The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, workshops, and signings in the Lone Star State
FOR 8.26.2023 - 9.3.2023
ALL TIMES CENTRAL TIME
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Bookish goings-on in Texas
compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life
SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)
*Houston, Sultry in the City, August 25-26, 2023
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Book & Paper Show, August 26-27, 2023
*New Braunfels, Lone Star Writers Roundup, August 31- September 1, 2023
EXHIBITIONS, ETC. (*Denotes In-person Events.)
*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, The Long Lives of Very Old Books, through December 30, 2023
*Dallas, SMU Campus, “I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere”: Collecting the Multilingual Cannon, through September 22, 2023
*San Marcos, The Wittliff Collection, I Pray You Stay Alive: Writing on the Edge, through May 10, 2024
*Lubbock, Mahon Public Library, Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9AM, https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/events/1685030139-friends-of-the-library-book-sale
*Dallas, author Robin Hollo Signing at Kroger (Day 1), 10AM, https://theenchantedhollo.com/
*Fort Worth, Texas Booksellers Association, Fort Worth Book & Paper Show (Day 1), 10AM, https://txba2014.wildapricot.org/events
The Writer's Garret, Prose & Poetry Stone Soup Workshop, 10AM, ONLINE, https://writersgarret.org/Stone-Soup-Peer-critique-workgroups/
*Houston, Indie Author Book Fair, 10AM, https://sites.google.com/view/author-indie-book-fair/
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Local Author Book Fair, 10AM, https://www.facebook.com/BuytheBookTX/posts/pfbid02BAPwDDHVCWaMqzogU9ND5...
*Granbury, Granbury Writers' Bloc, Monthly Meeting Speaker TBA, 10:10AM, https://granburywritersbloc.com/
*Austin, Central Library, Community Swap: Books and Magazines, 11AM, https://library.austintexas.gov/event/programs-workshops/community-swap-...
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, author Lareida Buckley signing her biographical fiction, Stories from the Sheriff's Daughter, 11AM, https://www.thetwig.com/event/lareida-buckley-stories-sheriffs-daughter
*Austin, Half Price Books North Lamar, author Dr. Ronald E. Bell III (WALK IN WISDOM) book signing, 12PM, https://b.halfpricebooks.com/events/
*Dallas, Wild Birds Unlimited, Discussion with author Amy Martin speaking & signing, 12PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/677412420958375
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, author Daniel Moore signing, 1PM, https://www.theboernebookshop.com/events/
*Grapevine, Talking Animals Books, author Amy J. Schulz signing, 1PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/253360240752838/
*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, author Debra Atlas signing, 1PM, https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=678637614298157&set=a.550936917068228
*Lubbock, Josey Books, author Teddy Jones (MARVA COPE) book signing, 1PM, https://www.facebook.com/joseybookslubbock/posts/pfbid0oMxj6ixrYBpPzNA7u...
*Round Top, Round Top Family Library, author Bren Hardt speaking, 1PM, https://www.ilovetoread.org/calendar/
*Seguin, Pecantown Books & Brews, author Kit Hawthorne signing, 1PM, https://pecantownbooks.com/event/author-kit-hawthorne/
*Amarillo, Barnes & Noble, author Tenise Cook (THE BELLY OF THE WHALE) book signing, 2PM, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062159368-0
*Austin, Howson Branch Library, Writing Workshop, 2PM, https://library.austintexas.gov/event/writing/writing-workshop-7733389
*Denton, Barnes & Noble, author Gary Weiland (FISCHER'S ACCIDENT) book signing, 2PM, https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062158903-0
Tumblewords Project, Kit Wren: Shine, Perishing Republic: Robinson Jeffers, 2PM, ONLINE, https://www.facebook.com/events/1981475175579081
*Houston, Murder By The Book, authors Jayme Lynn Blaschke and E R Bills signing, 3PM, https://www.murderbooks.com/Blaschke
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Potranco Writers Group, 3PM, https://www.mysapl.org/Events-News/Events-Calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dev...
