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

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FOR 4.22.2023 - 4.30.2023





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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*AustinTexas Library Association Annual Conference, April 19-22, 2023

*McAllen16th annual Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, April 20-23, 2023

*San AntonioRiver City Rumble Poetry Slam, April 26, 2023 

*Corpus ChristiTexas Institute of Letters Annual Meeting, April 28-29, 2023

*Round TopPoetry at Round Top, April 28-30, 2023

*JeffersonThe Poetry Society of Texas Spring Fling, April 29, 2023

*Mount PleasantNETWO Spring Conference, April 29, 2023

*AustinAustin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, April 29-30, 2023

*HoustonWritefest Weekend Festival, April 29- May 1, 2023


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Amarillo, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (Humanities Texas), through April 22, 2023

*Coleman, Coleman Public Library, Lonesome Dove Exhibition (Humanities Texas), through April 28, 2023

*Dallas, Dallas College Library - Richland, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texasthrough May 12, 2023

*Dallas, SMU Hillcrest Exhibit Hall, Fondren Library Gray, Lives of the Poets: Literary Biography from Geoffrey Chaucer to Amy Clampitt, through May 12, 2023

*Houston, The Printing Museum in Houston, Book Arts of Houston, through June 17, 2023

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Drawing the Motion Picture: Production Art and Storyboards, through July 16, 2023

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, through August 20, 2023



SATURDAY, APRIL 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Colleyville, North Texas Romance Writers, Writers Retreat, 8:30AM,


*Dallas, Interabang Books, Authors Brad and Rachel Mās Davidson (POCKET FULL OF SADS), 10:30AM,


*Dallas, SCBWI - Dallas, April Illustrator Meetup, 10:30AM,


*Pflugerville, Greater Austin Reading Coalition & Read the Room, Read the Room, 10:30AM,


*Austin, Austin Public Library, Author Polly Holyoke speaking, 11AM,


*Houston, Houston Public Library, Exploring the World of Asian Poets!, 11AM,


*San Antonio, Twig Bookstore, Author Lara Lee signing, 11AM,


*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Poetry Reading with Alex Z. Salinas, 11:30AM,


*Austin, Black Pearl Books, Earth Day Celebration Author Readings and Signings, 12PM,


*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Kathleen M. Rodgers Signing, 12PM,


*Dallas, Skyline Branch Library, Shakespeare's Book of Flowers, 12:30PM,


*Austin, Spicewood Springs Branch Library, Poetry Workshop with Typewriter Rodeo, 1PM,


*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Jocelynn Mitchell Signing, 1PM,


*Dallas, Central Library, Original Pronunciation: A Shakespeare Event, 1PM,


*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Author Monique Randle (BENJAMIN GOES TO SCHOOL) book signing, 1PM,


Tumblewords Project, Ray Ramos: The Cryptidinals, 2PM, ONLINE,


*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Cavafy: A Guided Discussion with Gregg Thompson (Poetry), 2PM,


*Richardson, Richardson Public Library, Camp Write-In Junior - Poetry, 2PM,


The Dock Bookshop, Author Sheryl Lee Ralph event, 2PM, ONLINE,


Buy the Book, Virtual Meet & Greet with author Alex North (THE ANGEL MAKER), 2PM, ONLINE,


*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Lucy Connelly signing, 3PM,


*Houston, Kindred Stories, Author Mark Oshiro (INTO THE LIGHT), 6PM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Martin J. Siegel (JUDGMENT AND MERCY), 6:30PM,





SUNDAY, APRIL 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Richmond, LITFest, 10AM,


*Humble, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Everybody's A Poet, 10AM, Day 1 of 7,


*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Catherine Corcoran Signing, 11AM,


*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Joseph A. Schiller signing, 1PM,


*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1PM,


*Fort Worth, Leaves, Afternoon with Authors, 2PM,


*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Author Alex North (THE ANGEL MAKER) virtual author visit, 2PM, HYBRID,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Ellen Leventhal Launching DEBBIE'S SONG, 3PM,


