Austin Founder Lions Club

"Scalpings, Ghosts, and Dreams." by writer Jeffrey Kerr

  • 13 Sep 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Bldg, 400 W 15th St, 3rd floor


  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.

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"Scalpings, Ghosts, and Dreams."  
by Jeffrey Kerr
introduction by Lion Mac Ragsdale

Writer Jeffrey Kerr will present us with one of the stories from his book The Republic of Austin. The chapter is entitled "Scalpings Ghosts, and Dreams"


Jeffrey KerrSpeakers Bio: Jeffrey Kerr entered Rice University in 1975 with little clue about what to do with his life. Vague plans of becoming a writer and historian soon gave way to more practical considerations and in 1984 Kerr earned his medical degree from Texas A&M University.
After a residency at Wake Forest University, he moved back Texas to establish a successful pediatric neurology practice in Austin. Not long thereafter, Kerr discovered the extensive photograph collection at the Austin History Center.
With a renewed passion for exploring the past, he spent the next 18 months researching, writing, and publishing his successful first book, Austin, Texas-Then and Now, which became a 2005 non-fiction finalist for the Writers League of Texas Violet Crown Award. He next tackled the fascinating story of Austin's founding in Seat of Empire, currently being prepared for publication by Texas Tech Press. The Republic of Austin, Kerr's third work, appeared via Waterloo Press in October 2010 and is now in its second printing.
Kerr lives in Austin with Sharon, his wife of over 30 years. The couple is quite proud of its two children, a son at the University of Texas and a daughter at Texas Christian University.


Featured Lunch Menu: Meat and vegetable dish (TBA); mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Please register by noon on Wednesday

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