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 05.14.2022-05.22.2022


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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.)

San Antonio Book Festival, May 21st, San Antonio


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Eastland, Eastland County Museum, In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez, (Humanities Texas), through May 20, 2022

*McAllen, International Museum of Art and Science, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm, (Humanities Texas), through May 23, 2022

*Temple, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, Lonesome Dove exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through June 25, 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, MAY 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fredericksburg, People for Public Education in Fredericksburg, CELEBRATION OF BOOKS, 10AM
*Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (with Kindred Stories, Inprint, & more), Free Workshop: Senior Memoir Writing Class at MFA, 10AM,
Writers League of Texas, “Tackling the Problems of Memory in Memoir” with Rachel Starnes 10AM ONLINE,
Writing Workshops, Thinly Veiled: The Study & Practice of Autofiction 10AM ONLINE
The Writing Barn, The Momifesto Creative Empowerment Workshop with Bethany Hegedus (an Online Event for Mothers), 10:30AM, ONLINE
League of Romance Writers (Houston), Branding Essentials for Novelists with writing coach and author, Beth Barany, 10:30AM, ONLINE
American Christian Fiction Writers DFW (ACFWDFW) host Laurie Schnebly Campbell as she speaks on Blurbing Your Book, 10:30AM, ONLINE
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Antonina Duridanova will be signing copies of her book New Beginnings: From Behind the Iron Curtain to America, 11 AM
*Waco, The Historic Barn at The Silos, Book Signing with head basketballl coach Scott Drew (Road to J.O.Y.), 11AM
*Austin, Half Price Books, Southpark Meadows, Book Signing with Author BK Greenwood (The Last Roman), 12PM,
*San Antonio, Barnes and Noble La Cantera, Diana Lopez signing SING WITH ME: THE STORY OF SELENA QUINTANILLA, 1PM
Tumblewords Projects, Bryan Franco With A Little Help From My Friends, 1PM ONLINE,
Patrick Heath Library, The Art of Writing with d. ellis phelps, 1PM, ONLINE
*Amarillo, Barnes & Noble, Award-winning novelist Andrew J Brandt is B&N Amarillo's first in-person author signing in over two years, 2PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at The Three Legged Goat, 6PM
*Austin, BookPeople, XIRAN JAY ZHAO - Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor, 7 PM,
Malvern Books, Launch of Laura Villareal’s new poetry collection, Girl’s Guide to Leaving. With guests Ana Portnoy Brimmer, T.K. Lê, and Alfredo Aguilar, 7PM ONLINE


SUNDAY, MAY 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

JCC Dallas, Bookfest in Your Living Room Presents Jennifer Steil, Exile Music, 10AM ONLINE
The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Make 'Em Famous with Nancy Churnin, 10AM, ONLINE
*San Antonio, San Antonio Museum of Art, Silent Book Club and Banned Book Self-Guided Tour, 10AM
Writing Workshops, Writing About Your Ex 3-Week Zoom Seminar 12PM ONLINE
Trinity University Press, Author María Sánchez, 12PM ONLINE
Brazos Bookstore, Ursula Andkjær Olsen and translator Katrine Jensen 1PM ONLINE
*Houston, Murder by the Book, Houston Sisters in Crime presents: Worldbuilding a Mystery: Using the “World” of Your Story to Increase Tension and Suspense by Jess Capelle, 2PM
*Houston, Bailey's Cafe, Houston Reads Gloria Naylor! Presented by Project Row Houses, Kindred Stories, and Emerson Zora Hamsa 2PM
*Houston, Asia Society Texas, Michelle Zauner in Conversation With Bryan Washington 7PM


MONDAY, MAY 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Houston Library Foundation, Beyond the Page Annual Luncheon Featuring James Patterson, 12PM,
*Austin, Austin Public Library, Teen Writer Mentoring 4:30PM
Write About Now, WAN Academy: (re)Learning to Read w/ Jennifer Nicole 6PM ONLINE
*Austin, BookPeople, Authors Stacey Swann and Sarah Bird (ticketed event), 7PM
*Richardson, Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas, 7PM HYBRID


TUESDAY, MAY 17 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
Trinity University Press, María Sánchez in Conversation with Curtis Bauer, 5:30PM, ONLINE,
*Bastrop, The Painted Porch, Live Podcast and Book Signing with Jack Carr (In the Blood), 5:30PM
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6 PM
Texas Sister's Press, Book Launch for An Emergent Truth by Jeff Cregg, 6PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - THE LAST QUEEN 6:30PM
*Austin, BookPeople, May Cobb - My Summer Darlings (ticketed event) 7PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Natalie Jenner in conversation with Samantha Silva for Bloomsbury Girls, 7PM ONLINE