*Taylor, Libros Bookstore, author & illustrator Yehundi Mercardo drawing class & book signing, 3PM, https://www.librosbookshop.com/events
*Dallas, Interabang Books, author Brooke Bentley signing, 4PM, https://www.interabangbooks.com/event/sideline-confidential
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, author Jamie Jo Hoang (MY FATHER, THE PANDA KILLER) book signing, 4PM, https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event/hoang-2023
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Fabled Birthday Illustration Class, 4PM, https://fabledbookshop.com/events
*Killeen, Impac Outreach, Killeen Poetry Slam and Rhythm & Vibes, 5PM, https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=724427829485828&set=a.396806282247986
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, author Mark Pryor reading & signing, 6PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/189960347399493
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Fundraiser Dinner at the 100 Aker Wood (for elementary schools' book vending machines), 6PM, https://fabledbookshop.com/events
*Dallas, The Brown Sugah Lounge, Uncivil Wordz Open Mic Poetry Battle, 7:30PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/292312410136004/
|*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, YA fiction writer Jerry R.M. signing THE PRINCE WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DRAGON, 11AM, https://www.thetwig.com/event/jerry-rm-prince-who-fell-love-dragon|
|*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, authors R. Jay Berry (THE HELP CHRONICLES) & Nathan Scott (WOE 1: 2038-2048) book signing, 1PM, https://hpb.com/001|
|*Houston, Write About Now, WAN Academy: The Write Out w/ Ashlee Connors, 1PM, https://www.writeaboutnowpoetry.com/events|
|*Fort Worth, East Regional Library, Writers' Workshop, 1:30PM, https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/events/writers-workshop-estr|
|*Fort Worth, Leaves Book and Tea Shop, Afternoon with the Authors, 2PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/618312880385385/618312883718718/|
|*Frisco, Frisco Public Library, Sisters in Crime North Dallas, 2:30PM, https://friscolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/642de05e9301fc2f00a0ef5b|
|*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, author J Elle (HOUSE OF MARIONNE) book signing, 3PM, https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event/elle-2023|
|*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Prudence L. Curry Writers' Series launches with readings by poet Naomi Shihab Nye and award-winning editorialist Cary Clack, 3PM, https://www.mysapl.org/Events-News/Events-Calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dev...|
|*Austin, Book Woman, in-person poetry reading with Lisa Molina (WOMB WORLDS), Tina Posner, & Bree Rolfe (WHO'S GOING TO LOVE THE DYING GIRL?), 4PM, https://www.ebookwoman.com/event/person-poetry-reading-lisa-molina-tina-posner-bree-rolfe|
|*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Teen Writers Circle, 4PM, https://www.mysapl.org/Events-News/Events-Calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dev...|
|*Mission, 5x5 Brewing Co, author Ricardo Perez book launch for BORN TO FAIL, 7PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/836476534275263/|
|Texas Poetry Assignment, A Reading from the Taiwan Poems, 7PM, ONLINE, https://www.texaspoetryassignment.org/events|
|*Houston, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Comic Making Workshop, 4:30PM, https://hcpl.bibliocommons.com/events/64b58f73797ddb2b4fc199ba|
|*Dallas, Interabang Books, author LaToya Watkins (HOLLER, CHILD: STORIES) book signing, 6PM, https://www.interabangbooks.com/event/holler-child-stories|
|*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM, https://www.hursttx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/15575/440|
|*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, author Leslie McCrary reading & signing, 6PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/148182871646244|
|Brazos Bookstore, Virtual August Living Read Book Club with guest author Silvia Moreno-Garcia (SILVER NITRATE), 6:30PM, https://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/virtual-august-living-read-book-club-silvia-moreno-garcia|
|*Lubbock, Lubbock Write Right Critique Group, Weekly Meeting, 6:30PM, HYBRID, https://lubbockwrcg.com/|
|*Allen, Allen Public Library, author Kristine Springate "Document Your Family History," 7PM, https://www.allenlibrary.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=15738&month=8&year=2023&day=24&calType=0|
|*Austin, BookPeople, author Aparna Verma (THE PHOENIX KING), 7PM, https://www.bookpeople.com/event/aparna-verma-phoenix-king|
|*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Dallas-Fort Worth Monologue Slam & Haiku Championships, 7:30PM, https://www.thedockbookshop.com/event/dallas-fort-worth-monologue-slam-h...|
|*Austin, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic Night & Author Showcase hosted by Chibbi, 7:30PM, https://www.writeaboutnowpoetry.com/events|
|*El Paso, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Music & Poetry Open Mic Night at Rosewood, 9PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/294389229938041/|
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Brazos Valley Chapter, August Meeting: Your Social Media Questions Answered, 9:30AM, ONLINE, https://www.scbwi.org/events/august-23
*Dallas, Central Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM, https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/workshop-wednesdays-dallas...
