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


FOR 07.02.2022 - 07.10.2022


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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

*Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Historical Museum, Shakespeare exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through July 9, 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 2 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Naomi Shihab Nye Reading Cast Away Poems of our Time, 11AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Vanessa Lopez signs Curiosity Makes the Engineer, 11AM
*Alvin, Ba-Con Anime Convention, 12PM,
*San Antonio, Half Price Books, North Central, Book Signing with Author BK Greenwood (The Last Roman), 1PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Patrice Barton - BRAVE EVERY DAY, 3PM,


SUNDAY, JULY 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Dennis Blocker, Sr. signs The Dogs I've Known in Two Wars, 11AM Dennis Blocker Sr., The Dogs I've Known in Two Wars | The Twig Book Shop
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups - Prose, 2PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, TOM SEGURA - I'd Like to Play Alone, Please, 2:30PM,
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups - Mixed Genre, 3PM,


MONDAY, JULY 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

No events reported


TUESDAY, JULY 5 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*Houston, Writespace, Fiction 2: The short story workshop, 6PM,
Texas Sisters Press, Book Launch for Texas author Frankie Hambrick Capers (The Night The Lions Slept), 6PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Alison Wisdom - THE BURNING SEASON, 6:30PM,
Harris County Public Library, Camp NanoWriMo: Blurb Writing, 6:30PM ONLINE
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Discussion and Signing with Mark Greaney (Armored), 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Open Mic featuring Brown Goddess, 7PM,


WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, Rock the Read with Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules with authors e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller, 11AM,
*Austin, Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Last Gangster In Austin with Author Jesse Sublett, 12PM,
*Grapevine, Grapevine Public Library, Virtual Author Visit: Zoom with Tammi Sauer (projected in the library program room) 2PM
*Austin, BookPeople, e.E. CHARLTON-TRUJILLO & PAT ZIETLOW MILLER (Lupe Lopez), 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Palmer Memorial Episcopal, Chris Cander Book Launch for A Gracious Neighbor, 7PM
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, JULY 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Bay City, Nia's Towne Square Restaurant, Book signing with Author Eve Bailey (Bonded-A New Path), 11:30AM
Murder By The Book, Will Dean in Converation with Catherine Ryan Howard, 1PM ONLINE,
*Arlington, George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, Oba William King - The Poetic Storyteller, 1:30PM,
Writing Workshops, Power & Politics in Speculative Fiction, 5PM ONLINE,
*Longview, Longview Art Walk, Author Patty Wiseman signing, 5PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Charles Darnell (Toward Human), 5:30PM,
*Henderson, Rusk County Public Library, Author Talk & Pizza with Jody Hadlock, author of The Lives of Diamond Bessie, 5:30PM,
Writing Workshops, Haunted Houses: a Generative Fiction, 6PM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, All Things are Alive: Animating the Inanimate, 6:30PM HYBRID
*Arlington, Mike Guinn Entertainment & Arlington Museum of Art, Free & Family-Friendly Open Mic Night, 6:30PM
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl, So You Want To Be A Screenwriter, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Juli Berwald - Life On The Rocks, 6:30PM,
*The Woodlands, Village Books. Author Tracy Borgmeyer and STEM Stories Around the Campfire, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Discussion and Signing for David Ellis (Look Closer), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, JESSE SUBLETT - Last Gangster in Austin, 7PM,
Public Poetry, Pandemic Poems Anthology Book Launch & Reading, 7:30PM ONLINE,


FRIDAY, JULY 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Grapevine, Book Bonanza, day one of 2, 9AM 
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Alison Wisdom in conversation with Ashley Winstead, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Anything but Silent–A Book Celebration of Dario Beniquez’s Zone of Silence, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Author presentation - Janet Hendrickson and A. Kendra Greene, 7PM,


SATURDAY, JULY 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writing Barn, Nonfiction Kidlit Confab, Day 1 of 2, 9AM, ONLINE
*Austin, Greater Austin ComicCon, day 1 of 2, 10AM
*Lufkin, Absolutely Fiction, Author hal evans signing Artyfacts and Come Day In Night, 10:30AM & 1PM
*Arlington, ACFW DFW presents "Dream...Until Your Dreams Come True" with Betty Woods, Arlington Community Church, 10:30AM, HYBRID
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Devonte Collins (Vanessa Owens & The Bond of Sisterhood), 11AM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Indie Book Fair: Dementia Health Care with Authors Merriott Terry, Matthew Bonander, and Pam Johnson discussing and signing their books about dementia, 11AM
SCWBI Austin, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Should Not Be the Question) with Author Sue Fliess, 9:30AM ONLINE,
Writers' League of Texas, Saturday Craft Seminar, "Body Work" with Melissa Febos, 10AM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, ACFW Alamo Chapter, Speaker Susan Meissner - Writing Tight in the Soggy Middle, 10AM, Contact email
*Dallas, The Writer's Garrett, Stone Soup Peer Critque Groups - Prose & Poetry, 10AM
League of Romance Writers, Writing A Synopsis That Works For You With Author Colleen Thompson, 10:30AM, ONLINE,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Ben English Book Signing, 11AM,
Writing Workshop, The When and Where of Persona: Contextualizing Your Essay in Time and Place, 11AM ONLINE,
*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art & Literary Press, 1 Year Anniversary Celebration Art & Lit Fest, Social, & Open Mic 12PM
Writing Workshop, Thinly Veiled: The Study & Practice of Autofiction, 12PM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, The Poetic Voice with Dario Beniquez, 1PM
*Houston, Inprint, Writer's Workshop: Poetry 2022-307, 1PM,
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Book Signing with C. Cimmone (Torn Up), 2PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Discussion and Signing with Kathy Reichs (Cold, Cold Bones) 3PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Discussion and Signing with Author Hernan Diaz (Trust), 4PM,
*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Author Talk With Nisha Sharma: An After Hours Meet & Greet, 6:30PM


SUNDAY, JULY 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Melvin E. Edwards (The Eyes of Texans: From Slavery to the Texas Capitol: Personal Stories from Six Generations of One Family), 11AM,
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Paula Peckham Signing PROTECTED, 2PM
*Houston, Rockafellers Houston (Write About Now), Nu PoeTree Era Sunday Showcase Vol. VII, 6PM (tickets required),


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.