Category: Events

Nick Kotz at Washington Hebrew Congregation Prime Timers Luncheon

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On Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Prime Timers Luncheon,  Nick Kotz will discuss his latest book, The Harness Makers Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas and talk about how to research and write your own family’s story.

To attend, send a check payable to WHC Prime Timers ($12 for Prime Timers, $15 for all others) to Sandra Grant, 4940 Sentinel Drive, #202, Bethesda, MD 20816.

For more information, go to http://www.whctemple.org/groups-and-activities/adult-groups/seniors 

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Voices of the West: Nick Kotz

bg-logo2Voices of the West: Nick Kotz
Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30pm
Jack Guenther Pavilion

Join us as we illuminate unique perspectives on the history and future of the American West. All lectures held at the Jack Guenther Pavilion on the Briscoe Campus.

Nick Kotz was born in Texas during the Great Depression. He grew up in San Antonio, living with his maternal grandparents—Nathan and Anna Kallison—until he and his mother Tibe Kallison Lasser moved to Washington, DC in 1946 when she married noted physician Dr. Jacob Kotz.

As a reporter for the Washington Post and the Des Moines Register, and in six pathbreaking books, Nick Kotz won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the National Magazine Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and eight other renowned prizes. Among his works are exposés of government corruption and studies of national defense, civil rights, social justice, and labor unions. His most recent book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, received a 2015 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Award. The Texas Institute of Letters named it a finalist for their Carr P. Collins Award for Non-fiction.

Tickets are $10; Briscoe Partners and UTSA University Members are FREE. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Member here.

Follow Nick Kotz on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HarnessMakersDream) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/@Nick_Kotz)

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Nick Kotz to Appear on Alabama Public Television Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement.

PROJECT-C-LOGONovember 13, 11:00 AM & 1 PM EST
Nick Kotz
will appear on Alabama Public Television’s: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement.

About Project C
Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement is a three-year series of electronic field trips taking place throughout the civil rights fiftieth anniversary years of 2013-2015. Project C will focus on the role of citizenship in a democracy through the study of historical events and examine the past to teach the importance of civic engagement in support of a humane, civil and just society.
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More Project C information (PDF)

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Texas Events

texas-flagFor our friends in The Lone Star State, here are Nick Kotz’s upcoming events:

October 29: Congregation Beth Israel (7pm);  5600 N Braeswood Blvd; Houston, TX.

October 30: Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research (10:30am); Carriage House at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research; 5300 Caroline St; Houston, TX  77004.

November 20: Dallas Jewish Historical Society/Dallas JCC (7pm): Aaron Family JCC of Dallas; 7900 Northaven Rd;  Dallas, Texas 75230.

December 3: Downtown Rotary Club (noon); Bright Shawl restaurant; 819 Augusta St; San Antonio, TX 78215.

December 5: The Alamo Research Center (formerly Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library)(2pm); Alamo Hall in the Alamo Complex; 300 Alamo Plaza; San Antonio, TX 78295-1401.

Save the Date! Nick Kotz at DCJCC Literary Festival

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Nick Kotz
author of
The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas
will speak at the
Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival
Friday, October 24, 2014
Presentation:  12:00-12:45 pm
    Q&A: 2:45-1:00 pm
              Book signing: 1:00-1:30 pm
(Bring a bag lunch!)
Washington DC JCC
1529 16th Street NW

Nick KotzFormer Washington Post reporter, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of six path breaking books with subjects ranging from labor unions to civil rights and national defense to ancestral narrative, Nick Kotz will talk about American Family Histories: Lost, Forgotten and Found. Find out how he uncovered secrets in his family’s past and why there has never been a better time to research your own roots.

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Nick Kotz at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Houston TX

claytonNick Kotz will be speaking at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston, Texas.  Tonight October 30th from 10:30AM to noon. Hope to see you there!

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline St. 
Houston, TX 77004
832-393-2600

More information – library homepage

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2014 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL: AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORIES: LOST, FORGOTTEN, FOUND

Nick Kotz at 2014 National Book Festival August 30, 2014 Book Discussion on The Harness Maker’s Dream Nick Kotz talked about his book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas. Nick Kotz spoke in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 14th annual National Book Festival, which was held August 30,2014, by the Library of Congress at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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