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 06.30.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 27-July 28

 

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 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

 

MONDAY, JULY 1:

Austin

BookPeople, Reavis Wortham reading and signing Hawke's Target, 7PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Find Waldo Local 2019, 10AM

Murder By the Book, Katherine Howe reading and signing The Daughter of Temperance Hobbs, and Lauren Willig reading and signing The Summer Country, 6:30PM

Night Heron, Big Reveal Happy Hour: Inprint will reveal the author lineup for the 2019-20 Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, 5:30PM

Navasota

Muddy Water Bookstore, Find Waldo Local Begins, 10AM

 

TUESDAY, JULY 2:

Austin

BookPeople, Chandler Baker reading and signing Whisper Network, 7PM

Malvern Books, the launch of Murder on the Third Try, the third installment in K.P. Gresham’s Pastor Matt Hayden mystery series, 7PM

The North Door, Owen Egerton's One Page Salon with Walter Moore, Adam Lefton, Lance Myers, and Keith Ruckus, 7:30PM [BYOP]

Dallas

Lucky Dog Books, Stone Soup Mixed Genre workshop with the Writer's Garret, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Writing Workshops Dallas Happy Hour, 6PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Mohamed Asem discussing and signing Stranger in the Pen, 7PM

Katy Budget Books, BookCulture: Mexico, 11AM

San Antonio

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

The Twig Book Shop, Brandon Davis discussing and signing A Soldier's Path, 5PM

Waco

B&N, MonsterStreet book launch party and signing with J.H. Reynolds, 5PM

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3:

Austin

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talks: Gary Pinkerton discussing Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas From the North, 12PM

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Open Mic featuring Ayokunle Falomo, 7:30PM

 

THURSDAY, JULY 4:

Austin
Malvern Books, Independence Day at Malvern Books--there will be cake, 10AM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 5:

Alpine

Front Street Books, WK "Kip" Stratton discussing and signing The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film, 6PM

Austin

BookPeople, Joe Jimenez reading and signing his new poetry collection, Rattlesnake Allegory, and poet Monica Teresa Ortiz reading and signing her new poetry collection, Autobiography of a Semiromantic Anarchist, 7PM

Malvern Books, a homecoming reading from Austinite Dr. Walter Moore, author of the poetry collection, My Lungs Are a Dive Bar, 7PM

 

SATURDAY, JULY 6:

El Paso

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "In Search of Ghost in the Paso del Norte" with Carlos Nicolas Flores, 12:45PM

Houston

Bracewell Neighborhood Library, Public Poetry Reading Series featuring Autumn Hayes, Vincent Cooper, Katherine Hoerth, and Melissa Studdard, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Deborah DEEP Mouton reading and signing her new poetry collection, Newsworthy, and Lupe Mendez reading and signing his debut poetry collection, Why I Am Like Tequila, 6PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Denise Richter signing 100 Things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die, 2nd Edition, 11AM

Tyler

Half Price Books, fiction author Lewis Smith signing The Gnostic Library, 1PM

 

SUNDAY, JULY 7:

Austin

Malvern Books, the Lion and the Pirate Unplugged, an inclusive open mic, 1PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam presents The Battle of the Slams 2019!, 3PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, local author T.D. Walker signing her poetry collection Small Waiting Objects, and local children's author Kena Sosa signing The Unhuggables, 1PM

Mansfield

Half Price Books, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Amy Bearce signing Shortcuts, 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.