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 06.11.2022 - 06.19.2022


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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.)

*Temple, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, Lonesome Dove exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through June 25, 2022

*Denton, Denton Public Library, Telling a People's Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit, June 1-30, 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, JUNE 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Annual Summer Workshop, 9AM
SCWBI Austin, The 8 Sequence Novel Outline with Author Fleur Bradley, 9:30AM ONLINE,
Writespace, The Mythical Muse: All Genre Generative, 9:30AM ONLINE,
*Lubbock, Caprock Writers' Aliance, June meeting featuring Andy Wilkinson, 10AM
*Arlington, ACFW-DFW Chapter, The Stories of Our Lives with Cheyenne Davis, 10:30AM HYBRID
Writer's League of Texas, “Research in Fiction: How to Do It and Bring It to Life” with Gordy Sauer, 11AM ONLINE,
*Dublin, Dublin Public Library Local Author Showcase with 12 authors & free books from the library, 10AM
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Writing Your Way Out of the Pandemic Wilderness: Journaling for Educators, 10AM,
League of Romance Writers (Houston), Four Layers of Emotion in Deep POV, 10:30AM ONLINE
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Community Story Writing & Caffeination Station, 11AM & All Day,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Helen Currie Foster signs Ghost Daughter; Dixie Lee Evatt signs Bloodlines & Fencelines, 11AM
*Selma, Grand opening of Cibolo Chicks Bookstore, 11AM
*Dallas, Fresh Fiction, Boas & Tiaras, 12PM
Writespace, Mini Master’s in Kid Lit, 1PM ONLINE,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Book Signing with Andrew J. Brandt (Mixtape to End of the World), 1PM
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Gil Dominguez 1PM
*Austin, Half Price Books, North Lamar, Book Signing with Author BK Greenwood (The Last Roman), 1PM
*San Antonio, Guadalupe Latino Bookstore, Conversing Through Poetry/conversando A Traves De La Poesia, 2PM
*Weslaco, Mayor Joe V. Sanchez Public Library, Book Signing Event with Sylvia Sanchez Garza, 2PM
Tumblewords Project, Lee Martínez Soto A conversation with our shadows, 2PM ONLINE,
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Janet Key, author of Twelfth signing & discussion, 2PM
*Houston, HPL Presents: Annette Gordon-Reed 2PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Claudia Gray will sign and discuss The Murder of Mr. Wickham, 3PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 3PM
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Joseph Gage - Eye for an Eye, 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Dr. Gregory Scott Brown - THE SELF-HEALING MIND, 6:30PM
*Lewisville, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM,


SUNDAY, JUNE 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, The Wild Detective, Kids In The Cliff storytime, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Eugene Trufkin signs Anti Factory Farming, 11AM


MONDAY, JUNE 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

WAN Academy: Daily Dose of Poetry w/ Angélique Jamail 6PM ONLINE
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Matt Bondurant - OLEANDER CITY, 6:30PM
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Writer's Inc, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Bryan Burrough, Chris tomlinson, & Jason Stanford - Forget the Alamo, 7PM,
*Grapevine, Grapevine Public Library, Local Author Rodney Bond Presents Tips on Self-publishing on Amazon, 7PM,


TUESDAY, JUNE 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Matt Bondurant reads Oleander City, 5PM
*Georgetown, Lark and Owl Booksellers, Book Signing Event with Don Bentley (Tom Clancy Zero Hour), 6PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Becky Dean - Love & Other Great Expectations, 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6 PM
Harris County Public Library, HCPL Writes, 6:30PM, ONLINE
Murder by the Book, Tori Eldridge in conversation with Alma Katsu, 7PM ONLINE,
*North Richland Hills, NRH Public Library Behind the Book: In Conversation with Candice Millard, 7pm
Fabled Bookshop, Fabled's Book Club in Discussion with author Natalie Jenner, 7PM ONLINE,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam at Native Hostel, Free Writing Workshop & Open Mic with Element 615, 7:45PM


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Yehudi Mercado - CHUNKY GOES TO CAMP, 6PM,
Gemini Ink, Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby, 6:30PM, ONLINE
Murder by the Book, Nora Murphy in conversation with Anna Downes, 7PM ONLINE,
The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Poetry Workshop with Alan Gann, 7PM ONLINE
Brazos Bookstore, Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca - SOMEWHERE WE ARE HUMAN, 7PM ONLINE,
Katy Bookstore, Wicked Beauty: Katee Robert in conversation with Beverly Jenkins, 7:30PM ONLINE,


THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Duncanville, Enda's Booktique Juneteenth Celebration
*Abilene, Friends of the Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale, Day 1 of 3, 10AM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Scared Fearless by Kathryn Clark Childers, 2PM
*West Columbia, Madeline's Boutique, Meet author H.K. Jacobs, 3PM
*Austin, BookPeople, George M Johnson author of All Boys Aren't Blue, 6PM
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Free At Last: A Juneteenth Poem Book Talk with author Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and illustrator Alex Bostic, 6PM
Kindred Stories, VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK: How to Raise an Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi, 6:30PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Murder by the Book, John David Mann and Brandon Webb signing Cold Fear, 6:30PM,
*Austin, The Library Foundation, sneak peek of The One Ann Only: Wit and Wisdom from Texas Governor Ann Richards panel featuring Sarah Bird, Ave Bonar, Lynne Dobson, and Margaret Justus, 7PM
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop, Kate Khavari Signs A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons, 7PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Open Mic Night at the Bookshop, 7PM
*San Antonio, Southwest School of Art Bloomsday Presentation, A Bit of Ulysses and Erasing Odysseus, 7PM,
BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas Third Thursday - "Debut Fiction", 8PM ONLINE,


FRIDAY, JUNE 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Murder by the Book, Houston Sisters in Crime presents: Tasha Storfer on FUN WITH FLASH FICTION, 2PM, HYBRID
*Denton, Denton Public Library, Celebrate Juneteenth with Storyteller Toni Simmons, 3PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM
*Gilmer, 80 Acre Market, Book launch for Dream in Color by Lindsay Steele, 6PM


SATURDAY, JUNE 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Arlene Scott Veazey signs Meet Me at the Lions, 11AM
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Healing through Writing, 11AM,
Gemini Ink, Poesía Migrante: Writing about the Migrant Experience with Juan Felipe Herrera, 11 AM VIA ZOOM
*Houston, The Printing Museum, Before the Xerox Machine: Rediscovering Obsolete Copying Technology + DIY PUblishing, 11AM,
*Houston, Houston Public Library Presents: John Paul Brammer, 11AM
*Boerne, Boerne Bookshop, Kimberly Fish signing, 1PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Pflugerville Pride, 1PM
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library,The Astonishing Mr. Pitts, 1:30PM,
Tumblewords Project, Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl Getting Down with Diosa X, 2PM ONLINE,
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Brandon Webb and John David Mann discuss Cold Fear, 5PM
*Boerne, Hotel Giles, Book Chat with Kimberly Fish, 6PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author Meet & Greet and Signing with Kate Khavari (A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons), 6PM


SUNDAY, JUNE 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, James Parker signs Infinity's Gateway, 11AM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 1PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Milena Nemecio, Don't Stop Dreaming, Abby, 1:30PM,
The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Prose Workshop with Diane Parker, 2PM ONLINE
The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Mixed Genre Workshop with Duana Cockrell, 3PM ONLINE
*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live Presents Silvia Moreno-Garcia (The Daughter of Doctor Moreau), 7:30PM



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

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, children's story time, T & Th, 10:30AM

*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.


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