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 06.23.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Poolside Reads: Texas Book Festival Book Giveaway, Austin, June 26

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 27-July 28

Writers' League of Texas 2019 Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, June 28-30

North Texas Comic Book Show, Irving, June 29-30

EXHIBITS:

Showtime: Photographs of Music Legends by Watt Casey Jr. (from his book, My Guitar Is a Camera), Lubbock, May 31-July 21

A Time and Place for Everything: Peter Brown, Abilene, June 6-November 1

SUNDAY, JUNE 23:

Austin

BookPeople, NEALY FISCHER speaking & signing Food You Want: For the Life You Crave, 5PM

BookWoman, Poetry Reading & Signing with Charlotte Seley and Allyson Whipple, 3:30PM

Malvern Books, the Austin launch of Matty Layne Glasgow’s debut poetry collection deciduous qween, with readings from Matty, as well as Esteban Rodriguez, Laura Villarreal, and Alfredo Aguilar, 2PM

Dallas

B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs copies of his Mystery novels, Cats of the CIA books and other titles, 10AM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, poet Kendal Richardson will sign Unconditional Love, and children's author Jordan Burk will sign his inspirational children’s book, Kelly & The Great Pinewood Derby, 1PM

Interabang Books, Shayla Copas FOUR SEASONS OF ENTERTAINING, 2PM

Denton

B&N, Special Storytime and Signing With Ricky Gazelle, 2PM

Houston

Writespace, Workshop: "Fix Your Story with Point of View" with Joy Preble, 3PM

Mansfield

Half Price Books, mystery author Deanna King will sign her novel, Twist of Fate, 1PM

Richardson

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "#OwnVoices: Finding a Literary Agent & Publisher" with Alex Temblador, 3PM [FREE]

San Antonio

B&N - San Pedro, Denise B. Richter signing: 100 Things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die 2nd Edition, 1PM

The Twig Book Shop, J. G. Schwartz signing The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy, 12PM

MONDAY, JUNE 24:

Austin

BookPeople, LACY JOHNSON speaking & signing The Reckonings, 7PM

El Paso

VA Clinic (N. Piedras), Tumbleword Projects: Writing workshop for veterans, their families, and civilians, 3PM

Houston

Murder By the Book, Cara Black will sign and discuss Murder in Bel-Air, 6:30PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Store, Ben H. English discussing and signing Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend, 5PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 25:

Austin

BookPeople, POLLY ROSENWAIKE speaking & signing Look How Happy I'm Making You (in conversation with S. Kirk Walsh), 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam, 7:15PM

Boerne

Tusculum Brewing Company, Patrick Heath Public Library presents “Lattes on the Library” featuring Liza Farrow-Gillespie discussing and signing A Voyage of Heart and Song, 10AM

Dallas

Checkered Past Winery, Dallas Poetry Slam presents DFW Unplugged, 8PM

Interabang Books, Lauren Kate reading and signing THE ORPHAN’S SONG, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, The Writer's Garret Stone Soup Poetry Workshop, 7PM

El Paso

The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

Houston

The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting: "Indie Publishing" with D.L. Young, 6:30PM

Katy Budget Books, BookCulture: Kenya, 11AM

Rice University, Kinder Institute for Urban Research presents Urban Reads: Alexander Garvin discussing and signing The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century, 7PM

Nevada

McClendon Elementary, The Bibliobus bringing books, lemonade, and cookies, 6PM

San Antonio

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26:

Austin

BookPeople, JAMES ELLROY speaking & signing This Storm, 7PM

Terrazas Branch Library, Aural Literature June Reading with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

Dallas
Half Price Books Mother Ship, thriller author Reavis Z. Wortham will discuss and sign his latest novel, Hawke's Target, 7PM

Denton

Denton County Brewing Company, Spiderweb Salon presents PRIDENTON, a poetry showcase with live music and the release of the zine Love Is, 7PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now: Haiku Death Match featuring Christopher Michael, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Michael Parker reading and signing PRAIRIE FEVER, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Lauren Kate will sign and discuss The Orphan's Song, 6:30PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Jack Grubbs discussing and signing The Legacy of Maggie Dixon, 5PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:

Arlington

Levitt Pavilion, Family Movie Night & Book Signing: Dumplin' with Julie Murphy and the Bibliobus, 8PM

Austin

BookPeople, JIMMY & CHRISTINE MOORE speaking & signing Real Food Keto & KEN BERRY speaking & signing Lies My Doctor Told Me, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, ELAINE WELTEROTH speaking and signing More Than Enough, 7PM [ticketed event]

Canyon

Burrowing Owl Books, Poetry Circle with the High Plains Poetry Project, 7PM

Dallas

DART's Westmoreland Station, Writer's Garret's Rail Writer's Community Ride, 9AM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will discuss and sign her latest novel, The Summer Guests, 7PM

