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 08.06.2022 - 08.14.2022


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.)

  • POETCHELLA, Coppell, August 4-7, 2022
  • Superhero Car Show & Comic Con, San Antonio, August 4-7, 2022

  • SCBWI Summer Conference, Authors Jessixa Bagley, Dhonielle Clayton, and Donna Barba Higuera presenting, ONLINE, August 5-7, 2022

  • Bell County Comic Con, Belton, August 6-7, 2022 

  • Marathon Songwriters Festival, Marathon, August 12-13, 2022 


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Buffalo Gap, Taylor County History CenterVaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (Humanities Texas), through August 6, 2022

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

*Austin, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, A Home for Texas History Exhibit, through 8/15

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

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

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


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Book Sale, 10AM, (also 8/7)
SCWBI, Georgetown Writers Open Critique Group, 10AM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Boost Your Creativity in the Classroom, 10AM HYBRID
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Dr Jackie Kyger signing The Coast Guard on the Texas Border, 10AM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Mar Giardinelli Book Signing, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press, Author Anne Elise Urrutia of Miraflores, 11AM,
Writing Workshops, Nailing the Pitch and Getting Published, 11AM, ONLINE,

*Paris, Paris Public Library, Author Brittany Ramsey signing Chewy's Big Adventure, 1PM,

Writespace, Writing Fiction: The Magic of Fantasy with author Mackenzie Bitz, 1PM ONLINE,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Author Cheryl Eager (A Kiss to Wake Me), 2PM
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Signing for Authors Sasha Summers, Mackenna Lee, & Jolene Navarro, 2pm,
Tumblewords Project, Juba the Griot: Roots and Wings, 2PM ONLINE,
The Writing Barn, Presenting to the Public: Sharing Your Author Self with Confidence, 2PM ONLINE,


SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

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
Writespace, Getting Published in Literary Journals with Author Justin Jannise, 3PM ONLINE,
*Granbury, Arts & Letters Bookstore, Drew Meyers Book Signing (The Tacos and Chocolate Diet), 3PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,
*Pantego, Texas Poetry Events, Open Mic featuring Poet Steve Sanders, 6PM,


MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Murder By The Book, Author Amanda Jayatissa, 11AM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Fairbanks Branch Library, Foraging Houston Summer with Author Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, PhD (Foraging), 5PM,
Murder By The Book, Author Zac Bissonnette, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Anna Meriano (It Sounds Like This), 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,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Michael J. Seidlinger (Anybody Home?), 7PM,
*Grapevine, Express Yourself Writers Club for Adults, 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Author Megan Goldin, 7PM ONLINE
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 8PM, ONLINE,


TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, BookPeople, Storytime with Emma Reynolds (Amara and the Bats), 10:30AM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
*Houston, Houston Public Library, Teen Writing Club, 4PM, HYBRID, (Registration required),
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Southwest Regional Branch, Book Swap, 5PM,
*Cypress, Lone Star College-CyFair Library, CyFair Writers Group, 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
HCPL Writes, Camp NaNoWriMo: Virtual Visit with Author Gwendolyn Zepeda, Houston's Poet Laureate, (Houston Noir), on Anthologies, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, The Moth, Story Slam - Happy, 7PM,
Fabled Bookshop, Fabled's Book Club with Author Eleanor Brown (Any Other Family), 7PM, ONLINE, (Registration required),
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Rachel Griffin (Wild is the Witch), 7PM, HYBRID (Registration required),
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, Author Michael J. Seidlinger (Anybody Home?), 7PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Not YA Mama's Book Club with Elizabeth Foscue (Pest), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Cedar Hill, Dallas Area Writers Group, Achieving Solid Characterization with Shelley Strock, 7PM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, Chocolate Secrets, Verb Kulture Poetry Night, 7:30PM, (Registration required),
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Performance & Writing Workshop Series + Open Mic Hosted by Tova Charles at Native Hostel, 8PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic & rihoo records, Dallas Open Mic, 8PM, (Registration required), ($),


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Public Library, Workshop Wednesday with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM - 7PM, (Appointment required),
*Austin, Bookwoman, Storytime with Emma Reynolds (Amara and the Bat), 12PM,
Murder By The Book, Author Martin Walker, 1PM ONLINE,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 1PM,
*San Antonio, Texas T Pub, Texas Dives book signing with Anthony Head, 4PM,
*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Scribe Tribe Writing Group, 4PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Author Mithu Sanyal, Translator Alta L. Price (Identitti), 5PM, ONLINE,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, Adult Writer's Support Group, 6PM,
*Dallas, Word Space, Dallas Lit Hop with Poet Karen Minzer (aka with an X), 7PM,
*The Woodlands, Village Books, Writing Group for Young Adults and Adults, 7PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Marianne Wiggins (Properties of Thirst), 7PM, ONLINE (Registration required),
Houston Public Library, A Virtual Evening with Jasmine Guillory (While We Were Dating) with Brooke Lewis (Houston Chronicle), 7PM, (Registration required),
Fresh Fiction Events, Video Book Club with Sasha Summers (The Sweetest Thing), 7PM, ONLINE, (Registration required),
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret & The Wild Detectives, Poetry Reading with Alex Temblador, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic featuring Teresa Johnson, 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 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Bedford, Bedford Library Friends, Friends Book Sale, 10AM,
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Friends of the Library Book Sale,
*Houston, Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Horror Tropes with Daphne Strasert, 1PM, ZOOM
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library,Teen Writers' Group, 4PM.
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Book Launch for Author Melvin E. Edwards (The Strength of a Thousand Sons), 5PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Natalie Lloyd (Hummingbird), 5PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Finding Yourself, Sharing Yourself: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop with Cary Clack, 6:30PM HYBRID,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Beverly Lowry in conversation with Chris Tomlinson, 6:30PM,
*Arlington, Arlington Museum of Art, Open Mic Night - Youth Poets featured, 6:30PM,
*Arlington, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, Night Owls: Creative Writing for Teens, 7PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Conversation and signing with Kimberla Lawson Roby, 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Kathleen Kent in conversation with Gabino Iglesias (The Devil Takes You Home), 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Kyle Creek (The Captain) (F*cking History), 7PM, ($),
Bookwoman, Second Thursday Virtual Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Alexandra van de Kamp (Ricochet Script), 7:15PM, ONLINE,


FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Colleyville, Colleyville Public Library, Jeff Guinn Author Luncheon, 12PM,
*Clarendon, Burton Memorial Library, Julie Barker & Carolyn Altman signing the Hitchin' Post children's books series, 1PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Author Ave Barrera, Translators Ellen Jones, Robin Myers (The Forgery), 7PM, ONLINE,
*El Paso, The Barbed Wire, Open Mic Night at Craft Rhythm & Brews, 8PM,


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,


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.