The Friends of the SMU Libraries presents Jami Attenberg: Saint Mazie

Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg Photo by Michael Sharkey

Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It's the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty - even when Prohibition kicks in - and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.

Inspired by the life of a woman who was profiled in Joseph Mitchell's classic Up in the Old Hotel, Saint Mazie is infused with Jami Attenberg's signature wit, bravery, and heart. Mazie's rise to "sainthood" and her irrepressible spirit is unforgettable.

The 11 am author reception, by reservation only, is $30 and incudes a copy of the book. The 11:30 am author presentation is free and open to the public. A light buffet lunch will be served. For more information and reservations, call 214-768-3225 or go to

Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Event Details


11.2.15 | 11:00 am


SMU Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer St.
Dallas, TX 75205


Ticket Info

Admission is free; reception is $30.