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

 

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 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.

Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life

by Texas Book Lover

FOR THE WEEK OF 03.10.2019

Special Events:

Black Studies at UT 2nd Biennial Conference, Austin, March 14-15

Texas Literary Hall of Fame Gala, Fort Worth, March 15

The Domain presents Rock + Read Music & Book Festival, Austin, March 16

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 10th:

Austin

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

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

Interabang Books, Nancy Churnin reading and signing MARTIN AND ANNE: THE KINDRED SPIRITS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND ANNE FRANK, 2PM

Denton

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

Edinburg

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

Houston

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

McKinney

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

Richardson

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

MONDAY, MARCH 11th:

Austin

BookPeople, KUT Book Club Live with Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett discussing Armadillo World Headquarters, 7PM

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic, 7PM

UT, Joynes Reading Room Series hosts Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, 7PM

Richardson

UTD, "THE VILLAGE RISES INTO FORM BETWEEN THE PINES: FIELDWORK, POETICS, & CRAFT" with Dr. Nomi Stone, 11:30AM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, James Loyd & David Matheson discussing and signing Rachel's Wish, 5PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 12th:

Austin

Flat Track Coffee, Chicon Street Poets: Living Room Lit | Spoken Word Open Mic + Mingle, 7:15PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave Story Department: Wrong Number, 7PM

Cedar Hill

Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group critique night with an author panel featuring LaRee Bryant, James Gaskin, and Michelle Stimpson, 7PM

Dallas

B&N - Lincoln Parks, Shattered by the Darkness book signing with Gregory Williams, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Vellum Ouroboros - A Poetry Open Mic Salon, 6:45PM

Interabang Books, James Donovan discussing and signing SHOOT FOR THE MOON: THE SPACE RACE AND THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11, 7PM

Texas Theatre, Storytelling: Truth in Comedy presents "Get Lucky", 7PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Kids event: You Can Make A Book. And You Will: A Book-Making Workshop with Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr, 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr reading and signing THE REAL MCCOYS, 7PM

San Antonio

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

Sulphur Springs

The Bookworm Box, Jessica Sorensen Live Author Takeover, 7PM

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th:

Austin

Chez Zee American Bistro, Chez Zee Author Series featuring Jan Jarboe Russell and The Train to Crystal City, 6PM
Malvern Books, 
Bilingual Reading with Pedro Cabiya, 7PM

Dallas

The Wild Detectives, Inner Moonlight Poetry with Alejandra Ramos Gomez & Reverie Koniecki, 7:30PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Open Mic featuring UT Spitshine , 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Houston Reads: A Spring Break Celebration of Food and Drink, 10:30AM

Murder By the Book, C.J. Box will sign and discuss the newest Joe Pickett novel, Wolf Pack, 6:30PM

San Marcos

Texas State U - Alkek Library, Award-winning author Rick Bass will speak at The Wittliff about his new book in progress, a biography of revered Texas writer John Graves, author of the environmental classic Goodbye to a River, 4PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 14th:

Austin

BookWoman, Second Thursday Open Mic: Abe Louise Young & Lilli Hime, 7:15PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night with Joan Moran, Myra McIlvain, and Dr. Joy Selak, 7PM

Dallas

Jewish Community Center of Dallas: Jim Schwartz Annual Lecture Series presents author Carmen Goldthwaite and "Texas Dames: Sassy & Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History", 7PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Houston Reads: A Family-Friendly Night of Literary Karaoke, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Deanna Raybourn will sign and discuss her newest release, A Dangerous Collaboration, 6:30PM

Project Row Houses, Kiese Laymon reading and signing HEAVY, 7PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Ali Miller discussing and signing The Anti-Anxiety Diet: A Whole Body Program to Stop Racing Thoughts, Banish Worry and Live Panic-Free, 5PM

Victoria

UH, American Book Review Reading Series presents DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller), executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine, composer, multimedia artist, editor, and author, 11AM

FRIDAY, MARCH 15th:

Austin

BookWoman, South by North Lamar: Celebrating the Power of Woman in Music (benefitting BookWoman), 6PM

Dallas

B&N - Lincoln Park, Local Author Night with Javaid Laghari and Alethea Stauron, 4PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Society presents: 2019 Grand Slam, 8PM

Interabang Books, Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek discussing and signing SHOTS OF KNOWLEDGE, 7PM

Denton

Dan's Silverleaf, Spiderweb Salon presents The Electronic Experiment IV, 7PM

El Paso

Literarity Book Shop, Poetry Therapy - Drink Specials and Raffles, 6:30PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Houston Reads: A Celebration of the Arts, 3PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th:

Austin

Carver Branch Library, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring Angelique Jamail, 1PM

Malvern Books, An Evening with poets Angélique Jamail & Nia KB, 7PM

Dallas

Deep Vellum Books, Dallas Youth Poets: Teen Open Mic, 3PM

South Dallas Cultural Center, The Self Publication Series Volume 2 book signing, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: "Little Red Retold: Modern Explication and Contemporary Fairy Tale Poetry" with Christoper Stephen Soden, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: "Creative Nonfiction: The Beauty of Truth" with Gayle Reaves, 1PM

El Paso

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "How to Love and Lose in the Desert" with Carlos Fidel Espinoza, 12:45PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, DOCK LIVE featuring poet GIA SCOTT-HERON, 5PM

Houston

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

Murder By the Book, Alma Katsu will sign and discuss the paperback release of The Hunger, and Wendy Webb will sign and discuss her new novel, Daughters of the Lake, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Meet the author: James Glassman signs the "Houstorian Calendar", 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Character: The Beating Heart of Your Story—And How to Find It!", 9:30AM

Pflugerville

Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Poetry Society, 11AM

San Antonio

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy, Kaiju of Carrizo Springs Book Release with 2018 SA Current Best Author runner up Bowie Ibarra, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Drew Dozier signing God and the Bee, 11AM

Southlake

B&N - Town Square, Tally Adams signing Shadow Pact, 1PM

Sugar Land

First Colony Branch Library, Houston Writers Guild Library Workshop, 1PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 17th:

Austin

Malvern Books, celebrate the release of Larry Mayfield’s second collection, Tributaries and Stepping Stones, 1PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas-native scientist and fiction author Timothy Imholt, Phd will sell and sign the new book he’s co-authored with former Dallas Cowboys player Jay Saldi, Concusstitution: Welcome to Football, and Dallas-native Porchae Alexander will sell and sign her latest book, Spiritual Healing for the Wounded, 1PM

Houston

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

 

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.