*Houston, Inprint, Inprint Senior Memoir Workshop Celebration: A Reading, 3PM,


*Richardson, Richardson Public Library, Richardson Poetry Group Reading, 3PM,


Granbury Writers' Bloc, Read & Critique, 4PM, ONLINE,


*Houston, Kindred Stories, Author Sadeqa Johnson (THE HOUSE OF EVE), 5PM,


*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, Open Mic, 5PM,


*Austin, BookPeople, BookTok Panel with authors Kaven Hirning, Stacey Mcewan, Samantha Ferrand, Maggie Siciliano, Amber Nicole, and Hannah Nicole Maehrer, 6PM,


*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Noir at the Bar, 7PM,


*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Local Author Don Bentley (FORGOTTEN WAR) Book launch, 7PM,




MONDAY, APRIL 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Aldine Branch Library, National Poetry Month Magnetic Poetry, 11AM, Day 1 of 6,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Author Lindsay Rain (I'M YOUR MOMMY), 1PM,
*Dallas, Friends of the Dallas Public Library, The State of Libraries with EveryLibrary's John Chrastka, 4PM,
*Spring, Barbara Bush Branch Library, Book Spine Poetry, 4PM,
*Cypress, Lone Star College-CyFair Library, Teen Writers, 5PM,
*Arlington, Woodland West Branch Library, Last Writes, 5:30PM,
*Taylor, Taylor Public Library, Author Christine Suggs signing, 5:30PM,
Murder By The Book, Kara Thomas in conversatino with Sara DiVello, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Highland Park UMC, Artist/author Anne Neilson (BRUSHSTROKES OF LIFE), 6:15PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Write on, write on, write on!, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Max Brallier (THE LAST COMICS ON EARTH), 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Open Writers' Labs, 6:30PM, HYBRID,
Murder By The Book, Adam Sternbergh in conversation with Sara DiVello, 7PM, ONLINE





TUESDAY, APRIL 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writers' League of Texas, Ask Us Anything: Learning How to Use the WLT Discord, 12PM, ONLINE


*Arlington, Southwest Branch Library, Library Poets, 4:30PM,


*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Ekphrastic Celebration: Readings by Contest Winners & Commissioned Poets, 5:30PM,


Austin Book Arts Center, DIY Publishing, 6PM, ONLINE,


*Austin, BookPeople, Author Max Brallier (THE LAST COMICS ON EARTH), 6PM,


Murder By The Book, Author Leslie Meier Speaking, 6PM, ONLINE,


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


Brazos Bookstore, April Living Read Book Club with author Victor LaValle (LONE WOMEN), 6:30PM, ONLINE,


*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Poetry Jam, 6:30PM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Diane F. Kramer (SECOND LIVES) book signing with Joyce Stamp Lilly, 6:30PM,


*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, In Celebration of National Poetry Month : Come Rock w/ the Dock, 7PM,


*Houston, Kindred Stories, Author Sharon Sochil Washington (THE BLUE WHERE GOD LIVES), 7PM,


*Houston, World Affairs Council, Author Ioan Grillo Speaking, 7PM,


*Dallas, DMA Arts & Letters Live, Author David Grann (THE WAGER), 7:30PM, HYBRID,


*The Colony, Dallas Poetry Slam, Tongue Twister Tuesday Open Mic & Poetry Slam, 8PM,





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Central Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs Community Library, Prize-Winning Texas Journalist and Author Neal Spelce (WITH THE BARK OFF), 12PM, HYBRID,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, Golden Triangle Branch Library, Flash Fiction Club, 5PM,
*Spring, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Frisco, Sisters in Crime North Dallas Chapter, Meet the Authors of Reckless in Texas (Anthology), 5:30PM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Author Max Brallier (THE LAST COMICS ON EARTH), 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Joanne Leedom-Ackerman (BURNING DISTANCE) book signing, 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Andrew Porter (THE DISAPPEARED), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Smith Neighborhood Library, Teen Poetry Night, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Gustavo Tosta (GUGA: BREAKING THE BARBECUE RULES) book signing, 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, "Get Over" "Move On" with Alysia Nicole Harris, 7PM,
*Houston, World Affairs Council, Author Ioan Grillo Speaking, 7PM,
The Texas Poetry Roadshow, Spoken Poetry featuring Outspoken Bean, Lupe Mendez, Griz Munoz, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, 7PM, ONLINE
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, The Last Poet Standing: Poetry Slam Hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Open Mic Night, 7:30PM,
*San Antonio, Write Art Out, Inc, River City Rumble Poetry Slam, 8PM,





