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 08.27.2022 - 09.04.2022


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

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, The Writers - Portraits by Laura Wilson, August 27, 2022-January 1, 2023

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

*Dallas, Big D Reads The Accomodation, Dallas History and Archives Exhibition, September 1-30, 2022

*Palacios, City by the Sea Museum (Humanities Texas), Lonesome Dove Exhibition, September 1- October 13, 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 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Edinburg, Frieends of the Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library, Book Sale, Day 1 of 2, 9AM,
*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,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM,
*College Station, Duddley's Draw, Texas Dives Book Signing, Time TBA,


MONDAY, AUGUST 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Murder By The Book, Author Karin Slaughter speaking with Sara DiVello, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Open Writer's Lab, 6:30PM,
Murder By The Book, Author Robert Bailey and Sara DiVello, 7PM, ONLINE,
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 8PM, ONLINE,
The Writing Barn, Write. Submit. Support. FREE Info + Inspiration Session, 6PM, ONLINE,
Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: Lark & Kasim Start A Revolution with Kacen Callender & Kadie, 7PM, ONLINE,


TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, Virtual Book Launch: Addie Tsai's (Unwieldy Creatures), 5:30PM, CANCELLED
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Robert Freeman Wexler (The Silverberg Business), 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Authors Nev March & Isabella Maldonado, 7PM, ONLINE,
Brazos Bookstore, Author Andy Holloway (My Football Family), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas,, & rihoo records, Dallas Open Mic, 8PM,
*El Paso, BorderSenses, The Barbed Wire Series: Open Mic Night at Mona Bar of Modern Art, 9PM,
*Houston, The Connect Group, Mic Check Monday, 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Open Slam with Christopher Michael, 8PM,


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Public Library, Workshop Wednesday with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Frisco, Barnes & Noble, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Author of The Final Gambit, 6PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM,
*Dallas, Virgin Hotels Dallas, Hall Pass with Poet Darryl Ratcliff, 6PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Altered Book Art, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Robert Freeman Wexler (The Silverberg Business), 6:30PM,
BookPeople, Author Karen McManus (Nothing More to Tell), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, St. Thomas University, Author Johnnie Bernhard (Hannah & Ariela), 7PM,
*San Antonio, Barshop Jewish Community Center, Author Speaker Series with Amy Feldman (Ezra Exposed), 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Plates and Pets Virtual Cozy Panel, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic featuring C.R.U.S.H., 7:30PM,
*Port Aransas, Shorty's Place, Texas Dives Book Signing, Time TBA,


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Waco, Holiday Lakeshore Estates, Author Kathleen Kaska signing, 10AM,
*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Big D Reads 2022 Launch with author Jim Schutze (The Accommodation), publisher Will Evans, 10AM,
*Tomball, Pecos Grilling Company, Author Jon Amour signing Branded, 5PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author signing with Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Final Gambit), 6PM,
*Arlington, Arlington Museum of Art, Disney Themed Poetry Slam, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Lisa Nikolidakis (No One Crosses the Wolf), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Alice Feeney signing, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, More Neighbors Dallas Book Club, Author visit Collin Yarbrough (Paved A Way), 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Author Jesse Sublett (Last Gangster in Austin: Frank Smith, Ronnie Earle, and the End of a Junkyard Mafia), 6:30PM, HYBRID,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Johnnie Bernhard (Hannah & Ariela), 7PM,
*Houston, We Are Writers Block, The Writers Block Open Mic Houston: 90s Themed Open Mic, 7PM,


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Waco, Harrison Senior Center, Author Kathleen Kaska Book Discussion, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Writer, poet, translator, performer Jasminne Mendez presents her new book City Without Altar, 6PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author & Artist Valerie Komkov Hill signing CLIVE THE LONELY LLAMA, 6PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Poetry Reading, 6:30PM,
*Killeen, Dat Friday Flow, Birthday Bash and Poet with Kas Poetess, 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, First Fridays Open Mic hosted by Dallas poets Reverie and Paul Koniecki, 7PM,


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, New Braunfels Writers Guild, 10AM,
*West, Devine Design, Author Kathleen Kaska signing, 10AM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Hay Forum Day 1 of 2, 12PM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Writer's Critique Club, 1PM,
*Amarillo, Barnes and Noble, Author Signing with Taylor Moore (Firestorm), 2PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Alda P. Dobbs (The Other Side of the River), 3PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Steve Sanderson signing, 11AM,
*Grapevine, Grapevine Public Library, Entwined Mind Book Club with Author Kate Khavari (A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons), 2PM,
*Irving, Irving Public Library, MoooSICAL Story Event with Kinsey Mitton, 2PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Echoes of Grace) In Conversation with Margarita Longoria, 6PM,


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Gil Dominguez signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Hay Forum Day 2 of 2, 12PM,
*San Antonio, Brewster's Backyard Icehouse, Author Signing Ruth Mini (The Legend of Miss Ruth), 4PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,
*Pantego, Texas Poetry Events, Memorial Reading for Poet Susan Vogel Taylor at Dr. Jeckyll's Beer Lab, 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.