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

We are still re-building 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 03.19.2022-03.27.2022


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.)

*Dallas, Dallas Literary Festival, March 18–22

*Austin, TexMoot Texas Literature & Language Symposium, March 26, 2022

*San Antonio, 8th Annual Viva Poesía: Palabras, Música, y Cultura, March 26, 2022


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*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

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

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


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

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

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

Writespace, Introduction to writing erotica, 1PM, ONLINE

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

*Conroe, Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Writers in Performance: Poet Lupe Mendez (Why I Am Like Tequila), 4PM 

*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

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Black Roses Book Tour with Harold Green III, 3PM, HYBRID


MONDAY, MARCH 21 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshops Dallas, Writing Picture Books: From Creation to Publication first class of 8-Week workshop, ONLINE

Write About Now (WAN) Academy, Possess Your Writing Process w/ KaNikki Jakarta, 6PM, ONLINE

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Literary Coffee House with Charlotte Gullick, 7PM, ONLINE

*Dallas, JCC Dallas, The Lieberman Wellness Center and the Dallas Jewish Bookfest present A Self-Journey to Recovery with author Brian Cuban, 7PM

The Dock Bookshop, "Sisters in Arms" with Author Kaia Anderson, 7PM ONLINE

Bookwoman, Poor Richard's Women - Virtual Conversation w/ author Nancy Rubin Stuart, 7PM ONLINE


TUESDAY, MARCH 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Blue Willow Bookshop, Andrea Wang and Jason Chin (Watercress), 5PM, ONLINE

*Houston, Houston Public Library Central, Book Signing & Discussion, Gwendolyn Zepeda (Houston, We Have a Problem) with Michelle Hillen Klump (A Dash of Death), 6PM

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Spring Open Mic, 7PM

*Austin, Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam Writing Workshop & Open Mic, 7:45PM

*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM

*Houston, Kindred Stories, HMAAC, IRL Author Talk: Black Roses with Harold Green III & Sherhara, 7PM

Writing Workshops Dallas, Writing Flash Memoir and Super-Short Personal Essay, first of 6-Week class, 7PM, ZOOM

Lark and Owl Booksellers, In conversation with author Jessamine Chan (The School for Good Mothers), 7PM, ONLINE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, The University of Texas at Dallas, Poetry Reading by Tarfia Faizullah, 5:30PM

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Presentation on Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard, 6PM

*San Antonio, Trinity University, MAS Alvarez Speaker Series, Latin American Contributions to Environmental Humanities: New Perspectives with Gisela Heffes, Ph.D., 6PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, In-Store Discussion & Signing with author Robert Anderson, Jr. (L.E.T.S. Lead), 6PM

Harris County Public Library, Facebook Live talk with author of XOXO, Axie Oh, 6:30PM, FACEBOOK

Brazos Book Store, Brazos Book Club with Julia May Jonas (Vladimir: A Novel), 7PM, ONLINE

The University of Texas at Arlington, UTA Writing Center Workshop: Creating Cohesive Paragraphs, 7PM, ONLINE

Wine and Words with Lorraine Heath (Girls of Flight City) and Addison Fox (The Cowboy Says Yes), 7PM, INSTAGRAM LIVE


THURSDAY, MARCH 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

USA Global TV Presents The Corner Bookstore featuring Lone Star Literary Life's Kristine Hall, 11AM, ONLINE

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Author visit with Angela Dominguez, 3PM

*Victoria, Texian Books, Doris Rangel (No Tomorrows): How the Romance Novel Has Matured, 4:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Vanessa Roeder (The Stack), 5PM, ONLINE

*Bridgeport, Bridgeport Public Library, Authors & Artists Night with Heath Dollar, Brandy Herr, Steven Allen Goen, Karen Kennedy Chatham, William "Bill" Chambers, 5PM

*Houston, Grackle and Grackle Writing Workshops, Pandemic Narratives: Carving Our Accounts of Loss, Grief, & Resilience, 1st of 3 classes, 5:30PM

*Houston, Writespace, Revising Memoir, 1st of 4 classes, 6PM

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series with Rick Gillis, 6:30PM, HYBRID

*Houston, Murder by the Book, Joe R. Lansdale will sign and discuss Born for Trouble, 6:30PM

*Austin, The University of Texas, Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series hosts a public reading for visiting novelist Niall Griffiths, 7 pm


FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Conroe, USTMAX, Creative Writing Workshop with Dave Parsons, 1st of 8 week course, 1PM

*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Andy Wilkinson Reading (Llanero: a boyhood on the 360-of-180) & Gallery Event, 3PM

LOGOS Collective, Roger Reeves and Ada Limon, 6PM, ONLINE

BookPeople (& others), Julissa Arce (You Sound Like A White Girl) in conversation with America Ferrera, 6PM ONLINE 

*Duncanville, Poetry Night at Black & Bitter Coffee, 8PM


SATURDAY, MARCH 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writespace, Writing Noir Now, 1st of 2 classes, 9:30AM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Audelia Road Library Friends Book Sale, 10AM

*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Thomas J. Nichols (The Russian) Meet & Greet, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Kevin Thompson (The Sticky Years), 11AM

Writing Workshops, Writing an Effective Hook & Query Letter Zoom Seminar with Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb, 11AM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The DoSeum Author Series Presents Marcus Peoples Jr (Proud to Be In Between), 11AM & 2:30PM

*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, South Dallas Cultural Center, New Year, New Skills - Poetry Workshop Kids/Family: Brave Enough To Be It, 12PM & 2PM

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Houston Type-In: Typewriter Meetup, 12:30PM

Writespace, Antagonists: Why Fiction Needs Troublemakers, 1PM, ONLINE 

The Writer's Garret, Pandemic Poetry: A Discussion with Stephen Souris, 2PM, ONLINE

*Houston, Writers in the Schools (WITS), Kindred Stories, Space City Slams Apollo Poetry Slam 1, 6PM

*Austin, Rain Lily Farm, BookPeople Kids presents Camila Alves McConaughey (Just Try One Bite), 2PM

*San Antonio, Mission Marquee Plaza, World Heritage Office presents "Viva Poesía: Palabras, Música, y Cultura," 6PM


SUNDAY, MARCH 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Jerry Palmer (Buttons, Bolt Cutters & Barricades) Author Signing, 11AM

Writing Workshops, Writing a Breakout Book Proposal, 1PM, ONLINE 

*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, Local Author Showcase 1:30PM, (more details email

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Rich Gomez, Sheep Amid Wolves: Biblical Guide For Building Worldly Wealth and Becoming Financially Free, 2:30PM

The Writing Barn, Humor Master Workshop with Cate Berry, first of six classes, 4:30PM, 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

*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, 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.

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.