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 05.21.2022-05.29.2022


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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.)


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*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 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
*Galveston, Rosenberg Library and Galveston Reads presents author Lynda Rutledge (West with Giraffes) speaking & signing, Galveston College, 1PM
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
*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


MONDAY, MAY 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Mystery and Thriller Mavens, hosted by Murder by the Book, Presents Tori Eldridge (Dance Among the Flames), 2PM, ONLINE
*Austin, Austin Public Library,Teen Writer Mentoring 4:30PM
Write About Now, WAN Academy: Originality of Thought & Mind w/Charle(s) (Writer's Suite) 6PM, ONLINE
Mystery and Thriller Mavens, hosted by Murder by the Book, Presents Jaime Lynn Hendricks (It Could Be Anyone), 6PM, ONLINE
*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Meeting with Speaker Carol Heizer, 6:30PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Dalia Azim (Country of Origin) in conversation with Sindya Bhanoo, 6:30PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Christopher Moore - Razzmatazz 7PM
*Austin, Bookwoman Presents Marissa Moss (Her Country) in conversation with Natalie Weiner, 7PM, ZOOM
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop Chrisina Lauren booksigning 7PM


TUESDAY, MAY 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
*Hurst, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop 6PM
*San Antonio, NoWhere Bookshop, Christopher Moore - Razzmatazz 6pm
*Houston, Murder by the Book, Chris Pavone (Two Nights In Lisbon), 6:30PM
*The Woodlands, Village Books, Book Launch and Signing with Marcus Bridgewater (How to Grow: Nurture Your Garden, Nurture Yourself), 7PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Lance Scott Walker in conversation with Bavu Blakes (ticketed event) 7PM
The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Freeing Your Words with the Structure of the Verse Novel with K.A. Holt, 7PM, ONLINE
Katy Budget Books, Hot Summer Reads Virtual Panel, 7PM ONLINE
*Georgetown, Lark and Owl Booksellers, Conversation with Laura Griffin (Midnight Dunes), 7PM
Blue Willow Bookstore, Eliot Schrefer with Kelly Barnhill on his new book Queer Ducks: The Natural World of Animal Sexuality. 7PM ONLINE


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Marcos, Sundance Record Lagoon, DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution, 5PM,
Murder by the Book Presents Kathryn Miles (Trailed) in conversation with Ellen McGarrahan, 5PM, ONLINE
*Pflugerville, Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 6PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, May Cobb with MY SUMMER DARLINGS 6 PM,
*Houston, Murder by the Book, Adrian McKinty (The Island), 6:30PM
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL AUTHOR TALK: How to Grow with Marcus Bridgewater, 7PM


THURSDAY, MAY 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Baseball Boys signing with Author Sam, 2PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Poets Laureate Poetry Reading | Jenny Browne | Carmen Tafolla | Andrea Vocab Sanderson, 5PM
*Corpus Christi, Hybrid Records, Lance Scott Walker (DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution), 6PM,
Murder by the Book Presents James Lee Burke (Every Cloak Rolled in Blood) in conversation with Ace Atkins (The Heathens), 7PM, ONLINE
The Writer's Garret, The Common Language Project: Passages Online Reading, 7PM ONLINE
Writers' League of Texas, Writing a Book Series, 8PM ONLINE


FRIDAY, MAY 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Screwed Up Records & Tapes, Lance Scott Walker (DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution), 6PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop, The Hippodrome welcomes Rabia Chaudry & Sarah Cailean, CANCELLED


SATURDAY, MAY 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Stephenville, Beans and Franks, Book Signing with Lori Altebaumer (A Far Way to Run), 9AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Marcia Argueta Mickelson, Where I Belong 11AM
*Stephenville, Big O's Simply Delicious, Book Signing with Lori Altebaumer (A Far Way to Run), 1PM
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Chris Mullen, 1PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Catherine Stier, The Secrets of the Snow Globe & The Wonder of Color 1:30PM
*Galveston, Galveston Bookshop, Book Launch of DJ Screw & Signing with Lance Scott Walker, 2PM
*Houston, Murder by the Book, Joel J. Schwartz will sign and discuss Bone Deep, 3PM
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Poet, artist, and musician David Morgan performance and launch of Love Letters from God, 4PM
*Galveston, The Proletariat Gallery, Author Lance Scott Walker (DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution) Q&A, 6PM,
Brown Sugar Cafe & Books, A Conversation with Tamika Scott, 6PM ONLINE
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at The Three Legged Goat, 6PM


SUNDAY, MAY 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, TM Ely, UE1: The Secret Revealed 11AM
*Houston, Cactus Music, Lance Scott Walker "DJ Screw A Life in Slow Revolution" Author Event & Book Signing, 2PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, Anne Bérubé Reading & Book Signing for her new book, The Burnout Antidote, 4PM


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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