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 by Lone Star Literary Life

FOR THE WEEK OF 06.20.2021


Please scroll down for the story time section

Special Events

*Laredo, The Phoenix Bookstore, Harry Potter Makers Market, June 26th 12-9PM & June 27th 12-7PM

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Kendall County Liars Contest, June 23rd, 9PM

*CanyonWest Texas Writers' Academy, Canyon, June 23-26, 2021

*Deer Park, Revels Performing Arts Center, Maddy’s 9th Annual Children’s Book Drive, June 26th, 1PM

Austin African American Book Festival, June 26th, 10AM, ZOOM



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

*Huntsville, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, A Humanities Texas traveling Exhibition, June 7th-August 7th

*Kerrville, Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State, A Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, June 14th-July 14th


Sunday, June 20th *Denotes In-person Events

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Author and Chef Vincent Tropepe Presents Slaughtered, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Prose a Critique Group, 9AM


Monday, June 21st *Denotes In-person Events

*Abilene, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, A Discussion about Publishing Choices, 5:45PM

The Writing Barn, Beyond Fact-Flinging: Essential Elements to Elevate Info Books with Heather L. Montgomery, 6PM [Registration Required]

Murder By The Book, Francesca Serritella (Ghosts of Harvard) In Conversation with Lisa Scottoline (Eternal), 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Inprint, A Conversation with Author Annette Gordon-Reed (On Juneteenth), 7PM Live on Inprint’s Website


Tuesday, June 22nd *Denotes In-person Events

Murder By The Book, Gytha Lodge (Lie Beside Me) in Conversation with Chris Whitaker (We Begin At The End), 1PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Brazos Books, Stacey Abrams Presents Our Time is Now in Conversation with Cari Champion Followed by An Audience Q&A, 6PM Zoom [Registration Required]

The Writing Barn, Virtual Book Launch with Author Meghan P. Browne and Illustrator Carlynn Whitt, 6PM

The Dock Bookshop, Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon Present BLACKOUT in Conversation, Moderated by Danielle Kwateng. 6PM Livestream [Ticketed]

Gemini Ink, Cultivating Fields: An Introduction to Writing Poetry with Jo Reyes-Boitel, 6PM Zoom

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series: Autumm Radle reading Lila Grey, Let Go of the Day, 6:30PM

Murder By The Book, Joe R. Lansdale (Moon Lake) in Conversation with Kathleen Kent (The Burn), 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

BookWoman, Stacee Reicherzer Presents The Healing the Otherness Handbook in Conversation with Tabitha Peterson, 7PM Zoom

University of Texas Press, Daniel Oppenheimer (Far From Respectable) in Conversation with Dave Hickey & Christopher Knight, 8PM Crowdcast


Wednesday, June 23rd *Denotes In-person Events

BookPeople BookKids, Samantha M. Clark Presents Arrow in conversation with TreeFolks, 6PM Zoom

*Dripping Springs, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Book Signing & Reading From Poetry Author James R. Dennis (Listening Devices), 6PM

Pflugerville Public Library, Short Story Writing, Part 2: Fairy Tales & Fantasy Fiction: Structure and POV, 6:30PM, Virtual

*Fort Worth,  Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series: Hussein Ahdieh Presents Foreigner, 6:30 PM

*Grapevine, Operation Care International, “No, Not Me!” Book Signing with Author Susie Jennings, 7PM [Limited seating, Registration Suggested]

Brazos Books, Book club with Author Idra Novey Presenting Those Who Knew: A Novel in Conversation with Mark Haber, 7PM Zoom [Registration Required]

Harris County Public Library, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton: Live Writing Workshop (Teens or Adults), 7PM TEAMS

Harris County Public Library, Live! Tunes and Tails with Andyrooniverse: Water Tails, 7PM Facebook Live

Greenlight Bookstore & University of Texas Press, Kristin Hersh (Seeing Sideways) in Conversation with Ian MacKaye, 7:30PM Crowdcast


Thursday, June 24th *Denotes In-person Events

Brazos Books, The Best of World SF with Authors Kofi Nyameye, Chinelo Onwualu, and Francesco Verson in Conversation Moderated by Lauren Beukes, 1PM Zoom [Registration Required]