THURSDAY, APRIL 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Crafting Characters with Ian Michael Everett, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Coleman, Coleman Public Library, Author Lance Elliot Osborne (BOLD CROSSINGS) book signing, 2PM,
*Robstown, Keach Family Library, Día de los Niños signings with authors Diana Lopez & David Bowles, 3PM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, Teen Writers' Group, 4PM,
*Houston, Central Library, Write On!, 5PM,
*Roanoke, Roanoke Public Library, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reflect:Blackout Poetry, 5PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, The Writer's Studio, 5:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Book Launch: SIGNING SERVICE SECRETS REVEALED by Gary Pierre-Louis, 5:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Dr. Jessica Brown Signing, 5:30PM,
*Austin, Texas A&M University Press, Author Teresa Palomo Acosta speaking, 6PM,
*Corpus Christi, Unitarian Universalist Church, Open mic poetry and music, 6PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Will Evans(Deep Vellum Publishing) Speaking, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Sharon Sochil Washington (THE BLUE IS WHERE GOD LIVES) book signing, 6PM,
*Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs Community Library, Writer's Block with author Leslie Tourish, 6PM, HYBRID,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Write on, write on, write on!, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Dina Gachman ("SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS"), 6:30PM,
*Houston, West University Branch Library, Poetry After Dark, 6:30PM,
*Arlington, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, Night Owls: Creative Writing for Teens, 7PM,
Harris County Public Library, Live Virtual Author Talk with William Kent Krueger (FOX CREEK), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Plano, Plano Co-Op, Hometown Murder Night, 7PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Jeff Benedict (LEBRON) book signing, 7:30PM,
*Lubbock, Texas Tech University Creative Writing Reading Series Featuring Lindsey Drager, 7:30PM,





FRIDAY, APRIL 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Richardson, Friends of the Richardson Public Library, Book Sale (day 1), 10AM,


*Missouri City, Friends of Sienna, Book Sale (DAY ONE), 12PM,


Dripping Springs Community Library, Wordplay: Writing on the Lighter Side, 1PM, ONLINE,


*Harker Heights, Friends of the Library, Book Sale, 2PM,


*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Cathy Sydlo Wilkes (FACETS: A COLLECTION OF UNCOMMON POETRY) Signing, 5:30PM,


*Austin, BookPeople, YA Sci-Fi Panel and book releases with authors Candace Kade, Nova McBee, and B.L. Dean, 6PM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Writing Round Robin, 6PM,


*Houston, Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, The Happening at the Orange Show Open Mic, 6PM,


*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Andrew Porter (THE DISAPPEARED) book signing, 6PM,


*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author T. Jefferson Parker Signing, 6:30PM,


*Houston, Basket & Books, Poetry reading celebrating National Poetry Month and Arab Heritage Month, 6:30PM,


Macondo Writers Workshop, Macondo Celebrates National Poetry Month, 6:30PM, ONLINE,


*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Author Blythe Roberson (AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL?) book launch, 7PM,


*Houston, Kindred Stories, Author Latanya Mapp Frett (THE EVERYDAY FEMINIST), 7PM,


*Carrollton, Dallas Poetry Slam, Floetic Experience Poetry Night, 8PM,


*Duncanville, Black & Bitter Coffee and Books, Poetry Night, 8PM,





SATURDAY, APRIL 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Oak Cliff, Oak Cliff Book Crawl - featuring Whose Books, Wild Detectives, Poets Bookstore, Lucky Dog Bookstore, and Pan African Connection, All Day,


*Austin, BookPeople, Independent Bookstore Day 2023, 9AM,


*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Independent Bookstore Day 2023, 9AM,


*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Indie Bookstore Day, 9:30AM,