*San Antonio, Barshop Jewish Community Center, Author Speaker Series: Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig (HONEST AGING), 12PM, https://www.jccsanantonio.org/events/2023/08/30/adult-happenings/author-...
Harris County Public Library, A Year Inside College Admissions: An Author Talk with Jeff Selingo, 1PM, ONLINE, https://hcpl.bibliocommons.com/events/6499cb156d11062800b7839f
*Humble, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Word Crafters, 5PM, https://hcpl.bibliocommons.com/events/646ba25778c3da4200b15bdb
*Fort Worth, Phillis Wheatley Peters Project & TCU, Reading Poetry by and Inspired by Phillis Wheatley Peters, 5:30PM, https://wheatleypetersproject.weebly.com/
*Austin, Book People, author Ashley Robin Franklin signing, 6PM, https://www.bookpeople.com/event/ashley-robin-franklin-hills-estrella-roja
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM, https://www.booksandbarrelstx.com/event-schedule
*Amarillo, Burrowing Owl Bookstore, author Taylor Moore (RICOCHET), 6:30PM, https://www.facebook.com/burrowingowlbookstore/posts/pfbid034XYBJZ4SMZYV...
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, LiteraTEENS Reading, 6:30PM, http://deepvellum.com/events/2023/literateens-aug
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, author Randall Watson (NO EVIL IS WIDE) book signing, 6:30PM, https://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/person-randall-watson-no-evil-wide
*Austin, Book Woman, Memoir and Mourning: Writing Through and About Grief: A Panel Discussion, 7PM, https://www.ebookwoman.com/event/memoir-and-mourning-writing-through-and...
Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with author Karen White (THE HOUSE ON PRYTANIA), 7PM, ONLINE, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/video-book-club-with-karen-white-tickets-69...
Flowersong Press, Essentially Poetic: A Monthly Reading Series for Community Building, 7PM, ONLINE, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essentially-poetic-a-monthly-reading-series...
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, 310 Brownstreet Takeover $500 Poetry Slam, 7:30PM, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/310-brownstreet-takeover-500-poetry-slam-ho...
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Open Mic Night ft. Mello, 7:30PM, https://www.writeaboutnowpoetry.com/events
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Friends of the Library Quarterly Sale, 10AM, https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/36172/843
*Houston, Stanaker Neighborhood Library, FROM FARMWORKER TO ASTRONAUT with special guest Nicolás Kanellos, founding publisher of Arte Público Press, 11AM, https://calendar.houstonlibrary.org/event/10822278
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, author Randall Watson reading from his gripping novella, NO EVIL IS WIDE, 11AM, https://www.thetwig.com/event/randall-watson-no-evil-wide
Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Authors, Pick Your Poisons!, 1PM, ONLINE, https://www.facebook.com/events/822438679602475
*Canyon, Burrowing Owl Bookstore, Poetry Circle, 6PM, https://www.facebook.com/burrowingowlbookstore/posts/pfbid0QTkKzeEjsCnpA...
*Lampasas, Central Texas Writer's Society, Open Mic Night, 6:30PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/660206582350028
*Plano, Plano Co-Op & Bibliobar, True Crime Story Time with local storytellers, 7PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/301093652499860
*Houston, Kindred Stories, author Latoya Watkins (HOLLER, CHILD) in conversation with Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, 7:30PM, https://kindredstorieshtx.com/products/irl-author-talk-holler-child-with...
