Long Center Presents

An Evening with Pete Souza

Oct 28

Pete Souza | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Event Details

  • Sun, Oct. 28
    6:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



The Long Center and Texas Book Festival present an evening with Pete Souza, Sunday, October 28 in Dell Hall.

Pete Souza, President Obama’s chief official White House photographer and #1 New York Times bestselling author, is closing the 2018 Texas Book Festival with a special appearance at the Long Center. Celebrating the release of his new book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, each ticket includes one copy of the book with a signed book plate and admits one person to the event.

An Evening With Pete Souza, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions—with Souza’s unforgettable images of President Obama delivering new power and meaning when framed by tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. When Souza left the White House in 2017, he didn’t know what it meant to “throw shade”—but soon learned he was doing it, by posting photographs of Instagram from the Obama years along with captions that vividly define the contrast between the Obama and Trump administrations.


With a vision to inspire Texans of all ages to love reading, the Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. The 2018 Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place October 27 – 28. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors, and 1,000 volunteers, the Festival remains free and open to the public. Visit www.texasbookfestival.org for more information, and join the conversation using the hashtag #txbookfest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @texasbookfest.

  • There will be an ASL interpreter present at this event.
  • Official page for Pete Souza.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.