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 03.07.2021

Please scroll down for the story time section


36th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival, March 11-14, VIRTUAL

*4th Annual All the Books Author Event, March 13, Houston



*Abilene, The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature: A David Small World, February 11-May 22

*Irving, Lonesome Dove, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, March 6–July 11



The Writing Barn, Mini-Retreats for the Weekend Warrior with Claire Campbell, 10AM ONLINE

UT Press, Gestures of Language: A Conversation on the Art of Translation, 12PM ONLINE

Writespace, workshop: Be the Change: Crafting Your Social Justice Essay with Catherine Vance, 2PM ZOOM

JCC Dallas, Book Fest In Your Living Room: Mark Gerson discussing The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life with Rabbi Brian Glusman, 3PM ZOOM

Writing Workshops Dallas, Craft Seminar: Your Path to Publication with Blake Kimzey, 3PM ZOOM

Inprint Houston & the Dallas Museum of Art, Margarett Root Brown Reading Series and Arts & Letters Live: Kazuo Ishiguro discussing Klara and the Sun with Jim Shepard, 5PM ONLINE

San Antonio

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



Fort Worth Library, David H. Mould discussing Postcards from the Borderlands, followed by a Q&A, 6PM ONLINE

Writespace, workshop: Speculative Fiction I with Charlotte Wyatt, 6PM ONLINE

BookPeople & Blue Willow Books, Bill Gates discussing How to Avoid a Climate Disaster with Sal Khan, 7PM ZOOM [ticketed]

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse with W. Joe Hoppe, 7PM ZOOM

Murder By the Book, March Agora and Polis Night with editor Chantelle Aimée Osman, 7PM YT & FB LIVE

The Dock Bookshop, New Daughters of Africa conversation with Margaret Busby, 7PM DOCK TV & FB LIVE

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



Murder By the Book, Elly Griffiths presents The Postscript Murders, 1PM YT & FB LIVE

Blue Willow Books, Sarah Jacoby launching Can I Sit With You?, 5PM ZOOM

BookPeople, Victoria Schwab discussing Bridge of Souls with Alan Gratz, 6PM ZOOM [ticketed]

St. Edward’s U, Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series featuring Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, author of Barefoot Dogs, 6PM ZOOM

Interabang Books, Virtual Launch Party for Dallas author Jessica Olson's YA novel Sing Me Forgotten, 6PM FACEBOOK LIVE

LOGOS, a reading with poets Christopher Kempf and Srikanth Reddy, 7PM ONLINE

Blue Willow Books, Jill Santopolo launching Everything After with Katherine Center, 7PM ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Not YA Mama’s Book Club with J. Elle, author of Wings of Ebony, 7PM ZOOM

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

LitNight Reading Series, Hosts Sanderia Faye and Angie Ransom Jones present a Women’s History Month Celebration, 7PM ZOOM

Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Tessa Dare, 7PM ONLINE

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


*The Boerne Bookshop, workshop: The Write Side of the Road with Jason M. Waltz, 6PM



The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Rockin’ Your Revision with Cynthia Leitich Smith, 11AM ONLINE

Houston Public Library, Power of Women, Power of Words: A Poetry Reading, 12PM ONLINE

Blue Willow Books, Alexandra Christo launching City of Spells with Tricia Levenseller, 5PM ZOOM

Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: "Not Just One of the Gang: Writing Ensemble Casts" with Tracy Wolff, 6:30PM ZOOM

BookPeople, Patricia Engel discussing Infinite Country with Angie Cruz, 7PM ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Leon Hale discussing See You on Down the Road with Babette Fraser Hale, 7PM ZOOM [ticketed]

Murder By the Book, J. T. Ellison discussing Her Dark Lies with Helen Ellis, author of Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light, 7PM YT & FB LIVE

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

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



Murder By the Book, S. J. Bennett presents The Windsor Knot, 1PM YT & FB LIVE

BookPeople, Tui T. Sutherland discussing Wings of Fire: The Dangerous Gift with Varian Johnson, 6PM ZOOM [ticketed]

Brazos Bookstore, Ann Lamott discussing Dusk Night Dawn with Duncan Trussell, 6PM ZOOM [ticketed]

