Writer-artist to present illustrated Coffee Talks program on Colorado River

MARGIE CRISP

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE

BURNET — Writer-artist Margie Crisp will talk about the past and present of the Colorado River during a free Coffee Talks program Nov. 14 at the Herman Brown Free Library.

The program is 2 p.m. with refreshments served at 1:30 p.m. at the library, 101 E. Washington. Early arrival is advised.

Crisp traveled the length of the Colorado as she prepared her book “River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado,” which tells the story of the river through striking art and words, according to a library news release. Her illustrated presentation will share what she learned with a special emphasis on the Burnet area. She will talk about the history of the river, its natural life and the people who live with it and influence its future.

The artist’s lithographs, hand-colored linocuts, drawings and paintings are held in collections across Texas, the United States and Mexico, according to the release. Along with her projected images, some of her river-related art will be displayed at the presentation for viewing and purchase.

Upcoming speakers in the lecture series include singer-songwriters W.C. Jameson and Mike Blakely for a musical Christmas program and Darryl Debo on Burnet’s history in January.