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 05.31.2020

Please scroll down for the story time section!



Texas Library Association 2020 Virtual Summer of Learning LIVE, June 2

11th annual PePcon: Bridging Print and Digital Publishing, June 4-5 STREAMING

ABAA Virtual Book Fair, June 4-7



Gabriel García Márquez: The Making of a Global Writer, Austin, February 1 – August 30 ONLINE



Writespace, workshop: “How to Outline Your Novel” with D. L. Young, 3PM ZOOM

Writing Workshops Dallas, seminar: “Finding Online Writing Work Right Now” with Alex Temblador, 6PM ZOOM

Aprilific Book Club, Smallest Leaf: Q & A with Poet Lisa Toth Salinas, 6:30PM GOOGLE MEET



Patrick Heath Public Library, A Voyage of Heart & Song with Liza Farrow-Gillespie, 11AM ZOOM

Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, Stay At Home open mic, 8PM ZOOM

The Blah Poetry Spot, virtual open mic, 8:30PM INSTAGRAM LIVE



Nobelity Project, Turk Pipkin hosts summer camp safari: white rhinos with Ol Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne, 8:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

BookPeople, Jardine Libaire, Amanda Eyre Ward, and Kathy Valentine discussing The Sober Lush (moderated by Sarah Hepola), POSTPONED

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 Writing Barn, Ask an Agent Session with Wendi Gu of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, 11AM 

Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, Cultural Convos with author Kymberli Speight, 3PM

World Affairs Council – Greater Houston, webinar: James M. Olson discussing To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence, 5PM

Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: "Crafting Scenes That Stop Readers in their Tracks" with Michael Noll, 6:30PM ZOOM

BookPeople, Eric Cervini discussing The Deviant's War (in conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon), 6:30PM CROWDCAST

Conversations From a Page, Literary Salon: Lisa Duffy discussing My Kind of People and Daniela Petrova discussing Her Daughter’s Mother, 7PM ZOOM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Eric Cervini discussing The Deviant’s War, 8PM CROWDCAST

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



BookPeople, Romance Panel: Sharina Harris discussing ImPerfectly Happy; Kwana Jackson discussing Real Men Knit; Vanessa Riley discussing A Duke, The Lady, and A Baby; and Farrah Rochon discussing The Boyfriend Project, 6PM ZOOM

Brazos Bookstore, Susan J. Douglas discussing In Our Prime (in conversation with Mary Pipher), 7PM ZOOM

Laredo BorderSlam, virtual poetry open mic, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Writers’ League of Texas, webinar: “Ask Us Anything: Traditional vs. Do It Yourself Publishing” with Michelle Howry, executive editor at Penguin Random House, and published author Carolyn Cohagan, 8PM ZOOM



The Writing Barn, Online Launch Celebration for Sloth Went with Adam Lehrhaupt and Benson Shum, 11AM

World Affairs Council – DFW, webinar: Jia Lynn Yang discussing One Mighty and Irresistible Tide, 11AM

2nd Tier Publishing, Virtual Book Launch with Carol Flake Chapman, author of Maybe We Will All Become Butterflies, 12PM ZOOM

BookPeople, Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz discussing Jo & Laurie (in conversation with author Rainbow Rowell), 4PM ZOOM [ticketed event]

Brazos Bookstore, Zoraida Córdova discussing The Way to Rio Luna (in conversation with Alex Aster), 4PM INSTAGRAM LIVE

Murder By the Book, Mike Maden discussing Firing Point and David Pepper discussing The Voter File, 7PM FACEBOOK LIVE


*Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam Poetry Pullup & Park, 7PM



San Antonio Botanical Garden, Distance Learning - Parking Lot Birding with Jennifer Bristol, 9:30AM ONLINE

Writespace, workshop: “Exploring Life’s Most Powerful Moments in Memoir” with Joyce Boatwright, 9:30AM ZOOM

Writers’ League of Texas, workshop: "Launch to Success: Self Publishing in 2020" with Deanna Roy, 10AM ZOOM

WITS, Young Writers Workshop in partnership with Discovery Green (grades: 3-5) with James Hershberger, 10:30AM ZOOM

Public Poetry, June virtual library reading featuring Natasha Carrizosa, G.A. Iaconco, Ryan McMaster, Kalen Rowe, and Yolanda Movsessian, 2PM

The Writing Barn, workshop: “Writing for Emergent Readers” with Ann Ingalls, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Lyla Lee reading Mindy Kim and the Birthday Puppy, 3PM ZOOM

The Chachalaca Review, launch of volume 7, 6PM ZOOM

Writers’ League of Texas, webinar: One Page Salon & Deep Vellum Emergency Fund Fundraiser with Owen Egerton, Tim Bauer, Bill Cotter, Sanderia Faye, Jennifer Hritz, and John Pipkin, 8PM ZOOM


Arts & Letters Bookstore, the Granbury Ghosts & Legends tour returns with Brandy Herr signing Haunted Granbury, 4PM

*New Braunfels

The Book Haus, author visit: Denise Montgomery, 2PM



Murder By the Book, Natalie Jenner discussing The Jane Austen Society, 3PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Reading for Relief, F. Anthony Falcon reading Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave as part of a fundraiser in support of the Navajo Nation, 4PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live: Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt discussing The Gift of Forgiveness with Cora Jakes Coleman, 7PM ONLINE



Texas Monthly, bedtime story, DAILY, 8PM INSTAGRAM LIVE

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, DAILY, 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

Hank the Cowdog, author John Erickson will be reading from his children's series, times vary, YOUTUBE

Houston Public Library, virtual story time, M, W, & F, 11A

Katy Budget Books, virtual story time, M-F, 9:30AM; virtual bedtime story, 7:30PM  FACEBOOK LIVE

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M-F, 10AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, M-F, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

The Doseum, virtual story time, T, 12PM

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T & Th, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, T-Th, 10:30AM YOUTUBE

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Access Art & Adventure, T-Th, 1PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Irving Public Library, online story time, Th, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

The Twig Book Shop, Miss Anastasia online story time, F, 10:30AM INSTAGRAM LIVE

Bibliobar, virtual story time, Sat, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat, 10:30AM 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.