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 Events@lonestarliterary.com with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.

 

Special Events:

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

 

Festival of International Books & Arts (FESTIBA), Edinburg, February 25-March 3

 

10th biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Austin, February 26-27

 

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 28-March 2

 

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis with WITS Youth Poets, Houston, February 28-March 2

 

Gemini Ink presents UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TERRANCE HAYES, San Antonio, February 28–March 1

 

Ongoing Exhibits:

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

 

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

 

Worlds of W O N D E R: David Ezra Stein, Abilene, February 14-May 18

 

Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, Austin, February 17-May 26

 

Monday, February 25:

Austin

BookPeople, LEILA SLIMANI speaking & signing Adèle, 7PM

 

Dallas

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Reyna Grande reading and discussing A Dream Called Home, and Valeria Luiselli reading and discussing Lost Children Archive, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

 

Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop,  Jennifer Robson reading and signing THE GOWN, and Elise Hooper reading and signing LEARNING TO SEE, 7PM

 

Brazos Bookstore, a themed happy hour followed by Chloe Aridjis reading and signing SEA MONSTERS, 6PM

 

San Antonio

Forest Hills Library, Monica Muñoz Martinez discussing and signing The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, 6PM

 

San Marcos

Texas State - The Wittliff Collections, Deborah Paredez reading and signing Year of the Dog: Poetry as Feminist Lament, 11AM

 

Tuesday, February 26:

Austin

BookPeople, JILL GRIFFIN speaking & signing Follow These Leaders: Wisdom and Mentorship from the Voices of Success, 7PM

 

Malvern Books,  Austin edition of Why There Are Words reading series: The theme of this month’s reading is “Walk on the Wild Side,” and the readers are Tomás Q. Morín, Carrie Fountain, Sarah Bird, and Eliza Gilkyson, 7PM

 

Prohibition Creamery, Texas Book Festival's first Book Tips and Sips with authors Juli Berwald and ire’ne lara silva, along with Texas Book Festival Literary Director Julie Wernersbach, 5:30PM

 

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Jason Bayani, 7:15PM

 

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "The Importance of Backstory: Crafting Deeper Characters" with Janet Fox, 6:30PM

 

Dallas

Checkered Past Winery, Dallas Poetry Slam: DFW Unplugged featuring NOVA, 8PM

 

The Dallas Morning News Auditorium, PEN America presents "Boundaries and Borders: Storytelling and Journalism" with investigative journalist Anna Badkhen in conversation with the Dallas Morning News’s assistant managing editor for Features and Community Engagement, Thomas Huang, 7PM

 

Interabang Books, Ann Weisgarber reading and signing THE GLOVEMAKER, 7:PM

 

Moody Performance Hall, Storytelling: Oral Fixation presents "Monkey Business," 7PM

 

SMU, Tate Lecture Series presents Lisa Randall, author of Warped Passages, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs and Knocking on Heaven’s Door, 8PM

 

El Paso

VA Clinic, Tumblewords Project workshop series for veterans and their families, 3PM

 

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM

 

Houston

Bohemeo's, Glass Mountain reading, 7PM

 

Brazos Bookstore, James Glassman presents THE HOUSTORIAN CALENDAR, 6PM

 

Katy Budget Books, Dawn Adams Cole signs Drops of Cerulean, 6:30PM

 

Rice U, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Valeria Luiselli (Lost Children Archive) and Tommy Orange (There There), 7:30PM

 

San Antonio

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

 

The Twig Book Shop, poet Clarence Wolfshohl, reading from and signing Chupacabra, 5PM

 

Wednesday, February 27:

Austin

BookPeople, KATHRYN ORMSBEE speaking & signing The Great Unknowable End, 7PM

 

Terrazas Branch Library, Aural Literature February Reading with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

 

Dallas

Collectors Covey, Becky Crouch Patterson will give a talk and sign her new book, Luckenbach Texas - The Center of The Universe, 5:30PM

 

Deep Vellum Books, Mary Adkins reading and signing When You Read This, 7PM

 

SMU - Fondren Library, Friends of the SMU Libraries hosts Thomas Mallon reading and signing LANDFALL, 5:30PM

 

