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 07.09.2022 - 07.17.2022


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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

*Edinburg, Museum of South Texas History, Borderlands-An Illustrated History by José Cisneros, 10AM

*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 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 Garret, 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),

MONDAY, JULY 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshops, Writing Speculative Short Fiction, first of 4 week session, ONLINE
*Medina The Core House Ministries, Ben English, 11AM
Brazos Bookstore, Katya Adaui and Carolina Orloff (Here Be Icebergs), 5PM ONLINE
*Austin, Bookwoman, Community Klepto Book Launch with Kelly Hitchcock, 6:30PM
Writers' League of Texas, Summer Writing Retreat, FICTION: “Beginnings, Middles, and Endings: Fiction at Every Stage” with Stacey Swann, 6:30PM ONLINE
Writers' League of Texas, Summer Writing Retreat, Write Away, 6:30PM ONLINE,


TUESDAY, JULY 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshops, Summer Camp for Senior Writers 6PM ONLINE
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library: Historical Gallery, Trinity Arts Writer's Workshop, 6PM
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Reusing the Imagination with Ito Romo, 6:30PM HYBRID
Writers' League of Texas, Summer Writing Workshops, MEMOIR: “Memory + Form: Finding Models of Inspiration in Memoir” with Donna M. Johnson, 6:30PM ONLINE
*Houston, The Moth, Nature StorySlam, 7PM
Interabang Books, Alex Temblador discussing new release Half Outlaw, 7PM, ONLINE
Writing Workshop, Author & Agent: A Conversation with Alex Temblador & Mary C. Moore, 7PM ONLINE,
Brazos Bookstore, Not YA Mama’s Book Club with Author Alison Saft, 7PM ONLINE,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, APS Performance & Writing Workshop Series at Native Hostel and Bar Cafe, Workshop, 8PM,


WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Granbury Writers' Bloc, GWB Summer Workshop, 9AM, ONLINE,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, The Bookshop Under the Windmill book sale 10AM
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop and Cafe, Story-time and Signing Featuring Author Tabitha Page (Wishy, Washy), 10:30AM,
*Austin, BookPeople, BookKids Amphitheater, Breanna Carzoo (Lou) & Harper Collins Book Truck Storytime, 10:30AM,
*Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, Curated Conversation: Dance Marathon Mania with Sarah Bird, 12PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Libraries, Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna with author Alda P. Dobbs, 1:30PM & 4PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 6PM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writer's Roundtable, 6PM,
Texas Sisters Press, Cover Reveal for Diann Floyd Boehm (A Time To Fly), 6PM, ONLINE,
Writers' League of Texas, Summer Writing Retreat, REVISION: “The Joy and Discovery of Revision: A Step-by-Step Approach” with Charlotte Gullick, 6:30PM ONLINE,
Inprint, Writers Workshops: FLASH FICTION 2022-303, 6:30PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Julie Clark in conversation with Ashley Winstead, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, Whose Books, Book launch for Alex Temblador's Half Outlaw at Oak Cliff Brewing, 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Poetry Reading by Sherrie Zantea AKA Candy, 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, JULY 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Silsbee, Silsbee Public Library, Author hal evans Signing, 9AM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, The Bookshop Under the Windmill book sale 10AM
*Kountze, Kountze Public Library, Author hal evans Signing, 1PM,
*North Richland Hills, Friends of the NRH Library, Pop up Book Sale, 1:30PM,
*Edinburg, Poets Against Walls, Celebrating Camarada César L. de León, Casa Azul, 6PM
Brazos Bookstore, Eric Holder (Our Unfinished March), 7PM, ZOOM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, 2nd Thursday Virtual Poetry and Open Mic featuring Darlene Anita Scott, 7:15PM,


FRIDAY, JULY 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Nacogdoches, The Bosslight Bookstore, hal evans book signing, 11:30AM
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Teen Writing Club: Super Fandom Edition , 1PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books & Publisher, Book Launch Event for Wild Lark Books Author Lauren Koetting (GRACE OF DEMONS: THE DEVIL’S EVE), 5PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Ruth Ware in conversation with Freddy Cruz, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Roger Reeves - Best Barbarian Poetry presentation, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Marcus Bridgewater (How To Grow), 7PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Author hal evans Signing, 7PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, Daiquiris and Double Entendres, Open Mic and Poetry Slam, 8PM email
*Houston, Comicpalooza, 7PM,
*El Paso, Craft Rhythm & Brews, Open Mic Night, 9PM,


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

*The Woodlands, Children's Author Denise Ditto Satterfield Signing at Big Top Boutique Pop Up, 9AM,
*Houston, Poets Northwest, All About Alliteration, 10AM, HYBRID
*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


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.