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:

Mexican Art and Literature Film Series, Houston, March 4-8

SMU's 54th Annual Women's Symposium, Dallas, March 6

34th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival, Denton, March 7-10

International Women's Day Observance, Houston, March 8

5th Annual DFW Literary Fest, Dallas, March 9

Women of Wonder Con, Dallas, March 9

Take 190: A Festival of Books & Art, Killeen, March 9

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

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

The Word Embodied: Scripture as Creative Inspiration in Twentieth-Century Book Arts, Dallas, March 1-June 15

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

Monday, March 4:


BookPeople, MARY ADKINS speaking & signing When You Read This (in conversation with Lucas Schaefer), 7PM 

UT - Perry-Castañeda Library, Trevor Owens Book Discussion: The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, 5:30PM


Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Texas Bound I: TIFFANY SOLANO DESENA reads “France” by Stephanie Saldaña; WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER reads “The Red Swing” by Phyllis W. Allen; JEFFREY SCHMIDT reads “So Many Lovely Lies” by Andrew Geyer; and G. W. BAILEY reads “Let Me Let You Go” by Jamie Brickhouse, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

SMU, William Chester Jordan will deliver a public lecture based on his book, The First Crusade and Jewish Martyrdom, 5PM


South Denton Branch Library, Professor's Corner: Dr. AnaLouise Keating presents Social Protest Poetry, 7PM


Brazos Bookstore, Thomas Mallon reading and signing LANDFALL, 7PM

Rice U, Laura Eve Engel will be reading a series of poems from her book Things That Go, 12PM

Rice U, The Cherry Reading Series, hosted by Fondren Library and the Department of English, presents Karen Thompson Walker reading from her new book, The Dreamers, 6PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, Houston SCBWI meeting featuring "Proposing & Writing a Series" with Jennifer Hamburg, 7PM


Sam Houston State, Women's Poetry Slam, 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 5:


Bitter Sisters Brewery, Amber Royer reading and signing Pure Chocolate (with demos, cake, and chocolate and beer flights), 7:30PM


BookPeople, TOM ZIGAL speaking & signing Outcry Witness (in conversation with James Kunetka), 7PM

The North Door, One Page Salon featuring Adam Ruhl, Brooke Elise Axtell, Roanna Flowers, and Andrew Hilbert, 7:30PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam New SH** SLAM, 7:15PM

UT - Jones Reading Room, Literary Speaker Series: neuroscientist Norman Doidge, author of The Brain’s Way of Healing, 7PM


Cibolo Nature Center, David K. Langford discussing and signing Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 6:30PM


Hotel Crescent Court, Fred Burton discussing and signing Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America, 6PM

Interabang Books, Virginia Willis discussing and signing SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE, 6PM

Meyerson Symphony Center, 2019 University of Dallas McDermott Lecture featuring Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, 7:30PM

SMU, A Conversation with Howard Schultz, author of From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, 8PM

The Wild Detectives, Dallas Observer columnist Jim Schutze penned a book you can’t buy, The Accommodation: The Politics of Race in an American City, which chronicles race relations in Dallas; actor, playwright and Dallas native William Jackson Harper (Chidi from "The Good Place") wrote a play based on that book; they’ll discuss the book, the play, Dallas, race, journalism, and more in a conversation, 6:30PM

El Paso

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

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM


Blue Willow Bookshop, Christian Robinson will discuss and sign ANOTHER, his newest picture book, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Becky Crouch Patterson discussing and signing LUCKENBACH TEXAS, 6PM

Cullen Performance Hall, Annie Leibovitz discussing and signing AT WORK (part of FotoFest International), 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix presents Choonwha Moon and Laura Pena, 6:30PM

Katy Budget Books, luncheon with Phillip Margolin signing The Perfect Alibi, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Phillip Margolin will sign and discuss The Perfect Alibi, 6:30PM

San Antonio

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

The Twig Book Shop, Mary Adkins reading and signing When You Read This, 5PM

The Woodlands

Apergy, WAC Houston presents Michael Pullara discussing and signing The Spy Who Was Left Behind: Russia, the U.S., & the True Story of the Betrayal & Assassination of a CIA Agent, 6:30PM

