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 08.20.2022 - 08.28.2022


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.)

*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit (Humanities Texas) August 23-September 22, 2022

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

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

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


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,


MONDAY, AUGUST 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Murder By The Book, Authors Alice Feeney and Sara DiVello, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Last Writes, 5:30PM,
*Dallas, Barnes & Noble, Author Sandra Brown signing Overkill, 6PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, Reading & Signing with YA author Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Echoes of Grace), 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Read & Critique, 6:30PM,
Murder by The Book, Authors William Kent Krueger and Sara DiVello, 7PM, ONLINE,
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 8PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Book signing and reading with authors Anthony Head & Kirk Weddell (Texas Dives), TBA,


TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Creative Writing Club, 4:30PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, The Possibilities of Books with Publisher Alan Sobrino, 6PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Author LaToya Watkins discusses Perish, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Aaron H. Aceves (This Is Why They Hate Us), 7PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, An Evening with Author Yana Tallon-Hicks (Hot and Unbothered), 7PM, (Registration required),
*Houston, Voices in Power, A Poetry Open Mic Experience ft. Kira J, 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Authors Fleur Bradley & Jennifer Chow, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live, Jamie Ford (The Many Daughters of Afong Moy), 7:30PM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic & rihoo records, Dallas Open Mic, 8PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, FREE Performance & Writing Workshop Series Open Mic Hosted by Akeem Olaj, 8PM, (Registration required),


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Public Library, Workshop Wednesday with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 1PM,
Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Author Spotlight - Talking with Anya Leigh Josephs (Queen of All), 1PM, ZOOM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, Teen Writers' Club, 4PM,
*Fort Worth, A Great Notion Pub, Texas Dives Book Signing, 4:30PM,
*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Scribe Tribe Writing Group, 4PM,
*Humble, Harris County Public Library, Baldwin Boettcher Branch, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Dallas, Writing Workshops Dallas & The Writer's Garret, First Draughts @ Wild Detectives, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Jehanne Dubrow (Taste: A Book Of Small Bites), 6PM,
*Houston, Showtime Bar & Lounge, Art After Dark Open Mic Night, 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Beto O'Rourke signing We've Got to Try, 6:15PM
The Printing Museum, Bibles, Bonfires, and Believers with Philip Mogen, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Patricia Biggs signing, 6:30PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Author "Ilona Andrews," the husband and wife writing team of Gordon and Ilona, (Ruby Fever), 7PM, ONLINE,
Fresh Fiction Events, Video Book Club with Megan Goldin (Stay Awake), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Brown Sugah Lounge, Reign Roast Open Mic (Poetry), 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic Featuring Rooster, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Congregation Emanu El, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Nikole Hannah-Jones, 7:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot, Open Mic, 8PM,
*Houston, Bellard Entertainment, Whatever Wednesdays Open Mic hosted by Roro B Sanging, 8:30PM,


THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Author Spotlight: Anya Josephs, 1PM, ZOOM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library,Teen Writers' Group, 4PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Water 2 Wine, 4PM,
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, A Discussion with Teri Wilson, Katie Goulding, and Tracy Goodwin, 6PM,
Voices de la Luna, Writing in their Shoes with Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Arlington, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, Night Owls: Creative Writing for Teens, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Mystery Author Panel celebrating Jeff Abbott's, Taylor Moore's, Dixie Lee Evatt's, Helen Currie Foster's, and Gabino Iglesias's new books, moderated by Kathleen Kaska, 7PM,
Bookwoman, BookWoman Book Group Discussion with Author Dalia Azim (Country of Origin), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Author Ashley Flowers signing, 7PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Wine and Write, 7PM,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk: LaToya Watkins (Perish) with Kendra Allen (Fruit Punch: A Memoir & The Collection Plate), 7PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Authors Allison Ashley (Would You Rather), Jenny Howe (The Makeup Test), Courtney Kae (In the Event of Love), & Torie Jean (Finding Gene Kelly), 7PM, ONLINE,
*El Paso, BorderSenses, The Barbed Wire Series: Open Mic Night at Old Sheepdog Brewery, 9PM,
*Dallas, The Goat, Texas Dives Book Signing, Time TBA,


FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Canyon Lake, Friends of the Tye Preston Memorial Library, Book Sale (also 8/27), 10AM,
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, Meet & Greet & Signing with Beto O'Rourke (We've Got to Try), 1:30PM,
*Boerne, Boerne BookShop, Author Kathleen Kaska signing, 2:30PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Jeff Abbott signing, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Jump-Start Theater, Rhythm and Rhyme with Vocab and Nick Blevins, 6:30PM,
*Galveston, Historic Lasker Inn, Author Johnnie Bernhard (Hannah & Ariela), 7PM,
*Duncanville, Black & Bitter Coffee Shop, POETRY NIGHT ON THE PATIO, 8PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Poetry on the Patio Hosted by Verb Kulture, 8PM,


SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Exhibit:The Writers - Portraits by Laura Wilson,
*Lubbock, Friends of the Library, Book Sale, 9AM,
*Houston, Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, The Kids are All Write!, 10AM,
Author Ilona Andrews, Brunch with Ruby Fever, 10AM, ONLINE,
The Writer's Garret, Prose & Poetry Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 10AM, ONLINE,
*Katy, Friends of the Maud Marks Library, Book Sale, 10AM,
*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Writer's Workshop: Blogging and Podcasting for Teens, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Author Jasmine Paul: A Boy, A Budget, and a Dream, 11AM & 2:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Texas author Kathleen Kaska signs Murder at the Menger: The Fifth Sydney Lockhart Mystery, 11AM
*Houston, Houston Public Library Hillendahl, Write On!, 11AM,
*Fort Worth, Monkey & Dog Books, Author Stephen Early Signing, 1PM,
*Houston, Writespace, Processing the Pandemic: Moving Forward, 1PM,
*Houston, Skeyez N' Starz, 4th Annual Skeyez N' Stars Showcase, 1PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Translator Triptych with Katie Whittenmore joined by Texas author Mark Haber (Saint Sebastian's Abyss) and Lynn Stegar Strong, 1PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Picture Books That Pop! with Xelena González, 1PM,
*Clifton, Tolstoy & Co., Author Visit Anita Dickason (Deadly Keepsakes), 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Robin Scofield: The Radical Amazement of Rainer Maria Rilke (Poetry), 2PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Taylor Moore signing, 3PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, J Elle (A Taste of Magic), 4PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Alex Aster (Lightlark), 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Houston Presses Night Reception with Local Indie Publishers, 4PM,
*Houston, Houston Writers Guild, Sell Your Book One Article at a Time And Make Money While You Wait to Make the NYT Bestseller List with Author Kathryn Haueisen (Mayflower Chronicles), 4PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Late Night @ the Bookstore, 7PM,
*Dallas, Brown Sugah Lounge, Reign Roast Open Mic, 7:30PM,


SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Workshop: Medium Content Book Publishing for Passive Income, 11AM,
*Tomball, Paradigm Brewing Company , Appearance and Book Signing by Jon Armour, Author of Branded: A Novel Based on the True Story of The Most Notorious Cattle Rustler of our Time, 12PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Kathleen Kaska signing, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, Leaves Tea Room, Author Marsha West Reading & Signing, 2PM,
*Frisco, Sisters In Crime North Dallas, Navigating Self Publishing with Amber Royer, Amy Shokai, & Lori Roberts Herbst, 2:30PM,
*DeSoto, Love Jones Sundays, Spoken Word Celebration with Bishara & Neo Soul, 3PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,
*College Station, Duddley's Draw, Texas Dives Book Signing, Time TBA,


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.