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


FOR 08.13.2022 - 08.21.2022


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.)


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Houston, Houston Public Library Julia Ideson Building, Exhibition: Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations, through August 13, 2022 

*San Antonio, Palo Alto College Library, Humanities Texas, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas
, August 15-September 9, 2022

*Austin, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, A Home for Texas History Exhibit, through August 15, 2022

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

*Claude, Armstrong County Museum, Lonesome Dove (Humanities Texas), through August 19, 2022

*Kilgore, Kilgore College, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm Exhibition (Humanities Texas), August 20-October 1, 2022

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


SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, SCWBI Austin Chapter, Monthly Meeting: All About Editing Panel with Authors Jaquetta Feldman, Nicholas Solis, S.G. Wilson and Robyn McGrath, 10AM,
The Writer's Garret, Prose & Poetry Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 10AM ONLINE,
*Lubbock, Caprock Writers, Sterling Chaney - illustrator and cartoonist, 10AM
The Writing Barn, Getting Into Graphic Nonfiction & Telling True Tales in Graphic Novel Format, 10AM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Friends of McCreless Library Book Sale, 10AM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Book Launch for Clive the Lonely Lllama with reading & signing by Valerie Komkov Hill, 10AM
*Alpine, Front Street Books, Jim Jones (Bolo the Brave), 10:30AM,
*Houston, League of Romance Writers, Be Your Own PR Person with Author Michele Dunaway, 10:30AM, HYBRID,
*Arlington, American Christian Fiction Writers DFW, Conquer the Chaos, Writer! with Author Liana George (Perfectly Placed), 10:30AM, HYBRID,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Clarke Finney, The Perfect Mix, 11AM,
*Houston, Writespace, Writing Urban: Nature in the City with Poet Rebecca Spears, Day 1 of 2, 11AM, (Registration required), ($),
SCWBI - Austin, Central Austin Writers and Illustrators Critique, 11:15AM ONLINE
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Indie Author Book Fair, 12PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Armando Maldanado signing Bringing Down the House of Lies, 1PM,
*Midland, Haley Memorial Library and History Center, Book Signing with Authors Ben H. English and Patrick Dearen, 2PM
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Anne Elise Urrutia (Miraflores: San Antonio's Mexican Garden of Memory), 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Sandy Shakes: The Mic - A Zoot Suit’s Last Dance (poetry), 2PM ONLINE,
*The Woodlands, Village Books, Author Rachel Magee signing The Beach Escape, 3PM,
*Dallas, Brown Sugah Lounge, Clebo's Rarified 73rd Solar Return & Celebration, 7PM, (Registration required), ($),
*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM, (Ticket required), ($),


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*The Woodlands, Village Books, Blossoming Authors Writing Group (9-16 year olds), 12PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Dry Comal Creek Winery, 12PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Middle Grade Book Club with Author Nizrana Farook (The Boy Who Met a Whale), 3PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Recycled Book Craft- Fairy House Design, 3:30PM,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM, (Reservations required),
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,


MONDAY, AUGUST 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Winnie M. Li, 2PM, ONLINE
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Reyna Grande reads from her novel A Ballad of Love and Glory 5:30PM,
The Writing Barn, Beyond Fact-Flinging: Essential Elements to Elevate Info Books with Heather L. Montgomery, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Authors Lisa Jewell & Kristen Bird signing, 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
Fabled Bookshop, Catherine Ryan Howard Discusses Run Time with Meredith Monday Schwartz, 7PM, ONLINE, (Registration required),
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 8PM, ONLINE,


TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Barnes & Noble, Sandra Brown celebrates OVERKILL, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Conroe, Montgomery County Public Library, Writer's Group, 2PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, Canyon Lake Area Writers, 4:30PM,
*San Angelo, Saddle Bronc Bar, Texas Dives Book Signing, Time, 4:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Killer Frogs & Stanley Eisenman Fine Shoes, Author Jim Reeves signing with QB Bram Kohlhausen, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Jim LaVilla-Havelin in conversation with Sheila Black on his new book Tales from the Breakaway Republic, 5PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
Nowhere Bookshop, Jennette McCurdy in conversation with Jenny Lawson, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Amarillo, Burrowing Owl Bookstore, Taylor Moore book signing (Firestorm), 6:30PM,
*Austin, Austin Public Library, Write Club, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Authors Ashley Winstead and Alison Wisdom, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Emily Wolf (My Thirty-First Year (And Other Calamities), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Kimberly Garza (The Last Karankawas), 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, Author Benjamin Villegas (Elpaso), 7PM,
*Irving, West Irving Library, Irving Writers Salon, 7PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic, & rihoo records, Dallas Open Mic, 8PM, (Registration required), ($),
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam with Cash Prizes at Native Hostel, 8:15PM, (Ticket required), ($),
*El Paso, BorderSenses, The Barbed Wire Series: Open Mic Night at Mona Bar of Modern Art, 9PM,
*San Antonio, PuroSlam Poetry, Open Mic at Bentley's on Broadway, 9PM,


