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Bookish Texas • Events around the state, week of 4.5.2015

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Special Events

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10–July 6, 2015
  • Armadillo Rising: Austin’s Music Scene in the 1970s, Wittliff Collection, Texas State University, San Marcos, February 9 – July 3, 2015
  • ARCHIZINES celebrates the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing around the world, Houston, January 29 - April 17
  • Our Lady of the Lake Literary Festival, San Antonio, March 27 - April 12
  • Texas Writers: a Humanities Texas Exhibition, San Antonio, April 1 - 29
  • Fusebox Festival, Austin, April 1 - 12
  • Austin International Poetry Festival, April 9 - 12
  • North Texas Book Festival, Denton, April 10 - 11
  • Lone Star LesFic Festival, Austin, April 11
  • Greater Houston TeenBookCon, April 11
  • San Antonio Book Festival, April 11
  • DEAR Texas, statewide, April 12


Sunday, April 5

No readings on Easter Sunday


Monday, April 6


  • BookPeople, T. C. BOYLE speaking & signing his new novel, The Harder They Come, 7PM



  • Brazos Bookstore, Jon Gnarr reading and signing THE INDIAN, 7PM
  • Murder By the Book, Steve Berry will sign and discuss his new Cotton Malone thriller, The Patriot Threat, 6:30PM


Tuesday, April 7


  • B&N - Lincoln Park, Jenni Hulet to Discuss and Sign My Paleo Patisserie: An Artisan Approach to Grain Free Baking, 7PM
  • Horchow Auditorium, Dennis Lehane shares insights into his new book World Gone By (part of DMA's Arts & Letters Live), 7:30PM
  • The Wild Detectives, Sean Cotter and Shelby Vincent discuss the joys and terrors of translating literature, 7:30PM



  • B&N - Vanderbilt Square, Cynthia Bond: Ruby, 7PM
  • Brazos Bookstore, BARNEY FRANK speaking & signing Frank: A Life in Politics From the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, 7PM
  • KIPP Sharpstown, Space City Slam: Saturn Preliminary, 6PM
  • Murder By the Book, Susanna Kearsley will sign and discuss her new book A Desperate Fortune, 6:30PM
  • Outreach Center of West Houston, Paige McKenzie will discuss and sign her new novel, THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL, 7PM
  • Unity of Houston (Unity Church of Christianity), An Evening with Deepak Chopra followed by book signing, 7:30PM


San Marcos

  • TSU - The Wittliff Collections, The Lindsey Reading Series featuring Ben Fountain, 3:30PM



Wednesday, April 8


  • BookPeople, Former Member of Congress BARNEY FRANK speaking & signing Frank: A Life in Politics From the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, 7PM
  • Malvern Books, Raw Paw reading series, which celebrates the release of a new issue of their poetry imprint, Mind Maze, 7PM
  • Ransom Center, Book Lecture: Hermione Lee "A Biographer's Quest," 4PM



  • B&N - Lincoln Park, Cynthia Bond: Ruby, 7PM
  • Dallas Public Library - Lakewood Branch, presentation by local author and humorist Rose-Mary Rumbley, 1:30PM



  • University of Houston - Honors College, Journeying through Spirituality: A Reading and Talk with Essayists Kim Meyer and Jessica Wilbanks, 5:30PM



  • Irving Public Library - West Irving, YouTube star Paige McKenzie discusses The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, 7PM


San Antonio

  • B&N - San Pedro, Melanie Shankle Signs Nobody's Cuter Than You: A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship, 7PM


The Woodlands

  • B&N - Woodlands Mall, Danielle Paige: The Wicked Will Rise, 7PM



Thursday, April 9


  • BookPeople, EPIC READS - Sara Raasch, Danielle Paige, Heather Brewer and Victoria Aveyard, 7PM
  • Malvern Books, Novel Night with Drew Hayes & David Heymann, Q&A and open mic, 7PM



  • B&N - Lincoln Park, Melanie Shankle:Nobody's Cuter than You A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship, 7PM
  • Texas Theatre, Literary Death Match with Ben Fountain, Merritt Tierce, Alice Laussade, Tim Rogers, Will Clarke, J. Suzanne Frank and Joaquin Zihuatanejo, 7PM



