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

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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:


BookPeople, LEILA SLIMANI speaking & signing Adèle, 7PM



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]



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:


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



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



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:


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


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



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



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 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 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



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



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



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



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



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



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:


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



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



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



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:


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



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



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:


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


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



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



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