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Bookish Texas • Events around the state, week of 3.8.2015

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Special Events

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10–July 6, 2015
  • Austin Book Fest, March 7
  • North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, March 7
  • Take 190 West, Killeen, March 7
  • STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, Austin, March 7 -8

 

Sunday, March 1

 

Austin

 

Dallas

 

El Paso

 

Houston

 

San Marcos

 

The Woodlands

 

 

Monday, March 2

 

Dallas

  • Half Price Books Mother Ship, Travel writer Matt Kepnes discusses and signs Nomadic Matt’s America on $50 a Day, 7PM

 

Tuesday, March 3

 

Austin

  • BookPeople, NIGEL BARKER speaking & signing Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion, 7PM
  • Nasty's Bar, Everything is Bigger Reading Series with Wendy Lee Spacek, Jon-Michael Frank, Kirby Johnson, Brandon Luedtke, 7PM
  • Spider House Cafe & Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam, 8PM
  • Whip In, Owen Egerton's One Page Salon with Sarah Saltwick, Curtis Luciani, Jesse Sublett, Michelle Suzanne Mirsky, Jonathan Chambers, Steve Adams, et al, 7PM

 

Dallas

  • Akiba Academy of Dallas/Schultz Rosenberg Campus, The Margot Rosenberg Pulitzer Dallas Jewish Book Fest - Measure of a Man By Martin Greenfield, 7PM
  • Half Price Books Mother Ship, Sean Lowe, of ABC’s TV series, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, signs his new book, For the Right Reasons, 7PM

 

Fort Worth

  • Marty Couts Burnett Library - TCU, Dr. Peter L. Szok presents Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo's Guide to Latino Fort Worth

 

Houston

  • University of Clear Lake Bayou Building Garden Room, From Wonder Woman to Ms. Thor: Feminism in Comic Books, 3PM

 

San Antonio

  • Palo Alto College, San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero reading and discussion, 11:30AM
  • The Twig Book Shop, Geoff Rips reads and signs The Calculus of Falling Bodies, 5:30PM

 

Wednesday, March 4

 

Austin

  • Austin Books & Comics, join Michael Moorcock for the release of the graphic novel adaptations of his Elric of Melniboné novels, TBA
  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum, Jessica Brody reads and signs Unchanged, 7PM
  • BookPeople, DEAN SLUYTER speaking & signing Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice, 7PM
  • Bullock Museum, Stephen Dean, author and co-founder of the non-profit organization Texas Dance Hall Preservation, will discuss historic Texas dance halls of Central Texas, 12PM
  • Harry Ransom Center, Poetry on the Plaza: Poetry of Lewis Carroll, 12PM

 

Dallas

  • Horchow Auditorium, DMA Arts & Letters Live: Peter Mendelsund presents Visual Phenomenon, 7:30PM
  • Jones Day, Steve LeVine's presents The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World, 7PM
  • Tower Club, Carolyn Kneese discusses Bragging Rights, 5:30PM

 

Houston

  • Brazos Bookstore, Nigel Barker reads and signs Models of Influence, 7PM
  • Teatro Bilingue de Houston, The Tintero (Inkwell) Readings, 7:30PM

 

San Antonio

  • Trinity University, poet Gary Snyder in conversation with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin, followed by a poetry reading and book signing of Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places, 7:30PM

 

Thursday, March 5

 

Austin

  • BookPeople, Reif Larsen speaking & signing I Am Radar, 7PM
  • Malvern Books, Now What?! Reading Series: poet and translator Miguel Gonzalez Gerth, 7PM

 

Dallas

  • Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Aleksandar Hemon in Conversation with Ben Fountain (reception & reading), 7PM
  • Turner House, Salon Series: Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts & Wordspace present Jon Gnarr reading from his new book, The Indian, 7PM

 

Houston

  • Blue Willow Bookshop, Lisa McMann will discuss and sign her novel ISLAND OF SHIPWRECKS, 5PM
  • Blue Willow Bookshop, Jessica Brody will discuss and sign her novel UNCHANGED, 7PM
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Rick Steves presents Broadening Your Global Perspective Through Travel, 6PM
  • Murder By the Book, C.S. Harris will sign and discuss the tenth Sebastian St. Cyr book, Who Buries The Dead, 6:30PM

 

San Antonio

  • The Twig Book Shop, Prof. Robert P. Crease reads and signs The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty, 5PM

 

San Marcos

  • Alkek Library - TSU, Wittliff Collections presents a reading with Amy Hempel, 3:30PM

 

Friday, March 6

 

Austin

  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum, Julia Blues reads and signs The Last Exhale A Novel, 7PM
  • BookPeople, Instagram Sensation TUNA and his human friend COURTNEY DASHER speaking & signing Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite, 7PM
  • BookWoman, Elizabeth A. Garcia reads and signs Border Ghosts, 7PM

 

Frisco

  • Barnes & Noble - Stonebriar Mall, A.G. Howard signs Ensnared (Splintered Series #3), 7PM

