

The speaker leaves the green room reception at 6:45. As a courtesy to everyone in the receiving line, there is no book signing, autographing, or photography.

The speaker will sign books and welcome photographs in the grand foyer at the end of the evening. Books will be on sale throughout the evening by Blue Willow Bookshop.

Early light supper available when doors open at Prairie Street lobby bar. Includes sandwiches, fruit, cheese plates, and desserts.

Full bar service at all locations when doors open.

Ticket prices are $19, $29, $39, $49, and $59. Besides regular tickets, a limited number of patron seats are available at $79 and include private patron reception with the speaker at 6:15 and center-front seating.

Discounts of 10% are available off all regular price levels except $79 patron level for students; educators including teachers and administrators at all levels; seniors 65 and older; and groups of 10 or more; valid ID required at the door.

Box office services are available at the door on event night. Tickets will be available at the door if the event is not sold out. In case of a sellout, there is no waiting list. Prior to event night, there are no tickets sold at the Wortham box office or any other physical box office. Tickets are sold only through this website, our email blasts, and by phone at 832-251-0706 any day 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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For the hearing impaired, free headsets are available from the ushers