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 03.14.2021

Please scroll down for the story time section


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

SXSW 2021, March 16-20, VIRTUAL

Big Bend Comic Con, March 20, VIRTUAL

Annual Voices de la Luna Gala + 50th issue celebration, March 21, VIRTUAL



*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



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



Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, Front Porch Story Time, 11AM FACEBOOK LIVE

LBJ Library, Julia Sweig discussing Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight, 6PM ONLINE

World Affairs Council – DFW, Elizabeth Kolbert discussing Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, 6PM WEBINAR

Blue Willow Books, Carol Edgarian discussing Vera with Valerie Koehler, 7PM ZOOM

JCC San Antonio, An evening with Jason Rosenthal, author of My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me, 7PM ONLINE

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



Blue Willow Books, Linda Sue Park and illustrator Robert Sae-Heng launch their new middle grade book, The One Thing You'd Save, in conversation with Dr. Sylvia Vardell, 5PM ZOOM

UNT, An Evening with Toni Jensen, author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land, 5:30PM ZOOM

St. Edward’s U, Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series featuring poet Roger Reeves, 6PM ZOOM

World Affairs Council – DFW, Paul Richter discussing The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines, 6PM WEBINAR

SMU, Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites with Danielle Lemi and Nadia Brown, 6:30PM ONLINE

BookPeople, Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox discussing Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending Us Poverty, 7PM ZOOM

Blue Willow Books, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn releases The Girls Are All So Nice Here, in conversation with Samantha Downing, 7PM ZOOM

Murder By the Book, Melissa Ginsburg, author of The House Uptown, in conversation with Ace Atkins, author of The Heathens, 7PM FB & YT LIVE

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

SCBWI Austin, Webinar: To Plot or Not? with Veera Hiranandani, 7PM

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



Harris County Public Library, Read and Play with Authors: Varsha Bajaj and Saadia Faruqi will each read from their work and then open up to Q&A, 1PM FACEBOOK LIVE

BookPeople, Katherine Angel discussing Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent, 5PM ZOOM

Pamela Fagan Hutchins, a chat with author Pamela Fagan Hutchings about her new Patrick Flint novel, Snaggletooth, 6:30PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Gemini Ink, Nights of Noir: Rod Davis discussing East of Texas, West of Hell, 6:30PM ZOOM

Trinity University Press, Corky Parker discussing La Finca: Love, Loss, and Laundry on a Tiny Puerto Rican Island, with Kelly Thompson, 6:30PM ZOOM

Blue Willow Books, Madeleine Henry discussing The Love Proof, in conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey, 7PM ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Brazos Book Club with Guillermo Saccomanno, 7PM ZOOM

Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Eva Leigh, 7PM ONLINE

WTAMU, the Dorothy Patterson Poetry Series presents Claudia Stuart, 7PM ZOOM

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

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



BookPeople, Meg Mason discussing Sorrow and Bliss, 6PM ZOOM

SMU, Amy Offner discussing Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas, 6PM ONLINE

Fort Worth Library, Conor Bender discussing Jubilee, 6:30PM ONLINE

Bullock Museum, Nicholas Roland discussing Violence in the Hill Country: The Texas Frontier in the Civil War Era, 7PM ZOOM

Blue Willow Books, Patti Callahan discussing Surviving Savannah, in conversation with Lisa Wingate, 7PM ZOOM

Murder By the Book, Harlan Coben, author of Win, in conversation with Michael J. Fox, author of No Time Like the Future, ZOOM [ticketed]

The Dock Bookshop, Nancy Johnson discussing The Kindest Lie, 7PM DOCKTV & FB LIVE

TWU, 6th Annual Jamison Lecture: Dr. Melba Patillo Beals presents Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Desegregate Little Rock’s Central High School, 7PM ONLINE

The Bookworm Box, Nikki Ash LIVE Author Takeover!, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Write Art Out, Words & Sh*t featuring Jay Ward, 7:30PM ONLINE

BookPeople, Writers’ League of Texas Third Thursday - Comfort Writing: Writing About Food with Hannah Howard and José R. Ralat, 8PM ZOOM



Murder By the Book, Phillip Margolin, author of A Matter of Life and Death, in conversation with editor Keith Kahla, 7PM FB & YT LIVE


*Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam, 8PM



Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: "Throw More Stones: How to Build Character Through Conflict" with Samantha M. Clark, 10AM ZOOM

Houston Public Library, “Always Write” Houston Poet Laureate workshop, 11AM ZOOM

Tumblewords Project, workshop: “J. S. Bach Wrote the Bible” with Leslee Becker, 1PM (MST) ZOOM

Austin Bat Cave, workshop: “Something Wicked This Way Comes: How to Write Compelling Villains” with A. J. Gnuse, 12:30PM ONLINE

Writespace, workshop: “Memoir that Breaks the Rules” with Joyce Boatwright, 1PM ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Middle Grade Book Club with Kereen Getten, author of When Life Gives You Mangos, 3PM ZOOM

Malvern Books, launch of the winner of the Spring 2021 Host Publications Chapbook Prize, lily someson’s mistaken for loud comets, 7PM ONLINE

Murder By the Book, Patricia Briggs, author of Wild Side, in conversation with Chelsea Mueller, author of Prom House, 7PM FB & YT LIVE

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, James Parker discussing and signing Infinity's Gateway, 11AM OUTDOORS



Houston Sisters in Crime, Meeting: March's speaker, professor and author Frankie Y. Bailey, will speak on Writers and Diversity, 2PM ZOOM [email for link]

JCC Dallas, BookFest In Your Living Room Presents: Lisa Scottoline discussing Eternal: A Novel, in conversation with Holly Firfer, 7PM ZOOM



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.