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 05.07.2022-05.15.2022


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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.)

Winnsboro Festival of Books, *Winnsboro May 7, 2022

Lone Star Writer's Roundup, *New Braunfels, May 7, 2022

Kilgore Geekend, *Kilgore, May 7-8, 2022


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 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Bandera, Friends of the Bandera Public Library Book Fair, 9AM
*Plano, Kroger, Children's author Robin Hollo will be personalizing and autographing her children's books, 10AM
*New Braunfels, Civic Center, Lone Star Writer's Roundup, 10AM
*Houston, Houston Library Foundation May Book Sale (weather permitting), 10AM
Gemini Ink, Author Johnnie Bernhard Presents How to Practice Successful Editing: A Craft Lecture, 10AM, ONLINE
*Graham, Pratt's Books, Book Signing & Talk: STILL: Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century. Tintypes by Robb Kendrick, 11AM
*Houston, Houston Public Library, Books Alive for Teens! featuring author Malinda Lo at the Asia Society Texas Center, 11AM
The Writing Barn, FREE Virtual Picture Book Launch with Author Debbie Zapata, 12PM, ONLINE
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Meet Authors Cynthia Tyous and Tammy Thompson, 1PM
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Book Signing with Glenda Thompson (Broken Toys), 2PM
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Chitra Divakaruni | The Last Queen: A Novel of Courage and Resistance 2 PM,
*Galveston, Texas Poetry Roadshow, Free May Writing Workshop, 3PM
*Houston, The Printing Museum, Artist’s Books Reading, Keliy Anderson-Staley: “Raw Materials in Peace and War”, 3PM.
*Amarillo, Amarillo Downtown Library, Andrew J Brandt (Mixtape for the End of the World) Q&A and Book Signing, 4PM
*El Paso, Literarity Book Shop, Sergio Troncoso (Nobody’s Pilgrims) Signing and Conversation, 4PM
*Pflugerville, Book Burrow pop-up at The Three Legged Goat, 6PM
*Austin, Reverie Books, Donna Birdwell Book Release (Beyond the Endless) & Art Opening, 7PM
*Winnsboro, Winnsboro Center for the Arts, Spoken Word Performance with Billy Henderson, 7PM


SUNDAY, MAY 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Toni Draper (Cinco de Die-O) Sit & Sign, 11AM
Malvern Books, Lone Star Lit at Malvern Books, 1PM, ONLINE


MONDAY, MAY 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writing Workshops, Writing Historical Fiction first class of 4-Week Workshop, Self-paced, ONLINE
*Austin, Austin Public Library, Teen Writer Mentoring, 4:30PM
*Dallas, Willians Sonoma Northpark, Alton Brown signing, 5:30PM
Write About Now, WAN Academy: The Animal, The Muscle, & The Broken Tooth w/ Zachary Kluckman, 6PM, ONLINE
*El Paso, Nestor Valencia Center, Sergio Troncoso (Nobody’s Pilgrims) Reading and Discussion, 6PM
*Cleburne, Cleburne Public Library presents author Jodi Thomas, 6:30PM
*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Neely House, Read & Critique Session, 6:30PM
The Writing Barn, How to Build an Online Presence with Stefanie Hohl, 1st of 6 classes, 7PM, ONLINE
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Ash Davidson | Damnation Spring 7PM,


TUESDAY, MAY 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Waco, Baylor University Bookstore, Book Signing with head basketballl coach Scott Drew (Road to J.O.Y.), 12PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
*Houston, Williams Sonoma Highland Village, Alton Brown Signing 5:30PM
*Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (with Kindred Stories, Inprint, & more), Free Workshop: Senior Memoir Writing Class at Project Row Houses, 5:30PM,
*El Paso, El Paso Public Library Sergio Troncoso Branch Library, Sergio Troncoso (Nobody’s Pilgrims) Reading and Discussion, 5:30PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6 PM
*Dallas, Author Don Bentley of Hostile Intent in conversation with David McCloskey, Interbang Books, 6PM,
Houston Public Library, A Virtual Evening with Vanessa Hua 6PM ONLINE
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 6PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Jazmina Barrera book signing 6:30PM
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Holly Black | Book of Night, 7PM
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Fabled's Book Club in Discussion with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, 7PM ONLINE,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Jody Hadlock (The Lives of Diamond Bessie) in conversation with KHAN-TV Anchor Robert Hadlock, 7PM
Writing Workshops, Writing For Audience 4-Week Nonfiction Zoom Workshop 7 PM
Kindred Stories, VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK: The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois with Honorée Jeffers, 7PM, ONLINE
Author Becky Wade Chat Party Celebrating New Release TURN TO ME, 7PM, ONLINE,


WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Trinity University Press, Author María Sánchez, 1PM ONLINE
*Frisco, Sisters In Crime North Dallas, Malice in Dallas book signing event at J Theodore Patio and Rare Books Bar, 4:30PM
Gemini Ink, CONFESS! (ional) poetry with Veronica Golos, first of 3 classes, 6PM, ONLINE
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 6PM
*Houston, Asia Society, Author Discussion 'A Life in Many Worlds': Huma Abedin on Public Service and Private Legacies, 6PM
Writing Workshops, Exploring Fiction: The Elements of Craft 8-Week Zoom Workshop 7PM ONLINE
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, Wallace West in conversation with Eric Rosswood 7PM,
BookWoman, Author Marissa Moss in Conversation with Natalie Weiner, 7PM ONLINE,
*Austin, BookPeople, CLINT MCELROY & ELIZA KINKZ - Goldie's Guide to Grandchilding, 7 PM,


THURSDAY, MAY 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Maurice Chammah, LET THE LORD SORT THEM: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DEATH PENALTY, with Michael Mooney, Interbang Books, 6PM,
Gemini Ink, Fascinating Characters in the Time of Netflix - An Intensive Workshop with Award-Winning Producer Marilyn Atlas, 6:30PM, ONLINE
Malvern Books, Fernando A. Flores in Conversation with Edward Carey 7PM, ONLINE
Blue Willow Bookstore, Carley Fortune in conversation with Ashley Audrain to celebrate her new novel Every Summer After, 7PM, ONLINE,
BookWoman, Poetry and Open Mic Featuring Lisa Dordal, 7:15PM ONLINE,


FRIDAY, MAY 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Sergio Troncoso Reading (Nobody's Pilgrim), 5PM
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris | The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza 5 PM,
*Austin, Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter, Texas mystery discussion panel with K.P. Gresham, Dixie L. Evatt, & N. M. Cedeño at Hearth & Soul, 6PM
*Longview, Books & Barrels, author signing & book launch - Hunger by Nicole Ferrell 6 PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Palmer Memorial Episcopal, Official Book Launch of Saint Sebastian's Abyss with Author Mark Haber, 7PM


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
American Christian Fiction Writers DFW (ACFWDFW) host Laurie Schnebly Campbell as she speaks on Blurbing Your Book, 10:30AM, ONLINE
League of Romance Writers (Houston), Branding Essentials for Novelists with writing coach and author, Beth Barany, 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
*McAllen, Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing, Author Debra Young Hatch signing Giraffes In My Closet (proceeds benefiting Driscoll Children's Hospital Rio Grande Valley), 2PM
*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


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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