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 09.03.2022 - 09.11.2022


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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.)

*Bedford, Bedford Public Library, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit (Humanities Texas) August 23-September 22, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, The Writers - Portraits by Laura Wilson, August 27, 2022-January 1, 2023

*Dallas, Big D Reads The Accomodation, Dallas History and Archives Exhibition, September 1-30, 2022

*Palacios, City by the Sea Museum (Humanities Texas), Lonesome Dove Exhibition, September 1- October 13, 2022 

*San Antonio, Palo Alto College Library, Humanities Texas, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas Exhibition, through September 9, 2022

*Kilgore, Kilgore College, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm Exhibition (Humanities Texas), through October 1, 2022


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Alpine, Big Bend Gun & Knife Show, Pete P. Gallego Center, Ben English Signing, 8AM,
*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, New Braunfels Writers Guild, 10AM,
*West, Devine Design, Author Kathleen Kaska signing, 10AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Steve Sanderson signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Hay Forum Day One with author Carlos Manuel Alvarez (The Tribe), 12PM, (Ticket required),
*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Writer's Critique Club, 1PM,
*Grapevine, Grapevine Public Library, Entwined Mind Book Club with Author Kate Khavari (A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons), 2PM,
*Irving, Irving Public Library, MoooSICAL Story Event with Kinsey Mitton, 2PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Alda P. Dobbs (The Other Side of the River), 3PM,
*Austin, Bookwoman, Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Echoes of Grace) In Conversation with Margarita Longoria, 6PM,


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Gil Dominguez signing, 11AM,
*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Hay Forum Day 2 of 2, 12PM,
*San Antonio, Brewster's Backyard Icehouse, Author Signing Ruth Mini (The Legend of Miss Ruth), 4PM,
*San Antonio, The Mouth Dakota Poetry Project Open Mic, 5PM,



No reported events


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Richardson, University of Texas - Dallas, Reading and Conversation with translator Lizzie Davis, 12PM,
The University of Texas at Dallas, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive, 4PM, ONLINE,
*Canyon Lake, Tye Preston Memorial Library, Canyon Lake Area Writers, 4:30PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Reading by Author Shanna Spence, 5:30PM,
*Katy, Katy Budget Books, Author signing with Abigail Owen (The Liar's Crown), 6PM,
*San Antonio, Trinity University Press, Lecture and book signing by Anne Elise Urrutia author of Miraflores, 6PM,
Houston Public Library, A Virtual Evening with Ilona Andrews (Ruby Fever, Book 6 in the Houston-based Hidden Legacy series), 6PM, ONLINE,
Book Launch for Michael Clifton's Cavern of the Veil Queen, 6PM, 
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author William Fulton (Place and Prosperity: How Cities Help Us to Connect and Innovate), 6:30PM,
Deep Vellum Books, Poets S. Yarberry (A Boy in the City) and Caylin Capra-Thomas (Iguana, Iguana), 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Poetry Society Meeting, 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, APS presents Jomar's Big Money Birthday Slam Invitational! LIVE at Native Hostel, 8PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author signing with Peniel E. Joseph (The Third Reconstruction), 7PM,
Texas Poetry Events, Cobalt Poets presents JENNIFER ELISE WANG and Open Reading, 9:30PM, ONLINE,


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writing Barn, FREE Write. Submit. Support. (WSS) Craft & Community Night, 6PM, ONLINE,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author Aaron Reynolds (Creepy Crayon!), 6PM,
*Longview, Books & Barrels, Poetry Night, 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Jane Wolfe (Burl), 6:30PM,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author Deanna Raybourn, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Author Carolyn Huynh (The Fortunes of Jaded Women), 7PM,
*Houston, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Book Launch for S.C. Says and Open Mic, 7PM, 


