Erin Morgenstern is the author of the New York Times bestselling and Alex Award-winning The Night Circus. In her new novel The Starless Sea, Morgenstern creates a magical, timeless, and wholly original love story set in a secret underground world. Now, hear from the author herself during DMA Arts & Letters Live: Erin Morgenstern at the Dallas Museum of Art on Tuesday, January 14th.
The Starless Sea follows the story of Zachary Ezra Rawlins, a graduate student in Vermont who discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood.
Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library. Zachary travels this magical world, discovering his purpose, in both the mysterious book and in his own life. The Starless Sea contains Morgenstern’s literary hallmarks of magic, mystery, and inimitable imagination.
“Comparisons to the likes of Tolkien, Carroll, and C. S. Lewis abound. The Starless Sea poses big questions about stories—the ones we read, the ones we live, and the ones we tell ourselves. And at the heart of her work lies the themes that have provoked those comparisons: redemption, sacrifice, date, time.” —Entertainment Weekly
Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming—combining literature with visual arts, music, and film—and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets, inspired by works of art in the Museum's collection and special exhibitions. The series is celebrating its 29th season in 2020.
Admission is $40.00 for non-members, $30.00 for members and educators, and $20.00 for students. This event begins at 7:30 p.m., but attendees may arrive one hour early to explore art that resonates with themes and symbols in Morgenstern's novel on a pre-event tour led by Lillie Burrow. For more information, please contact the Dallas Museum of Art by calling (214) 922-1200.
If you feel like escaping Ashford Apartments in Carrollton, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201