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Bookish Texas • Events around the state, week of 3.8.2015

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Special Events

 

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

 

 

Monday, March 9

 

Austin

  • BookPeople, LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT: De Maricruz Acuna discussing & signing El Camino de Regreso and Cathy Chapaty discussing & signing No Pouting in the Dojo, 7PM

 

Dallas

  • Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors LIVE: Dave Barry reception, lecture and signing of Live Right and Find Happiness, 6PM

 

Houston

  • Murder by the Book, Cara Black will sign and discuss Murder on the Champ de Mars, 6:30PM
  • Rice University - Rice Media Center/Rice Cinema, reception and T'ien-wen Chu Lecture: Between Literature and Screenplay, 6PM

 

 

Tuesday, March 10

 

Austin

  • Austin History Center, an evening conversation with local writers S. C. "Sam" Gwynne and Jeff Kerr discussing Gwynne's book Empire of the Summer Moon, 6:30PM
  • BookPeople, ANTONIO RUIZ-CAMACHO discusses & signs Barefoot Dogs, 7PM
  • Spider House Cafe & Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam, 8PM
  • UT - Fine Arts Library, Music Faculty Book Reading: Robert S. Freeman reads from The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians and Robin Moore reads from Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance, 4PM

 

Cedar Hill

  • Half Price Books, authors Michelle Stimpson and CaSandra McLaughlin will sign their book A New Beginning, 6:30PM

 

Houston

  • Blue Willow Bookshop, It’s the Blast from the Past tour – middle grade authors Jo Whittemore (COLONIAL MADNESS) and Cory Putnam Oakes (DINOSAUR BOY) will meet and greet customers, 5PM
  • Brazos Bookstore, Keija Parssinen discusses & signs THE UNRAVELING OF MERCY LOUIS, 7PM
  • Warehouse Live, Houston Moth StorySLAM: Hair, 6:30PM

 

San Antonio

  • Gemini Ink, Great Books Series Seminar: Flannery O'Connor, 5:30PM

 

 

Wednesday, March 11

 

Austin

  • BookPeople, Acclaimed Poet NOEL CROOK in conversation with NAOMI SHIHAB NYE about Crook's new collection, Salt Moon, 7PM
  • Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Bat City Review spring reading with Claire Bowman, Meg Freitag, and Maya Perez, 7PM
  • Malvern Books, Raw Paw Reading Series: Mind Maze, 7PM

 

Dallas

  • The Wild Detectives, Meet & Greet the Cast of Oral Fixation's “Writing On The Wall”, 7:30PM

 

Houston

  • Brazos Bookstore, Voices Breaking Boundaries - BORDERLINES, 7PM
  • Junior League of Houston, Ambassador Chase Untermeyer will speak from his latest book How Important People Act- Behaving Yourself in Public, 6PM
  • Rice Gallery, Words & Art Reading: "Shotgun" by Atelier Bow-Wow, 7PM
  • Teatro Bilingue de Houston, The Tintero (Inkwell) Readings, 7:30PM

 

San Antonio

  • The Twig Book Shop, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho reads and signs Barefoot Dogs, 5PM

 

Thursday, March 12

 

Austin

  • BookPeople, Novelist KEIJA PARSSINEN speaking & signing The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, 7PM
  • Malvern Books, Novel Night with Thomas McNeely & Mike Freedman, 7PM

 

Dallas

  • Barnes & Noble - Lincoln Park, Cory Putman Oakes signs Dinosaur Boy and Jo Whittemore signs Colonial Madness, 7PM
  • Latino Cultural Center, interview and informal Q&A with author Gary Soto, 6:30PM
  • The Wild Detectives, First Hearings Reading Series: Kelly Luce will discuss and sign Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, 7PM

 

Fort Worth

  • Fairmount Community Library, author William Schnack gives a presentation on his book The Evolution of Consent: Collected Essays, 7PM

 

Houston

  • Blue Willow Bookshop, Lauren Oliver will discuss and sign VANISHING GIRLS, her new book for young adults, 7PM
  • Brazos Bookstore, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho discusses & signs BAREFOOT DOGS, 7PM
  • Cherryhurst Park Community Center, FCP presents Claudia Kolker discussing her book, The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness, and Hope, 6:15PM
  • Murder By the Book, Ian Caldwell will sign and discuss The Fifth Gospel, 6:30PM

