The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State


Bookish Texas • Events Around the State

The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State


FOR 04.02.2022-04.10.2022


Want your event included? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.

Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


While we rebuild our 2022 calendars, you can always find events at your local Texas bookstores, all found on our Texas bookstores page, or visit the Book Clubs in Texas and Texas Writers’ Groups pages to find where bookish people are gathering.


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

American Library Association, National Library Week, April 3-9, 2022

*Austin, Austin International Poetry Festival, April 8-9, 2022

*Midland, Basin Book Festival, April 8-9, 2022

*Wimberley, Wimberley Book Festival, April 9, 2022

*Lubbock, Lubbock Art Festival, April 9-10, 2022

*Houston, Teen Book Con, (Hybrid), April 9, 2022


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Women and the Making of Joyce's Ulysses, through July 17, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell, through August 15, 2022

*Dallas, SMU Libraries, Fondren Library, Black Lives, Black Letters: Primary Sources in African American History and Literature, through April 14, 2022

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth and the Green Book, through August 31, 2022


SATURDAY, APRIL 2 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Van Alstyne, Motina Books Publishing, Pop-Up Bookstore & Local Artists, 8AM

*Dallas, Latino Cultural Arts Center, Agent Day 2022 with Rachel Orr, 9:30AM

*Bandera, Friends of the Bandera Public Library Book Fair, 9AM

Writers' League of Texas, Memoir 101: Everything You Need to Know to (Finally) Start Your Memoir with Jessica Wilbanks, 10AM, ONLINE

*Lubbock, Caprock Writers and Illustrators Alliance, Author and Blogger Natalie Bright: Tips for Writing with A Co-Author, 10AM 

University of Houston-Victoria, American Book Review Reading Series with Douglas Kearney, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Jen Guidry, The Storm, 11AM

Writing Workshops, Twisting Facts into Stories: Reality in Fiction & Nonfiction with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, 11AM, ZOOM 

*Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula, 10th Anniversary Celebration for Authors Marketing International, 1PM

*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, The Next Right Thing with author Shaundale Rénā, 1PM

Writing Workshops, Storytelling & Publishing Source Code, 1PM, ZOOM

Tumblewords Project, Robin Scofield: The Radical Amazement of Jelaluddin Rumi, Workshop, 1PM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Taco Magician) Signing Event, 1:30PM

*Austin, BookPeople features Reyna Grande in conversation with Sam Babiak/Writers League of Texas, 7 PM


SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, James Ponti (Forbidden City) Author Signing, 11AM

*San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary & Gemini Ink, Poetry Month Writing Workshop with Chibbi Orduña, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Prose Peer Critique Group, 2PM, ONLINE

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Mixed Genre Peer Critique Group, 3PM, ONLINE

Writespace, What Writers Need to Know About Publishing with Ynes Freeman, 3PM, ZOOM


MONDAY, APRIL 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Conroe, Stewart Branch Library, Adult Writers Group, 1PM 

*Austin, Austin Public Library Central, Teen Writer Mentoring, 4:30PM 

Write About Now, WAN Academy: Writing with Purpose w/ Kas Poetess, 6 PM, ONLINE

*Austin, LBJ Library, An Evening with David Brooks, 6:30PM (Hybrid) 

*Austin, BookPeople, Amanda Eyre Ward (The Lifeguards) in conversation with Chandler Baker, 7PM

*Lubbock, Caprock Writers & Illustrators Alliance, Garden & Arts Center, Critique Group Kickoff Meeting, 7PM


TUESDAY, APRIL 5 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Printing books on the Riso using Adobe, 1st of 4-week class, 6PM

*Denton, Texas Women's University, TWU Book Series Reading and Talk with Author Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal, 6:00PM 

*Austin, St Edward's University Visiting Writers Series, Author David Wright Faladé, 6PM 

*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM

Austin Book Arts Center, Learn to make a children's board book, 6PM, ONLINE

Harris County Public Library, Katherine Tyra Branch Library, Camp NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-In, 6:30PM, Facebook Live

*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Television Writing 101 with Amie Charney, start of 6-week Class, 6:30PM

*Houston, Italian Cultural & Community Center, If You Kept a Record of Sins – a conversation with Andrea Bajani, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Ashley Winstead (Fool Me Once) will appear in conversation with Ruby Barrett, 7PM, ZOOM

*Houston, The Moth, Live Storytelling Event, Houston, 7PM 

*San Antonio, Barshop Jewish Community Center, Author Speaker Series: An Evening with Jori Epstein, Author of The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate, 7PM


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Book World: The Great Escape, Patty Wiseman: Stay in one lane or spread your wings, 1PM, ONLINE

Austin Public Library, Write On! Kids Virtual Creative Writing Workshop, 4:30PM, ONLINE

A LOGOS Collective, Red Door Poetry Gathering with Carmen Giménez Smith & Ariel Francisco, 5PM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Interabang Books, In-Store Discussion & Signing with Rosalyn Story (Sing Her Name), 6PM

Writing Workshops, Writing the Body 4-Week Zoom Workshop, 6pm, ONLINE

Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: Diverging Space for Deviants with Dr. Akira Drake Rodriguez and Josie Pickens, 7PM, ONLINE

The Writing Barn, The Heart and Humor of Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Using AKR’s Body of Work to Enhance Our Own, 7PM, ONLINE


THURSDAY, APRIL 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Conversations from a Page, Literary Salon with authors Adele Myers and Kathleen West, 8:45AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Off the Shelves: Hosted by Andrea VOCAB Sanderson & Write Art Out, 5PM

