Literary Lubbock

Since 2003, Literary Lubbock has been a signature literary event for book lovers, authors, and readers all across the South Plains. Literary Lubbock is Texas Tech University Press’s annual fundraiser, with event proceeds benefiting the Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest, a book series named in honor of Texas Tech’s past president.

The Literary Lubbock program features recent and notable books published by the Texas Tech University Press. All books will be available for sale and signing.

Literary Lubbock is a must-attend event for all those interested in and supportive of literary culture.

Save the date

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

5:30–8:00 p.m.

McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center | 2521 17th St | Lubbock, Texas 

Tickets $65 each | Sponsorship tables available for $1000

Click here to buy tickets

Explore this year’s featured titles below.

100 Years, 100 Voices

Texas Tech University

Doodlebugs and Dowsers

A History of Unusual Ways to Search for Oil

Dan Plazak

Emmett J. Scott

Power Broker of the Tuskegee Machine

Maceo C. Dailey Jr., Will Guzmán, David H. Jackson Jr., David Levering Lewis, Elaine Brown

Hitler's Maladies and Their Impact on World War II

A Behavioral Neurologist's View

Tom Hutton, Ronald F. Pfeiffer

More Than Running Cattle

The Mallet Ranch of the South Plains

M. Scott Sosebee, Wyman Meinzer

The West Texas Power Plant That Saved the World

Energy, Capitalism, and Climate Change, Revised and Expanded Edition

Andy Bowman, Katharine Hayhoe

Literary Lubbock 2022 was made possible by our generous sponsors:

The Barrs, Beckers, Carlsons, and Monroes
Dr. Steven and Mrs. Shirley Berk
Mrs. Ann Cashell
College of Media & Communication
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Journalism & Creative Media Industries
Department of Mechanical Engineering Combustion Lab
Mr. Don Graf
JF Charitable Endowment
Llano Estacado Winery
Mrs. Sally Murray
Museum of Texas Tech University / Museum of TTU Association
National Ranching Heritage Center
Office of the Chancellor
Office of the CIO
Office of Institutional Diversity
Office of the President
Office of the Provost
Office of the Provost Outreach & Engagement
Mrs. Sally Post
School of Medicine, TTUHSC
Mrs. Gretchen Scott
Dr. Norman M. Shulman
Snyder Family Foundation
Texas Tech Alumni Association
University Libraries / Southwest Collection
Vista Bank

Literary Lubbock Steering Committee Members:

Gretchen Scott, Chair
Marie Meyers Brunjes
Ann Cashell
Donna Griffis
Kathleen Harris
Judith Keeling
Sally Murray