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 03.28.2021

Please scroll down for the story time section


Dallas Literary Festival, March 26-28, VIRTUAL

Avon Books Presents: KissCon One Night Stand, April 2, VIRTUAL

Teen Book Con, April 3 & 10, 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



Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live (with the Dallas Literary Festival): Hala Alyan, author of The Arsonists’ City, and Patricia Lockwood, author of No One Is Talking about This, in conversation with Mira Jacob, 2PM ONLINE

Museum of South Texas History, Sunday Speaker Series: Martin Salinas, author of Indians of the Rio Grande Delta: Their Role in the History of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Inprint, workshop: Inprint invites members of the Houston Taiwanese Community Center to a story writing event, in connection with the mural project “Time in a Tide Pool,” led by Houston writer Josie Mitchell (translation and assistance provided by Patrick Huang), 4PM ZOOM



BookPeople, Jonathan Meiburg discussing A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey, 7PM ZOOM

Pan African Connection, Celebrating Women’s History Month: Sisters on the Frontlines, 7PM ZOOM

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



Murder By the Book, Laura Griffin, author of Flight, in conversation with Allison Brennan, author of Tell No Lies, 7PM FB & YT LIVE

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

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



BookPeople, That Way Madness Lies: fifteen acclaimed YA writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeare’s celebrated classics, featuring Brittany Cavallaro, Kiersten White, Samantha Mabry, and K. Ancrum (moderated by Patrice Caldwell), 6PM ZOOM

SMU, Teaching Through a Pandemic, Dr. Kimberly Hill, author of A Higher Mission: The Careers of Alonzo and Althea Brown Edmiston in Central Africa, 6PM ONLINE

SHSU, Diversity Reader Event: How to be an Antiracist Panel with Dr. Peneil Joseph and Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, 6PM ONLINE

Fort Worth Library, Frank Andre Guridy presents The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics, 6:30PM ONLINE

Lisa Haneberg, Haneberg launches Stiff Lizard, the latest Spy Shop Mystery, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Murder By the Book, Lee Hollis, author of Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer, in conversation with Helen Ellis, author of Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light, 7PM FB & YT LIVE

Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Jennifer Deibel, 7PM ONLINE

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

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



Bullock Museum, High Noon Talks: Dr. Frank Andre Guridy presents The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics, 12PM ONLINE

World Affairs Council – Greater Houston, Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis present 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, 5PM ONLINE

Fort Worth Library, Author Series featuring Daka Hermon and Lorien Lawrence, 6:30PM ONLINE

Patrick Heath Public Library, A Year of Miracles: Juried Poetry Reading, 6:45PM ZOOM

BookWoman, Tricksters in Praise of April Fools: a Reading by D. E. Zuccone and Cindy Huyser, 7PM ONLINE

Write Art Out, Words & Sh*t featuring John Nguyen, 7:30PM ONLINE


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




*Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam, 8PM



Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: “Mining the World for Meaning: How to Move Beyond the Personal in Memoir” with Donna M. Johnson, 10AM ZOOM

Gemini Ink, Taller de Creación Literaria: A Nonfiction Workshop with Award-Winning Author Norma Cantú, 10AM ZOOM

Fort Worth Library, The Bass Reeves Trilogy: The Rememory of a Legend with author Sidney Thompson, 10:30AM ONLINE

Tumblewords Project, workshop: “Mixtape Muze(sic)” with Richie David Marrufo, 1PM (MST) ZOOM  

Houston Public Library, April Public Poetry reading, 2PM ONLINE

The Dock Bookshop, Sister Souljah presents Life After Death (with the Black Girl Social Club), 6PM CROWDCAST

Malvern Books, Harold Whit Williams launches his first book of short stories, Mel Bay’s Book of the Dead, 7PM ZOOM

Writers’ League of Texas, One Page Salon featuring Edward Carey and Amy Gentry (emceed by Owen Egerton), 8PM LIVE WEBINAR


*The Boerne Bookshop, Ron Martinelli signing Justus for All, 1PM

San Antonio

*The Twig Book Shop, Wanda Garner Cash reading and signing Pancho Villa's Saddle at the Cadillac Bar, 11AM OUTDOORS



No public events this Easter Sunday



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.