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 07.23.2022 - 07.31.2022


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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.)

*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 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,
*Austin, Casa De Resistencia Books, The Free Black Women’s Library HTX (Book Swap), 1PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Signing - hal evans, 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,


MONDAY, JULY 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshop, Writing Memoir & Personal Essay for Publication, ONLINE
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Kate Khavari, 3PM,
*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Speaker Colin Holmes, 6:30PM
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Open Writer's Labs, 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, JCC Dallas, Conversation with Daniel Silva, 7PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Isaac Fitzgerald (Dirtbag, Massachusetts), 7PM,


TUESDAY, JULY 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
Writing Workshops, The Topography of Memory in Memoir and Creative Nonfiction, 6PM ONLINE,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library: Historical Gallery, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books & Publishing, Book Launch For Jenny Bhatt (The Shenai Virtuoso), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Kindred Stories Reading Garden, Beasts of Ruin with Ayana Gray & J. Elle, 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Presents: "My Mouth is a Haunted House" Feature Addy Lugo !!, 8PM,


WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Book World: The Great Escape Podcast, Author Michael Wigington - Genre: Fantasy, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writer's Roundtable, 1PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 6PM,
*Dallas, Writing Workshops Dallas and The Writer's Garret, First Draughts at The Wild Detectives, 6PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series: John Milward with Illustrator Margie Greve (Americanland: Where Country & Western Met Rock 'n' Roll), 6:30PM,
*Sugar Land, St. Laurence Catholic School, Meet The Author Night: Author hal evans, 6:30PM,
Fresh Fiction Events, Video Book Club with Danielle Jackson (The Accidental Pinup), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Thomas H. McNeely - PICTURES OF THE SHARK and Leslie Contreras Schwartz - BLACK DOVE / PALOMA NEGRA, 7PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston, Daniel Silva (Portrait of an Unknown Woman), 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Open Mic featuring Brandon Dillon, 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, JULY 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Fort Worth Public Library, What Fort Worth Reads (panel), 11:30AM, ONLINE,
*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Oba William King (The Poetic Storyteller), 2PM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, Teen Writers' Group, 4PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Discussion and Signing with Author Thomas H. McNeely (Pictures of the Shark), 6PM,
*Alpine, Front Street Books, Michael S Price (Reptiles of the Trans-Pecos) with Live Snakes, 6PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, “Here We Go Loop De Loop:” An Evening of Texas Tales with Novelist Bill Sibley and Express-News Columnist Cary Clack, 6:30PM,
*Canyon, High Plains Poetry Project, Poetry Circles at The Burrowing Owl, 7PM,
The Writing Barn, Creative Connections Panel: Book Banning and How to Fight It, 7PM ONLINE,
*El Paso, The Barbed Wire OPen Mic Series at Sheepdog Brewery, Open Mic Night, 9PM,


FRIDAY, JULY 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Teen Writing Club: Super Fandom Edition , 1PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Let's Explore Poetry, 5PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Book Launch for Fallen Knight by DL Hammons, 6PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Megan Miranda (The Last To Vanish), 6:30PM,
*Lampasas, Central Texas Writer's Society, Open Mic Night, 8PM,
*Duncanville, Black & Bitter Coffee Shop, Poetry on the Patio, 8PM,


SATURDAY, JULY 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Author Chat with Special Guest Tillie Walden, 10AM, (registration required),
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Ed Dodge, MD signing Tim's Story, 10AM,
Writers' League of Texas, WLT Saturday Craft Seminar: “Thrill Me” with Benjamin Percy, 10AM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Kathryn M. Wohnoutka (Whole, Single, Free, Me!: An Escape from Domestic Abuse), 11AM,
Writing Workshops, Bringing a Business Focus to a Creative Career and Selling What You Write, 12PM ONLINE,
*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Author Chat with Special Guest John Scalzi, 12PM,
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press, Lecture and book signing by Anne Elise Urrutia author of Miraflores, 1PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Sandy Loker signing, 1PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Adiba Jaigirdar of The Henna Wars, 1PM,
*The Woodlands, Buy The Book, Local Author Signing & Book Fair, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Poet Mónica Gómez: Truth, Lies and Compromise, 2PM ONLINE
*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Author Chat with Special Guest Nicky Draydon, 2PM,
*New Braunfels, Riley's Tavern, Anthony Head and Kirk Weddle signing Texas Dives with a free live music show from Sid Grimes, 3PM
Writing Workshop, How to Edit Your Work Into an Award-winning Book, 3:30PM ONLINE,
*Austin, Malvern Books, Thomas McNeely Book Launch (Pictures of the Shark), 4PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Angelina Lopez (After Hours on Milagro Street), 4 PM,
*Dallas, Word Space, Dallas Lit Hop with Authors Victoria Lopez, Annie Tran, Priscilla Suarez, Linda Romero 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Ashley Weaver in Conversation with Rachel McMillan, 7PM, ONLINE
Malvern Books, Thomas McNeely Book Launch (Pictures of the Shark), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Talking Dirty After Dark (Open Mic), 9PM,


SUNDAY, JULY 31 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Dry Comal Creek Winery, 12PM,


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.