*El Paso, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Open Mic at Old Sheepdog Brewery, 8:30PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/966386097754383/
|*Fort Worth, Ridglea Branch Library, Write Stuff, 10:30AM, https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library/events/write-stuff-rdg|
|*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Daniel García Ordaz, Read Until You Bleed: funny and thoughtful poetry for funny and thoughtful children, 5:30PM, https://www.thetwig.com/event/daniel-garc%C3%ADa-ordaz-read-until-you-bl...|
|*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, First Friday Poetry Readings, 6:30PM, https://www.patchoulijoesbooks.com/event/first-friday-poetry-readings|
|*Austin, BookPeople, author LaToya Watkins (HOLLER, CHILD), 7PM, https://www.bookpeople.com/event/latoya-watkins-holler-child|
|*Carrollton, Dallas Poetry Slam, Beautiful & Brilliant Open Mic, 8PM, https://www.thedallaspoetryslam.com/shows|
|*Houston, Inprint, First Fridays Presents Maha Abdel Wahab, 8PM, https://inprinthouston.org/first-fridays/|
*Alpine, Alpine Lion's Club, author Ben English signing at the Big Bend Gun & Knife Show, 9AM, https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10226185065186864&set=gm.6286091071...
*Bandera, Bandera County Library, Friends Monthly Book Sale, 9AM, https://banderalibrary.org/calendar-1
*Keller, Keller Public Library, Keller Writers Association, 9:45AM, https://keller-tx.whofi.com/calendar/event/26704
*Flower Mound, author Robin Hollo signing at Kroger (Day 1), 10AM, https://theenchantedhollo.com/
*Houston, Friends of the Houston Library, Friends of the Houston Library Book Sale, 10AM, https://www.facebook.com/events/580151703982783/580151720649448/
*McAllen, McAllen Public Library, Pop Up Book Sale, 10AM, https://mcallenlibrary.libnet.info/event/9028112
*Austin, BookPeople, author Solari the Hii Priestess (Y.O.U. YOUR OWN UNIVERSE), 10:30AM, https://www.bookpeople.com/event/solaris-hii-priestess-you-your-own-univ...
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Special Storytime with author Kari Lavelle (BUTT OR FACE?), 10:30AM, https://www.facebook.com/BuytheBookTX/posts/pfbid0Ct75kEcnPuZxFo954dHpcd...
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Daniel García Ordaz, Read Until You Bleed: funny and thoughtful poetry for funny and thoughtful children, 11AM, https://www.thetwig.com/event/daniel-garc%C3%ADa-ordaz-read-until-you-bl...
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, author Z.W. Taylor signing, 12PM, https://www.patchoulijoesbooks.com/event/author-visit-z-w-taylor
*Galveston, Galveston Bookshop, author Jackie Hovorka book signing (THE 12TH LETTER), 1PM, https://www.facebook.com/GalvestonBookshop/posts/pfbid0253MViLeB54gZNa4p...
*Houston, Public Poetry, Reading Series with Raneem Bakir Alia / Saba Husain / Diego Nguyen / Elina Petrova, 1PM, https://www.facebook.com/events/646080560826821
*Houston, Public Poetry & Central Library, Public Poetry Reading Series, 2PM, https://calendar.houstonlibrary.org/event/10825523
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio Poets Association, 2PM, https://www.mysapl.org/Events-News/Events-Calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dev...
*Austin, BookPeople, author Lisa Doggett (UP THE DOWN ESCALATOR), 4:30PM, https://www.bookpeople.com/event/lisa-doggett-down-escalator
|*Arlington, St Mark's Church, Book Launch for Art from Darkness by C.A. Humer, 12:30PM, https://www.cahumerauthor.com/|
|*Dallas, Half Price Books - Flagship, authors Nancy Golden (SWORD OF FATE) & Jacob Rykman (LEGEND OF SAMANTHA TORRES) book signing, 1PM, https://b.halfpricebooks.com/events/|
|*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Mixed Genre Stone Soup Workshop, 3PM, https://writersgarret.org/Stone-Soup-Peer-critique-workgroups/|
*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
*Center, The Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5), W, 10:30 a.m.
*Colleyville, Colleyville Public Library, StoryWalk, Month of May 2023
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 Events@lonestarliterary.com with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.