Laura Bush Celebrates America's Authors
DAR Constitution Hall 
Friday, January 19, 2001 
10:00 a.m. 

Video Intro of Laura Bush 

President-elect Bush introduces Laura Bush

Laura Bush opening remarks

Laura Bush introduces historian Stephen Ambrose

Stephen Ambrose reads

Laura Bush introduces mystery writers Mary Higgins Clark and daughter Carol Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark read

Laura Bush introduces essayist Stanley Crouch

Stanley Crouch reads

Laura Bush introduces novelist Steven Harrigan

Steven Harrigan reads

Laura Bush closing remarks

Note: After the event Laura Bush and children's author Angela Shelf-Medearis visited Seaton Elementary School at 1503 10th Street in Northwest Washington, DC, while thirteen other children's authors visited additional District schools.  

Laura Bush is a former teacher and librarian.  This event is similar to one she did the day before her husband was first sworn in as Texas governor; she hosted seven Texas authors who read from their books at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center.  Also, in 1996 Mrs. Bush helped organize the Texas Book Festival, which has become an annual fundraiser for Texas public libraries.

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