Austin Book Arts Center, Learn to make a children's board book, 6PM, ONLINE

Houston Public Library, The Last Suspicious Holdout w/ Ladee Hubbard, 6PM, ONLINE

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Opening Reception, Keliy Anderson-Staley: “Raw Materials in Peace and War”, 6PM

*Austin, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, Creating Our Own Heroes: Héctor Rodríguez and El Peso Hero, 6PM

*Oak Ridge North, Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, Author Mike Thakur, Mike Drop Book Launch Party & Author Signing, 6:30PM

Texas Tech University, Creative Writing Reading Series: Michael Branch, 7PM, ZOOM 

*Dallas, The Writer's Garrett, Mary Oliver’s A Poetry Handbook: a Discussion led by Aaron Glover, 7pm

*Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Creative Writing Reading Series: Tom Sleigh, 7:30PM


FRIDAY, APRIL 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Carrollton, Carrollton Public Library Book Sale, day one of two, 10AM

*Waco, Baylor University, Armstrong Browning Library & Museum, She hath a Beauty Beyond Her Name: Byron's Poetic Reflections on Venice, Subjectivity, and Temporality, Dr. Mark Sandy, 3PM

*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk: The Blood Trials w/ N.E. Davenport and Dhonielle Clayton, 7PM

*Austin, BookPeople, Laekan Zea Kemp (Heartbreak Symphony) in conversation with Becky Calzada, 7PM


SATURDAY, APRIL 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW-DFW), Diving Deep Mini-Conference, 9AM, ONLINE

*Houston, hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop at Benjamin O. Davis HS, Teen Book Con, 9:30AM, HYBRID

Austin SCBWI, Marketing Tips, Tricks, What To Do, & What Not To Do with Cynthia Leitich Smith, Donna Jannell Bowman, Vanessa Roeder, and Rebekah Manley, 9:30AM, ONLINE 

*Kaufman, Writers' League of Texas, Texas Writes Workshop with Sarah Hepola and Kathleen Kent, 10AM

*Sugar Land, Authors Julie Connor, Chris Mullen, & more at Fort Bend ISD Bookapalooza at Dulles High School, 10AM

*Weslaco, The Storybook Garden, Young Writer's Workshop, 10 AM

*Frisco, Kroger, Children's author Robin Hollo will be personalizing and autographing her children's books, 10AM

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Raising Funds for Author/Illustrator School Visits, 10AM, ONLINE

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Pose and Poetry Critique Group, 10AM, ONLINE

Gemini Ink, Poetry Reboot 2022 with Edward Vidaurre, start of 2-part class, 10AM, Zoom

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Maya Duff, Snow in our Potties, 11AM

*Dallas, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, Lunch with Author Cathy Maxwell, 12PM 

*Katy, Brown Sugar Cafe and Books Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting, 12PM

Tumblewords Project, Aldo Amparan, Poet, What Strange Eyes You Have: Writing Toward Originality & Strangeness, Workshop, 1PM, ONLINE

The Writer's Garret, Write Your Own Hero with Princess McDowell, 2PM, ONLINE

Katy Budget Books, She's Unlikeable: A Conversation between Aparna Shewakramani and Amrutha Jindal, 7PM, ONLINE


SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Michael Earney (The A to Z Book of Gods, Myths & Legends) Sit and Sign Event, 11AM

Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: The Sex Lives of African Women with Nana Darkoa and Aja Monet, 1PM ONLINE

Malvern Books, Lone Star Lit with Richard Z. Santos, 1PM, ONLINE

*Houston, Kindred Stories, Warsan Shire Poetry Reading + Workshop w/ Josie Pickens, 2PM

*Houston, Murder by the Book, Houston Sisters in Crime April Speaker: Forrest Rippey "What would a real cop do?" 2PM, HYBRID

*Houston, Inprint,  Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School, Cool Brains! Presents Erin Entrada Kelly (Those Kids from Fawn Creek), 3PM

Blue Willow Bookshop (with others) Presents Alice Oseman (Loveless), 3PM ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, D. Ellis Phelps (What She Holds), 3PM


STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Allen Public Library – M-TH at 10:15 via Facebook Live

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom, T & W, 10AM, or for the Whole Family, T at 11:15AM outside

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Story Time, T & F at 10:30AM

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, Toddler Story Time, 10AM & 11AM

Longview Public Library – T, Facebook Live at 10:30AM

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, musical story time, T, 10:30AM

*Bridgeport, Bridgeport Public Library, story time, T, 4:30PM; W, 11AM

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Library, baby time, W, 9AM; story time, W, 10AM

*Midland, Centennial Library, story time, W, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

*Midland, Downtown Library, story time, TH, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, story time, TH, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Miss Anastasia online story time, F, 10:30AM INSTAGRAM LIVE

*Sachse, Sachse Public Library, Baby Bounce Story Time, F, 10:30AM

Boerne Radio, Early Bird story time, Sat., 7:45AM

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat., 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, story time, Sat. 10:30AM & 4PM

*San Angelo, Old Time Books, Children's Story Time, Sat., 11AM

*Longview, Books & Barrels, Children's Story Time, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sat., 10:30AM

Harris County Public Libraries - Fairbanks Branch: a variety of story times throughout the week

San Antonio Public Library, children’s story times throughout the week

El Paso Public Library, a variety of children’s programming throughout the week FACEBOOK LIVE

Houston Public Library, virtual story time, daily, times vary.

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary.

Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll share it with our readers.