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 10.08.2022 - 10.16.2022


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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

*Palacios, City by the Sea Museum (Humanities Texas), Lonesome Dove Exhibition, through October 13, 2022 

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


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Columbus, Potter's Western Wear, Author Signing Fawn Young, 9AM,
*Mansfield, Writers in the Field, Writers in the Field Conference, 9AM,
*Midland, Permian Basin Bookies & Midland College, Permian Basin Writers' Workshop, 9AM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Literary Movements with Rod Carlos Rodriguez, 9AM,
*Houston, Tweens Read, 2022 Tweens Read Book Festival, 9:30AM,
*Lubbock, Caprock Writers Group, Poet Vera Gomez, 10AM,
*Richmond, George Memorial Library, Friends of the George Memorial Library Book Sale, 10AM,
*Arlington, American Christian Fiction Writers, Author Dr. Ronda Wells presenting Novel Malpractice: Get Your Medical Fiction Right, 10:30AM, HYBRID,
League of Romance Writers, Build-A-Book : The Pre-Writing Process with author and book doctor Erika Kelly, 10:30AM, ONLINE,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book & Write It with Writers, The Art of Storytelling, 11AM,
*Dallas, Whose Books Neighborhood Bookstore, Author & Musician The Reverend Shawn Amos, 11:30AM,
*Fort Worth, The Dock Bookshop, Fall Book Fair, 12PM,
*Lewisville, Thrive Nature Park, Nature Journaling 101, 12PM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Author Humberto G. Garcia discusses Mustang Miracle, 1PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Kady Hinojosa signing, 1PM,
DeFunct Magazine, Trauma Writing Sans Vilification Workshop, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Author Xavier Garza speaking & signing, 1PM,
Tumblewords Project, Unearthing and Rebirthing: Giving Our Stories a New Beginning with Author Amanda Ashley Villanueva, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author visit P.J. Hoover (Problem Solvers), 3PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Karen Hanson Stuyck signing, 3PM,
*Irving, Irving Public Library, Irving Chautauqua Presents Local Authors, 3PM,
*Houston, The Foundation For Black Heritage and Culture, 6th Annual Black Heritage Festival, 4PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Adam Silvera (The First to Die at the End), 6PM,
*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM,
Malvern Books, Lone Star Lit with Author Stacey Swann, 1PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, The Garden Group, Live Music & Poetry Saturday, 7PM,
*Houston, Talk to Me Podcast, Live Music & Poetry Open Mic, 8PM,


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Sandy Smith, Share Time Tales Series, 11AM
Writing Workshops, Process and Practice: Developing a Writing Life that Supports Both Creativity and Production, 12PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Houston Arts Alliance & Afrikanah Book Club Houston, Lit in The 5th, 12PM,
*Austin, Barnes & Noble Arboretum, Author Adam Perry (Ghosts Come Rising), 3PM,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*Houston, Poetry Lounge Sundays, Poetry Lounge - We're Back!, 6PM,
*Austin, Mr. Reverse It, Date Night Tour: Conversations & Concert comedy/poetry showcase, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Thomas E. Ricks (Waging a Good War), 7PM,
*Houston, Garden Group Enterprises, Sundays are Live Music & Poetry @ The Garden in Midtown, 7PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Author signing Ruth Chou Simons (Emmanuel), 7PM,
*Austin, Encore ATX, Poetry Jam: Open Mic + Rooftop After-Party/Book Launch SC Says (Golden Brown Skin), 7:30PM,
*Houston, Bando business LLC, Unsigned Hype Night, 11:30PM,


MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Granbury, Arts & Letters Bookstore, Have Mocs Will Travel Heritage Presentation & Storytelling, 11AM,
Write About Now Academy Virtual Workshop w/Defunkt Magazine, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Next Generation Action Network, The Accommodation Discussion with Jim Schutze, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Granta: The Best of Spanish Young, Narradores, 6:30PM,
*Granbury, Granbury Writer's Bloc, Read & Critique, 6:30PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Writer's Inc, 6:30PM,
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home Open Mic, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Black Hollywood Book Tour, 7PM,
*Houston,The Connect Group, MIC CHECK MONDAYS, 7PM,
*Houston, Inprint, Maggie O'Farrell Reading (The Marriage Portrait), 7:30PM,


