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Tables of Content


Tables of Content

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Darwin Payne

Featuring the presentation of the 7th Annual Literati Award to Darwin Payne ’68, SMU Centennial Historian and Professor Emeritus of Communications.

Honorary Chairs:Toni Barksdale Terry ’53 and Marshall Terry ’53, ‘54

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Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm, cocktail reception with Top 10 Haute Young Authors
7:15 pm, dinner with table hosts
Location: Fondren Centennial Reading Room (more information)


The evening celebrates the presentation of the Literati Award, honoring individuals who have used the written word to advance the ideals of creativity, conviction, innovation and scholarship and who have had a significant impact on culture and the community through their work.

The Tables of Content dinner features roundtables of engaging discussion with fascinating table hosts on a variety of topics.

Proceeds from this event benefit the annual Grants Program sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries which supports the purchase of books, periodicals, electronic resources and other much-needed equipment and materials for all of the SMU libraries.