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

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FOR 3.25.2023 - 4.2.2023





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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*HoustonTeenBookCon 2023, March 25, 2023

*Waco, Beall Poetry Festival, March 29-31, 2023

*San Antonio8th Annual Viva Poesía: Palabras, Música, y Cultura, April 1, 2023

*Tyler, East Texas Book Fest, April 1, 2023

*Austin, Austin Edible Book Festival, April 1, 2023

*Bee Cave, Books and Bees Festival, April 1-2, 2023


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Galveston, Galveston County Historical Museum, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, through March 31, 2023

*Dallas, Fretz Park Branch Library, Literary Peep Show, through April 8, 2023

*San Antonio, The DoSeum, Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, through April 16, 2023

*Amarillo, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (Humanities Texas), through April 22, 2023, 

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Drawing the Motion Picture: Production Art and Storyboards, through July 16, 2023

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, through August 20, 2023



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

*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Writing in Nature with Lisa Huffaker, 9AM, 
*Austin, Austin Book Arts Center, Long Stitch Leather Journal, 10AM,
*El Paso, Texas Book Festival & El Paso Museum of History, Authors Zeke Peña and Raúl the Third reading, 10AM,,
*Dallas, Whose Books, Author Courtney Kelly reading, 10AM,
*Granbury, Granbury Writers' Bloc, Speaker-author Michael Dooley (THE WATER STOP SALOON), Read, & Critique, 10AM,\
*Houston, TeenBookCon, 10AM,
*Katy, Friends of the Maud Marks Library, Book Sale, 10AM,
*North Richland Hills, SCBWI North Texas, Middle Grade Voiceology by Kelli McKinney, 10AM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow Grand Opening, 10AM,
*Sugar Land, University Branch Library, Friends of University Branch Library Book Sale, 10AM,
The Writer's Garret, Prose & Poetry Stone Soup Peer Critique Group, 10AM,
*Tomball, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Scribe Tribe Write-In, 10AM,
*Canyon, Canyon Area Library, Authors Bill Briscoe and Kim Black Signing, 11AM,
*Houston, Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library, Inprint Poetry Buskers, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Ehizojie Mary Ero-Brown signing her debut children's book, All Kinds of Love, 11AM
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author E.R. Bills Signing, 12PM,
*Killeen, Words Unite Bookstore, Book Exchange, 12PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Maryann Moss signing, 1PM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Literary LEGO, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, La Gran Biblioteca, Spring Book Parade, 1PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, I Wrote A Book, So Now What?, 1PM,
*Austin, Barnes & Noble Arboretum, Author Elizabeth Keating (THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS) signing, 2PM,
*Austin, Howson Branch Library, Writing Workshop, 2PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Willard Spiegelman (NOTHING STAYS PUT) signing, 2PM,
*Denton, Emily Folwer Library, Greeting Card Junk Journal, 2PM,
*Fort Worth, Diamond Hill Jarvis Branch Library, Spring Book Parade, 2PM,
*Friona, Friona Friends of the Library, Author Teddy Jones Speaking & Signing, 2PM,
*Grapevine, Talking Animals Books, Author Louis Tridico signing, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Bryan Franco: Consequential Words, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Book Release Party for Sex Depression Animals by Mag Gabbert, 3PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Joe Lansdale signing, 3PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Lisa Cooley Thomas in conversation with Dionne Anglin, 4:30PM,
*Austin, Book Woman, Reading with authors S.L Wisenberg (THE WONDERING WOMB) & Debra Monroe (IT TAKES A WORRIED WOMAN), 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Adam Gopnik (THE REAL WORK) book signing, 7PM,
*Dallas, Brown Sugah Lounge, When She Speaks Open Mic, 7:30PM,





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

*Austin, Austin Book Arts Center, Rock 'N Roll Record Album Re-do, 10AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Madeline Bradley signing her latest children's book, Please Take Us Home, 11AM
*Dallas, Half Price Books, Authors Neil White (SOMETHING FOR BEBE) & Stephen & Mary Weller (KANTARA: THE TRAVELER) signing, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, Leaves, Afternoon with Authors, 2PM,
*Frisco, Sisters in Crime North Texas, Author Harry Hunsicker - Writing a Screenplay vs. Writing a Novel: It's All Just Storytelling, Right?, 2:30PM,
*Houston, Inprint Cool Brains Series, Author Jasminne Mendez (ANIANA DEL MAR JUMPS IN), 3PM,
Atmosphere Press, "America: Past, Present, and Future" A Reading with Kevin Howard, Deborah Jean Burris-Kitchen, Ph.D, and Eric D. Oberer, 3PM, ONLINE
Granbury Writers' Bloc, Read & Critique, 4PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, Open Mic Poetry, 5PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Brad Wetzler (INTO THE SOUL OF THE WORLD) book signing, 7PM,
Texas Poetry Assignment, TPA Contributor Readings, 7PM,