Interabang Books, Michael Parker reading and signing PRAIRIE FEVER, 6PM

Lochwood Branch Library, Tejana Cosmica with Latina poets, 6:30PM

El Paso

B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Mehnaaz Momen discussing and signing POLITICAL SATIRE, POSTMODERN REALITY, AND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY: WHO ARE WE LAUGHING AT?, 7PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, renowned author Alex Kershaw will discuss his latest book, The First Wave, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Jode Millman will sign and discuss The Midnight Call, 6:30PM

Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge, June Poison Pen Reading with Cameron Dezen Hammon, Amanda Ortiz, and JP Gritton, 8:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Amy Daughters discussing and signing You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story that Never Happened, 5PM

Richardson

Alamo Drafthouse, a special screening of the season one finale of A Discovery of Witches with New York Times bestselling historical fantasy author Deborah Harkness plus a special Q&A discussion and book signing, 7PM

Sulphur Springs

The Bookworm Box, LK Farlow Live Author Takeover!, 7PM

Watauga

Watauga Public Library, Tui Snider discussing and signing 100 Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die, 6:30PM

Weslaco

The Storybook Garden, Ron Ramírez reading and signing A PERFECT BOOK FOR FRIDA, 4PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 28:

Austin

Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Poetry: END GAME ~METAPHORICALLY CHALLENGED, 7:40PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series 4th Birthday Bash, 7PM

Dallas

Bachman Lake Branch Library, Tejana Cosmica with Latina poets, 6PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling thriller author Brad Thor will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, Backlash, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents a Dallas Youth Poets Fundraiser, 8PM

Houston 

Brazos Bookstore, SPEED READING: WALT WHITMAN!, 6PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 29:

Austin

Austin History Center, the release of a new book by photographer Bill Leissner: Austin Icons of the Eighties: Music, Theater, Politics, 1:30PM

BookPeople, CASEY CHAPMAN ROSS speaking & signing True To Form, 5PM

Malvern Books, celebrating the launch of McAllen Poet Laureate Edward Vidaurre’s new collection of poetry, JAZzHOUSE, with readings from Edward, as well as Daniel García Ordaz, Reyes Cárdenas, Jo Reyes-Boitel, and Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, 7PM

The Townsend, Stories From the Road: short stories and off-the-cuff music featuring Audrey Malone, 7:30PM

Dallas

B&N - Preston/Royal, Crystal Scott-Lindsey signs Communication and You: Explore Issues & Enhance Relationships, 1PM

Bishop Arts Theatre, "Behind Closed Doors: Stories, Taboos, & Life Uncensored" with Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash, International Business & Life Strategist Rose Colarossi, and award-winning author Darlene Ellison, 3PM

Interabang Books, Randy Schmidt discussing and signing THE CARPENTERS: AN ILLUSTRATED DISCOGRAPHY, 6PM

El Paso

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "El Paso: North of the Pass" with Gustavo Enriquez, 12:45PM

Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop, Scholastic Read A Palooza Tour, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, Benedict Wells reading and signing THE END OF LONELINESS, 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jim Blackburn & Isabelle Chapman reading and signing HILL COUNTRY BIRDS & WATERS: ART & POEMS, 7PM

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

Murder By the Book, Brad Thor will sign and discuss Backlash, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Ann Becker discussing and signing A Chateau in Homewoods, 1PM

Writespace, Workshop: :Writing Concrete Details: A Hands on Workshop" with Andreana Binder, 9:30AM

Lubbock

B&N, Sophia's Gift book signing with Kathleen Heyd, 3PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Michael Kihntopf signing A Remote Army Post in the Desert, Petrograd to Shanghai, November 1919 to January 1922, 11AM

San Marcos

Half Price Books, children's author Shannon Mokry will sign her latest book, The Little Pink Elephant, 12PM

Southlake

B&N, Beth Bowland signing Traz Isle and Grape Bubblegum, 1PM

Tyler

B&N, Deadlock book signing with Cherrie Lynn, 2PM

Watauga

Half Price Books, Janet Leigh Green will sign Unspeakable Acts, 1PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 30:

Austin

Resistencia Books, Cabañuelas: A reading and book signing with Norma Elia Cantú, 5PM

The Writing Barn, SCBWI-Austin Character Workshop: "The Protagonist On the Page" with agent Jennie Dunham, 5PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Tiffany King will sign her memoir, My Story: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and suspense author Lewis B. Smith will sign The Gnostic Library: A Capri Team Adventure, 1PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza!, 3PM

Denton

Green Space Arts Collective, Sundown + Spiderweb: Performance and Expression workshop, 1PM

Houston

Writespace, Workshop: "Crafting Unconventional Narratives" with Mark Haber, 3PM

Richardson

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Grant Writing Fundamentals" with Megan Harrison, 3PM

San Antonio

B&N - San Pedro, Twinkle Zaman signing Love Notes, 1PM

The Good Kind Southtown, Good Poems at the Good Kind featuring Naomi Shihab Nye (with San Antonian Evan Beaty and San Marcos’ Vanessa Couto Johnson), 4PM

The Twig Book Shop, R.A. Reynolds signing 91 Day Fiancee Marriage: Love or Green Card, 12PM

 

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.