World Affairs Council – DFW, 2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: Darrell M. West presents Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence, 6PM WEBINAR

Houston Public Library, Julia Fine presents The Upstairs House, 6:30PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Fort Worth Library, Linda K. Wood discussing Campfire Stew, followed by a Q&A, 6:30PM ONLINE

Gemini Ink, Author Talk and Q&A with Award-winning Author and Writing Coach Jen Knox, 6:30PM ZOOM

Blue Willow Books, Luvvie Ajayi Jones discussing Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual with Gabrielle Union, 7PM ZOOM [ticketed]

Market Square Bookshop, Dana Duterroil and Joni Fincham share excerpts from their book,

111 Places in Houston That You Must Not Miss, 7PM ONLINE

Murder By the Book, Jess Montgomery discussing The Stills with Mariah Fredericks, author of Death of a Showman, 7PM YT & FB LIVE

JCC Dallas, Book Fest In Your Living Room: Annabelle Gurwitch discussing You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility with Dave Barry, 7PM ZOOM

Humanities Texas & TAMIU, Her Stories, Her Heritage: Suzanne Strempek Shea on Mining Her Life and Community for Fiction and Nonfiction, 7PM ONLINE

The Bookworm Box, Casey L. Bond LIVE Author Takeover!, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

BookWoman, 2nd Thursday Featuring d. ellis phelps + Open Mic, 7:15PM ONLINE

Write Art Out, Words & Sh*t featuring Jon Sands, 7:30PM ONLINE

Katy Budget Books, Fierce and Feminist: New Heroines in YA with Katharyn Blair, Namina Forna, Alexandra Monir, and Tracy Wolff (moderated by Frolic Media's YA expert, Aurora Dominguez), 8PM ZOOM



LBJ Library, Walter Isaacson discussing The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, 7PM ONLINE


*Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam, 8PM



SCBWI Austin, Monthly Meeting: Building a Better Portfolio with Eliza Kinkz, Laura Fisk, and Rachel Bostick, 9:30AM ONLINE

Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: "Drama in the Details: A Day in the Life in Historical Fiction" with Sherri L. Smith, 10AM ZOOM

ACFW – DFW, workshop: Where Plotting Meets Purpose, 10:30AM ONLINE

The Writing Barn, Book Launch with Author Evan Griffith and Illustrator Joanie Stone!, 11AM ONLINE

Blue Willow Books & The Dock Bookshop, Talia Hibbert discussing Act Your Age, Eve Brown, in conversation with Casey McQuiston and Thien-Kim Lam, moderated by McKenzie Jean-Phillippe of, 1PM CROWDCAST [ticketed]

Tumblewords Project, workshop: “Year in a Hellscape:2020” with Julia Quintanar, 1PM (MST) ZOOM

Patrick Heath Public Library, workshop: the Art of Writing, 1PM ZOOM

Writespace, Writing from the Scar, not the Wound: a Memoir Workshop” Reema Zaman, 2PM ONLINE

Brazos Bookstore, Toni Buzzeo discussing When Sue Found Sue with Rosanne Parry, 3PM ZOOM

Fort Worth Library, Robert Lopresti discussing When Women Didn't Count: The Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics, followed by a Q&A, 4PM ONLINE

Houston Public Library, Terry McMillan presents It’s Not All Downhill From Here (with Houston Chronicle columnist Joy Sewing), 6PM FACEBOOK LIVE

The Dock Bookshop, Women's Herstory Month featuring Haki R. Madhubuti, 3PM DOCK TV & FB LIVE

Phoenix Bookstore, Patty York Raymond reading Aspire! / ¡Aspirar!, 6PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Malvern Books, Brian Phillip Whalen reading from Semiotic Love: Stories special guest Richard Z. Santos, 7PM ZOOM


*Boerne Bookshop, David Martin Anderson book signing, 11AM

Iowa Park

*Tom Burnett Memorial Library, discussion and book signing with Teddy Jones, 12PM 

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Keith Rees reading Beatific and Legend at Lanana Creek, 11AM OUTDOORS



Mud Magic Mystery, Carolyn Dahl reading from A Muddy Kind of Love and D. E. Zuccone reading from Vanishes, 2PM ZOOM

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Midori Flores presents We are All Human, 12PM OUTDOORS



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.