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Houston Public Library, A Morning with Maria Hinojosa (Once I Was You), 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Author Bridget McDermott Flood, 5PM,
*Brenham, Lifetime Learning, Washington County Read 2022 Reception with Lynda Rutledge (West with Giraffes), 5:30PM,
*Austin, Austin Parks & Recreation, Author Talk: Tui Snider on Cemetery Symbols and Monuments, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, E.R. Bill (Road Kill, Volume 7), 6PM,
Houston Public Library, A Virtual Evening with Ann Dávila Cardinal (The Storyteller's Death), 6PM, ONLINE,
*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, Write Poetry Laredo! with first ever Poet Laureate for the City of Laredo - Rosa Maria Ceballos de Llano, 6PM,
DeFunct Magazine, Abecedarian Online Workshop, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Granta authors visit and discuss The New Wave of Spanish Fiction, 6:30PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Virtual Authors Visit with Helena Greer (Seasons of Love), Jake Maia Arow, Alison Cochrun, Timothy Janovsky, and Courtney Kae, 7PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, BookPeople, Elizabeth McCracken (The Hero of this Book), 7PM,
Brazos Bookstore, Virtual author visit with María Amparo Escandón, 7PM,
*Denton, North Branch Library, Author Robin Roe Book Launch (Dark Room Etiquette), 7PM,
*Houston, The Moth Storytelling, Grown Storytelling, 7PM,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Book Club with author Daniella Mestyanek Young (Uncultured), 7PM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, Infinite Arts Movement, W.O.W. (Words Over Wine) Poetry, 7:30PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Queen MC Open Mic Hosted by Tova Charles, 8PM,
*Austin, Mozart's Coffee Roasters, Late at the Lake Open Mic, 8PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Open Mic, Dallas Open Mic, 8PM,


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Old Quarry Branch Library, Literature Live Presents: The Vain Cuckoo, 11AM,
*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Workshop Wednesdays with the Dallas Poet Laureate, 11AM,
*Houston, Vinson Neighborhood Library, Author Carmen Oliver (The Twilight Library), 1PM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writer's Roundtable, 1PM,
*Dallas, Lochwood Branch Library, Lochwood Friends Book Sale, (daily through 10/15), 3:30PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Author Rosemary Wells, 5PM,
Blue Willow Bookshop, Virtual Author Visit with Alexandra Christo (Princess of Souls), 6PM, ONLINE,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic, 6PM, 
Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: Black Transfeminism with Dr. Marquis Bey in conversation with Dr. Biko Mandela Gray, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, ATX Live Network, Poetry Underground, 7PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, James Wade (Beasts of the Earth), 7PM,
*Houston, Showtime Bar and Lounge, Art After Dark Open Mic Night, 7PM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Poetry Reading with James Davis, 7:30PM,
*Houston, Write About Now, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM,


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Millwood Branch Library, All Ages Storytime & Author Visit, Breanna Carzoo (Lou: A Children's Picture Book About a Fire Hydrant and Unlikely Neighborhood Hero), 10:30AM,
*Houston, McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library, Author Carmen Oliver (The Twilight Library), 10:30AM,
*Austin, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Book Talk: Authors Senator Phil Gramm & John Early (*The Myth of American Inequality), 11:30AM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Cathy Graham (Full Bloom), 1PM,
Houston Independent Authors, Writers Lunch: Plotting Your NaNoWriMo Novel with Daphne Strasert, 1PM,
Harris County Public Library, Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura (Not Nice: Stop People-Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty...And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself), 3PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, North Village Branch Library, Literature Live Presents: The Vain Cuckoo, 3:30PM,
*Austin, Leslie Saeta, Author signing Leslie Saeta (A Home to Share), 5PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Carmen Oliver (The Twilight Library), 5PM,
*San Angelo, Tom Green County Library, Teen Writers Guild, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Author C.W. Smith in conversation with Steven L. Davis, 6PM,
*Alpine, Front Street Books, Author James Wade (Beasts of the Earth), 6PM,
*Austin, St Edwards University - The Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series, Author Emily Pérez, 6PM,
*Dallas, The Press Club of Dallas, The 10th Legends of North Texas Journalism Awards Ceremony, 6PM,
*Little Elm, Author Robin Hollo signing at Pumpkin Hollow (daily through 10/15), 6PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, In the Company of Spirits & Dreams: A Night of Poetry with Sheila Black & Friends, 6PM,
*San Antonio, Nowhere Bookshop, Launch of the new essay collection Bad Vibes Only by Nora McInerny, 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Bridget Farr (The Truth About Everything), 6PM,
DeFunct Magazine, The Art of Blurring The Real and The Fantastic Online Workshop, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author John Connolly signing, 6:30PM,
*Austin, George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, Create & Heal: The Art of Story Telling, 7PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (Mad Honey) in conversation with Katherine Center, 7PM,
Bookwoman, 2nd Thursday Virtual Poetry and Open Mic featuring Melissa Studdard (Dear Selection Committee), 7:15PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Ro Bellard, Therapeutic Thursday: poetry and RnB, 8PM,


