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 05.28.2022-06.5.2022


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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.)

*Temple, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, Lonesome Dove exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through June 25, 2022

*Denton, Denton Public Library, Telling a People's Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit, June 1-30, 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 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)

*Fort Worth, Leaves Book & Tea Shop, Used Book Swap, 10:30AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, TM Ely, UE1: The Secret Revealed 11AM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author Visit Dande Ande, 12PM,

*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


MONDAY, MAY 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Write About Now, WAN Academy: Tigers are not Afraid w/ Rooster Martinez (Writer's Suite) 6PM, ONLINE
Mystery and Thriller Mavens, hosted by Murder by the Book, Presents Emma Bamford (Deep Water), 6PM, ONLINE
Brazos Bookstore, Fernando A. Flores (Valleyesque) will be in conversation with Daniel Peña, 6PM, ONLINE
Gemini Ink, Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen, 6:30PM, ONLINE
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam 310 Brown Street APS Takeover at Native Hostel, 7 PM,
Mystery and Thriller Mavens, hosted by Murder by the Book, presents Hannah Mary McKinnon (Never Coming Home), 7PM, ONLINE


TUESDAY, MAY 31 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Flash Fiction Workshop, 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Madeline Kay Sneed author of The Golden Season, 7PM
Katy Budget Books, Cozy Mystery Virtual Panel 7PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Katie McGee | Rivals, 7PM
*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Arts, Arts & Letters Live, Author Akwaeke Emezi, 7:30PM
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, 310 Brown Street APS Takeover! 8PM,


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 (*Denotes In-person Events)

BookPeople, Ezra Jack Keats Award Recipients, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Sam W. Haynes (UNSETTLED LAND), 6:30PM
Katy Bookstore, A Game of Retribution: Scarlett St. Clair in Conversation with PC Cast, 7PM, ONLINE,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Tabitha Carvan in conversation with Maria Sherman (This is Not a Book about Benedict Cumberbatch), 7PM, ONLINE
Murder by the Book Presents Tamara Berry, Dana Mentink, Bree Baker, and Amanda Flower, 7PM, ONLINE


THURSDAY, JUNE 2  (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Stevo Limon, Molly the Octopod, 5PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Amy Weinland Daughters (Dear Dana), 6PM,
*Austin, Harry Ransom Center & David Foster Wallace Society present Jennifer Egan (The Candy House) Keynote Lecture & book signing, 6:30PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Robert Evans author of After the Revolution (ticketed event), 7PM
Blue Willow Bookshop & Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: Ebony Ladelle (Love Radio) in conversation with Dhonielle Clayton, 7PM ONLINE
The Dock Bookshop, Virtual Author Panel for All Things Point to Yes anthology, 7:30PM,
*Dallas, Arttitude, Pride 2022 Pride Poetry Night, 7:30PM


FRIDAY, JUNE 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Kwame Onwuachi (My America) meet & greet and signing, 12PM
*Plano, Inkers Con Writers Conference, Day 1 of 3, 4PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM


SATURDAY, JUNE 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Angelo, Tom Green County Library, Friends of the Library Sale, 9AM,
*Bandera, Friends of the Bandera Public Library Book Fair, 9AM
Write to Ignite, Wayland Baptist College, 9AM, ONLINE
Writers' League of Texas, “The Truth Told Slant: Personal Experience Turned into Fiction” with Nan Cuba, 10AM, ONLINE
*Austin, Austin Public Library, Twin Oaks Book Sale, 10AM
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books & Publishing, Story Time with Little Coleman (ABC That Could Be Me), 10:30AM
*Denton, Denton Public Library, Fischer's Accident Book Party with Gary Weiland, 11AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Michael P. Earney (The A to Z of Gods and Goddesses), 11AM
*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog, Author Signing with Amber D. Brown (The Little Book of Hermetic Principles), 1PM
Blue Willow Bookshop, Alexis Hall (A Lady for a Duke), 1PM ONLINE
*Houston, Asia Society Texas, 'Making Home' Artist Talk and Zine Workshop: Phung Huynh 1PM
*Houston, Writespace, Introduction to Personal Essay and Memoir: Turning the Pen on Ourselves, 1PM
Writers' League of Texas, “The Author’s Escape Plan: The Personal, Emotional, and Financial Logistics of Becoming a Full-time Author” with Laekan Zea Kemp, 2PM, ONLINE
Tumblewords Project, Michael Sindler “Unstuck in Time”, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, It's Your Funeral with Kathy Benjamin 2PM
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Author Amy Weinland Daughters (Dear Dana) Q&A and Signing, 2PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Laken Litman- Strong Like a Woman, 4PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Intro to Indies Cocktail Night, 6PM
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author Book Signing with Mary Kay Stone (Healing Journeys With the Shepherd), 6PM
BookPeople, YA Pride - Jason June, Brian D. Kennedy, and Lyla Lee, 7PM, ONLINE


SUNDAY, JUNE 5 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Linda Pearson, Kid Illustrated Book Series and the Scooby Van of San Antonio Book Drive, 11AM
Writespace, Write a Winning Book Proposal, 3PM, ONLINE,
*Pottsboro, Ghost Town Arts Collective, Oh-Dub Songwriters' Circle Jam 4PM

STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

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

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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