WHAT: Engage@ArenaStage Panel Series. Guest panelists ranging from friends and colleagues of Molly Ivins’ to prominent journalists, authors and artists will join in conversation.

WHEN: Following the Sunday matinees of Red Hot Patriot (approximately 3:15 p.m.) on September 9, 16, 23 and 30; and October 7.

COST: Panels are free and open to the public.

Sept. 9: From the Front Page to the Stage: The Creation of Red Hot Patriot Former Houston Chronicle columnist Cragg Hines sits down with playwright Margaret Engel for an insider’s look into the inspiration behind Red Hot Patriot.

Sept. 16: She Can’t Say That, Can She?: Women in Journalism  Author and former Washington Post reporter Myra MacPherson recounts her professional journey of breaking into the old boy’s club with friend and colleague Molly Ivins.

Sept. 23: The Lone Star State Lady  Hear from friends, colleagues and fellow Texans on how the Lone Star State impacted Ivins personally and influenced her professionally.

Sept. 30: Curating the News  Shelby Coffey III shares his experience with educating the public about the value of a free press in a free society and memorializing the stories of the world’s important events in unique and engaging ways.

Oct. 7: Up Close and Personal: Molly Ivins’ Life and Legacy  Join Molly Ivins’ “Chief of Stuff” Betsy Moon in an intimate conversation about Molly’s personality, career and her continued influence on journalists today.

Reminder: Southwest Night for Red Hot Patriot is September 4 at 7:30.

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