The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, workshops, and signings in the Lone Star State

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The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, workshops, and signings in the Lone Star State

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FOR 11.25.2023 - 12.3.2023





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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Shop Small: Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023


EXHIBITIONS, ETC. (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Houston, Holocaust Museum of Houston, The Negro Motorist Green Book, through November 26, 2023

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, The Long Lives of Very Old Books, through December 30, 2023

*San Marcos, The Wittliff Collection, I Pray You Stay Alive: Writing on the Edge, through May 10, 2024



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Dallas West Branch Library, Community Poet-Tree, 10AM,
*Granbury, Granbury Writers' Bloc, Monthly meeting with author Laura Drake speaking, 10AM,
*Fort Worth, Golden Triangle Branch Library, Come Write In, 10:30AM,
*Fort Worth, Northside Branch Library, Come Write In, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Award winning author Cheryl Pena will be returning for a Sit & Sign with her latest project, Chimera Gambit, 11AM,
*Abilene, Texas Star Trading Company, Author Janice Six signing, 1PM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Literary LEGO, 1PM,
*Benbrook, Benbrook Public Library, Self Publishing with Darryl, 2PM,
*Denton, South Branch Library, Teen NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon, 2PM,
Writers' League of Texas, Write-in, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Irving, Valley Ranch Library, Book It! Elephant and Piggie and Friends, 2:30PM,
*El Paso, Sergio Troncoso Library, El Paso Eastside Poetry, 4PM,




SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Wandering Writers, Wandering Writers, 9AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Celeste Connally will be signing her latest romance, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, 11AM,
*Austin, Spicewood Springs Branch Library, Greatest Book Sale Ever, 12PM,
*Fort Worth, East Regional Library, Come Write In, 1:30PM,
*Frisco, Frisco Public Library, Sisters in Crime North Dallas, 2:30PM,
Granbury Writers' Bloc, Read & Critique, 4PM, ONLINE,




MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, Northwest Branch Library, Come Write In, 1PM,
*Fort Worth, Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library, The Write Club, 5PM,
*Missouri City, Sienna Branch Library, NaNoWriMo Write In, 5PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Ink Slayers Writers Group, 5PM,
*Arlington, Woodland West Branch Library, Last Writes, 5:30PM,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Write-In: National Novel Writing Month, 5:30PM,
*Houston, Mission Bend Branch Library, Writers' Workshop, 6PM,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Library, FW Writes, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Open Writer's Labs, 6:30PM, HYBRID,
*Austin, Central Library, Mayor's Book Club Meet the Author Lawrence Wright (MR. TEXAS), 7PM,
*Irving, Valley Ranch Library, Mindful Mondays Adult Coloring & Journaling, 7PM,
Torch Literary Arts, Torch Writing Circle, 7PM, ONLINE,




TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, Wedgwood Branch Library, FW Writes: Fairy Tale Magic Haiku, 5PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
Writers' League of Texas, Write-in, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Allen, Allen Public Library, Book Ornament, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Katherine Howe signing, 6:30PM,
*Lubbock, Lubbock Write Right Critique Group, Weekly Meeting, 6:30PM, Hybrid,
*Austin, Onwards Writing Group, Onwards! TUESDAY Writing Session, 7PM,
*Belton, The Blackbird Books & Spirits, Open Mic Night, 7PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Adam Kinzinger (RENEGADE: DEFENDING DEMOCRACY AND LIBERTY IN OUR DIVIDED COUNTRY) in conversation with Ernie Manouse, 7PM,
*Houston, Tejas Storytelling Association, Houston Storytellers Guild Story Swap, 7PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Author Elizabeth Crook (THE MADSTONE), 7PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Open Mic night, 7:30PM,
*San Antonio, PuroSlam Poetry, Puro Slam Poetry hosted by Shaggy, 8PM,




WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Skillman Southwestern Branch Library, Skillman Southwestern Library Friends Book Sale (DAY ONE), 10AM,
*Austin, Carver Branch Library, Literature Live! Presents the Legend of Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind - A Tall Tale, 10:30AM,
*Dallas, Central Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Workshop Series: The Writer's Studio with Professor Beth Eakman, 11:30AM,
*Waxahachie, Nicholas P. Sims Library, Write On, 3PM,
*Dallas, Lakewood Branch Library, NaNoWriMo Write-In, 4PM,
*San Angelo, Tom Green County Library, Writers Workshop: Grades 6-12, 4PM,
*Dallas, White Rock Hills Branch Library, Paperback Hedgehogs, 4:30PM,
*Del Rio, Val Verde County Library, Write In, 4:30PM,
*Humble, Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, Word Crafters, 5PM,
*Arlington, Southwest Branch Library, NaNoWriMo Young Writers, 5:30PM,
*Dallas, Renner Frankford Branch Library, Preserving Family Recipes with Zines, 6PM,
*Harker Heights, Stewart C. Meyer Public Library, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), 6PM,
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, Author Amina Al Sherif signing, 6PM,
*El Paso, El Paso Matters & Literarity Book Shop, El Paso Matters Book Club with Author Yasmín Ramírez (¡ÁNDALEe, PRIETA!) discussion, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Jeffrey Deaver signing, 6:30PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry at AvantGarden, Open Mic Night ft. Matt Capone, 7:30PM,
*San Antonio, Write Art Out, The Blah x3 Poetry Open Mic, 8PM,




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Murder By The Book, Sophie Hannah in conversation with Kemper Donovan, 1PM, ONLINE,
Tomeworks Editing, Houston Independent Authors and Eyetooth Editing, Writers Lunch: Spotlight on JW Stebner of Hexagon Magazine, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Humble, Octavia Fields Branch Library, NaNoWriMo Write In!, 2PM,
*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, 2023 Pforzheimer Lecture: Alan B. Farmer on Lost Books, 4:30PM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, Lakewood Branch Library, Paperback Hedgehogs, 4:30PM,
*Houston, Central Library, Write On!, 5PM,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Story Spinners Writing Club, 5:30PM,
*Austin, Alienated Majesty Books, Author Gemini Wahhaj (THE CHILDREN OF THIS MADNESS) in Conversation With Chaitali Sen, 6PM,
*Austin, Austin Book Arts Center, Crossed Structure Binding, 6PM,
*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, A Tell Tale Tragedy, 6PM,
*Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs Community Library, Writer's Block: Writing a Query Letter, 6PM, HYBRID,
Writers' League of Texas, Write-in, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Book Swap, 6:15PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Charlotte Vassell in conversation with Abby Endler, 6:30PM,
*Irving, South Irving Library, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Wrap-Up Party, 6:30PM,
*San Marcos, The Wittliff Collections, Author Elizabeth Crook Speaking, 7PM,
Writers Guild of Texas, Author Amber Royer speaking on Understanding A and B Plot and Interweaving Subplots in Your Fiction, 7PM, ONLINE,
Next Page Press, Release of jo reyes-boitel's *the matchstick litanies*, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Allen, Allen Public Library, Author and former National Security Agency Mideast analyst Bruce Brill (DECEIT OF AN ALLY), 7:30PM,
*Houston, Inprint House, Writers in the House/Escritores En La Casa: Poet, novelist and playwright Carmen Boullosa reading, 7:30PM,




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

*The Woodlands, The John Cooper School Author Series featuring Alka Joshi (JAIPUR TRILOGY) + local authors signings, 10AM

*Fort Worth, Ridglea Branch Library, Write Stuff, 10:30AM,
*Crosby, Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library, Book Sale (DAY ONE), 1PM,
*Belton, The Blackbird Books & Spirits, Books & Booze Author's Event, 4PM,
*Copperas Cove, Central Texas Writers Society, Art After Dark Featured Writer Teresa Lavender, 6PM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, First Friday Poetry reading, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Basket & Books, Book event: CAPTION THIS! by Barbara Levine & Paige Ramey, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author James Magnuson (YOUNG CLAUS), 7PM,
*Killeen, Dat Friday Flow, Dat Friday Flow, 7PM,
*Houston, Inprint House, First Friday Present Amir Safi & Open Mic, 7:30PM,
*Kyle, Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Author Greg Marshall reading, 7:30PM,




