Tables of Content

An Evening of Dinner and Conversation

The Tables of Content dinner features round tables of engaging discussion with fascinating table hosts on a variety of topics. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception showcasing 10 featured authors from the Dallas Literary Festival. Proceeds from this event benefit the Friends annual Grants Program.

2022 Tables of Content

March 19, 2022 6-9 pm

Fondren Library Centennial Reading Room

Honoring 2022 Literati Award recipient Adrian Miller, culinary historian and author 

Literati Award

The Literati Award honors an individual who uses 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.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Best Seller $10,000

  • Six tickets to Tables of Content with first choice of table host
  • Recognition as Best Seller sponsor of the Tables of Content Dinner on all event-related printed materials, including signage and program
  • Preferred seating near the stage at the event
  • Recognition from the podium at Tables of Content
  • Recognition in the Tables of Content printed program
  • One-year membership in the Friends of the SMU Libraries

Bibliophile $5,000

  • Six tickets to the Tables of Content Dinner with preferential host choice
  • Recognition from the podium at Tables of Content
  • Recognition in the Tables of Content printed program

Book Collector $2,500

  • Six tickets to the Tables of Content Dinner with preferential host choice
  • Recognition in the Tables of Content printed program

Bookworm $1,000

  • Two tickets to the Tables of Content Dinner

Individual Ticket $150

  • One ticket to the Tables of Content Dinner