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Lago Vista, Friends of the Library, Book and Bake Sale, 9AM, 10/14 & 10/15m
*Austin, Little Walnut Creek Branch Library, Literature Live!: The Vain Cuckoo, 10AM,
Houston Public Library, Clayton Library Presents: From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad with Dr. Deborah Abbott, 2PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Leslie Absher in conversation with Sophia Glock, 5PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, In-Person TORCH Wildfire Reading Series with Jasminne Mendez (Islands Apart), 6PM,
*Dallas, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Lyric Hour with Geoffrey Brock (Latter Days), 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Helena Greer (Season of Love), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Simon Morrison (Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks), 7PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl Booksellers, Live podcast with SHE WORE BLACK, featuring authors Leanna Renee Hieber & Andrea Janes, 7PM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, DMA Arts & Letters Live and The Dallas Society of Visual Communication, Author Temple Grandin (Visual Thinking), 7:30PM, HYBRID,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, P.O.P. KULTURE (Poetry on the Patio), 8PM,
*Houston, Ro Bellard, Couples Night: RNB, Poetry, Comedy, 8:30PM,


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, AVAFest Book Fair, 9AM,
Chestnut Publishing House, Shape Your Story: Children's Book Writing Workshop, 9AM, ONLINE,
*Mineola, Friends of the Mineola Public Library, Book Sale, 9AM,
*Austin, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Combining Traditional and Digital Illustration Techniques with Lalena Fisher, 10AM,
*Austin, Reverie Books, Anniversary Celebration with author signings and more, 10AM,
*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, New Braunfels Writers Guild, 10AM,
*Euless, Euless Library Foundation, Biannual Book Sale, 10AM,
*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guided Discussion With Poet Joan Canby, 10AM,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Life of Alonso S. Perales by Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco, 10AM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Diwali Storytime with author Shachi Kaushik (Diwali In My New Home), 10:30AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Jay Harts signing, 11AM,
*San Antonio, Barnes & Noble The Shops at La Cantera, Storytime with Author Xavier Garza (La Llorona Can't Scare Me!), 11AM,
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book & Write It with Writers, Scene Cards for Story Writing, 11AM,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Indie Author Book Fair, 12PM,
*El Paso, El Paso Public Library, TeenTober Fest, 12PM,
*Austin, Austin Central Library, Adult Writing Workshop, 1PM,
*Dallas, New Nation Goddess, Inc., Book Talk and Signing with author Brittany Walker (Kick Cramp's Ass), 1PM,
*Fort Worth, Monkey & Dog Books, Author Angie Barton signing Immortal Wounds, 1PM,
*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Author Valerie Goree signing, 2PM,
Awaken Show, Open Mic Show, 2PM, ONLINE,
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, An Afternoon of Poetry with Voces Cósmicas poets, 2PM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Author Marianne Monson speaking, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Michael Sindler: Tears Keep Falling, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Hank Schwaeble signing, 3PM,
*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Discussion & Signing with author James Wade, 3PM, 
Brazos Bookstore, Middle Grade Book Club with author Refe Tuma (Frances and the Monster), 3PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Author Yvette Blair-Lavallis Book Signing, 4PM,
*El Paso, Barnes & Noble Sunland Park, Author Yasmin Ramirez (¡Ándale Prieta!), 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, C.W. Smith (Girl Flees Circus), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Nadia Uddin (Edison in the Hood), 7PM,
*Houston, The Garden Group Enterprises, Live Music & Poetry Saturdays @ The Garden in Midtown, 7M,
*Houston, Inertia Justice, Fall -N- Love with Poetry Pop Up, 7PM,
*Dallas, For the Love of Soul Experience, For the Love of Neo Soul, Jazz & Poetry, 9PM,


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Estani Frizzell & Sophia Frizzell (Illustrator) signing, 10AM,
*Keller, Author Robin Hollo signing at Kroger, 10AM,
*Houston, Story Square, 2022 Texas Family Literacy Festival, 10:30AM,
*Austin, Austin Bat Cave, On Water as a Relative: Writer's Workshop for Families, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Divon Delgado, 11AM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Dry Comal Creek Winery, 12PM,
*Tyler, Half Price Books, Author signing Mykayla Fontaine (Little Monsters), 1PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Rosemary Wells (If You Believe In Me), 1:30PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, Book Talk and signing Amy Frykolm (Wild Woman), 4PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Reza Aslan (An American Martyr in Persia), 4PM,
*Dallas, Verb Kulture Events, BeatStreet Poetry Live Sunday Social and Open Mic, 5PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Project, Open Mic, 5PM,
*Houston, Poetry Lounge Sundays, Poetry Lounge - We're Back!, 6PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Leslie Absher (Spy Daughter, Queer Girl) with Sophia Glock, 7PM,
*Houston, Sol-Caritas, Spoken Word Under the Stars, 7PM,
*Houston, The Garden Group Enterprises, Sundays are Live Music & Poetry @ The Garden in Midtown, 7M,


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.