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, BookPeople, Author Jenny Tinghui Zhang (ticketed event) 7PM
Gemini Ink & Writing Workshops Dallas, Big Texas Read with Johnnie Bernhard & Marjorie Herrera Lewis, 7PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Reception for authors Boyd Morrison & Beth Morrison for The Lawless Land 7:30PM
Gemini Ink, Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby, 6:30PM, ONLINE
Writers' League of Texas, “Introduction to Screenwriting: From Idea to Script” with Bev Chukwu 6:30PM ONLINE,


THURSDAY, MAY 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author appearance - Suzanne Roberts, Animal Bodies and Suzanne Ohlmann, Shadow Migration 5PM
*Dallas, Interabang Books hosts author Hernan Diaz (Trust) in conversation with Lori Feathers, 6PM
*Houston, The Printing Museum, Impressions: Typing for Creative Writing 6:30PM ONLINE
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Janet Key - TWELFTH 6:30PM
The Writing Barn, Book Launch for THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET, a new YA novel by Jen Ferguson, 7PM, ONLINE
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Natalia Sylvester (ticketed event) 7PM
Dallas Museum of Art, Alice Walker In conversation with Kiese Laymon , 7 PM ONLINE,
*Granbury, Arts & Letters Bookstore, Get Lit - Theatrical Readings, 7PM
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Open Mic at the Bookshop, 7PM
*Dallas, Arts & Letters Live, Dallas Museum of Art, Annalee Newitz author of Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, 7:30PM,
Writes' League of Texas, Writing a Book Series 8PM ONLINE


FRIDAY, MAY 20 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop Spring Book Fling (5/20 & 5/21),
*Austin, BookPeople w/Texas Book Festival presents Selma Blair discussing Mean Baby, 7PM
*Dallas, hearhere Speaker Series, An Evening with Neil Gaiman, Winspear Opera House, 8PM


SATURDAY, MAY 21 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop Spring Book Fling (day 2 of 2),
*The Woodlands, American Christian Fiction Writers, Speaker Allie Pleiter, 9:30AM
*Graham, Pratt's Books, Signing Passenger Trains of Texas – Rock Island by Steve Allen Goen, 10AM
Writers' League of Texas, “On Novel Revision: Finding What Works Best for You and Your Novel” with Adam Soto, 10 AM,
*Houston, HPL Day at the Museum: Adult Reading Circle of Barack Obama's Promised Land at MFAH 10AM
Writing Workshops, Editing Short Fiction and Essays Through Play and Games Zoom Seminar with Amber Sparks 10AM ONLINE
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Appearance - George Fillis, Unpunished Crimes 11AM
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Let's Write Letters, 11AM
*Spring, Copperfields Books, Local Author Fair with 40+ authors, 11AM
*Wimberley, Rustic Moon Bookshop Presents: Open Book: Addiction Fiction with Peter Rosch (Future Skinny), 12PM
Tumblewords Projects, K. Charles Latimer Let Your Mind Do Its Job, 1PM ONLINE,
The Writing Barn, Memoir Into Make-Believe: Turning Your Life Into Children’s/YA Fiction with Tina Tocco, 1PM, ONLINE
*Galveston, Rosenberg Library and Galveston Reads presents author Lynda Rutledge (West with Giraffes) speaking & signing, Galveston College, 1PM
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Author Aaron Brown (Call Me Exile), 2PM
*San Antonio, Friends of Sounds Records San Antonio, DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution, 2PM,
Creating a Writing Practice and Finding Inspiration in the Everyday Zoom Seminar 3PM ONLINE
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Malcolm X Celebration featuring Taalam Acey 3PM HYBRID,
*Pottsboro, Ghost Town Arts Collective, Poetry Jams 4PM
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstores, Georgina Key, author of Shiny Bits in Between 4PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at The Three Legged Goat, 6PM
Art Spark Texas, Reconstructing Memories: Brian Turner Memoir Writing for Veterans, 7PM ONLINE


SUNDAY, MAY 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Phil Hardberger, Phil Hardberger Park: A Story in Photographs 11AM
*Austin, BookPeople, Emmanuel Acho in conversation with Matthew McConaughey about Illogical (ticketed event) 2PM
The Writing Barn, Humor Master Workshop II with Cate Berry, 1st of 6 classes, 4:30PM ONLINE
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Lance Scott Walker and University of Texas Press Celebrate DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution, 7PM
*Houston, Society for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Presents Neil Gaiman 8PM


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.


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