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

*Houston, Conversations from a Page, (DUST CHILD), 8:45AM,
*Austin, Pleasant Hill Branch Library, Literature Live! Presents Wiley and the Hairy Man, 11AM,
*Houston, Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library, Teen Writers, 5PM,
*Arlington, Woodland West Branch Library, Last Writes, 5:30PM,
*Austin, Willie Mae Kirk Branch Library, Get Crafty: Journal Decorating, 5:30PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, The Book of Eve: A Reading and Conversation with Carmen Boullosa and Samantha Schnee, 5:30PM,
*Greenville, W. Walworth Harrison Public Library, Poetry Night, 6PM,
Murder By the Book, MTM Presents Robert Dugoni with Sara DiVello, 6PM, ONLINE
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, Write on, write on, write on!, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Open Writers' Labs, 6:30PM, HYBRID,
Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Sally Hepworth with Sara DiVello, 7PM, ONLINE,
Denton Public Library, Eco-Poetry, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Irving, Valley Ranch Library, Mindful Mondays with Coloring & Journaling, 7PM,
*Richardson, Writers Guild of Texas, Monthly Meeting with Jeannine Stokes, 7PM,
*Austin, Book Woman, Book talk with author Tracey Lindeman (BLEED), 7:30PM,





TUESDAY, MARCH 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Central Library, Teen Writer's Lab, 5:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Robert Lunday discussing & signing Disequilibria: Meditations on Missingness, 5:30PM
Harris County Public Library, Live Virtual Author Talk with Pam Jenoff (THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS), 6PM, ONLINE,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - March Living Read Book Club with Johnny Compton (THE SPITE HOUSE), 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Gisela Heffes (ISCHIA), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Stina Leicht (LOKI'S RING) book signing, 7PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Author Dr. Richard Nuila (THE PEOPLE'S HOSPITAL), 7PM,
Sinister Wisdom, Still in Love: Multicultural Lesbian Publishing in the 80s, 90s, and Beyond Panel with authors and publishers, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, March Madness Head 2 Head Slam, 8:15PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Poetry Slam, The X-Perience Open Mic Night, 8PM,




WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Arlington, Friends & Foundation of the Arlington Public Library, Spring 2023 Book Sale, 1st Day, 1PM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Austin, Milwood Branch Library, Literature Live! Presents Wiley and the Hairy Man, 3:30PM,
*Waco, Beall Poetry Festival (Day 1), 3:30PM,
*Lubbock, Lubbock Public Library, Author Kim Hunt Harris speaking,4PM,
*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, Local Author Showcase, 5PM,
*Fort Worth, Golden Triangle Branch Library, Flash Fiction Club, 5PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Authors Robin Preiss Glasser & Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman (GLORIA'S PROMISE), 5PM,
*Humble, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM,
*Plano, Dallas Poetry Slam, Women Create Wednesday Open Mic, 6PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author A.J. Tata signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Ricardo Nuila (THE PEOPLE'S HOSPITAL) book signing, 7PM,
*Dallas, Whose Books, Author Taylor Morrison Reading, 7PM,
Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Maria DiRico (FOUR PARTIES AND A FUNERAL), 7PM, ONLINE,
Trinity University Press, Conversation with David Michael Pritchett, author of Mossback and Kamea Chayne, 7PM ONLINE
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Ladies Open Mic Night featuring Kira J, 7:30PM,
*San Antonio, Write Art Out, Inc, Open Mic Poetry, 8PM,





THURSDAY, MARCH 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Kaufman, Kaufman County Library, Guest Authors Lori Ann Stephens and Loren Steffy at The Friends of the Kaufman County Library 21st Book & Author Luncheon, 11AM,
El Paso Matters, Virtual Discussion with author Alessandra Narváez Varela (THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE), 12PM, ONLINE,
Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Ergodic Fiction--Playing with the Page with Ian Everett, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Saadia Faruqi (MARYA KHAN AND THE FABULOUS JASMINE GARDEN) signing, 4PM,
*Houston, Rice University, Author Nada Ahmed speaking & signing, 4pm,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Roxanna Asgarian (WE WERE ONCE A FAMILY), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Sarah Penner signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Anne Burt (THE DIG) book signing, 7PM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Author A.J. Tata (TOTAL EMPIRE), 7PM,
*Allen, Allen Public Library & TAMU Press, Authors Anthony Head and Kirk Weddle will discuss their book Texas Dives: Enduring Neighborhood Bars of the Lone Star State, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Asia Society & Inprint, Book Launch: 'The People's Hospital' by Dr. Ricardo Nuila, 7:30PM,
*El Paso, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Open Mic Night at Old Sheepdog Brewery, 8:30PM,





