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 03.26.2022-04.03.2022


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.)

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

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

*Huntsvielle, National Book Awards Festival, March 29, 2022

*Waco, Baylor University, Beall Poetry Festival, March 30-April 1, 2022

American Library Association, National Library Week, April 3-9, 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 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

*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

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

*Edinburg, UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies with Texas Center for the Book, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (and others), “El Retorno Al Valle,” a symposium and literary landmark unveiling in honor of Gloria Anzaldúa’s work, 8:30AM (unveiling at 4PM) 

University of Texas at Arlington, UTA Writing Workshop: Writing Literature Reviews, 6PM, ONLINE

Write About Now, WAN Academy: I Haiku and You Can Too! w/ Cassandra IsFree (Writer's Suite), 6PM, ONLINE

*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Neely House, Author Harry McLaughlin, 6:30PM

*Lubbock, Caprock Writers & Illustrators Alliance, Goedeke Library, Critique Group Kickoff Meeting, 7PM POSTPONED

Denton Public Library (South Branch), Professor's Corner: Pandemic Poetry by Poets across America, 7PM, ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Holli Fawcett Clayton (Somewhere Above It All), 7PM, ONLINE

Bookwoman, Virtual-Getting To Know The Goddess: Remembering Carol Christ, 7PM ONLINE


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

Conversations from a Page, As the Page Turns: Somewhere Above It All with Holly Fawcett Clayton, 11AM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Interabang Books, In-Store Discussion & Signing with Lawrence Wright, 6PM

Writespace, In the Margins: Queer Latinx Writing, 1st of 6 Sessions, 6PM, ZOOM 

BookPeople presents Dana De Greff (Words and Wonder: A Guide to Becoming a Creative Writer) in conversation with Future Front Texas, 6PM, ONLINE

Kindred Stories, All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep with Andre Henry & Britt Hawthorne, 7PM, INSTAGRAM LIVE 

Trinity University Press, author Suzanne Stryk with Jim Minick, 7PM, ZOOM

*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 7PM

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

*Arlington, Friends of the Arlington Public Library Book Sale, daily throuh April 3rd, 1PM

*Fort Worth, Texas Christian University, William L. Adams Center for Writing Workshop: Writing for the Visual Arts, 3PM

Austin Public Library, Write On! Kids Virtual Creative Writing Workshop, 4:30PM, ONLINE

*Dallas, Interabang Books, In-Store Discussion & Signing with Jessica S. Olson (A Forgery of Roses), 6PM

*San Antonio, Trinity University, MAS Alvarez Speaker Series, Reading and Conversation with author of "Tears of the Trufflepig," Fernando A. Flores, Author, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Talia Koren will appear in conversation to celebrate her new book (Workweek Lunch Cookbook), 7PM, ONLINE

Kindred Stories with The Black Bookstore Coalition (and others) celebrate the release of You Grow, Gurl with author Christopher Griffin, 7PM, ONLINE


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

*Dallas, Interabang Books, In-Store Discussion & Signing with John Avlon (Lincoln and the Fight for Peace ), 6PM

*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Noir at the Bar Crime Fiction Readings, 7PM

Texas Tech University, Department of English, Texas Tech Creative Writing Reading Series: Pattiann Rogers, 7PM ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Jennifer Ziegler in conversation with Varsha Bajaj, K.A. Holt, and Lynne Kelly, 7PM, ONLINE

The Dock Bookshop, Alicia Keys (Girl On Fire: the Graphic Novel) in conversation with Donya Craddock, 8PM, ONLINE


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

The Printing Museum, Virtual Houston Edible Book Festival, All Day, ONLINE

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library Ridglea Branch, The Write Stuff Writers Workshop, 10:30AM

Writespace, Making Space for the Muse, first of two classes, 1PM, ZOOM

*Austin, Austin Book Arts Center hosts the Austin Edible Book Festival, 5PM

*San Antonio, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Latino Bookstore's Texas Author Series featuring Reyna Grande (A Ballad of Love and Glory), 6PM

*San Marcos, Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Author Reading, Jenny Offill, 7:30PM


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

*Van Alstyne, Motina Books Publishing, Pop-Up Bookstore & Local Artists, 8AM

*Dallas, Latino Cultural Arts Center, Agent Day 2022 with Rachel Orr, 9:30AM

*Bandera, Friends of the Bandera Public Library Book Fair, 9AM

Writers' League of Texas, Memoir 101: Everything You Need to Know to (Finally) Start Your Memoir with Jessica Wilbanks, 10AM, ONLINE

*Lubbock, Caprock Writers and Illustrators Alliance, Author and Blogger Natalie Bright: Tips for Writing with A Co-Author, 10AM 

University of Houston-Victoria, American Book Review Reading Series with Douglas Kearney, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Jen Guidry, The Storm, 11AM

Writing Workshops, Twisting Facts into Stories: Reality in Fiction & Nonfiction with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, 11AM, ZOOM 

*Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula, 10th Anniversary Celebration for Authors Marketing International, 1PM

*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, The Next Right Thing with author Shaundale Rénā, 1PM

Writing Workshops, Storytelling & Publishing Source Code, 1PM, ZOOM

Tumblewords Project, Robin Scofield: The Radical Amazement of Jelaluddin Rumi, Workshop, 1PM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Diane Gonzales Bertrand (Taco Magician) Signing Event, 1:30PM

*Austin, BookPeople features Reyna Grande in conversation with Sam Babiak/Writers League of Texas, 7 PM


SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, James Ponti (Forbidden City) Author Signing, 11AM

*San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary & Gemini Ink, Poetry Month Writing Workshop with Chibbi Orduña, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Prose Peer Critique Group, 2PM, ONLINE

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Mixed Genre Peer Critique Group, 3PM, ONLINE

Writespace, What Writers Need to Know About Publishing with Ynes Freeman, 3PM, ZOOM


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.