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


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

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Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life

by Texas Book Lover

FOR THE WEEK OF 02.03.2019

Special Events: 

4th Annual World Languages and Literatures International Film Festival, Dallas, January 29-February 26 


11th Annual Romance Readers' Social, Pflugerville, February 9 


Ongoing Exhibits: 

30 Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy, San Antonio, December 3-April 25 


Inside Books Archive Exhibit, Austin, January 15-February 22 


Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective, Austin, January 17-April 28 


Fact, Fiction, and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America, Austin, February 1-March 1 


Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Features Seven Beloved Children’s Books, Midland, February 2-April 18 


Our People: The Life and Works of Author Angela Shelf Medearis, Austin, February 2-June 22 


Monday, February 4: 


BookPeople, ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN speaking & signing Bowlaway, 7PM 



Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live: author Sarah Hepola moderates a conversation with Dani Shapiro about her new memoir, Inheritance, 7:30PM 


El Paso 

Monkey & Dog Books, Ben Hatke Author Signing, 5:30PM 



A.D. Players Theatre, the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosting Bill Browder, architect of the Magnitsky Act and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice, 5:30PM 


Brazos Bookstore, BA Shapiro reading and signing THE COLLECTOR’S APPRENTICE, and Tim Johnston reading and signing THE CURRENT, 7PM 


Tuesday, February 5: 


UTA, Maverick Speaker Series: Jungle Jack Hanna, author of a number of children’s books and the memoir, Jungle Jack: My Wild Life, 7:30PM 



The Long Center, Ina Garten presents her new book, Cook Like a Pro, 7:30PM 


Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Black Chakra, 7:15PM 


The Writing Barn, Words & Wine with Juli Berwald, Misha Maynerick Blaise, Sonny Regelman, and Women for Women International, 7:30PM 



Brain Performance Institute, The Brain: An Owner's Guide 2019 Lecture Series: Judson Brewer presents The Craving Mind: Why We Get Hooked and How to Hack Our Minds to Break Bad Habits, 6:15PM 




SMU, Tate Lecture Series presents the Jones Day Lecture featuring Bill Browder, founder of Hermitage Capital Management and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice, 8PM 


El Paso 

Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series featuring Devin Devine and Robertha, 8PM 


Fort Worth 

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM 



Brazos Bookstore, Dani Shapiro discussing and signing INHERITANCE, 7PM 


Half Price Books - North Oaks, New York Times bestselling sci-fi fantasy author Larry Correia will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, House of Assassins, 7PM 


Murder By the Book, Gigi Pandian will sign and discuss The Alchemist's Illusion, 6:30PM 


Tracy Gee Community Center, Houston SCBWI meeting: "Turning Life Experiences into Books That Kids Want to Read" with author Sneed Collard III, 7PM 


San Antonio 

The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM 


South Padre Island 

Paragraphs on Padre, Billy Stull signing Pool of Siloam, 2PM 


Wednesday, February 6: 


BookPeople, SAM LIPSYTE speaking & signing Hark, 7PM 


Bullock Museum, High Noon Talks: authors David Todd and Jonathan Orgen present The Texas Landscape Project, 12PM 


Malvern Books, UT Poets & Scholars reading series: a poetry reading with Steve Bellin-Oka, Raye Hendrix, and Lisa L. Moore, 7PM 



Aaron Family JCC, Father Patrick Desbois discussing and signing In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets, 7PM 


Deep Vellum Books, An Evening with Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces, 7PM 


Half Price Books - Mothership, New York Times bestselling sci-fi fantasy author Larry Correia will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, House of Assassins, 7PM 



Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry: Poetry Open Mic featuring Black Chakra, 7:30PM 


Brazos Bookstore, Ruth Klein discussing and signing SURVIVING THE SURVIVORS, 7PM 


Murder By the Book, Jane Harper will sign and discuss The Lost Man, 6:30PM 


San Antonio 

The Twig Book Shop, Tim Johnston reading and signing The Current, 5PM 


Thursday, February 7: 


BookPeople, TIM JOHNSTON speaking & signing The Current, 7PM 


UT, the Michener Center for Writers hosts a reading with Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the short story collection, Battleborn, and the novel, Gold Fame Citrus, 7PM 



WTAMU, Friends of Southwestern Art Georgia O'Keeffe event featuring Amy Von Lintel, author of A Voice from the West: Georgia O'Keeffe's Texas Letters and WWI America, 6PM 



Interabang Books, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma reading and signing HOUSE OF STONE, 7PM 


The Wild Detectives, Sarah Weinman discussing and signing The Real Lolita (in conversation with reporter and Texas fact checker Caitlin Cruz), 7:30PM 



B&N, Dragon Ghosts book signing with Lisa McMann, 6PM 



Brazos Bookstore, Melissa Broder reading and signing THE PISCES, 7PM 


Murder By the Book, E.G. Scott will sign and discuss The Woman Inside, and Amy Gentry will sign and discuss Last Woman Standing, 6:30PM 


Friday, February 8: 


Amarillo National Bank, Andrew Roberts discussing and signing Churchill, 5PM 



BookPeople, MELISSA BRODER speaking & signing The Pisces, 7PM 



Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents: Sexual Avengers, 7:30PM 


Interabang Books, Jennifer Palmieri discussing and signing DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WOMEN WHO WILL RUN THE WORLD, 7PM 


Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Poets on X+ feature and Reading Series, 8PM 



B&N - River Oaks, Kat Kronenberg reading and signing Love Big, 3:30PM 


Brazos Bookstore, Poetry: Swamp Sounds with Elena Gonzales Melinger & Rachel Jane Hulsey, 6:30PM 


Rudyard's, Write About Now presents Slam Mania: A Poetry Slam Extravaganza with the 2018 Individual Poetry Slam Champion, Michael Ting, squaring off against the 2018 Texas Grand Slam Champion, Black Chakra, 7:30PM 


University of Houston, Workshop: "Writing for Recovery: Reframing Narratives of the Opioid Epidemic" with poet, professor, and activist Kate Daniels, 1PM 


Saturday, February 9: 


B&N - Arboretum, Meet Poet Twinkle Zaman, 2PM 


BookPeople, Guest story time with NIKKOLAS SMITH, author of My Hair is Poofy and That’s Okay, 10:30AM 


BookPeople, JESSIE MIHALIK speaking & signing Polaris Rising, 2PM 


BookPeople, MARK PRYOR speaking & signing The Book Artist, 6PM 


Spicewood Springs Library, Workshop: Local author Spike Gillespie will teach a class on memoir writing with a Groundhog Day theme, 10AM 



Patrick Heath Public Library, Second Saturday Author Signing with Boerne author Dale M. Walsh, 11AM 


Cedar Hill 

B&N, The Ultimate Tortilla Press Cookbook: 125 Recipes for All Kinds of Make-Your-Own Tortillas--and for Burritos, Enchiladas, Tacos, and More book signing with Dotty Griffith, 11AM 



B&N - Preston/Royal, Patrice Loge signs The Learning Buddies Book 2: Ricky Learns How Bullying Hurts, 12PM 


Interabang Books, T.R. Simon reading and signing ZORA AND ME: THE CURSED GROUND,  1PM 


El Paso 

B&N - Sunland Park, Ron Stallworth signing Black Klansman, 2:30PM 


El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Against Love Poetry" with Robin Scofield, 12:45PM 



B&N - River Oaks, Lea Ann Bratcher signing The Be Good Bunny, 10AM 


B&N - River Oaks, Saadia Faruq signing Meet Yasmin!, 12PM 


Blue Willow Bookshop, Cassandra Rose Clarke will discuss and sign her new book HALO: BATTLE BORN, 11AM 


Blue Willow Bookshop, Lynne Kelly launches her new novel for young readers, SONG FOR A WHALE, 1PM 

Brazos Bookstore, A Special Story Time with Kat Kronenberg, author of Big Love, 10:30AM 


Brazos Bookstore, Anna Meriano reading and signing LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS, 7PM 


Eastwood Academy High School, Space City Slam Preliminary #2: Compete for your chance to join the internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, 1PM 


Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last 


Winter Street Studios, 5 Minute Poetry with Outspoken Bean, 12PM 



B&N, Stain (B&N Exclusive Edition) book signing with A.G. Howard, 2PM 



B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet Dr. Romeo Benavidez, Jr., author of School Of Thought: Memorize to Forget and Learn to Remember, 1PM 



B&N, Shirley Kelly signing The Essence of Joy, 1PM 


Port Neches 

Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with Keith R. Rees, author of One Night in Bangkok, 3PM 


San Antonio 

Gemini Ink, Workshop: "The Poetry of Spellcraft and Incantations: Using Poetics to Transform and Transcend" with Aaron Deutsch, 10AM 


The Twig Book Shop, Brian Salmon discussing and signing The Birth Guy's Go-To Guide for New Dads: How to Support Your Partner Through Birth, Breastfeeding, and Beyond, 11AM 



B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Mike Alexander, 10:30AM 


Sunday, February 10: 


B&N - Arboretum, Meet Author Kat Kronenberg, 12PM 


BookPeople, KOMAL KAPOOR speaking & signing Unfollowing You, 6PM 


BookWoman, Patrice Sarath reading and signing Fog Season, 4PM 


Malvern Books,Austin Writers Roulette presents "Laugh at My Love Life," 4PM 



Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas-native Stacy A. Peterson will sell and sign It Isn’t Ugly Forever: What I Wish I Knew When I Went Through Cancer, and Dallas-native David Cary will sell and sign Normandy: A Father’s Ship & A Son’s Curiosity, 1PM 


Pan African Connection, Nikkolas Smith Book Reading/Workshop, 2PM 


SMU, The first female United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, discussing and signing her New York Times bestseller Fascism: A Warning, 3PM [SOLD OUT] 



Dan's Silver Leaf, Spiderweb Salon Happy Hour Workshop, 2PM 



Brazos Bookstore, Andrew Roberts discussing and signing CHURCHILL, 4PM 


Merfish Teen Center, Shachar M. Pinsker hosts a Sunday brunch and conversation about A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture, 10:30AM 


Murder By the Book, Mark Pryor will sign and discuss The Book Artist, and Kay Kendall will sign and discuss After You've Gone, 2PM 


Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Brazos Bookstore presents Marlon James, reading from his new book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, 7:30PM 

Writespace, Workshop: "Make Your Prose Sing" with K.C. Sinclair, 3PM 



The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Writing about Books, Movies, TV, & Music" with Jonathan Malesic, 3PM