Shelby Van Pelt, author of the 2023 Richardson Reads One Book (RROB) selection, “Remarkably Bright Creatures,” will be in Richardson later this month for an evening lecture and mid-week luncheon to discuss the debut novel as well as her life and career as a writer. Tickets for the luncheon went on sale earlier this month; free tickets for the lecture will be available starting Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Huffhines and Heights Recreation Centers and the Senior Center.  


  • Lecture 
    First United Methodist Church, 503 N. Central Expwy. 
    Tickets: Free (available at Heights and Huffhines Rec. Centers and the Senior Center beginning Sept. 5 during regular business hours, while supplies last) 
    Tuesday, Sept. 26 
    7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) 
    Van Pelt will speak about “Remarkably Bright Creatures” and answer questions from the audience. 
  • Luncheon 
    UT Dallas Davidson Gundy Alumni Center, 800 W. Campbell Rd. 
    Tickets: $30, includes lunch and parking (register here by Sept. 13) 
    Wednesday, Sept. 27 
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.13) 
    Wednesday, Sept. 27 
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
    A special luncheon and conversation with Van Pelt, who will be interviewed by RROB Vice President Laurie Garvie. Following the interview, Van Pelt will answer questions from attendees and will be available to sign books.