A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium & Luncheon 2020
Live Virtual Event featuring James Farmer and Lisa Fine
Streaming from The DeGolyer House Library at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Suzanne Millet, Chair; Diane Sealy, Honorary Chair; Kay Weeks,  President of WCDABG
Suzanne Millet, Chair; Diane Sealy, Honorary Chair; Kay Weeks, President of WCDABG
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James Farmer is a Southern author, interior designer and speaker who is truly a fresh voice for all generations.  His natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room, and his dynamic ability to capture the hearts and attention of an audience is one of his strongest talents.
James is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling books:  A Time to Plant; Sip & Savor; Porch Living; Wreaths for All Seasons; A Time to Cook; Dinner on the Grounds; A Time to Celebrate, and A Place to Call Home, his first interior design book which features eleven homes from Sea Island to Atlanta to St. Louis. In addition, his work has been recognized on national broadcast networks and published in various magazines including: Southern Living, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Home, and FLOWER.
Arriving Home – A Gracious Southern Welcome, his newest interior design book, will be released in the Fall of 2020 by Gibbs Smith and featured at A Writer’s Garden.

Mississippi-born textile guru Lisa Fine is the founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, which specializes in hand printed linens that are sold in sixteen showrooms worldwide.  With a southern drawl and a truly adventurous spirit, Fine splits her time between New York and Dallas with frequent trips to Paris and India.  Over twenty years ago at a camel festival in Jaisalmer, Fine fell in love with India.  The colors, the patterns, the Mughal palaces and gardens were her original inspirations for Lisa Fine Textiles.  Since then Fine’s far reaching travels have continues to influence her collection, where exotic and traditional prints in vibrant and romantic colors feel both worldly and timeless.
Fine’s work has appeared in Departures, Elle Décor, House & Garden UK, House Beautiful, The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, The World of Interiors and Vogue.  Prior to designing textiles, Fine worked as a contributing editor for Elle Décor and House Beautiful.  She is currently a contributing editor for Town & Country.  Her book, Near & Far:  Interiors I Love, was published in October 2019 by Vendome.