 

 

Friday, March 13

 

Austin

  • BookPeople, National Book Award Winner PHIL KLAY speaking & signing Redeployment, 7PM

 

Fort Worth

  • Barnes & Noble - Hulen Center, Cory Putman Oakes signs Dinosaur Boy and Jo Whittemore  signs Colonial Madness, 3PM

 

Frisco

  • Frisco City Hall, Council Chambers, Join local children's book illustrator and Bluebonnet nominee, AG Ford, as he highlights the process of illustrating a book, 3PM

 

Houston

  • Brazos Bookstore, Beats Party: celebrate Jack Kerouac’s birthday and the legacy of the Beat Generation featured readers include Inprint’s Rich Levy, Houston Chronicle’s Maggie Galehouse, Gulf Coast’s Adrienne Perry, local poets Erika Jo Brown and BJ Love, and more, 6:30PM
  • Discovery Green, Orbit Poetry Slam, 6PM
  • The Ensemble Theatre, Disturbing The Peace Youth Slam and Showcase, 7PM

 

 

Saturday, March 14

 

Austin

  • Barnes & Noble - Arboretum, Meet & Greet Book Signing With Chadwick Wall: Water Lessons, 2PM
  • Half Price Books - South Lamar, author Peter J. Story will sign his new psychological satire Things Grak Hates, 1PM
  • Malvern Books, an evening with writer Dave Oliphant, who will be reading from his new poetry collection, The Cowtown Circle, 7PM

 

Dallas

  • Barnes & Noble - Lincoln Park, Mahisha Dellinger Signs Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse, 4PM
  • Barnes & Noble - Preston/Royal, Jeff (T.J.) Wagoner Discusses Discover the Unseen, 1:30PM

 

Galveston

  • Galveston Bookshop, Nicole Boatman, Dr. Scott Belshaw, and Richard B. McCaslin will discuss and sign Galveston’s Maceo Family Empire: Bootlegging & The Balinese Room, 2PM

 

Houston

  • Barnes & Noble - River Oaks, Reboot with Joe: Fully Charged Discussion and Signing with Joe Cross, 2PM
  • Barnes & Noble - Vanderbilt Square, Author Shicreta Murray: Hear the Sound, 3PM
  • Barnes & Noble - Westheimer Crossing, Meena Dhanjal Signing Mattie Has Wheels, 1PM
  • Half Price Books - Westheimer/Montrose, author and poet Amanda Lyssy Spencer will sign her inspirational poetry book Spirit Filled Poems for Everyone, 2PM
  • Murder By the Book, Ernie Wood will sign and discuss his debut novel, One Red Thread, 4:30PM
  • River Oaks Bookstore, Robert Woolfolk will discuss and sign Little Slices of the Big Easy, 2PM

 

Round Rock

  • Barnes & Noble - La Frontera, Paula King-Harper signs Prosperous Living, 2PM

 

San Antonio

  • Barnes & Noble - La Cantera, Martha Louise Hunter signs Painting Juliana, 2PM
  • The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Nancy Ramos-Machail story time: Tita’s Treasures/ Los Tesoros de Tita, 11AM

 

South Padre Island

  • Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, Broken book signing, discussion and reception with poet, S.S. Simpson, 1PM

 

The Woodlands

  • Barnes & Noble - The Woodlands Mall, Innovative Presentations for Dummies/Killer Presentations with Your iPad by Ray Anthony, 2PM

 

 

Sunday, March 15

 

Austin

  • Half Price Books - North Lamar, Christina M. Berry will sign her novel Alicia, 2PM

 

Dallas

  • Barnes & Noble - Lincoln Park, Joe Cross signs Reboot with Joe Fully Charged: 7 Keys to Losing Weight, Staying Healthy and Thriving, 2PM
  • South Dallas Cultural Center, In the Words of a Sistah: The Evolution 2015, 3PM

 

Houston

  • Christ Church Cathedral, Elizabeth Head Black presents Hand in Hand, 9AM

 

 

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