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 4.8.2023 - 4.16.2023





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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, Ghoulish Book Festival, April 14-16, 2023

*The Woodlands, Books on the Green, April 14-16, 2023

*Longview, Chautauqua Festival, April 15, 2023

*San Antonio, San Antonio Book Festival, April 15, 2023

*Lubbock, Lubbock Art Festival, April 15-16, 2023


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Dallas, Fretz Park Branch Library, Literary Peep Show, through April 8, 2023

*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, through April 16, 2023

*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 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Arlington, ACFW DFW, ACFW DFW Annual Mini Conference w/ Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Goddard, 9AM,

League of Romance Writers, April Meeting with K.G. Fletcher "How Music Can Rescue, Revive, and Inspire Your Writing," 10:30AM, ONLINE,

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Second Saturday Author Signing feature Anne & Brian Herman, 11AM,

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Jessica Lee Anderson Signing, 11AM,

*Austin, Austin Public Library, Black Out & Ransom Note Poetry, 1PM,

*Dallas, Whose Books, Author Christine Suggs Reading and Signing, 1PM,

*Dallas, The Wild Detectives & Deep Vellum Anniversary Celebration, 1PM,

*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Poetry for Performance Workshop, 1PM,

*Coleman, Coleman Public Library, Author Bennie Richards (THUNDER RIVER), 2PM,

*El Paso, El Paso Writers' League, El Paso Writers' League Monthly Meeting, 2PM,

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth History Center, Yourstory: Personal, Family, & Community Storytelling, 2PM,

*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Poetry Celebration with the Wyrdd writers, 2PM,

Tumblewords Project, Bryan Franco: Consequential Words, 2PM, ONLINE,

*Dallas, The Poetry Society of Texas, Monthly Meeting, 2:30PM,

*Houston, Kindred Stories, Igbo Mythology Storytime with Chinelo Anyadiegwu, 2:30PM,

*Austin, Black Pearl Bookstore, Book Launch and Conversation by Adrianna Cuevas (THE GHOSTS OF RANCHO ESPANTO) with author-moderator Christina Soontornvat, 3PM,

*Austin, BookPeople, Author Susan Johnston Tayler (ANIMALS IN SURPRISING SHADES), 3PM,





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

*Dallas, Half Price Books, Authors Don Cox (TWO HEARTS) & Lori Ann Stephens Signing, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1PM,
Granbury Writers' Bloc, Read & Critique, 4PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, Open Mic, 5PM,




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

Needville, Albert George Branch Library, Blackout Poetry, 4PM,
*Irving, Irving Public Library, Lion Dance: 2023 NEA Big Read Event, 4:30PM,
*Austin, Book Woman, An Evening of Poetry with Sadie Dupuis (CRY PERFUME), 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Write on, write on, write on!, 6:30PM
*Grapevine, Grapevine Public Library, Express Yourself Writers Club for Adults, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Jeannette Walls (HAND THE MOON), 7PM





TUESDAY, APRIL 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Library Poets, 4:30PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Virtual author visit Jenna Beatrice and Erika Lynne Jones (THE LOUD LIBRARIAN), 5PM, ONLINE
*Austin, Black Pearl Bookstore, KB Brookins (FREEDOM HOUSE) book launch & signing, 6PM
*Corpus Christi, Toy and Comic Junkie, Comic Book Creators Night, 6PM
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Ken Hersh (THE FASTEST TORTOISE) book signing, 6PM
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM
San Antonio Public Library, A.M.P. Up Your Drafting Process: The Role of Art, Masks, and Place in Writing New Poems, 6PM, ONLINE
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Dina Gachman ("SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS"), 7PM
*Austin, Reverie Books, Balcones Fiction and Poetry Prize Readings, 7PM,
*Austin, SCBWI, Illustrators Tuesday Sketch Night, 7PM,
*Cedar Hill, Dallas Area Writers Group, Author Jackie Kruzie "Writing Graphic Novels," 7PM, HYBRID,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, Author J. Elle (AGAINST THE TIDE), 7PM
*Houston, The Moth, StorySlam, 7PM,
*Dallas, DMA Arts & Letters Live & Whose Book, Author V. E. Schwab (THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE) in conversation with Claudia Vega, 7:30PM, HYBRID
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Open Mic Night, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Slam Night 7:30PM,
*Lubbock, Texas Tech University Creative Writing Reading Series Featuring Sidik Fofona, 7:30PM,




WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Central Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM
*Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs Community Library, Celebrate Poetry Month with Local Poets and Read Your Own! or Come to Listen!, 12PM
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 1PM,
*Bryan, Clara B. Mounce Public Library, Author Pepper Anne signing, 2PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Erika Jones (THE LOUD LIBRARIAN) book signing, 4PM,
*Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs Community Library, Poetry Presented by You/6-10 Read Poetry Aloud, 4PM
*Austin, Twin Oaks Branch Library, ASL Storytelling with Theron Parker, 4:15PM
*Dallas, White Rock Hills Branch Library, Poem in Your Pocket, 4:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Northside Branch Library, Poem or Pop?, 4:30PM
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Chris Barton (SHARK VS. TRAIN) book signing, 5PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Brazos Ladies Night: Press the Stress Away Bookmark Printing, 5PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Conrad Goeth, Relative to What, signing, 5:30PM
*Harker Heights, Adult Writers' Support Group, 6PM
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Author Series: Jim Reeves (DUGOUTS AND DIAMONDS) book signing, 6:30PM
*Houston, Murder by the Book, Author Sally Hepworth in conversation with Chandler Baker, 6:30PM,
*Weslaco, The Storybook Garden, Author Adrianna Cuevas Signing, 6:30PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Andrew Porter (THE DISAPPEARED), 7PM
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, Sadie Dupuis presents CRY PERFUME, 7PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Alexandra Bracken (SILVER IN THE BONE), 7PM
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Poet Graham Barnhart Reading, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Inprint & Deep Vellum, Author Mircea Cărtărescu (SOLENOID) signing, 7:30PM
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Open Mic Night, 7:30PM,





THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Abilene, Texas Star Trading, Author Jeff Guinn signing, 11AM,
*San Marcos, The Wittliff Collections, An Afternoon with Kali Fajardo-Anstine, 3:30PM,
*Harker Heights, Teen Writers' Club, 4PM
*Austin, Terrazas Branch Library, Making Comics Workshop, 5PM
*Del Rio, Val Verde County Library, Val Verde Voices Poetry Jam, 5PM,
*Fort Worth, Ridglea Branch Library, Teen DIY: Haikus, 5PM
*Odessa, Ector County Library, Trev the Road Poet from the UK, 5PM
*San Angelo, Tom Green County Library, Teen Writers Guild, 5PM,
*Canyon, West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series & Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Author Aaron Mahnke Speaking & Signing, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Megan Miranda (THE ONLY SURVIVORS) book signing, 6PM
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press, Gemini Ink, & Trinity Humanities Collective, Author Peter Turchi Speaking, 6PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe & The Waco Poet Society, Poets & Pints Night, 6PM
*Allen, Allen Public Library, Recycled Book Art: Poetry Canvas, 6:30PM
*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, Poetry in Progress: An Open Mic Night, 6:30PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Ling Ling Huang and Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, 6:30PM,
*Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Poetry Performance | “Portrait of Courage”, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Author Leticia Urieta Reading & Community Open Mic, 6:30PM
*Arlington, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, Night Owls: Creative Writing for Teens, 7PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Chloe Cooper Jones (EASY BEAUTY), 7PM
*Austin, Torch Literary Arts & Black Mamas ATX, Breaking Water: An Evening of Poetry & Storytelling, 7PM
*Denton, Texas Woman's University, Jamison Lecture featuring author Cristina Henríquez, 7PM,
*Round Top, Round Top Family Library, Open Mic Poetry Night, 7PM,
SCBWI Austin, More Pitch Practice!, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, Bookwoman, 2nd Thursday Poetry & Open Mic with Roja Chamankar, 7:15PM