El Paso

B&N - Fountains at Farah, Roma Calatayud-Stocks signing A Symphony of Rivals, 5PM

 

Houston

Avant Garden, 5 Year Wanniversary Poetry + Pizza Party, 7:30PM

 

Brazos Bookstore, Dawn Adams Cole reading and signing DROPS OF CERULEAN, 7PM

 

Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston, Jeff Beck, city planner, urban designer, and author of Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places, in conversation with Kinder Institute Director Bill Fulton (followed by a book signing), 7PM

Pflugerville

Pflugerville Public Library, Senior Lunch and Learn with author Judith Austin Mills, 1PM

 

San Antonio

Trinity U - Coates Library, join Trinity University Press for the launch of Trinity University: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future, 2:30PM

 

Thursday, February 28:

Austin

Austin Central Library, CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI speaking & signing The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, 7PM [ticketed event]

 

BookPeople, THOMAS MALLON speaking & signing Landfall, 7PM [ticketed event]

 

Frank Irwin Center, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, 8PM [ticketed event]

 

Harry Ransom Center,  Collated & Perfect: panel discussing the changing standards that collectors—and institutions—have used to describe and evaluate early printed books, 4:30PM

 

Malvern Books, ACC’s Creative Writing Department introduces the Balcones Prize winners: Alessandra Lynch will read from her poetry collection, Daylily Called it a Dangerous Moment, and Brian Van Reet will read from his novel, Spoils, 7PM

 

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Storytelling: Testify presents "Matched," 7:30PM

 

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

 

Canyon

Burrowing Owl Books, Poetry Circle with the High Plains Poetry Project, 7PM

 

Dallas

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, Upstander Speaker Series: Loung Ung, Cambodian Genocide Survivor and author of First They Killed My Father, 7PM

 

Half Price Books Mothership, John Wiley will sell and sign his novel, An Inconvenient Herd, 7PM

 

SMU, William J. O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism: David A. Kaplan, author of The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution, 3:30PM

 

SMU, SMU Gilbert Lecture Series: Tilling the Wings: Poems from Tractors and Sandhill Cranes with poet Abraham Smith, 6PM

 

The Wild Detectives, The hit podcast, Dr. Death, tells a true Dallas story reported and hosted by Laura Beil, who will be in conversation with NY Times best-selling author, Michael J. Mooney, 7:30PM

 

Denton

UNT, reading and Q&A with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, 6:30PM

 

Dripping Springs

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, David K. Langford discussing and signing Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 6:30PM

 

Edinburg

UTRGV, poet Juan Morales will be reading from his latest book, The Handyman's Guide to the End of Times, 12:15

 

El Paso

B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM

 

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Fernando Brave discussing and signing ARCHITECTURE FOR THE ARTS, 6:30PM

 

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Malachi Black, Brittny Crowell, and Chris Cander, 8:30PM

 

Writespace, Workshop: "Self-Publishing 101: How to Create, Market, and Sell Your Book" with D.L. Young, 6PM

 

Lubbock

Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Reading Series featuring Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, 7:30PM

 

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Michael Nye discussing and signing My Heart is Not Blind, 5:30PM

 

San Marcos

Texas State - The Wittliff Collections, Joe Nick Patoski discussing and signing Austin to ATX, 4PM

 

Friday, March 1:

Alpine

Front Street Books, W.K. Stratton discussing and signing The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film, 6PM

 

Austin

BookPeople, CARLY POLLACK speaking & signing Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled, 7PM

 

Malvern Books, a reading from poets Abraham Smith and Greg Brownderville, 7PM

 

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

 

Dallas

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: The Last Chance Slam, 8PM

 

El Paso

Literarity Book Shop, José de Piérola reading and signing his story collection, Fabulations (in conversation with Tim Z. Hernandez), 6PM

 

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Randall Watson reading and signing NO EVIL IS WIDE, 7PM

 

Discovery Green, WITS: Youth Performance Poetry Sessions, 6:30PM

 

Inprint House, First Friday Reading Series with Elina Petrova, 8:30PM

 

Kaboom Books, Bucky Miller pop-up show and release of his chapbook, Long-Term Monitoring Plan, 7PM

 