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

*Bandera, Bandera County Library, Friends Monthly Book Sale, 9AM,
*Lubbock, Mahon Library, Friends of the Library Kris Kringle Book Sale, 9AM,
*Sugar Land, First Colony Branch Library, Friends of First Colony Library Book Sale, 9AM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Renee Willis signing, 10AM,
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Egyptian Poetry with Joan Canby, 10AM,
*Dallas, Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Inc., Roundtable Writer's Breakfast with author Timothy Jackson (REAL DOPE), 10AM,
*Houston, Central Library, Mystery at the Library, 10AM,
*Katy, Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, Friends of Maud Marks Library Book Sale, 10AM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Creating Scenes that Move the Story with Desiree Kannel, 10AM, HYBRID,
*Cisco, Cisco Writers Club, Workshop for Aspiring Children's Fiction Authors, 10:30AM,
TCU Center for Texas Studies, Discussion with E.R. Bills of The Inheritors by Philip Atlee, 10:30AM, ONLINE,
*Vernon, Carnegie Library, Author Dianne Smithwick-Braden and others signing, 10:30AM,
*Amarillo, Burrowing Owl Bookstore, Author Mallory Rae signing, 11AM,
*Beeville, Texian Books, Author Alan Chiasson reading & signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, Audelia Road Branch Library, Audelia Road Library Friends Book Sale, 11AM,
*Irving, South Irving Library, Crafttastic Junior: Polar Bear Bookmarks, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Käthe Meyers Kittrell signing, 11AM,
*Abilene, Texas Star Trading Company, Author Greg Young signing, 12PM,
*El Paso, Tejas Storytelling Association, El Paso Storytelling Guild meeting, 12PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Lizzy Stites signing, 1PM,
*Canyon, Burrowing Owl Bookstore, Authors Natalie Bright, Jodi Thomas, Taylor Moore, & Bill Briscoe signing, 1PM,
*Dallas, Timberglen Branch Library, Timberglen Writers Circle, 1PM,
*Rockport, Splendid Sun Books, Author Wayne White signing, 1PM,
*College Station, Hyperbole Bookstore, Author Charles R. Rogers (THE CHAMBERS FILES), 2PM,
*Houston, Public Poetry & Houston Public Library, Public Poetry Reading: Host Võ Đức Quang will introduce poets: J. Estanislao Lopez / Jennifer Maritza McCauley / Kaitlin Rizzo / Randall James Tyrone, 2PM,
*Lubbock, Texas Tech University Press, Book Signing for Fatal Exam with authors Alan Burton and Chuck Lanehart, 2PM,
*Waxahachie, O'Brien's Bookshop, Author Stephanie Parsley Ledyard signing, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Sandy Shakes: Poets In Wonderland, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Fort Worth, Monkey & Dog Books, Author Jayme Blaschke signing, 3PM,
*El Paso, Sergio Troncoso Library, El Paso Eastside Poetry, 4PM,
*Houston, Finn MacCool's Irish Pub, Author Stacy Wilder's Book Launch for A Christmas Conundrum, 4PM,
*Brownwood, Intermission Books, Author Thomas Goodman signing The Last Man, 5:30PM
*Austin, Baker School Cafetorium, The Austin Book Arts Center Shining Light Holiday Party, 6PM,
*Austin, Write About Now Poetry at XO Nightclub, Poetry Jam + Open Mic Night ft. Matt Capone hosted by Free. K | Austin, 7PM,




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

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Joe Perez signing, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Witte Museum, Holiday Market with Book Signing featuring Al Rendón, 11AM,
*Fort Worth, East Regional Library, FW Writes: Writers' Workshop, 1:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Vocab's B-day Poetray Partay with Open Mic, 5PM,
Texas Poetry Assignment, An Evening of Poetry, 7PM, ONLINE,




RECURRING STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events) 

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

*Grapevine, Talking Animals, Sat., 10:30AM

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 

*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, children's story time, T & Th, 10:30AM

*CenterThe Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5), W, 10:30 a.m.

*Colleyville, Colleyville Public Library, StoryWalk, Month of May 2023

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Houston, Holocaust Museum, Storytime at the Boniuk Library, Th, 4pm-5pm

*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 on the Patio, Sat., 11AM

*Longview, Books & Barrels, Children's Story Time, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sat., 10:30AM

*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, 1st and 3rd 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.




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.