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 07.30.2022 - 08.07.2022


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.

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.)

*Buffalo Gap, Taylor County History CenterVaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (Humanities Texas), through August 6, 2022

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

*Claude, Armstrong County Museum, Lonesome Dove (Humanities Texas), through August 19, 2022

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


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,


MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshop, Writing Historical Fiction,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne Beat Poetry Group, 11:15AM,
Harris County Public Libraries, Authorama Virtual Visit with Comic Book Author Preeti Chibber (Spider-Man, X-Men) and Samira Ahmed (Ms. Marvel), 3PM, ONLINE,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Keka Novales ¡Hola, Lola! Book Series Launch, 4PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Inprint, Mohsin Hamid Reading & Signing (The Last White Man), 7:30PM,
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 8PM, Online,


TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM,
Texas Sisters Press, Book Launch for Diann Floyd Boehm (A Time To Fly), 6PM, ONLINE,
*Katy, Katy Budget Books, Tracy Goodwin Launch Party (With Neighbors Like This), 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Alexis Hall (Husband Material), 7PM, ZOOM, Registration required,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Gabino Iglesias (The Devil Takes You Home), 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam with Cash Prizes at Native Hostel, 8:30PM,
*San Antonio, PuroSlam Poetry, The Fresh Cut Slam at Bentley's on Broadway, 9PM,


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, The Bookshop Under the Windmill, 10AM,
*Dallas, J. Erik Jonsson Public Library, Workshop Wednesday with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM - 7PM, (Appointment required),
*Austin, Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Author Dr. Martha Menchaca (The Mexican American Experience in Texas), 12PM,
The University of Texas at Dallas, Workshop: Writing Effective Literature Reviews, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM,
*Amarillo, Burrowing Owl Bookstore, Taylor Moore book signing 6:30PM
The Writing Barn, Picture Book Publishing Q&A Session with Dev Petty, 6:30PM, ONLINE
Writespace, Deeper Conversations: Revising the Narrative with author Icess Fernandez Rojas, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
Murder By The Book, Conversation with Authors J.T. Ellison and R.L. Perez, 7PM ONLINE,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author M. Chris Fabricant (Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice), 7PM,
Fresh Fiction Events, Video Book Club with K.D. Richards (Shielding Her Son), 7PM, ONLINE, Registration required,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic ft. Wayne Henry, 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, The Bookshop Under the Windmill, 10AM,
*Houston, Spring Branch Memorial Library, Story Time with Author Van G. Garrett (KICKS), 10:30AM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Sonia Manzano (Coming Up Cuban), 5PM, ZOOM, Registration required,
*Burleson, Burleson Public Library, Local Author Panel & Book Signing, 6PM,
Voices de la Luna, Elements of Poetry with Dario, 6PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Gabino Iglesias signing, 6:30PM,
*Denton, Patchouli's Joe's, Poetry Reading by Jehanne Dubrow & Yerra Sugarman, 6:30PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Open Mic Night, 7PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Maya Payne Smart (Reading For Our Lives), 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, Author Derek Hughes (Unsuitable For Fools), 7PM,
*Granbury, Arts & Letters Bookstore and The Square Cafe, Get Lit Thursday (The Man from Moscow), 7PM,
*Cisco, Cisco Writers Club, We Talk NaNoWriMo, 7PM,
Writing Workshops, Writing for Graphic Novels 4-Week Zoom Workshop, 8PM ONLINE


FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library - Ridglea, The Write Stuff Writers Workshop, 10:30AM,
*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Dear Future Me Letter Writing Workshop, 3PM,
*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, Book Release for Erin K Casey and readings, 4PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*San Antonio, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Author Tony Diaz presents his new book The Tip of the Pyramid: Cultivating Community Cultural Capital, 6PM,
*Killeen, Dat Friday Flow, Killeen Poetry Slam featuring Alex the Great hosted by Poet Slam Artist Shake the Poet, $, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Beverly Lowry (Deer Creek Drive), 7PM,


SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Book Sale, 10AM, (also 8/7)
SCWBI, Georgetown Writers Open Critique Group, 10AM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Boost Your Creativity in the Classroom, 10AM HYBRID
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Dr Jackie Kyger signing The Coast Guard on the Texas Border, 10AM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Mar Giardinelli Book Signing, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press, Author Anne Elise Urrutia of Miraflores, 11AM,
Writing Workshops, Nailing the Pitch and Getting Published, 11AM, ONLINE,
Writespace, Writing Fiction: The Magic of Fantasy with author Mackenzie Bitz, 1PM ONLINE,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Author Cheryl Eager (A Kiss to Wake Me), 2PM
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Signing for Authors Sasha Summers, Mackenna Lee, & Jolene Navarro, 2pm,
Tumblewords Project, Juba the Griot: Roots and Wings, 2PM ONLINE,
The Writing Barn, Presenting to the Public: Sharing Your Author Self with Confidence, 2PM ONLINE,


SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writer's Garret, Prose Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 2PM, ONLINE
The Writer's Garret, Mixed Genre Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 3PM ONLINE
Writespace, Getting Published in Literary Journals with Author Justin Jannise, 3PM ONLINE,
*Granbury, Arts & Letters Bookstore, Drew Meyers Book Signing (The Tacos and Chocolate Diet), 3PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,
*Pantego, Texas Poetry Events, Open Mic featuring Poet Steve Sanders, 6PM,


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.


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.