Wednesday, March 6:


Austin Central Library, PETER HELLER speaking & signing The River (in conversation with Clay Smith from Kirkus Reviews), 7PM

BookWoman, Roy Casagranda reading and signing The Blood Throne of Caria, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talks: Ron Rozelle discussing Exiled: The Last Days of Sam Houston, 12PM


Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist, and Susie Rogers and Kevin Mulvany, art historians, will discuss their creative process in making the miniatures used in the PBS Masterpiece television series, 7:30PM [ticketed event]



Spiderweb Salon HQ, The Zine Experiment: Open Studio & Workshop, 6PM


Avant Garden, Write About Now Ladies Mic featuring Kyla Jenee Lacey, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Mary Adkins reading and signing WHEN YOU READ THIS, 7PM

Jung Center, Art of Voice Book Launch: a "poly-vocal" reading of Tony Hoagland's posthumously released work featuring Kay Cosgrove, Chris Murray, Kevin Prufer, and Lillie Robertson, 5PM

Murder By the Book, Harriet Tyce will sign and discuss Blood Orange, and Amy Gentry will sign and discuss Last Woman Standing, 6:30PM

San Marcos

Texas State U, the Center for the Studay of the Southwest presents Nhi Lieu discussing and signing The American Dream in Vietnamese, 11AM

Thursday, March 7:


Malvern Books, a poetry reading from Jane Miller, author of Who is Trixie the Trasher? And Other Questions, 7PM


Burrowing Owl Books, A Fiction Reading by Katie Foster, 7PM


Cleburne Public Library, an evening with Marjorie Lewis, author of When the Men Were Gone, 6:30PM


Interabang Books, Don Winslow reading and signing THE BORDER, 7PM

Maggiano's, Half Price Books presents Author Luncheon with Steve Berry, 7PM


Denton County Brewing Company, the launch of UNT alum and former Assistant Fiction Editor of the American Literary Review, Courtney Craggett's debut story collection, TORNADO SEASON, 6PM


Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, Award-winning historical novelist Ann Weisgarber reading and signing her newest book, The Glovemaker, 2PM 


Brazos Bookstore, Sören Urbansky discussing and signing YELLOW PERILS, 7PM

Heights Public Library, Spanish Poetry at the Library, 6:30PM

Rice U, The Spectacle of the Woman Resistor: Female Dress and Gender Transformation with Mary Louise Roberts, 4PM

Solidarity Houston, First Thursday Manifesto Poetry Potluck/Showcase, 8PM


Pflugerville Public Library, Monte Akers will discuss his book, The Grand Dame of Austin, which details the history of Austin's historical Driskill Hotel, 6:30PM

San Antonio

Hotel Emma, Transforming the Ordinary: Poetry Workshop & Reading with Linda Simone, 5:30PM

Friday, March 8:


BookPeople, MARLON JAMES speaking & signing Black Leopard, Red Wolf, 7PM [ticketed event]

BookWoman, Catherine Guthrie reading and signing Flat, 7:30PM

Cafe de Resistencia, Pupusas, Justicia, y Transformación: A Cafe Libró Open Mic, 7:30PM

Malvern Books, interview series "Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice" featuring Monica Muñoz Martinez, 7PM

Waterloo Records, Joe Nick Patoski signing Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas (kicking off South By Southwest’s opening weekend, with complimentary Still Austin Whiskey), 7PM


Benbrook Public Library, J. Todd Hawkins at 2nd Friday Poetry, 6:30PM


Dallas Market Center, Jodi Thomas will be selling and signing copies of MORNINGS ON MAIN at the Dallas Quilt Show (Booth #204), all day

Deep Vellum Books, Courtney Craggett's Book Launch of TORNADO SEASON with Blake Kimzey and Kimberly Garza, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: Girls Night Out feat: iCon, 8PM