BookPeople BookKids, Liz Garton Scanlon & Kevan Atteberry Present I Want a Boat!, 6PM Zoom

Interabang Books, Texas Triangle Presented by Authors Henry Cisneros, David Hendricks, J.H. Cullum Clark, and William Fulton, 6PM Zoom

Gemini Ink, Points of Departure: Drafting New Poems with Octavio Quintanilla, 6PM Zoom

The Writing Barn, Creative Connections Panel: Writing While Latinx, Getting Past the Gatekeepers, 6:30PM [Registration Required]

Murder By The Book, P.J. Vernon (Bath Haus) in Conversation with S.A. Cosby (Razorblade Tears), 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Austin Bat Cave, “Research & The Novel” with Author S. Kirk Walsh, 7PM Crowdcast

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop & The Write Side of the Road, Wine & Write: Cooperative Creative Writing with glasses of wine, 7PM

Writers' League of Texas, Off the Beaten Craft: “Not Just For Dancing: How to use TikTok to Connect with Readers” with Alexandria Juarez, 8PM


Friday, June 25th *Denotes In-person Events

*Bandera, Bandera County Library, Author Visit with Ben H. English, 10AM

Murder By The Book, Clare Mackintosh (Hostage) in Conversation with Lisa Gardner (Before She Disappeared), 1PM Facebook Live & YouTube

*Medina, Medina Highpoint Resort , Author Visit with Ben H. English, 2PM

Murder By The Book, June Agora/Polis Night a Multi Author Event, 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube

Bookwoman, Presents a Reading Celebrating Recent Awards by LGBTQ Writers, 7PM Eventbrite


Saturday, June 26th *Denotes In-person Events

Murder By The Book, Virtual Cozyclub Mini Con with Paranormal Cozies & Bibliomysteries, 11AM Facebook Live & YouTube

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Alexia Bartholomew Presents You’re Not the Only One…that has been hurt, violated, abused and has Overcome, 11AM

ACFW The Woodlands Chapter, Writers on the Storm: Using Enneagram to Find Your Characters with Author Cara Putman, 12PM Zoom

Writespace Houston, Mags to Riches with Jody T. Morse, 1PM Zoom

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Book Signing with Author Jamie Murray, 1PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Author Book Signing with Cullum Clark (Texas Triangle), 2PM

*Lufkin, Absolutely Fiction Books, Book Signing with Author James Wade (River, Sing Out), 2PM

*Fort Worth, Monkey & Dog Books, Book Signing with Robert Schwab, MD (Holy Water, Back Side of a Hurricane, and Eddie’s Boy), 2PM

Tumblewords Project, River of Words: The Border, Boundaries, and Bridges, 2PM Zoom

Defunkt Magazine, Steroids for Story: A Prose Workshop with Brendan Stephens, 2PM Zoom

The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup: Prose & Poetry Critique Group, 5PM

*Houston, Writespace and The Canary Cafe present Pints, Pizza, and Poetry Open Mic, 7PM


Sunday, June 27th *Denotes In-person Events

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Henry Cisneros & J.H. Cullum Clark Present The Texas Triangle, 12PM

Literati Bookstore & University of Texas Press, Daniel Oppenheimer (Far From Respectable) in Conversation with Benjamin Moser, 12PM Zoom

Sisters In Crime, Houston Presents Mark Pryor and “The Importance of Being There: Why I have to go to Paris to research my Books”, 3PM via Facebook Live & YouTube

Inprint Houston, Inprint Readings for Young People presents Cool Brains! Jacqueline Woodson Livestream Event. 4PM

*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Melancholy Hour, Pensive Prose + Live Music, 7PM


Story Times *Denotes In-person Events

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10AM, or for the Whole Family Tuesdays at 11:15AM outside

Allen Public Library – Monday thru Thursdays at 10:15 via Facebook Live

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

Longview Public Library – Every Tuesday via Facebook Live at 10:30AM

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

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, musical story time, T, 10:30AM

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

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

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

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Story Time, T, F & Sat at 10:30AM

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM 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

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary




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.