FRIDAY, MARCH 31 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Austin Book Arts Center, Making Book Cloth, 10AM, ONLINE,
*Austin, Yarborough Branch Library, LiteratureLive! Presents Wiley and the Hairy Man, 2:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Donald Glynn, Jr. Signing, 5:30PM,
*Houston, Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, The Happening at the Orange Show Open Mic, 6PM,
*Richmond, Literacy Council Of Fort Bend County, Reading Between The Wines Gala featuring author Dominique Sachse, 6PM,
*Austin, Half Price Books - North Lamar, Authors Mark Greaney & Don Bentley book signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Tim Z. Hernandez (SOME OF THE LIGHT), 7PM,
*Carrollton, Dallas Poetry Slam, Wild Card Open Mic, 7PM,
*Houston, Basket Books, Poetry Reading with Dana Levin and Christopher Brean Murray, 7PM,
*Houston, Asia Society, ROAR Story Slam, 7:30PM,





SATURDAY, APRIL 1 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Arlington Public Library, Youth Poetry Contest,
*Bandera, Bandera County Library, Friends Monthly Book Sale, 9AM,
*Sugar Land, First Colony Branch Library, Friends of Friends of First Colony Library Library Book Sale, 9AM,
*Longview, Gregg County Historical Museum, Author Michael Scott Clifton (CONQUEST OF THE VEIL series), 10AM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Writing Club, 10AM,
*Houston, Friends of the Houston Library, Friends of the Houston Library Book Sale, 10AM,
*Tyler, Smith County Area Libraries, East Texas Book Fest, 10AM,
*Houston, Houston Public Library, ROCO Book Release and musical performance, 10:30AM,
*Alpine, Front Street Books, Meet & Greet with Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Susan McCauley Signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Book signing and discussion with authors Rebecca Balcarcel & Polly Holyoke, 12PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Author Phyllis Biffle Elmore signing, 12PM,
*Atlanta, Writers' League of Texas, Texas Writes in Atlanta, 1PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Claudio Martinez signing, 1PM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Sonnet Writing Workshop with Dallas Poet Laureate Joaquín Zihuatanejo, 1PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Discovering Poetry Fun with San Antonio Poets Association, 1PM,
*Austin, Baker Center Cafetorium, Austin Edible Book Festival, 2PM,
Houston Public Library, Public Poetry Reading Series, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Plano, Barnes & Noble, Author Polly Holyoke signing, 2PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Austin Youth Poetry Slam, 4PM,
*Houston, Inprint, 2023 Inprint Prize Winners Reading, 4PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Tim Z. Hernandez and Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez Speaking & Signing, 5:30PM,
*Austin, American Short Fiction, The Stars At Night 2023, 7PM,





SUNDAY, APRIL 2 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Dr. Johan Zwaan Signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books - Flagship, Authors Lisa Hammett (FROM BURNOUT TO BEST LIFE) & Miracle Sheppard (GOD PRONOUNCE PRESENCE), 1PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Erika Lewis (KELCIE MURPHY AND THE ACADEMY FOR THE UNBREAKABLE ARTS) signing, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, East Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1PM,
*Austin, BookPeople & Liberty Ukraine, Authors Olena Kharchenko & Michael Sampson (THE STORY OF UKRAINE), 3PM,
*Abilene, Seven and One Books, Poetry Reading by Poet Paul Willis, 3PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Joe R. Lansdale (THE DONUT LEGION), 7PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Author Kayla Olson (THE REUNION), 7PM,




RECURRING STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events) 

*Taylor, Libros Bookmobile, Family Storytime at The Loose Screw, M, 12:30PM

*Grapevine, Talking Animals, Sat., 10:30AM

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

*CenterThe Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5), W, 10:30 a.m.

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

*Houston, Holocaust Museum, Storytime at the Boniuk Library, Th, 4pm-5pm

*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

*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, 1st and 3rd 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.



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.