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 07.16.2022 - 07.24.2022


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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.)

*Claude, Armstrong County Museum, Lonesome Dove Exhibit (Humanities Texas), July 8-19, 2022

*Edinburg, Museum of South Texas History, Borderlands-An Illustrated History by José Cisneros, through July 16, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Women and the Making of Joyce's Ulysses, through July 17, 2022

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

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


SATURDAY, JULY 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*The Woodlands, Children's Author Denise Ditto Satterfield Signing at Big Top Boutique Pop Up, 9AM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, 5th Birthday Celebration (4PM - Editor Michael Reynolds Appearance), 10AM,
*Austin, Resistencia Books & Cafe Librito, Author Isai Gutierrez reads Miguel Goes to Eagle School, 10AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Randolph Farmer (The Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas: How a Secret Society Shaped a State), 11AM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Author hal evans Signing, 10AM,
Writing Workshops, Demystifying Publishing: A Literary Agent Gives the Word on the Street, 12PM ONLINE,
Patrick Heath Public Library, The Art of Writing, 1PM ONLINE
Tumblewords Project, Author Kit Wren: A Song on the End Of The World, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Varsha Baja (Thirst), 3:30PM,
*Houston, Defunkt Magazine, Melange Creperie, Defunkt Anthology II Launch Party, 7PM,


SUNDAY, JULY 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, JCC Dallas, Dear Mr. Dickens with Author Nancy Churnin 10AM
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critque Groups - Prose, 2PM,
*Houston, Sisters in Crime, Tasha Storfer on Fun with Flash Fiction at Murder By The Book, 2PM, HYBRID
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critque Groups - Mixed Genre, 3PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 4PM,
Texas Poetry Assignment, Book Release for Relatively Speaking by Dameron and Joseph, 7PM, ONLINE


MONDAY, JULY 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshops, Online Poetry Workshop: Writing the Prose Poem, ONLINE
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Barrio Writers Summer Workshop for Teens (weeklong) 1PM
*Austin, Austin Public Library, Teen Writing Lab, 3PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books & Publishing, Lise Olsen in Conversation with George Getschow, 7PM,
*Richardson, Writers Guild of Texas, Monthly Meeting, 7PM,


TUESDAY, JULY 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park, Author Signing & Storytime with Debra Young Hatch (Giraffes in My Closet), 11AM,
*Mt. Enterprise, Mt. Enterprise Public Library, Author hal evans, 2PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
Thomas H. McNeely virtual book launch of Pictures of the Shark, in conversation with Stephanie Reents (The Kissing List), 6PM, ONLINE
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
Writing Workshops, Making the Personal Political, 7PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Katherine Center author of The Bodyguard, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Simaran Jeet Singh (The Light We Give), 7PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Fabled Book Club in Discussion with Author Nikki Erlick (registration required), 7PM,
*Irving, Irving Public Library, Irving Writers Salon, 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam Presents: 3min-2min-1min CASH Slam Hosted by Akeem Olaj at Native Hostel, 8PM,
*El Paso, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Open Mic for Music, Poetry, Comedy, and other performance arts, Mona Bar of Modern Art, 9:30PM,


WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fairfield, Fairfield Public Library, Author hal evans, 2PM,
*Humble, Harris County Public Library, Baldwin Boettcher Branch, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM,
Writers' Studio of Corpus Christi, Exploring Visual Poetry: Making Postcard Poems, 6PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Katherine Center (The Bodyguard), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Jennifer Hillier (Things We Do In The Dark), 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Veterans Writing Collective with Sarah Colby, 6:30PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Fabled Book Club in Discussion with Author Nikki Erlick, 7PM,
Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Read with Alexandra van de Kamp, 7PM ONLINE
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critque Groups - Poetry, 7PM,
Murder By the Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Faye Snowden, 7PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, TJ Klune (Heat Wave: The Extraordinaries #3), 7PM,
*Richardson, Writers Guild of Texas, WGT Critique Group, 7PM,
Fresh Fiction, Events, Video Book Club with Annie Rains (The True Love Bookshop), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Wichita Falls, Collective Coffee, Book Launch Event fot Alex Temblador (HALF OUTLAW), 7PM,
BookPeople, Authors Mari Mancusi & Jen Calonita (Disney Frozen Polar Nights: Cast Into Darkness), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic featuring Lyrical Faith, 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, JULY 21 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Author Visit - hal evans, 2PM,
*Houston, Harris County Public Library Freeman Branch, Author Visit with Alda P. Dobbs (Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna), 2:30PM,
Houston Public Library, Camp NanoWriMo, 4PM, FACEBOOK LIVE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Katherine Center, The Bodyguard, 5PM,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Story Spinners Writing Club, 5:30PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Poets & Pint Night at The Green Dragon, 6PM,
Writespace, Amherst Way: Making Habits, 6:30PM,
*The Woodlands, Village Books, STEM Stories Around the Campfire with Author Tracy Borgmeyer, 6:30PM
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl, So You Want To Be A Screenwriter, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Meet the Publisher: Michael Reynolds, 6:30PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Open Mic Night, 7PM
Murder By The Book, Sandra SG Wong in Conversation with Tess Gerritsen, 7PM, ONLINE


FRIDAY, JULY 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Burkburnett, Burkburnett Public Library, Author hal evans luncheon with Q&A, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Daniel Garcia Ordaz (Cenzonte/Mockingbird), 5PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Let's Explore Poetry, 5PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Fabian Nicieza, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Katherine Center - The Bodyguard, 7PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Indie Publisher Panel, 7PM, Online,
*Killeen, Texas Poetry Events, Killeen Poetry Slam hosted by Poet Slam Artist Shake the Poet and KAS Poetess, 7:30PM,
*Dallas, The Dallas Poetry Slam, Feature Friday Open Mic Night, 8PM,


SATURDAY, JULY 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critque Groups - Prose & Poetry, 10AM
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author signing - hal evans, 10AM,
The Writing Barn, Nothing Rhymes with Orange and Other Things to Consider (Whether You Write in Rhyme or Not) with Dianne White, 10AM ONLINE,
*Houston, Summer Reading with Kwame Mbalia, 11AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Michelle Hillen Klump (A Dash of Death, A Cocktails and Catering Mystery), 11AM,
Writing Workshops, Mastering the Submissions Process to Get a Literary Agent, 12PM ONLINE,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Signing - hal evans, 1PM,
*Austin, Casa De Resistencia Books, The Free Black Women’s Library HTX (Book Swap), 1PM,
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Author Signing - Marnie McBain (Memoirs of a Single Traveling Mom: Travels with Toby), 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Poet Nick Paleologos: Spirituality Duality, 2PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Tom McNeely (Pictures of the Shark) & Leslie Contreras Schwartz (Black Dove), 4PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Pint-sized Poets, 4PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Open Mic Night - author and poetry readings, 6PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl, Katherine Center - The Bodyguard, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, SERGIO TRONCOSO - Nobody's Pilgrims, 7PM,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk & Cocktail Class: Watermelon & Red Birds with Nicole A. Taylor and Chef Vicky V, Assembly HTX, 7PM,


SUNDAY, JULY 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshops, Ocean Writing: Immersion in Creative & Meditative Writing, 10AM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, hal evans (Come Day In Night), 11AM,
Malvern Books, Rob Stanton Virtual Book Launch (Journeys), 1PM, ONLINE,
Sisters In Crime - Houston, Workshop: The Attraction of Mystery, 2PM ONLINE,
*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Katherine Center - The Bodyguard, 2PM,
*Houston, Author Thomas McNeely Reading with Art Fristo Trio at How to Survive, 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

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.