Desert Door, Kathleen Shafer, author of Marfa, The Transformation of a West Texas Town, will lead a talk about her book and the unique place that inspired it, with opening and closing live music by Jaeger, 5:30PM


Inprint House, VIP Arts Houston & Inprint present Performance Poetry Intensive with Marcell Murphy and Deborah DEEP Mouton, 6PM

Katy Budget Books, PC & Kristin, authors of the bestselling House of Night series, in conversation with Rachel Caine, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Steve Berry will sign and discuss his new Cotton Malone thriller, The Matla Exchange (with actor, writer and award-winning narrator Scott Brick), 6:30PM

Rice U, Dr Stacy Alaimo presents Global Visions, Speculative Aesthetics and Mediated Desire in the Blue Humanities, 4PM

San Antonio

B&N - La Cantera, The Border book signing with Don Winslow, 7PM

Saturday, March 9:


B&N - Arboretum, Austin Bay signing Cocktails from Hell, 2PM

BookPeople, Austin SCBWI Monthly Meeting: Ten Tips to Make the Most of Your Submission with P.J. Hoover, 10AM

BookPeople, GREG FOLEY speaking & signing Kat Keeps the Beat, 2PM

St. Edward's U, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "First Draft to Best Draft: Revising Like a Professional" with Katherine Catmull, 10AM


Patrick Heath Public Library, Second Saturday Author Signing with Joy Fisher Hein, 11AM


B&N - Lincoln Park, Fly Girls Young Readers' Edition: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History book signing with Keith O'Brien, 1PM

Dallas Market Center, Jodi Thomas will be selling and signing copies of MORNINGS ON MAIN at the Dallas Quilt Show (Booth #204), all day

El Paso

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "They Call You Ecstasy" with Sandy Torrez, 12:45PM


Brazos Bookstore, Spring Break Kickoff with Crystal Allen, 10:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, Keith O’Brien discussing and signing FLY GIRLS, 7PM

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

Katherine Tyra Branch Library, Houston Writers Guild Library Workshop, 10:30AM

Katy Budget Books, author signing with Whit McClendon, 12PM

Winston Contemporary Art, Space City Slam Preliminary #5: Compete for your chance to join the internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, 6PM

Writespace, Monthly Workshop Open Mic, 7PM

Lake Dallas

Lake Dallas Public Library, Writers' League of Texas presents "Texas Writes" with ire'ne lara silva and Nikki Loftin, 10AM


Absolutely Fiction, Bert Lindsey Book Signing, 1:30PM


Chocolate Angel, Fresh Fiction Afternoon Tea with author Kim Redford, 4PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Bill Wright discussing and signing The Whole Damn Cheese: Maggie Smith, Border Legend, 11AM

South Padre Island

Paragraphs on Padre, Kent Wittenburg reading and signing The Story is Beginning and Here I am Soaking Wet: Poems for Forest Bathing, 1PM


B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Brian Kehinde, 10:30AM

The Woodlands

B&N, Author Signing: The Spread, 3PM

Sunday, March 10:


Hilton Austin Downtown, Joe Nick Patoski, author of Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas, will moderate the panel "Who and What Makes Austin Austin?" for SXSW, 12:30PM


Dallas Market Center, Jodi Thomas will be selling and signing copies of MORNINGS ON MAIN at the Dallas Quilt Show (Booth #204), all day

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



Dan's Silverleaf, Spiderweb Salon Happy Hour Illustration Workshop with Alex Stock, 2PM


Museum of South Texas History, Pino Shah and Geoff Alger present the Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Photography Project and McAllen Architecture: A Visual Journey, 2PM


Brazos Bookstore, Patrick Summers discussing and signing THE SPIRIT OF THIS PLACE, 3PM


Half Price Books, Dallas-native Robert Valleau will sell and sign his novel Dusty Road Chronicles, joined by Reagin Taylor, who is promoting her YA debut novel Flower Fields, 1PM


The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Building a Platform & Social Media Audience" with Earlina Green, 3PM

San Antonio

Landa Library, Author Visit: C. Rod Pattan, MD, 3PM


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.