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

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FOR 12.10.2022 - 12.18.2022





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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

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

*Irving, Irving Archives and Museum, The "Negro Motorist Green Book" Exhibit, through January 8, 2023

*San Antonio, The Witte Museum, Beasley’s Vaqueros of the Brush Country Exhibit, through March 20, 2023


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Tyler, Hit the Bricks, Author Addison Winters (TRANSFERRING CREDITS), 8AM,
*Dallas, The Black Child Book Fair & Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Dallas, The Black Child Book Fair Dallas2022, 10AM,
*Katy, Maud Marks Library, Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale, 10AM,
*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Scribe Tribe Write-In for NaNoWriMo, 10AM,
*Austin, Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair with 24 Texas Authors, 10AM,
*Austin, UWC Graduate Services, UWC Graduate Writing Retreat, 10AM,
*Graham, Graham Public Library, Young County Book Festival, 10AM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Author Geraldine Guadagno signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Audelia Road Branch Library, Audelia Road Library Friends Book Sale, 11AM,
*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, NaNoWriMo Celebration with Author L.C. Barlow, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Saúl Hernández signing, 11AM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Author Alda P. Dobbs (THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER), 11AM,
*Canton, East Texas Book Bash, Multiple author signing, 1PM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Author Randy Schmidt signing, 1PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Patrick Hanford signing, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Sip and Shop with local authors signing, 1PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Freddy Cruz signing, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Vayl Larkin: Poetry In The Raw, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Duncanville, Enda's Booktique, Author's Roundtable, 2:30PM,
*Austin, Reverie Books, Author Toby Leblanc Speaking & Signing, 3PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Authors Burk Murchison and Michael Granberry (HOLE IN THE ROOF), 4PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Author Bill Cotter Signing (THE SPLENDID TICKET), 7PM,
*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM,
*San Antonio, Agarita, Agarita + Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, 7:30PM,





SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Lisa Leader signing, 10AM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Dry Comal Creek Winery, 12PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Patrick Hanford signing, 12PM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Author Susan McCauley (TROOPER AT THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL), 12PM,
Malvern Books, Author May Cobb speaking, 1PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*Houston, Zen Ase Poetry, Poetry in Motion - a Laughz and Lyrics Open Mic, 5PM,





MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Conroe, Montgomery County Memorial Library, Writers Group, 1PM,
*Stephenville, Stephenville Chamber of Commerce & City of Stephenville, Holly Jolly Christmas 2022 with Author Appearances, 6PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Write on, write on, write on!, 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Northwest Branch Library, FW Writes Writers Workshop, 6:30PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Writers' Inc, 6:30PM,
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 7PM, ONLINE,
BookWoman, Getting To Know The Goddess: Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, JCC of Dallas, Bookfest Presents Michael Granberry & Burk Murchison (HOLE IN THE ROOF), 7PM, 





TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writers' League of Texas, 2023 Agents Symposium Informational Webinar, 12PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Jason Stone signing, 5:30PM,
Deep Vellum Books, Virtual event with Niven Govinden (DIARY OF A FILM!), 6PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Writespace, Writespace Member Meetup for Fiction Writers, 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*Austin, LBJ Presidential Library, An Evening with Peter Baker & Susan Glasser (THE DIVIDER: TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE, 2017-2021), 6:30PM,
*Irving, Irving Archives and Museum, Book Signing and Authors Talk With Burk Murchison & Michael Granberry, 6:30PM,
*Austin, The Moth Mainstage in Austin, 7PM,
*Katy, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, Book Art Snowman Craft Program, 7PM,
San Antonio Public Library, Author Dr. Rachel Buff discussing her book A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Chocolate Secrets, Verb Kulture Poetry Night, 7:30PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic, Dallas Open Mic, 8PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Lightning Slam & Anyone Can Get It Open Mic, 8:30PM,





WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, Local Author Schequita Goldsmith Meet & Greet, 10AM,
*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
Harris County Public Library, Author Chat with Nicole Eustace (Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America), 11AM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 1PM,
Granbury Writers’ Bloc, Online Read and Critique, 2PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Robert E Ross signing, 5PM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, Adult Writers' Support Group, 6PM,
*Houston, Showtime Bar and Lounge, ShoShowtime at the Apollo Sing, Rap, Dance, Poetry, 6PM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Open Mic Poetry & Spoken Word Night, 6PM,
*Austin, ATX Live Network, Poetry Underground, 7PM,
Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Read featuring Tomas Q. Morin, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Showtime Bar and Lounge, Art After Dark Open Mic Night, 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives & The Writer's Garret, Poet Tarfia Faizullah, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic ft. Visionary The Poet, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Soaring High Entertainment & Management, Slept On Wednesdays Open Mic and Concert Singers, Rappers, Dancers, Poets, 9PM,





THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, TCU Press Holiday Book Sale, 10AM,
*Houston, Emmaus Spirituality Center, Poetry and Prayer: Comfort Throughout Seasons of Grief, 10AM,
Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: How to Get Rejected-Horror Stories from the Slush Pile, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Story Spinners Writing Club, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Michael Camarillo Reading & Signing, 5PM,
*Austin, Howson Branch Library, Writing Workshop for ages 10-15, 6PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Letters & Spirits with Author Ben Fountain (THE DEVIL MAKES THREE), 6PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Gemini Ink Holiday Open House, 6:30PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Festivus Poetry Open Mic Night, 7PM,
*Houston, Word & Deed Society, W&DS Open Mic Thursdays, 7PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic, Dallas Open Mic x Speakeasy, 8PM,
*Houston, Bellard Entertainment, Therapeutic Thursday: Poetry and R&B Holiday Special, 8PM,
*Houston, Taylors of Houston, Mic Night Christmas Party - A night of poetry, RnB, and hiphop hosted by Sincere Lyrix, 8PM,





FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Colleyville, Colleyville Public Library, Author Luncheon with Dave Lieber (AMON!, SEARCHING FOR PEROT), 12PM,
*Houston, West University Branch Library, Jane Austen Tea, 3PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Andrés Tijerina signing, 5PM,
*Dallas, Tha Spot Health and Wellness, Tiny Space Poetry and Music Concert feat. Ja'kira & MadameX, 7PM,
*San Antonio, Cafe de Resistencia Books, Pre-solstice Café Libro Open Mic, 7PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, Feature Friday Open Mic, 8PM,





SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Write Crowd, Featuring the Authors of the Storytellers & Legends Convention, Day 1 of 2, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Friends of Government Canyon, Poetry Hike, 8:30AM,
*Mineola, Friends of the Mineola Public Library, Book Sale, 9AM,
*Austin,  Austin Writers' Breakfast, Writer Meetup at Central Market, 10AM,
*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, New Braunfels Writers Guild, 10AM,
*Dallas, Remembering Black Dallas, INC., The Overground Railroad Green Book Tour, 10AM,
*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Author Visit with Asia Jones-Carr, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Valerie Varhaug signing, 11AM,
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Austin Chapter), Georgetown Open Writers Critique Group, 11AM, ONLINE
*The Woodlands, Writing Group Meetup, 12PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Jean Nunnally signing, 1PM,
*Amarillo, Burrowing Owl Books, Two local authors Dr. Mike Bellah (THE BEST IS YET TO BE) and Refugee Services of Texas (PLATED STORIES), 1PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Sip and Shop with local authors signing, 1PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Book Signing: Sparks of Joy Too with 14 Authors, 1PM,
*Duncanville, Enda's Booktique, Holiday at the BOOKtique, 1:30PM,
*Lufkin, Absolutely Fiction Books, Author James Wade signing, 1:30PM,
*Austin, BookWoman, BookWoman's 47th Anniversary Celebration featuring Carrie Fountain, Naomi Shihab Nye, & Dalia Azim, 2PM,
*Austin, Terrazas Branch Library, Write Now Workshop, 2PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Young Writers Workshop, 2PM,
*Duncanville, Enda's Booktique, Author's Roundtable, 2:30PM,
*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Book Signing & Discussion with Author Roger Ellison, 3PM,
*Fort Worth, Diamond Hill-Jarvis Branch Library, Youth Poet Laureate Workshop, 3PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Winter Wonderland Market & Book Fair, 5PM,
*San Antonio, Infrarrealista Review, Book Launch with Jacinto Jesús Cardona (AMAPOLASONG), 6PM,
*Dallas, Brown Sugah Lounge, The Brown Sugah Lounge - Unplugged with Open Mic Poetry & Drums, 7PM,
*Houston, Little Central America, 1984, Little Central America, 1984, 7PM,
*Houston, The Popup Poetry Spot, POETS, PROPHETS, PROFiT$ hosted by Inertia Justice, 7PM,$/10000476788486197






SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Artist Demonstration with Author Tiffany Alexandria, 11AM,
*Selma, Ciabolo Chicks Bookstore, Author Bill Cotter signing, 1PM,
*Austin, Spicewood Springs Branch Library, Open Mic, 1:30PM,
*Dallas, Manaiya G, The SCOOPS Poetry Slam & Ice Cream Social, 3PM,
*Cedar Hill, Saviana Winery, Multi-Author readings & signings including Angie Barton, 3PM,
Granbury Writers’ Bloc, Online Read and Critique, 4PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social & Open Mic, 5PM,
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Book Launch ASINA IS HOW WE TALK, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*Houston, Poetry Lounge Sundays, Poetry Lounge We're Back, Weekly, 6PM,
*Houston, The Garden Group Enterprises, Sundays are Live Music & Poetry @ The Garden in Midtown, 7PM,
*Houston, Matthew Hartnett, The Gumbo Jam featuring singers, rappers, poets, musicians, and horn players, 8PM,






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

*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 with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.