The 2018 Gulf Coast Gala

Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30pm

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

Gala Chairs:
Carolyn Roch Henneman & Matt Henneman

Guest Speaker: Justin Cronin

In 2010, Justin Cronin's The Passage was a phenomenon. The unforgettable tale that critics and readers compared to the novels of Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, and Margaret Atwood became a runaway bestseller and enchanted readers around the globe. It spent 3 months on The New York Times bestseller list. It was featured on more than a dozen "Best of the Year" lists, including Time's "Top 10 Fiction of 2010," NPR's "Year's Most Transporting Books," and Esquire's "Best & Brightest of 2010." It was a #1 Indie Next Selection. It sold in over 40 countries and became a bestseller in many of them. Stephen King called The Passage "enthralling... read this book and the ordinary world disappears." PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Justin Cronin concluded his epic trilogy in 2016 with The City of Mirrors. For the last time, Amy—the Girl from Nowhere, who lived a thousand years—will join her friends and face down the demons that threaten the last of humanity. Justin Cronin is also the author of Mary and O'Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writer's Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Purchase a Table or Reserve a Ticket

Tickets include dinner, a copy of the latest issue of Gulf Coast, and the opportunity to participate in the Gulf Coast silent auction. Tables seat ten.

Instructions: Select the option to purchase a ticket or reserve a table below, which will highlight the chosen selection, revealing a drop-down menu for donation levels and a form for guest name(s).

Clicking the "Submit" button will open a new tab to a PayPal checkout page, allowing you to pay with a Credit Card or PayPal account.

Purchase TicketsReserve a Table

Names of Guests

Names of Guests

Other Ways to Contribute

 If you are unable to attend the gala, please consider pledging a donation to Gulf Coast, an organization committed to the vibrancy of the visual and literary arts. Donations to Gulf Coast, a registered 501(c)3 organization, are tax deductible. Your support of the journal makes possible our goal to publish the best contemporary writing and visual art, as well as our organization's many other initiatives, including the Gulf Coast Reading Series and the Gulf Coast Indie Book Fest, a national event that celebrates authors, editors, booksellers, and book lovers!


Call (713) 743-3223 or e-mail