FRIDAY, APRIL 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Austin Books Arts Center, Children's Board Books, 10AM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Lela Rose (FRESH AIR AFFAIRS) book signing, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, Ghoulish Bookfest Day 1,
*The Woodlands, Books on the Green with Village Books (Day 1), 1PM,
*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Author Ryan Steinbrunner Speaking & Signing, 2PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Zines for Teens, 4:30PM
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Christine Barker signing, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Poet Laureate of Houston Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton w/ Poet Laureate of San Antonio Andrea Sanderson, 5:30PM,
*Abilene, The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Inter-Collegiate Lecture with Illustrator Matthew Reinhart, 6PM, 
*Dallas, Dallas Institute of Humanities Lyric Hour, Poets Geoffrey Brock (VOICES BRIGHT FLAGS) & Frederick Turner (LATTER DAYS), 6PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Book Festival, Lit Happens (21+), 6PM,
*San Antonio, Guadalupe Latino Bookstore, Texas Author Series with Diana Lopez, 6PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Megan Miranda signing, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, Author Monica Brashears (HOUSE OF COTTON), 7PM
*Houston, Inprint, Writers in the House Series with author Rodrigo Fuentes (TRUCHA PANZA ARRIBA), 7:30PM
*Kyle, Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center, Visiting Author Fernando A. Flores (TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG), 7:30PM,
*Carrollton, Dallas Poetry Slam, Fluid Fridays Queer Open Mic, 8PM
*Duncanville, Black & Bitter Coffee and Books, Open Mic Night, 8PM,





SATURDAY, APRIL 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Granbury, Granbury Writers' Bloc, Spring Writers Workshop: The Strategic Power of Deep Editing with Margie Lawson, 9AM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Literary Movements with Rod Carlos Rodriguez, 9AM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Book Festival, 9AM
*Mineola, Friends of the Mineola Public Library, Book Sale, 9AM
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Adult Book Fair with Local Indie Authors, 9:30AM,
*Abilene, Texas Star Trading, Author John Erickson signing, 10AM,
*Abilene, The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Workshop with Matthew Reinhart, 10AM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Writing Club, 10AM
*Euless, Euless Public Library & Euless Library Foundation, Spring Book Sale, 10AM,
*Longview, Chautauqua Festival, Various Local Authors signing, 10AM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author visit by Debra Raso O'Connor (ANNABELLE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY TREE), 10:30AM
Gemini Ink, The Art of Bad Poetry with Abby Murray, 11AM, ONLINE
*Haltom City, Haltom City Public Library, Local Author Fest, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Cheryl Pena signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, White Rock Hills Branch Library, Youth Printmaking Workshop, 12PM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Indie Author Fair, 12PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Spring Fling: Books, Business, Beauty & Beyond, 12PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Poet Joe Brundidge (NO TITLE, 2nd Edition) book release, 1PM
*Galveston, Galveston Reads & Rosenberg Library present Shelby Van Pelt (Remarkably Bright Creatures) speaking & signing, 1PM,
*Grapevine, Talking Animals Books, Local Author Sanjay Patel signing My Hidden Journey, 1PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Poetry for Performance Workshop, 1PM,
*Dallas, Prairie Creek Branch Library, Teen Poetry Slam, 2PM
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Achieving Zen With Your Pen with Linda Jones, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Bryan Franco: Consequential Words, 2PM, ONLINE
*Austin, Windsor Park Branch, National Poetry Month Open Mic Night, 2:30PM,
*Dallas, Kleberg-Rylie Branch Library, Shakespeare's Book of Flowers, 2:30PM
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Three Generations of Absolutely Poetry, 3PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Middle Grade Book Club with Dianne K. Salerni (THE CARREFOUR CURSE), 3PM, ONLINE
*Arlington, Amber Royer, Saturday Night Writes, 4PM, HYBRID
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Authors Olena Kharchenko and Michael Sampson (THE STORY OF UKRAINE), 4PM
*Austin, Reverie Books, BRING A CHAIR – Poetry Readings and Typewriter Rodeo!, 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Mary Claire Haver, MD (THE GALVESTON DIET), 6:30PM, ONLINE
*Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego Books, Poetry Night, 7PM,
*Laredo, Laredo BorderSlam Poetry, Battle on the Border Poetry Slam, 7:30PM





SUNDAY, APRIL 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author John Primomo signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books - Flagship, Authors Kevin Carter (ALL THE TIES BEYOND) & Rolf Stibbe (THE ISLE OF THE DRAGON), 1PM
*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1PM
*Austin, Sisters In Crime:Heart of Texas Chapter, Monthly Meeting, 2PM, HYBRID
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*McAllen, McAllen Public Library, Open Mic Night, 6PM,
*Dallas, DMA Arts & Letters Live & KERA, Author David Sedaris (HAPPY-GO-LUCKY), 7PM





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.