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


Due to COVID-19 cancellations and closings,

most events in this week’s calendar are online.

(* Denotes nonvirtual, on-location events)

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

Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.

Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life

by Texas Book Lover

FOR THE WEEK OF 01.03.2021

Please scroll down for the story time section


Writing Retreat, Empower 2021: Two Days of Artistry & Intent to Start Your New Year, January 9-10 ONLINE



*National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, “What Might You Do?: Christian Robinson”, through January 21, 2021

*Canyon, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country, through January 23, 2021

*San Antonio, McNay Art Museum, Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love, through January 24, 2021

*Freeport, Freeport Historical Museum, Lonesome Dove (a Humanities Texas exhibition), January 4-30



The Writing Barn, workshop: How to Build a Story: A Collaborative Writing Class for Kids 8-12 with Leila Sales, 2PM ONLINE          



Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay at Home open mic, 8PM (MST) ZOOM (YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM)



Blue Willow Books, Ann Patchett presents The Dutch House, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Murder By the Book, Rachel Hawkins and Megan Miranda present The Wife Upstairs and The Girl from Widow Hills, respectively, 7PM YT & FB LIVE

National Black Book Festival, Black Authors Matter TV with Lorisa Bates, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

SCBWI Austin, Webinar: Learn Everything About Picture Books with Miranda Paul, 7PM

Austin Poetry Slam, virtual open mic, 8PM INSTAGRAM LIVE

The Dock Bookshop, virtual poetry open mic, 8PM INSTAGRAM LIVE, ZOOM

Puroslam, virtual poetry slam, 10PM ZOOM



BookPeople, Ryan T. Higgins presents Spring Stinks, 4PM ZOOM

BookPeople, Andrew Cotter presents Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs, 7PM ZOOM

Blue Willow Books, Alexandra Bracken presents Lore (in conversation with Susan Dennard), 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Trinity University Press, Maverick Book Club: How the Gringos Stole Tequila and The Spirit of Tequila with Chantal Martineau and Joel Salcido, 7PM ZOOM

Sun Poet's Society, Open-Mic Poetry Readings, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Write About Now, online poetry open mic, 8PM FACEBOOK LIVE



Voices de la Luna, workshop: Elements of Poetry with Dario, 6PM ONLINE

BookPeople, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore presents The Freezer Door, 7PM ZOOM

Barshop JCC, In Case You Get Hit By A Bus: A Plan to Organize Your Life Now for When You're Not Around Later with Abby Schneiderman, Adam Seifer, and Gene Newman, 7PM ONLINE



Murder By the Book, Lee Goldberg and Matt Coyle present Bone Canyon and Blind Vigil, respectively, 7PM YT & FB LIVE


*Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam, 8PM



SCBWI Austin, Monthly Meeting: Take Control of Your Writing Life with Author P.J. Hoover - Online, 9:30AM

Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: "The Straight-Up Skinny on How to Submit to Literary Journals" with M. M. Adjarian, 10AM

The Printing Museum, workshop: Alternatives for Relief Printing in Letterpress, 11AM ONLINE

Tumblewords Project, workshop: “Spectrum: Life on a Sliding Scale” with Mónica Gómez, 1PM (MST) ZOOM

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Rudy Garcia presents Shrimp Tales: Port Isabel and Brownsville Shrimping History, 11AM OUTDOOR EVENT



Malvern Books, launch of Boyd Taylor’s The Pronghorn Conspiracy, 4PM ZOOM

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Raquel Hernandez presents At His Table con amor, 12PM OUTDOOR EVENT



Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

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

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary

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

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

The Twig Book Shop, Miss Anastasia online story time, F, 10:30AM INSTAGRAM LIVE

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat, 11AM FACEBOOK LIVE


Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.