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Author Uwem Akpan reading and signing New York, My Village, 6PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author signing Jane Wolfe (Burl: Journalism Giant and Medical Trailblazer), 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Poets Robin Davidson (Mrs. Schmetterling), Michał Choiński (Gifts Without Wrapping), and Oksana Lutsyshyna (Persephone Blues), 6:30PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author Lauren Cassel (Dying to Donate) Signing and Q&A, 6:30PM,
Kindred Stories, Virtual Author Talk: America Made Me A Black Man: A Memoir with Boyah J. Farah & Luc Cadet, 6:30PM, ONLINE,
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Author James R Benn, 6:30PM,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk with Tiffany D. Jackson, J. Elle, & Joya Goffney (The Weight of Blood), 7PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum, Author James Wade in Conversation with Heather Harper Ellett, 7PM,
Austin, Bookwoman, 2nd Thursday Virtual Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Allyson Whipple, 7:15PM,
*San Antonio, Trinity University, Stieren Guest Artist Series Presents: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, featuring Balitrónica Gómez “The Pandemia Chronicles,” 8PM,
Writers' League of Texas, Member Meet-up, 8PM, ONLINE,


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Holly Lake Ranch, Holly Book Club, Author Dana Wayne, 9:30AM,
*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Book Sale, 10AM,
*San Antonio, Spray The Word, San Antonio poet laureate, Andrea Vocab Sanderson speaker, 6PM,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Author Allan Vorda (Talk Talk: Interviews with Writers), 6:30PM,
*Austin, BookPeople, The Ann Richards Legacy Project - Authors Margaret Justus, Sarah Bird, Lynne Dobson, and Ave Bonar (The One Ann Only!), 7PM,
*Houston, Asia Society Texas, Jaipur Literature Festival, 7PM,
*El Paso, BorderSenses, The Barbed Wire Series: Open Mic Night at Rhythm & Brews, 9PM,


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*The Woodlands, Village Books 1 Year Celebration,
*Austin, Austin Society of Children's Book Authors (Varian Johnson, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Becky Calzada, Carolyn Foote) & Illustrators, Let's Talk! A Banned Camp Conversation with Authors & School Librarians, 10AM,
*Lubbock, Caprock Writers, Jolene Navarro, 10AM
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author Pepper Anne, 10AM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Dr. Gregg Cantrell speaking, 10:30AM, Hybrid,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author Alan Burton signing, 11AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Kelli Donley Williams signing, 11AM,
*San Antonio, Spray The Word, San Antonio poet laureate, Andrea Vocab Sanderson speaker, 11AM,
*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Author Donna Hoffmeyer signing, 11AM,
*Austin, BookPeople, Author signings with Carmen Oliver (The Twilight Library) & Nicholas Solis (My Town/Mi Pueblo), 11:30AM,
*Fort Hood, Words Unite Bookstore, Author Kerry Kinlaw signing, 12PM,
*Pflugerville, Texas Poetry Events, Family Friendly Poetry Reading, 1:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, (Poetry) Slam 101 with C.L. "Rooster" Martinez, 2PM,
*Houston, Houston Public Library & Public Poetry, Public Poetry Monthly Reading Series featuring Poets Ata Moharreri, Jane Creighton, Sherrika Mitchell, Laura Lucia Quinton, 2PM,
Tumblewords Project, Cassie Holguin-Pettinato: Giving Pain a Home: Burying Your Ghosts, 2PM, ONLINE,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Kimberly Garza (The Last Karankawas), 3PM,
*Irving, Irving Public Library, Author Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Final Gambit), 3:30PM,
*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author signing A. Kendra Greene (Museum of Whales You Will Never See) in conversation with author Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk), 6PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Alda Dobbs Book Launch & Signing, 6:30PM,
*Dallas, Deep Vellum Books, Author Brian DiNuzzo (Hoaxes), 7PM,
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Author Talk and Book Signing with Josie Pickens (Sex and the Single Woman), 7PM,
*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM,
*Austin, Write About Now Poetry, Houston vs Austin Poetry Jam, 7:30PM,


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Richmond, Lit Bookbar, Author Chris Mullen (Rowdy) book signing, 10AM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Patrick Hanford signing, 11AM,
The Writer's Garret, Prose & Poetry Stone Soup Peer Critique Workshop, 10AM, ONLINE,
Malvern Books, Lone Star Lit with Nan Cuba, ONLINE, 1PM
*DeSoto, Promoters are us, The Infamous Love Jones Sundays with Open Mic, 3PM,     
*Austin, Bookwoman, Book Launch for Chelsey Clammer's new book-- Heartbeat Detected: Essays, 4PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Boozy Book Fair at Dry Comal Creek Winery, 4PM,
*Fort Worth, Arts Fifth Avenue, Second Sunday Spoken Word, 6PM,


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

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.