  • B&N - Stonebriar Mall, Paige McKenzie: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Book One, 7PM



  • Bohemeo's, Space City Slam: Titan Preliminary, 6PM
  • Brazos Bookstore, James Hannaham reading and signing DELICIOUS FOODS, 7PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts, author Reza Shah-Kazemi presents Tolerance: The Spirit at the Heart of Islam, 7PM


San Antonio

  • Our Lady of the Lake University, Denise Chávez reads from her new novel, The King and Queen of Comezón, 6PM



Friday, April 10


  • B&N - Arboretum, Barbara Stark-Nemon:Even in Darkness A Novel, 7PM
  • BookPeople, Author & Conceptual Artist JAMES HANNAHAM speaking & signing Delicious Foods, 7PM
  • Paramount Theatre, Aimee Mann and Billy Collins in concert, 8PM
  • Stateside at the Paramount, Austin Poetry Slam presents the 2015 Slam Finals, 7:30PM
  • UT - Perry-Castañeda Library, Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase and Reception, 4PM



  • UT Dallas - School of Arts & Humanities, KEN LIGHT presents The Other America, 1969-2014 with book signing to follow, 7:30PM



  • Discovery Green, Orbit Poetry Slam, 6PM



Saturday, April 11


  • Sam's Club, Jodi Thomas will be signing copies of her latest release ONE TRUE HEART, 11AM



  • BookPeople, Author CAROLE BUMPUS speaking & signing A Cup of Redemption, 6PM
  • Half Price Books - S Lamar, Janna Bierschwale will sell ad sign her kids’ book Abby and the Stolen Bone, 2PM
  • Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged, 4PM



  • Winspear Opera House, Billy Collins and Aimee Mann: Poetry, Music, and Conversation (DMA Arts & Letters Live), 7:30PM


El Paso

  • EPCC - The Little Temple, readings featuring Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Robin Scofield, Ysella Ayn Fulton, and Michael García with open mic to follow, 7PM



  • Half Price Books - Westheimer/Montrose, local author Michael Lewis will sign his parenting book Thank God for Women With Big HIPS, 2PM
  • Murder by the Book, Philip Kerr will sign and discuss his newest Bernie Gunther novel, The Lady from Zagreb, 4:30PM



  • B&N - Creekwalk Village, Lonna Enox signs Blood Relations, 2PM
  • B&N - Preston/Park, Keith Trotter signing 100 Small Steps The First 100 Pounds You Gotta Think Right, 2PM


San Antonio

  • Majestic Empire Theatre, Literary Death Match with Neal Pollack, Lance Rubin, Natalia Sylvester and Isabel Quintero, 7PM
  • The Twig Book Shop, Nancy Grossenbacher reads and signs The Butterfly Who Became A Cocoon, 11AM



  • B&N - Baybrook, Bill King signs Unapologetically Moderate: My Search for the Rational Center in American Politics, 12PM


The Woodlands

  • B&N - Woodlands Mall, Giacomo Giammatteo: A Bullet for Carlos, 2PM



Sunday, April 12



  • BookPeople, Bestselling Author, Chef & Reality TV Star BETHENNY FRANKEL speaking & signing her new book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing UpYour Happily Ever After, 1PM
  • BookPeople, Award-Winning Journalist and author of Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories From the Front Lines of Climate Change SEAMUS MCGRAW in conversation with: Katie Pitrie (Tecolote Farm), Edwin Marty (Food Policy Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of Austin), Hershel Kendall (Indian Hills Farm) and Elizabeth Winslow (edible Austin), 5PM


Bulverde/Spring Branch

  • Bulverde/Spring Branch Public Library, 10th annual Books & Author Luncheon fundraiser with Jan Jarboe Russell, Miles Arceneaux, Adan Medrano and S.C. Gwynne, 2PM



  • B&N - Fairway Market, Mother/Teen Daughter Discussion With Author of The Lesson Plan, Gwen Gistarb, 1PM


San Antonio

  • Whitley Center at Oblate Theological Seminary, Gala Benefit: VOICES DE LA LUNA GALA, 5PM



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