 

Houston

  • Barnes & Noble - Vanderbilt Square, Author George Arnold: The Cats of the C.I.A. book signing, 4PM
  • Brazos Bookstore, Brandon Lamson reads and signs STARSHIP TAHITI & Lauren Berry reads and signs THE LIFTING DRESS, 7PM
  • Inprint House, First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Barbara Youngblood Carr, 8:30PM

 

Kyle

  • Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, a reading with Amy Hempel, 7:30PM

 

Saturday, March 7

 

Amarillo

  • Barnes & Noble - Westgate Mall, Book Release Party for DeWanna Pace's Final Series, The Daddy List (Love Inspired Historical Series), 2PM
  • C-Boy's Heart & Soul, Book release party for George Brainard’s hot rod photography book All Tore Up!, 6PM

 

Austin

  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum, Book Signing With Bill Loeb The Custom 1911, 2PM
  • Malvern Books, an evening with poet Laurie Saurborn Young, who will be launching her new collection, Industry of Brief Distraction, 6:30PM

 

Beaumont

  • Barnes & Noble - Parkdale Mall, Jas T. Ward signs Love's Bitter Harvest, 1PM

 

College Station

  • Barnes & Noble - Lone Star Pavilion, Kathi Appelt: When Otis Courted Mama book signing, 11AM

 

Dallas

  • Horchow Auditorium, DMA Arts & Letters Live: Selected Shorts presents Surprised by Love, 7:30PM

 

El Paso

  • Barnes & Noble - Fountains at Farah, Valentin Sandoval Author Signing South Sun Rises, 2PM

 

Fort Worth

  • Barnes & Noble - Hulen, Johnell Kelley and Robbyn Foster aka Joan Rylen sign Upstate Uproar, 1PM

 

Garland

  • Barnes & Noble - Firewheel Mall, Charles M. Duncan Signs Eat, Drink, & Be Wary: How Unsafe is Our Food?, 2PM

 

Houston

  • Barnes & Noble - Vanderbilt Square, Author George Arnold: The Cats of the C.I.A., 10AM
  • Blue Willow Bookshop, Becky Wallace will discuss and sign her debut novel THE STORY SPINNER, 2PM
  • Houston Public Library - Shepard-Acres Home Branch, Public Poetry featuring poets Billie Duncan, Sharon Klander, Jeremy Johnson, and Marlon Lizama, 2PM
  • Katy Budget Books, Children's author and photographer Dee Leone joins us to share her book Bizz & Buzz Make Honey Buns, 2PM
  • Murder By the Book, Patricia Briggs will sign and discuss the newest book in the Alpha & Omega series, Dead Heat, and Anne Bishop will sign and discuss Vision in Silver, 4:30PM
  • The West U Community Center, Delphians Distinguished Speakers Series: author Larry Payne presents Heart of Houston, 5PM
  • Writespace, Bard's Fest Fantasy Book Launch and Medieval Costume Contest: Dorothy Tinker reads and signs Tales of Evon, 8PM

 

Mesquite

  • Half Price Books - Town East, Joe Hewitt will sign Trivia for Adults, 1PM

 

Midland

  • Barnes & Noble, Local Author B.J. Gupton signs Hearts, 1PM

 

Pasadena

  • Barnes & Noble - Fairway Market Place, Sci-fi Author Round Table: E. L. Russell Ph. D., Cassandra Rose Clarke, Rebecca Nolen, K.J. Russell, 2PM

 

Plano

  • Barnes & Noble - Creekwalk Village, Kelly Lavender Beautiful Evil Winter book signing, 2PM
  • Barnes & Noble - Preston/Park, TJ Wagoner signs Discover the Unseen In Business, Life and Yourself, 1PM

 

San Antonio

  • Barnes & Noble - La Cantera, The Heaven and Hell Picture book signing with Jean Bailey Glauser, 2PM
  • The Twig Book Shop, Bea Michelle Ramirez and David Jerome read and sign Cocoa’s Mission, 11AM
  • The Twig Book Shop, Jim Bailey discusses and signs The End of Healing, 2PM

 

South Padre Island

  • Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, Literary Mercado, 1PM

 

Tyler

  • Barnes & Noble, Beyond Possum Kingdom by Franklin and Doris Burns book signing, 12PM

 

The Woodlands

  • Barnes & Noble - The Woodlands Mall, Curt Smith: George H. W. Bush Character at the Core book signing, 2PM

 

Sunday, March 8

 

Austin

  • Monkeywrench Books, Women Hold Up Half The Sky: Revolutionary Women, 7PM

 

Houston

  • Barnes & Noble - Vanderbilt Square, Author George Arnold: The Cats of the C.I.A., 10AM
  • Brazos Bookstore, Scott Dodson reads and signs THE LEGACY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG, 5PM

 

San Antonio

  • The Twig Book Shop, Dac Crossley discusses and signs Guns of the Texas Ranger, 2PM

 

 

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