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 06.04.2022 - 06.12.2022


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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 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Angelo, Tom Green County Library, Friends of the Library Sale, 9AM,
*Bandera, Friends of the Bandera Public Library Book Fair, 9AM
Write to Ignite, Wayland Baptist College, 9AM, ONLINE
Writers' League of Texas, “The Truth Told Slant: Personal Experience Turned into Fiction” with Nan Cuba, 10AM, ONLINE
*Austin, Austin Public Library, Twin Oaks Book Sale, 10AM
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books & Publishing, Story Time with Little Coleman (ABC That Could Be Me), 10:30AM
*Denton, Denton Public Library, Fischer's Accident Book Party with Gary Weiland, 11AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Michael P. Earney (The A to Z of Gods and Goddesses), 11AM
*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog, Author Signing with Amber D. Brown (The Little Book of Hermetic Principles), 1PM
Blue Willow Bookshop, Alexis Hall (A Lady for a Duke), 1PM ONLINE
*Houston, Asia Society Texas, 'Making Home' Artist Talk and Zine Workshop: Phung Huynh 1PM
*Houston, Writespace, Introduction to Personal Essay and Memoir: Turning the Pen on Ourselves, 1PM
Writers' League of Texas, “The Author’s Escape Plan: The Personal, Emotional, and Financial Logistics of Becoming a Full-time Author” with Laekan Zea Kemp, 2PM, ONLINE
Tumblewords Project, Michael Sindler “Unstuck in Time”, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, It's Your Funeral with Kathy Benjamin 2PM
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Author Amy Weinland Daughters (Dear Dana) Q&A and Signing, 2PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Laken Litman- Strong Like a Woman, 4PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Intro to Indies Cocktail Night, 6PM
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author Book Signing with Mary Kay Stone (Healing Journeys With the Shepherd), 6PM
BookPeople, YA Pride - Jason June, Brian D. Kennedy, and Lyla Lee, 7PM, ONLINE


SUNDAY, JUNE 5 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Linda Pearson, Kid Illustrated Book Series and the Scooby Van of San Antonio Book Drive, 11AM
Writespace, Write a Winning Book Proposal, 3PM, ONLINE,
*Pottsboro, Ghost Town Arts Collective, Oh-Dub Songwriters' Circle Jam 4PM


MONDAY, JUNE 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Feminist Journeys: Voices from Bangladesh Featuring Mehnaaz Momen, Elora Shehabuddin, and Gemini Wahhaj, 6:30PM
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Brigid Kemmerer | Forging Silver into Stars, 7PM
*San Angelo, Stephens Central Library, Writing Great Fiction 7PM


TUESDAY, JUNE 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Feminist Infrastructures: Women in Transatlantic Publishing, 9:45AM
Patrick Heath Library, Stephen Harrigan Author Discussion, 10:30AM, ONLINE
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
Blue Willow Bookshop, Stu Gibbs | Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra, 5PM, ONLINE,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6 PM
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, Katie Gutierrez In Conversation With May Cobb, 6PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Keri Blakinger - CORRECTIONS IN INK in conversation with Chris Tomlinson, 6:30PM
Murder by the Book Presents MWA Presents Crime Hits Home, 7PM, ONLINE
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Open Mic, Celebrating Black Music Month with A. Michael E, 7PM
LOGOS Poetry Collective presents Sumita Chakraborty + Dana Levin, 7pm, Virtual


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Austin Parks Foundation with Texas Book Festival (and more), Playdates in the Park featuring author & illustrator Don Tate, 10AM
Book World: The Great Escape, Author Linda Pirdle on Cozy Mysteries, 1PM, ONLINE
Grapevine Public Library, Zoom Draw-Along with Author & Illustrator Bob Shea, 2PM, ONLINE
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Kate Khavari - A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons, 6PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 6PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Steve Berry, 6:30PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Keri Blakinger - Corrections in Ink, 7PM
*Dallas, The Writer's Garrett, Inner Moonlight – Ayesha Asad, 7:30PM


THURSDAY, JUNE 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writing Barn, Writing Barn Youth, first of 6 self-paced sessions, ONLINE
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Pizza and Poetry, 3PM
*Fort Worth, Book Launch for Best Equipped and Most Loved by Risa Brown, Texas Wesleyan University, West Library, 4PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Geoff Rips reads Personal Geography, 5PM
*Dallas, Interabang Books hosts lifestyle influencer and author Jayce Duprie for book launch of Liking Myself Back, 6PM
*Jefferson, Jefferson Carnegie Library, Book discussion & signing with Jody Hadlock, author of The Lives of Diamond Bessie, 6:30PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Jonathan Martin - THIS WILL NOT PASS, 6:30PM
*Houston, Writespace, Creating a Zine, 6:30PM
Blue Willow Bookstore, Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray | The Personal Librarian, 7PM, ONLINE,
Murder By The Book, Ellen Byron in conversation with Karen White, 7PM, ONLINE,
Brazos Bookstore, Tedi López Mills and translator Robin Myers - THE BOOK OF EXPLANATIONS, 7PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Guadalupe Cultural Arts CenterBlack and Blue: 400 Years of Struggle and Transcendence, 7PM
*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Night Owls: Creative Writing for Teens, 7PM


FRIDAY, JUNE 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Hico, Billy the Kid Old West Festival, Ben English, Barry Corbin, Daniel A. Edwards, Robert Peecher, Chris Mullen, and more, ALL DAY
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Miss A's Wild & Wacky Story Time with Anne Wynter, author of Everybody in the Red Brick Building, 9:30AM AND 10:30AM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Bill Baldwin - HEROES, HOPE & HIGH WATER, 6:30PM
Murder By The Book, Katharine Schellman in conversation with Michelle Gable, 7PM, ONLINE,


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


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

*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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