The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, workshops, and signings in the Lone Star State

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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 2.11.2023 - 2.19.2023





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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.)

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



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, UT Dallas, RAW: Research, Art, & Writing Graduate Student Conference - Women, Art, Freedom, TBD,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, One Year Anniversary Celebration, 9AM,
*Lubbock, Caprock Writers, February Meeting featuring author Dr. Rosalind Willis, 10AM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Valentine's Day Market Day, 10AM,
*San Antonio, DoSeum, Big Day of Play with Eric Carle books, 10AM,
*Waco, Lit Waco CenTex Teen Book Fest on the Brazos, 10AM,
*Arlington, ACFW DFW, Author Peyton Roberts "How to pull off an effective book launch," 10:30AM, still need a link
*Conroe, Montgomery County Memorial Library, Author Melissa Aylstock presenting The History of the Romance Novel, 10:30AM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Second Saturday Lit & Lab, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Axe DeKruif Signing, 11AM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joes's Books, Indie Author Fair, 12PM,
*Austin, Resistencia Books, Saturday Book Sale: Rain to River Edition, 1PM,
*Olmos Park, Trinity University Press, Anne Elise Urrutia at Period Modern, 1PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Visit with Divya Srinivasan (LITTLE OWL'S LOVE), 2PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Mary Stafford signing, 2PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Dr. Rosalind Willis Book Signing, 2PM,
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, 15th Annual Romance Readers’ Social, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Kit Wren: Against Love Poetry, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Canyon, Author Dianne Smithwick-Braden signing at Bears Burgers and Dawgs, 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Authors Chaitali Sen (A NEW RACE OF MEN FROM HEAVEN) and Kirk Wilson (OUT OF SEASON), 6:30PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, David Dove, Kory Reeder Conner Simmons, and more, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople and Kingcast Podcast, Author Stephen Graham Jones (DON'T FEAR THE REAPER), 8:30PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, The Midnight Dirty Storytelling, 11:45PM,





SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Dallas Farmer's Market, Signing and Story Time with children's author Sharon Jones Scaife, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author R.S. Tavares signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Authors Kim Pierce (MY DEAD TRUE LOVE) & Sid Sanford (SMALL TOWN TEXAS), 1PM,
*Austin, Sisters in Crime Austin Chapter, How to Outline Your Novel with Trello with Stephanie Kreml, 2PM, HYBRID,
*Dripping Springs, Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library, 12th Annual Pouring Over Books Gala with Authors Dixie Lee Evatt and Helen Currie Foster, 3PM,
Granbury Writers' Bloc, Read & Critique, 4PM, ONLINE,





MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Marissa Clarke (ACCIDENTALLY FAMOUS), 6PM,
*Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego Books, Out of Character Galentine's Event with Author Jenna Miller and in conversation with Julie Murphy, 6PM,
*Fort Worth, Northwest Branch Library, FW Writes Writers Workshop, 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Write on, write on, write on!, 6:30PM,
*Grapevine, Grapevine Public Library, Express Yourself Writers Club for Adults, 6:30PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Writers Inc, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author visit with Dr. Neeta Bhushan (THAT SUCKED. NOW WHAT?), 7PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman and ACC Creative Writing, Poetry reading with Cecily Parks (O'NIGHTS), 7PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, DFW Unplugged Open Mic Mondays, 7PM,
Denton Public Library, Professor's Corner: A Literary Discussion Group, Discussing Poetry from The Ecopoetry Anthology, 7PM ONLINE,





TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, Library Zines, 5PM,
*Corpus Christi, Toy and Comic Junkie, Comic Book Creators Night, 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
BookPeople, Author Sajni Patel (ISHA, UNSCRIPTED), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Cedar Hill, Dallas Area Writers Group, Monthly Meeting with author Melissa Ross (FORENSICS FOR KIDS), 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Valentine's Day Poetry Reading with Marzetta (THE GARDEN), 7PM,
*Denton, Spiderweb Salon, Spiderweb Salon Loves You 2023, 7PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Dock Tuesday: Power of Love, 7PM,
*Houston, The Moth, Love Hurts Storytelling, 7PM,
*Laredo, Laredo College, Poet Rocky Peters, 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Anybody can get it Karaoke SLAM & Open Mic Hosted by Element 615, 8PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, The X-Perience Open Mic Night, 8PM,





WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Del Rio, Val Verde County Library, Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library, 10:30AM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Fort Worth, Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library, FW Writes: Teen Novel Writing Workshop, 4:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Northside Branch Library, Teen DIY: Zines, 4:30PM,
*Humble, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Austin, Central Library, Zine Night, 5:30PM,
*Houston, Veliz Books & Basket Books, Anthony Sutton's PARTICLES OF A STRANGER LIGHT Book Launch at Basket Books, 5:30PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, Women Create Open Mic, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Kathleen Kent (BLACK WOLF), 6PM,
*Houston, African American History Research Center, Author Talk: An Evening with Carole Boston Weatherford, 6PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels & Slygirl Publishing, Outspoken Bean: Masterclass Workshop, Meet & Greet, & Poetry Performance, 6PM,
Gemini Ink, Veteran's Writing Collective with Sarah Colby, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
Gemini Ink, Creating Fictional Characters with Personality and Presence with Johnnie Bernhard, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Laredo, Laredo College, Author Elaine A. Pena book signing (Viva George), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Elissa R. Sloan (HAYLEY ALDRIDGE IS STILL HERE), 7PM,
*Austin, Writers Bloc, Reading: A Night of Fiction, Poetry, Song, and Socializing, 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Raised by Wolves: Poems, Conversations, and Music with Gregg Prickett, 7PM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books, Author Z.W. Taylor Signing, 7PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Poetry Open Mic Night, 7PM,
Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Author Talk featuring Vincent Cooper (ZARZAMORA), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, The Pettyweight Championship Poetry Slam featuring Matt Capone, 7:30PM,





THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

LBJ Presidential Library, The American Presidency Decisions for War and Peace series with author Melvyn Leffler (CONFRONTING SADDAM HUSSEIN: GEORGE W. BUSH AND THE INVASION OF IRAQ), 4PM, ONLINE,
*Seguin, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Windmill Farm Winery, 4PM,
*Frisco, SCBWI, February Illustrator Meetup, 5PM,
*Spring Branch, Author Lisa Jaster signing Delete the Adjective, 5PM,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Story Spinners Writing Club, 5:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Lois Lowry (THE WINDEBY PUZZLE), 6PM,
*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Author Victoria Chang (THE TREES WITNESS EVERYTHING) Reading and Book Signing, 6PM,
*Austin, Thursday Night Write-In!, Thursday Night Write-In, 6PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Institute of Humanities Letters & Spirits, Poet Sanderia Faye (THE MOURNER'S BENCH), 6PM,
*Georgetown, SCWBI, Writers and Illustrators Georgetown Co-Working Night, 6PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Heath Dollar speaking, 6:30PM HYBRID,
*Houston, African American History Research Center, Author Talk: Dr. Tshepo Masango Chéry, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Poet Christopher Brean Murray (BLACK OBSERVATORY), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Gregg Hurwitz signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople & Writers' League of Texas, Authors Gabino Iglesias (THE DEVIL TAKES YOU HOME), Elizabeth McCracken (THE HERO OF THIS BOOK), and ire'ne lara silva (CUICACALLI/HOUSE OF SONG), 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Spanish author Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Cristina Rodriguez for the presentation of Bilbao-New York-Bilbao, 7PM,
*Grapevine, Talking Animals Bookstore, Author & Photographer Jeff Ferrell's "Last Picture", 7PM,
*Conroe, Montgomery County Literary Association, Author Michael Hurd speaking, 7PM,
*Fort Worth, Half Price Books, Author Z.W. Taylor Signing, 7PM,
Bookwoman, Author Amy Frykholm (WILD WOMAN), 7PM, ONLINE,
Brazos Bookstore, On a Tangent Teen Book Club with Harry Rose Szabo (WE ALL FALL DOWN), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Plano, Dallas Poetry Slam, Rainbow Flight Open Mic, 7PM,





FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Alpine, Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 9AM, Day 1
*San Angelo, San Angelo Comic Con, Fosters Communication Coliseum, Day 1
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Brandon Ying Kit Boey (KARMA OF THE SUN), 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Peter Turchi signing, 7PM,
*Kyle, Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center, Author Jane Wong Reading & Signing, 7:30PM, 
*Carrollton, Dallas Poetry Slam, Hiraya Fridays! Asian Inspired Open Mic, 8PM,
*Lampasas, Central Texas Writers Society, Open Mic at Wool & Vine, 7PM,





SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Mineola, Friends of the Mineola Public Library, Book Sale, 9AM,
*Dallas, Friends of the Renner Frankford Branch Library, 1-Day Book Sale, 10AM,
*Round Rock, Central Texas Teen & Kid Comic Con, 10AM,
*Houston, Poets Northwest Monthly Meeting, 10AM, HYBRID,
*North Richland Hills, Friends of the North Richland Hills Public Library, Pop-up Book Sale, 10AM,
*Grapevine, Talking Animals Bookstore, Author Robin Hollo signing, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Greg Bourke Signing, 11AM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Fair with Keka Novales, Carol Bullman, & Jaimie Whitbread, 12PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Celia Hays signing, 1PM,
*Dallas, Pleasant Grove Branch Library, Black History Celebration!, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Black History Celebration & Book Fair, 1PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Jason June & Loren Long (NEVER FORGET ELEANOR), 2PM,
*Frisco, Barnes and Noble Stonebriar, Children's author Sharyn Diamond signing Amy's Amazing Hats, 2PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Alisha Fernandez Miranda (MY WHAT IF YEAR), 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Lee Martinez Soto Beautifully You: Learning Body Positivity One Journaling Prompt at a Time, 2PM, ONLINE,
Brazos Bookstore, Middle Grade Book Club with Adam Borba (OUTSIDE NOWHERE), 3PM, ONLINE,
*Fort Worth, Rise Branch Library, Youth Poet Laureate Workshop, 3PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Kathleen Kent signing, 3PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Gregg Hurwitz (THE LAST ORPHAN), 4PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author visit Chitra Divakaruni (INDEPENDENCE), 4PM,
*Abilene, Seven and One Books, Author Karen Keen Speaking & Signing, 5PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Bill Cotter Signing, 7PM,





SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Melissa K. Pierce signing, 11AM,
Trinity University Press, Barry Lopez and the Syntax of the River: Julia Martin and Scott Slovic in Conversation, 12PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Authors Celestina Blok (100 THINGS TO DO IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH BEFORE YOU DIE) & Alan Elliott (DREAMS THAT BUILD AMERICA), 1PM,
*San Marcos, The Wittliff Collections, Bill Broyles in Conversation With Stephen Harrigan, 2PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, Open Mic Poetry Night, 5PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Roj Rodriguez (MI SANGRE), 7PM,





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

*CenterThe Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5), W, 10:30 a.m.

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