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

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FOR 10.22.2022 - 10.30.2022





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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.)

*Ranger, Ranger College Library, Hidden Histories of the Transcontinental Railroad (program of Union Pacific, sponsored by Humanities Texas) through October 27

*KilgoreRunning for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman Exhibition, Kilgore (Humanities Texas), athrough December 3, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, The Writers - Portraits by Laura Wilson, through January 1, 2023



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Fort Worth, Cowtown Comic Con, Michael Scott Clifton and other Authors Signing, 10AM,
*Irving, Ultimate Women's Expo, Signing No Crowns by Keynote speakers Fantasia & Kendall Taylor, 10AM,
*Benbrook, Friends of the Library, Annual Book Sale, 10AM, Day 1 of 2,
*San Antonio, Verso Frontera & Our Lady of the Lake University, Literature & Arts Festival, 10AM
*Austin, Austin Central Library, Literature Live Presents: The Vain Cuckoo, 10:30AM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Nicholas Solis (My Town/Mi Pueblo), 10:30AM,
*Dallas, Dallas Central Library, NaNoWriMo: Writing Prep with Author L.C. Barlow, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Lane Denton signs Lane Denton and the Dirty Thirty 11AM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book & Write It with Writers, Codex Creation for Writing, 11AM,
*Corpus Christi, The Steampunk Poet at ChupaCon One, 12PM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Visit- S.A. McClellon, 12PM,
*Houston, Nigerian-American Multicultural Council, 2022 Houston AfriFEST, 12PM,
University of Texas Press, Author Francesca T. Royster - Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions, 12:30PM, ONLINE,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Armando Maldonado, 1PM,
*Laredo, Joe Guerro Public Library, Local Author Patricia Galvan, 1PM,
*Mt. Pleasant, East Texas Booktacular at Coppergate Ranch Country Club, 1PM,
*Duncanville, Enda's Booktique Fall Festival, 1:30PM,
The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Prose & Poetry Critique Group, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Into the Archives with author Rusty Williams (DEADLY DALLAS), 2PM,
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Poetry Workshop With Logen Cure, 2PM,
*Denton, Barnes & Noble Golden Triangle Mall, Author Teal Grey (Haunted Denton), 2PM,
*Weslaco, The Storybook Garden, Guadalupe García McCall in Conversation with Margie Longoria, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Heather Frankland: Embracing The Crone, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Amarillo, Burrowing Owl Books, Author Russell Camp, 3PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Signing by authors of Road Kill anthology including Thomas McNeely, Madison Estes, Carmen Gray, and more, 3PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Late Night at the Bookstore, 5PM,
*Austin, Carver Branch Library, A Night of Horror with Tonia Ransom, 5:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Debra Monroe (It Takes a Worried Woman), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Wendi Aarons (I'm Wearing Tunics Now), 7PM,
*Dallas, Brown Sugah Lounge, Open Mic Revolution, 7:30PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Talk Dirty After Dark Storytelling, 9PM,




SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Lewisville, Author Robin Hollo signing at Kroger, 10AM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Kids in the Cliff with author Flavia S. Drago, 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, James Lawler signs In the Twinkling of an Eye: A Novel of Biological Terror and Espionage 11AM,
*Austin, Meg Sylvester, Somatic Writing & Breathwork Experience, 1PM,
*Dallas, Cassandra Cummings, Book Tour for Cassandra Cummings (Fearless Finances), 1PM,
*Houston, Barnes & Noble, Children's Author Saadia Faruqi (Yusuf Azeem Is Not A Hero), 1PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Maria Hummer-Tuttle (Objects of Desire), 2PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author Phil Adamo signing, 4PM,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Author Cassandra Cummings signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, Red Light Lit, Write Through It! A generative poetry workshop with Hollie Hardy, 7PM,
*Dallas, Mr. Reverse It, Dallas: Date Night Tour: Conversations & Concert comedy/poetry showcase, 7PM,
Dallas Jewish Bookfest and Aaron Family JCC Tycher Library, Weina Dai Randel (The Last Rose of Shanghai), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Killeen, Spotlight on Spokenword, He Said What He Said Spoken Word event, 8PM,





MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Phil Adamo reads from The Medievalist, 5PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Intro to Erasure with Jennifer Steinort, 6PM,
Murder By The Book, Author Wanda Morris hosted by Sarah DiVello, 6PM, ONLINE,
DeFunct Magazine, Buffy Livin’ the Dream Online Writing Workshop, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Fort Worth, Southwest Regional Branch Library, FW Writes: Write On, Write On, Write On, 6:30PM,
*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Read & Critique, 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Jeremi Suri (CIVIL WAR BY OTHER MEANS), 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Christin Brecher.with Sara DiVello, 7PM, ONLINE,
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Dallas Jewish Bookfest and Aaron Family, Michael Oren (SWANN'S WAR), 7PM,





TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, BookPeople, Diwali Storytime with Author Shachi Kaushik (Diwali in My New Home), 10:30AM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Phil Adamo signing, 4PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Author Amy Lukavics speaking at the Teen Halloween Party, 5:15PM,
*Amarillo, Pondaseta Brewing Co, Release Party for Picture Unavailable by Andrew Brandt, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author David McCloskey (DAMASCUS STATION), 6PM,
Harris County Public Library, Author Talk with Kate Quinn (THE DIAMOND EYE), 6PM, ONLINE,
Houston Public Library, A Virtual Evening with Sally Thorne (ANGELIKA FRANKENSTEIN MAKES HER MATCH) & Erin Sterling (THE KISS CURSE), 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Epilogue: Write Your Own Obituary with Jane Estes, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Jeff Lanier (FOR THE MINDS AND WILLS OF MEN), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Nelson DeMille signing, 6:30PM,
*Houston, West University Branch Library, Author Justin Deabler (LONE STARS), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Ruha Benjamin (Viral Justice), 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Author Reading for ROAD KILL 7, 7PM,
*Dallas, DMA Arts & Letters Live, Big D Reads: THE ACCOMMODATION with author Jim Schutze, 7:30PM,
*Dallas, Chocolate Secrets, Verb Kulture Poetry Night, 7:30PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, New Sh*t Slam Hosted by Akeem Olaj, 8PM,
*Austin, Mozart's Coffee Roasters, Late at the Lake, 8PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic, Dallas Open Mic Night, 8PM,





WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Southlake, Author Robin Hollo signing at the Southlake Fire Department Trunk or Treat, 4:30PM,
*Fort Worth, FW Writes: Flash Fiction Club, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Ramona Reeves (IT FALLS GENTLY ALL AROUND) in discussion with Sheila Black, 5PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, First Draught, 6PM,
*Harker Heights, Harker Heights Public Library, NaNoWriMo Kick-Off, 6PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Altered Book Art, 6PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Visiting Author: Andrew J. Brandt – Discussion & Book Signing, 6PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, In-Person Book Launch for BAKING BY FEEL: RECIPES TO SORT OUT YOUR EMOTIONS (WHATEVER THEY ARE TODAY!) with Becca Rea-Tucker, 6:30PM,
*Fort Worth, Northside Branch Library, #Fort Worth Reads Author Series: Tui Snider talk and book signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, ATX Live Network, Poetry Underground, 7PM,
Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Hallee Bridgeman (WORD OF HONOR), 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Authors Liza Wiemer (THE ASSIGNMENT) & Samantha A. Vinokor-Meinrath (#ANTISEMITISIM), 7PM,
Murder By The Book, Author David R. Slayton in conversation with Shaun David Hutchison, 7PM, ONLINE,
Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: WE THE SCRIBES with Randi Pink & Chanecka, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, OPEN MIC Featuring Kyla Jenee Lacey, 7:30PM,





THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Preptober Odds and Ends with Sean Morrissey Carroll, 1PM,
*North Richland Hills, North Richland Hills Public Library, Author Nelson DeMille speaking, 1PM,
*Harker Heights, Harker Heights Public Library, Teen Writers' Club, 4PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Texas Whiskey Project and Kelly Flanagan 5PM,
*Austin, Spicewood Springs Branch Library, Special Edition Pajama Storytime with author Shachi Kaushik (DIWALI IN MY NEW HOME), 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Robin McLean (GET 'EM YOUNG, TREAT 'EM TOUGH, TELL 'EM NOTHING), 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore and Writers' League of Texas, Authors James Wade (BEASTS OF THE EARTH) and Jenn Givhan (RIVER WOMAN, RIVER DEMON), 6:30PM,
*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Laura Wilson and Charles McGrath in Conversation, 7PM,
*Dallas, Half Price Books Flagship, Nelson DeMille Talk & Book signing, 7PM,
*The Woodlands, Village Books, Boozy Book Fair, 7PM,
*Houston, Write About Now, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM,
*Denton, UNT, Rilke Prize Reading & Book Signing, 8PM,
*McAllen, McAllen Public Library, South Texas Book Festival, 7PM, Day 1 of 5,





FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Black Pearl Books, Book Signing: author James D. Richardson (The ABOLITIONIST'S JOURNAL), 10AM,
*Fort Worth, Natalie Bright signing at the Red Steagall Trapping Show, 10AM,
Houston Public Library, Clayton Library Presents: From Virginia to California: Discovering a Westward Migration with a Paper Trail with author Diana Elder, 2PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press, Author Anne Elise Urrutia speaking, 2PM,
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, Haunted Book Fair, 4PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Tales of Terror Night at the Bookshop, 6PM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic, 6PM, 
*Houston, DeFunkt Magazine, Defunkt Fall Reading with Aris Kian Brown, Natasha Carrizosa, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, 7PM, HYBRID,
*Kyle, Katherine Anne Porter Literacy Center, Visiting Author Aimee Nezhukumatathil (WORLD OF WONDERS), 7:30PM,
*Duncanville, Black & Bitter Coffee Shop, Poetry Night on the Patio, 8PM, 





SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Providence Church, Author Alan Noble (YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN), 8:30AM,
*Lubbock, Friends of the Library, Book Sale, 9AM,
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Nature Writing With Lisa Huffaker, 9AM,
*Austin, Abiding Love Lutheran Church, Writing from the Body’s Wisdom: A Somatic Writing Workshop with Cheryl Pallant, 9:30AM,
*Austin, Austin Central Public Library, Hallowe’en Storytelling with Helena Byrne, 10AM,
*Seguin, Author Judy Ann Lowe signing at the Pecan Festival, 10AM,
*Katy, Friends of the Maud Marks Library, Book Sale, 10AM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Scary Story Time by the younger winners of the TALES OF TERROR Microfiction Writing Contest, 10AM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Storytime with author Mykayla Fontaine (LITTLE MONSTERS), 10AM,
*Oak Cliff, Whose Books Bookstore, Author Vanessa Salinas-Diaz reading, 10AM,
Brazos Bookstore, Virtual Storytime with author Scott Rothman (BLUE BISON NEEDS A HAIRCUT), 10:30AM,
*Denton, Author Angie Barton signing at the Day of the Dead Festival, 11AM,
*Fort Worth, Monkey & Dog Books, Author Natalie Cline Bright signing, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Karin Nahmani signs Shit Isn't a Dirty Word: An Unorthodox Approach to Colon and Digestive Health 11AM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Writing Resources for Writers!, 11AM,
*Katy, Houston Horror Film Fest Pop-Up, Author C.L. Connolly signing, 12PM,
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press & Barnes & Noble, Author Lewis Fisher signing, 1PM,
*Amarillo, Barnes & Noble, Author Andrew J Brandt Signing, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Raquel Mejia: Even The Dead Get a Day, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, Austin Central Library, Literature Live Presents: The Vain Cuckoo, 3PM,
*Austin, Black Pearl Books, H.E.R. Story Pop Up World Book Tour with author Carolyn Wilson, 3PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, BookPeople Presents an Afternoon with a Film Panel, 3PM,
Bedford Public Library, Start Right & Write with Heather Redmond, 3PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, City of San Antonio World Heritage Office, 5th Annual Día de Los Muertos celebration at Mission Marquee Plaza, 3PM,
*Houston, Houston Writers Guild, Making the Most Out of Your Nanowrimo Experience with Author Fern Brady (United Vidden), 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Phyllis Frye (PHYLLIS FRYE AND THE FIGHT FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS), 6PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, She Wore Black podcast w/ Agatha Andrews & Celso Hurtado, author of THE GHOST TRACKS, 7PM, HYBRID,
*Houston, Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Authors Dr. Arielle Silverman (JUST HUMAN), Wayne Hoffman (THE END OF HER), & Mallory Smith (SALT IN MY SOUL), 7:30PM,





SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Spring, Copperfield's Books, 2nd Annual Spooktacular Author Meet & Greet, 12PM,
*Houston, Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Author Emily Wolf (MY THIRTY-FIRST YEAR), 1PM,
*Houston, Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Author Josh Weiss (BEAT THE DEVILS), 3:30PM,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
Texas Poetry Assignment, TPA Contributor Reading, 7PM, ONLINE,






RECURRING 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 

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

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 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.