*Burleson, Burleson Public Library, Meet the Authors & Mini Writing Workshop, 10AM,


*Dallas, Interabang Books, Independent Bookstore Day (DAY ONE), 10AM,


*Katy, Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, Friends of Maud Marks Library Book Sale, 10AM,


*Spring, Copperfield's Books, Independent Bookstore Day 2023, 10AM,


*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Scribe Tribe Write-in, 10AM,


*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Author Don Tate Reading, 10:30AM,


*Dallas, Interabang Books, Story Time with Author Julie Lucht (POPPY THROUGH THE PAINTINGS), 10:30AM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Craft Story Time with authors Kyle and Jennifer Solak (GOODNIGHT HOUSTON), 10:30AM,


*Houston, Central Library, Outspoken Bean Day Poetry Celebration, 11AM,


*Houston, Class Bookstore, Independent Bookstore Day 2023, 11AM,



*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Author Series with Ashley Clontz, 11AM,


*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Erin Slaughter Reading & Signing, 12PM,


*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Open-Mic Poetry Reading, 12PM,


*Ft. Sam Houston, Words Unite Bookstore, Authors Ashley Booker-Knight, Mea Hollywood, Kelly Newsvarys, & Zentasia Knight, 12PM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Local Kids Authors Meet & Greet, 12PM,


*Alpine, Texas A&M Press, Donna Marie Miller, author of TEXAS SECESSIONISTS STANDOFF: THE 1997 REPUBLIC OF TEXAS WAR, will sign books and hold a discussion, 1PM,


*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Burke DeBoer signing, 1PM,


*Dallas, Central Library, Literary LEGO, 1PM,


*Dallas, Hampton-Illinois Branch Library, Poetry Slam with Poet Laureate Joaquín Zihuatanejo, 1PM,


*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, 20th Annual Laredo Poetry Festival, 1PM,


*Amarillo, Barnes & Noble Westgate Mall, Author Signing with Jodi Thomas (STRAWBERRY LANE), 2PM,


*Panhandle, Carson County Square House Museum, Donald Mace Williams discussion and signing WOLFE AND BEING NINETY, 2PM,


*Austin, Howson Branch Library, Writing Workshop, 2PM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Local Indie Authors Meet & Greet, 2PM,


*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Young Writers Workshop, 2PM,


*Sugar Land, First Colony Branch Library, Paint Your Own "Poet Tree," 2PM,


Tumblewords Project, Richie David Marrufo: Mixtape Muse(Sic), 2PM, ONLINE,


*Dallas, Pan African Connection, Book Launch for Author Stephanie Sterling, 3PM,


*Houston, Young Neighborhood Library, Write On!, 3PM,


*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Jeneva Rose (YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE COME HERE) book signing, 4PM,


*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Justin Cronin (THE FERRYMAN), 6:30PM,


*El Paso, Tumblewords Project, 2023 Poetry Month Celebration, 8PM,





SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Michael Kihntopf signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Deep Vellum Anniversary Celebration, 12PM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Author Carlos Harleaux (CAN I PICK YOUR BRAIN?), 1PM,
*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1PM,
*San Antonio, Voices de la Luna, Voices Annual Poetry Contest, 1PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Authors Cate Berry (THANK YOU, TEACHER!) and Anne Bustard (FAR OUT!), 2PM,

*Fort Worth, Leaves Tea & Book Shop, Author Marsha West Reading & Signing, 2PM,

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Justin Cronin (THE FERRYMAN), 4PM,

JCC Author Speaker Series: Letty Cottin Pogrebin, 5PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic Poetry, 5PM,





RECURRING STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events) 

*Taylor, Libros Bookmobile, Family Storytime at The Loose Screw, M, 12:30PM

*Grapevine, Talking Animals, Sat., 10:30AM

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 

*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, children's story time, T & Th, 10:30AM

*CenterThe Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5), W, 10:30 a.m.

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

*Houston, Holocaust Museum, Storytime at the Boniuk Library, Th, 4pm-5pm

*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 on the Patio, Sat., 11AM

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

*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, 1st and 3rd 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.




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.