Fall 1998 & Spring 2017

Stephen Harrigan


Stephen Harrigan is a novelist, journalist, historian and screenwriter. His books include the novels The Gates of the Alamo, Remember Ben Clayton, and A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, and the forthcoming Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas.

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“When I was growing up in Corpus Christi in the 1960’s, the idea of meeting a real author seemed like a distant prospect. Had the Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series existed then, it would have made my dream of becoming a writer myself someday tantalizingly real. I can only guess at the impact this wonderful institution has had on generations of young people since, and being asked to come home and participate in the series myself was a deeply rewarding honor.”
—Stephen Harrigan

For a full list of authors who have been our guests, see Past Readings.


Past Readings