Date: Venue:
2012 Trinity Star Arts Council Event
Untold Stories From the Waco State Home
(From the book, We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home)

Presentation by author Sherry Matthews, readings by alumni and local actors directed by George Boyd, documentary film by Henry Corra, reception, and book signing. Free admission. Teague High School Theater, 420 Loop 255, Teague, Texas. For information, call (903) 388-4765 or email
2011 Texas Book Festival
(Panel, Texas State Capitol, Austin)
The State of Our Children: Texas as a Parent
with Sherry Matthews and William S. Bush
(Texas State Capitol, Capitol Extension Room E2.014)
2011 OHA Annual Meeting
Roundtable: We Were Not Orphans: Stories of Trauma and Triumph from Alumni of a State Home for Children, 1924-1976
2011 Barnes & Noble Arboretum
(Public book signing, Austin)
2011 Waco State Home Ex-student Reunion
(Presentation, Waco, TX)
2011 Metropolitan Breakfast Club
(Presentation, Austin)
2011 McGovern Lecture: "Social Marketing: Its Link to Social Justice"
Texas Union - Quadrangle Room on The University of Texas at Austin campus
2011 The Second Annual Texas Observer Writers' Festival
(Memory and Trauma panel with Sherry from 4:05 - 4:45p, Pine Street Station, 1011 E 5th St., Austin, TX)
2011 BookPeople (Public book signing, Austin, TX)
2011 Barnes & Noble (Public book signing, Waco, TX)
2011 Baylor University
Presentation, Bennett Auditorium
Reception and book signing to follow,
The Texas Collection (Carroll Library)