The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State

Due to technical issues, we have to re-build the 2022 calendars. We'll add events as we find them or as we receive them by email to  


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 03.12.2022-03.20.2022


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.)

*Denton, Texas Storytelling Festival, March 10-13

*Dallas, Dallas Literary Festival, March 18–22


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell, March 5-August 15, 2022

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Library, Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Cllifford Berryman, through March 15, 2022

*Del Rio, Whitehead Memorial Museum, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm, through March 16, 2022

*Dallas, SMU Libraries, Fondren Library, Black Lives, Black Letters: Primary Sources in African American History and Literature, March 1-April 14, 2022

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth and the Green Book, February 11-August 31, 2022


SATURDAY, MARCH 12  (*Denotes In-person Events)

League of Romance Writers, Branding with Creative Book Covers with Sarah Kil, 10:30AM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Mel Eichelbaum, The Legal Aid Lawyer, 11AM

*Longview, Books and Barrels, Meet Author Robert Davidson (The Evil I Have Seen), 12PM

Patrick Heath Library, The Art of Writing, 1PM, ONLINE

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Book Signing Event with Author Toni Draper, 1PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Informational Session with Tony Martinez, 1:30PM

*Houston, Kindred Stories, SAiD Institute, IRL Author Talk: Brilliance Beyond Borders with Chinwe Esimai, 3PM

*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art & Literary Press, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM

*Deep Ellum, Pop Up DFW, Rhythm and Rhymes RELOADED, 8PM


SUNDAY, MARCH 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Kindred Stories, BIPOC Book Fest presents Books & Brunch featuring Outspoken Bean, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Appearance: Claudia Villarreal, 11AM

Malvern Books, Lone Star Lit with Kendra Fortmeyer (Hole in the Middle), 1PM, ZOOM

The Writing Barn, Dealing with Imposter Syndrome, 4PM, ONLINE


MONDAY, MARCH 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditoriumm, Live Event: Brad Meltzer (The Lightning Rod), 7:30PM

*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Neely House, Read and Critique, 6:30PM

*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Writer's Inc., 6:30PM


TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Fretz Park Branch Library, Writing Your Story: A Literary Kit, 12PM

*Abilene, Abilene Public Library, Mockingbird Branch, Read to a Dog!, 2:30PM

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Book Club in Discussion with author Kim Fay (Love & Saffron), 7PM, ZOOM

Irving Public Library, Irving Writers Salon, 7PM, ZOOM

*El Paso, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (A BorderSenses Event) Open Mic Night at Mona Bar of Modern Art, 10PM


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

TCU William L. Adams Center for Writing, Workshop: Writing Historical Fiction, 12PM, ONLINE

Book World: The Great Escape, Steampunk Author C.I. Chevron, 1PM, ONLINE 

*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, North Oak Cliff Branch Auditorium, Local YA Author Alex Temblador, 5:30PM

Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk walk Brittany Thurman, 6:30PM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Triangular Editing Workshop, 7PM

Writing Workshops & Gemini Ink present: The Big Texas Read with Mike Soto and Sebastián H. Páramo, 8PM, ZOOM


THURSDAY, MARCH 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Dallas Public Library, Romance Novels & Feminism hosted by Melody Carlisle of Heaving Bosoms Podcast, 10AM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Pleasant Grove Branch, Blackout Poetry Workshop, 4:30PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Translator Philip Boehm in conversation with Dr. Rosa Aloisi, 5PM

Book People & Murder by the Book present Harlan Coben (The Match), 6PM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word, Diana Lopez Author Reading (Sing with Me, Coco), 6PM

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Impressions: Typing for Creative Writing, 6:30PM

The Writing Barn, Writing the Middle Grade Novel with Rajani LaRocca, 1st of 6 sessions, 7PM, ONLINE

The Dock Bookshop, K'wan discusses Promise Broken, 7PM, ONLINE


FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Inprint, Lit Bit will feature Gulf Coast Nonfiction Editor, Adele Elise Williams, 5PM, INSTAGRAM LIVE

*Dallas, SMU Dallas Literary Festival, Day 1 of 5, Keynote at 7PM

*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk: D'Vaughn & Kris Plan a Wedding with Chencia Higgins & Kadie Henderson, 7PM

Dallas Public Library, Lit·er·a·ture·al·ly Buzzed (adults only), 8PM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, Chocolate Lounge Exclusive, Finger Snaps & Laugh Tracks, 8PM


SATURDAY, MARCH 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writers' League of Texas, Saturday Craft Seminar: Refuse to Be Done with Matt Bell, 10AM, ONLINE

The Writing Barn, Pitches That Land Bylines with Your Favorite Magazines with KB Brookins, 10AM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Signing with Alexis Orate (Balloon Bridges), 11AM

*Fredericksburg, Wildseed Farms, Texas Authors & Illustrators Book Signing with Dianna Hutts Aston, Kathi Appelt, Joy Fisher Hein, & Ellen Leventhal, 11AM

*Navasota, Navasota Public Library, Book Talk featuring Taylor Moore, 1PM

Writespace, Introduction to writing erotica, 1PM, ONLINE

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Book Signing It's Your Song to Sing with Audra Scott and Allen Pace, 3PM

*San Antonio, Voices de la Luna, San Antonio poets Voices Under One Luna: Standing with the Ukraine, 3:30PM

*Dallas, Deep Ellum Hostel, Deep Ellum Lit Hop reading in honor of Women's History Month with Alex Temblador, Alejandra Ramos Gomez, Diana Spechler, Jenny Bhatt, and Kendra Allen, 8PM


SUNDAY, MARCH 20 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Tasha Page (We're All Doing Our Best) Sit and Sign, 11AM

*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Live Event: Dawnie Walton (The Final Revival of Opal and Ned), 1:45PM

The Writing Barn, Write. Submit. Support. for Picture Book/Chapter Book Writers with Lisa Katzenberger & Nicholas Solis, 1st of 6 sessions, 2PM, ONLINE

The Writing Barn, Write. Submit. Support. for Novelists with Carrie Jones, 1st of 6 sessions, 2PM, ONLINE

*Houston, Kindred Stories, Houston Reads Gloria Naylor! Presented by Project Row Houses, Kindred Stories, and Emerson Zora Hamsa, 2PM

Houston Sisters in Crime presents: Legal Issues for Authors by Iona McAvoy, 2:30PM, ZOOM

Writespace, Writing the Humorous Essay, 3PM, ONLINE


STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

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

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

*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.


Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll share it with our readers.