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Public Library, Workshop Wednesday with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM - 7PM, (Appointment required),
*San Marcos, Showdown, Texas Dives Book Signing, Time TBA,
*Frisco, Barnes & Noble, Author Whitney Dean (A Kingdom of Flame and Fury), 5PM,
*Humble, Harris County Public Library, Baldwin Boettcher Branch, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, City Songs Poetry Reading & Celebration, 6PM,
*Spring, Village Books, Conversation & Signing with author Keri Blakinger (Corrections in Ink), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Sandra Brown signing, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Veterans Writing Collective with Sarah Colby, 6:30PM,
The Writing Barn, Perfecting the Picture Book II with Carmen Oliver, 7PM, ONLINE
*Austin, Bookwoman, Marissa R. Moss (Her Country) in Conversation with Mary Helen Specht, 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Book Launch for Will Clark's Marigold, 7PM,
The Writer's Garret, Poetry Stone Soup Peer Critque Groups, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk: W. Kamau Bell & Kate Schatz (Do the Work), 7PM, ($),
Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Read ft. Laurie Ann Guerero, 7PM, ONLINE
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Ashley Winstead (The Last Housewife), 7PM,
Fresh Fiction Events, Video Book Club with Tracy Goodwin (With Neighbors Like These), 7PM, ONLINE, (Registration required),
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Slam featuring Katya Zinn, 7:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot, Open Mic, 8PM,


THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: National Bad Poetry Day with Daphne Strasert, 1PM, ZOOM,
*Abilene, Frontier Texas, Book Signing & Talk by Author Ben English, 3PM, 
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Award-winning author Guadalupe Garcia McCall reads from her new book Echoes of Grace, 5PM,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Story Spinners Writing Club, 5:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author John Paul Brammer (¡Hola Papi!), 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, Author Marissa R. Moss (Her Country), 7PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Open Mic Night at the Bookshop, 7PM,
BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas Off the Beaten Craft: Minimalism and Maximalism in English-Language Haiku (with former Texas poet Allyson Whipple, 8PM (Online), (RSVP required),
*Houston, Bellard Entertainment, Poetic By Nature Vol 3 hosted by LJ Hamilton, 8:30PM, ($),


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Bandera, Bandera Kronkosky Public Library, Author Visit with Ben English (Black & White: Tales of the Texas Highway Patrol), 2PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Ashley Flowers (All Good People Here), 7PM, (Ticket required), ($),
*Houston, Garza Studios, Jasminne Mendez Highlights Her Poetry with the Debut Collection – CITY WITHOUT ALTAR, 7PM
*Killeen, Dat Friday Flow, Painting and Poetry, 7PM,
*Dallas, CSL Dallas, Community Open Mic, 7PM,
*Lampasas, Central Texas Writers Society & Wool and Vine, Open Mic to all types of writers and musicians, 8PM,


SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Mineola, Friends of the Mineola Public Library, Book Sale, 9AM,
*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, New Braunfels Writers Guild, 10AM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, Local Author Fair, 10AM,
*Houston, Asia Society, A Literary Trip Through Asia With Joanna Ho (Eyes That Speak to the Stars) and Christine Tran, 10AM,
*Denton, North Texas Book Festival, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 10:30AM, 
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Daniel Austin, a.k.a. The Vegan Meathead signs The Way of the Vegan Meathead: Eating for Strength, 11AM,
*Dallas, Highland Park Library, Deadly Dallas Book Talk with Rusty Williams (Deadly Dallas), 11AM, (Tickets required),
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Kenneth O'Neal signing, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Robin Scofield: The Radical Amazement of Rainer Maria Rilke (Poetry), 2PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Authors Mark Pryor & Celeste Connally (aka S.C. Perkins) signing, 3PM,
*Houston, Igbo Catholic Community, Author signing C. F. Onyejiaka (Blood Brothers Beyond the Battlefield), 3:30PM,
*Frisco, Mike Guinn Entertainment at the Frisco Performing Arts Center, BlackNificent: A Spokenword & Musical Celebration Of African Americans, 7PM,
*Dallas, JCF Productions, Rhythm and Rhymes RELOADED, 8PM, (Ticket required), ($),
*Houston, Black Market Entertainment, Live Music & Poetry Open Mic, 8PM, *(Ticket required),


SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*The Woodlands, Village Books, Blossoming Authors Writing Group (9-16 year olds), 12PM,
The Writer's Garret, Prose Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 2PM, ONLINE
The Writer's Garret, Mixed Genre Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 3PM, ONLINE
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,
Texas Poetry Assignment, TPA Contributor Reading by 5 Authors, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Mark Pryor (Die Around Sundown), 2PM,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM, (Reservations required),
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Echoes of Grace), 6PM,


RECURRING STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

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

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

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 on the Patio, 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.


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.