San Antonio

Trinity U - Holt Center, Madrid Lecture & Symposium's "Chicana Teatristas: Past and Present" with Cherríe Moraga and Denise Chávez, 9AM

 

UTSA, Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life and Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo, 6PM

 

Saturday, March 2:

Austin

BookPeople, CHARLOTTE SULLIVAN WILD speaking & signing The Amazing Idea of You, 2PM

 

BookPeople, JAMES HALEY speaking & signing The Handy Texas Answer Book, 5PM

 

Emma S. Barrientos MACC, discussion and reception for Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, featuring a panel discussion with co-editors and contributors Maylei Blackwell, María Eugenia Cotera, Martha P. Cotera, Dionne Espinoza, and Brenda Sendejo, 5PM

Harry Ransom Center, Open House, 11AM

 

Malvern Books, an evening with author Allison Cobb and poet mónica teresa ortiz, 7PM

 

Museum of Human Achievement, Wires: A Choose Your Own Audio Adventure, 7PM

 

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

 

Dallas

B&N - Prestonwood, Maria Bower signing Faith VS. Weight, 2PM

 

Dallas Central Library, Our Voices: Storytelling and Poetry Open-Mic, 5PM

 

Interabang Books, Emily Summers discussing and signing DISTINCTLY MODERN INTERIORS, 2PM

 

Lakewood Branch Library, Lakewood Library Friends presents historian and humorist Rose-Mary Rumbley commemorating 183 years of Texas with 183 Texas facts in 83 minutes, 10:30AM

 

Margo Jones Theatre, the longest running all-female poetry show of its kind: "In The Words Of A Sistah: Becoming," 7PM

El Paso

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "History for Poets" with David Romo, 12:45PM

 

Harper

Harper Public Library, Workshop: Writers' League of Texas presents "Texas Writes" with Natalia Sylvester and Marshall Ryan Maresca, 10AM

 

Houston

BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Campus, Space City Slam Preliminary #4: Compete for your chance to join the internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, 10AM

 

B&N - River Oaks, Erin Nelsen Parekh launches The Wild Waves Whist, 2PM

 

B&N - Vanderbilt, Failure is Not an Option booking signing with Zeljko Pavlovic, 3PM

 

Blue Willow Bookshop, Peter Reynolds will discuss and sign his new picture book SAY SOMETHING, 11AM

 

Brazos Bookstore, A Special Story Time with Varsha Bajaj, 10:30AM

 

Brazos Bookstore, poet Laura-Eve Engel reading from and signing THINGS THAT GO, 7PM

 

Carnegie Branch Library, Public Poetry Reading Series presents Sean Johnson, Marie Brown, D.F. Brown, and Jose Ramon Ruisanchez, 2PM

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

 

Toyota Center, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, 8PM

San Antonio

Gemini Ink, "How is the Personal the Political?: An Epistolary Workshop" with Michelle Whitaker, 10AM

 

South Padre Island

Paragraphs on Padre, David Leija reading and signing TK's First Lesson, 1PM

Sunday, March 3:

Austin

BookPeople, DANIEL HAMERMESH speaking & signing Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource, 5PM

 

BookWoman, Linda Hanna Lloyd reading and signing The Syrian Peddler, and Greg Buford reading and signing Making Ghosts Dance, 4PM

 

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged with Special Guest Elizabeth L. Sammons, 1PM

 

Museum of Human Achievement, Wires: A Choose Your Own Audio Adventure, 12PM

 

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

 

Dallas
Half Price Books Mother Ship, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

The Wild Detectives, Jeff Tweedy will sign his memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), 12:30PM [ticketed event]

 

El Paso

B&N - Fountains at Farah, Ned Wolf signing his Nandia Trilogy and his latest book, Awaken Your Power to Heal, 2PM

 

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Marcus Emerson reading and signing BEN BRAVER AND THE INCREDIBLE EXPLODING KID, 3PM

 

Mansfield

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

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Karen Oakes signing Drewsilla the Shelter Puppy, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Lonn Taylor signing Turning the Pages of Texas, 2PM

 

South Padre Island

Paragraphs on Padre, Steven Schneider discussing and signing Borderlands, 1PM

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