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 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 07.04.2021


Please scroll down for story times


SPECIAL EVENTS (*denotes in-person events)

*Stafford, Global Authors & Painters EXPO, July 10

*Kilgore, Texas Shakespeare Festival, through August 1

Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat, through July 29, VIRTUAL [Registration Required]


EXHIBITIONS (*denotes in-person exhibitions)

*Irving, Lonesome Dove, a Humanities Texas traveling exhibition, through July 11

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

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


Sunday, July 4 

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Prose, 9AM


Monday, July 5

Murder By The Book, Three Dog Night with Jeffrey B. Burton, Spencer Quinn, and David Rosenfelt – Virtual Event, 7PM Facebook Live & YouTube


Tuesday, July 6 (*denotes in-person events)

Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Mixed Genre, 2PM

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Mikita Brottman – Virtual Event, 1PM Facebook & YouTube

Brazos Bookstore, Virtual – Not YA Mama’s Book Club with Author Joan He (The Ones We’re Meant to Find), 7PM Zoom

Malvern Books, Jason Marc Harris Book Launch with Lowell Mick White, 7PM Zoom

The Writing Barn, Writing Leveled Reader for Education with Sonny Regelman (Online), 7PM

Harris County Public Library, Camp NaNoWRiMo Virtual Write-In, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Linda Castillo (Fallen) in Conversation with Sarah Stewart Taylor (A Distant Grave) – Virtual Event, 7PM Facebook & YouTube

Love's Dwelling Release Party with Author Kelly Irvin, 7PM Facebook Live 

Katy Books, Hot Summer Reads Virtual Panel, 8PM Zoom [Registration Required]

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Workshop and Open mic hosted by Glori B, 8PM

Austin Bat Cave, Rethinking Plot: Decentering the Self & Centering the World, 9PM Crowdcast

Wednesday, July 7 (*denotes in-person events)

Interabang Books, The Giggles are Coming by Christopher Eliopoulos – Virtual Story Time, 10AM Zoom

Interabang Books, Sir Roderick Floud with England’s Magnificent Gardens, 2PM Zoom

*Boerne, Boerne Bookshop, The Write Side of the Road, July Youth Writing Camp 2PM [Registration Required]

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Bryan Burrough – Forget the Alamo, 6PM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Clare Sestanovich (Objects of Desire) in conversation with Alix Ohlin, 6PM Zoom

Writespace Houston, Poetry 2: Journey of Poetry, 6PM [Registration Required]

Murder By The Book, Jeff Abbott and Hilary Davidson in Conversation with Meg Gardiner – Virtual Event, 7PM Facebook & YouTube

Thursday, July 8 (*denotes in-person events)

Blue Willow Books, Michelle Jabès Corpora & Samantha M. Clark (American Horse Tales Series), 5PM Zoom

*Dallas, Times Ten Cellars, Book Launch: Purpose Ignited – How Inspiring Unleased Passion & Elevate Cause, 5:30PM [Registration Required]

*North Richland Hills, North Richland Hills Library, Poetic Storytelling with Oba William King, 5:30PM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Linsey Miller (What We Devour) in Conversation with Kalyn Josephson and Margaret Owen, 6PM Zoom [Registration Required]

*Boerne, The Boerne Book Shop & The Write Side of the Road, 2nd Thursday Monthly Writing Class, 6PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Kendra Allen (Collection Plate) in conversation with Sanderia Faye, 6PM

Pflugerville Public Library, Adult Craft Night: Book-Themed Crafts, 6PM Virtual

Humanities Texas, Texas Storytime with Don Tate, 6:15PM Zoom [Registration Required]

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series – Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Books, Elizabeth Lim (Six Crimson Cranes) in conversation with Sabaa Tahir, 7PM Zoom

Dallas Museum of Art, Virtual Event: Kevin Kwan, 7PM [Ticketed]

Brazos Bookstore, Virtual – Women In Translation Panel, 7PM Zoom
Murder By The Book,
S.A. Cosby in Conversation with Alex Segura – Virtual Event, 7PM Facebook & YouTube

The Twig Bookshop, Virtual Event: Rick Bass, Author of Fortunate Son and Numerous other books, in conversation with Richard Z. Santos, 7PM Zoom

BookWoman, 2nd Thursday Virtual Poetry Reading + Open Mic, Featuring Laura Van Prooyen, 7:15PM Eventbrite

Writers’ League of Texas, Member Meet-up, 8PM Zoom

Friday, July 9 (*denotes in-person events)

The Writing Barn, Crafting Webinar: Novel Writing – From Idea to Book (and the Many Missteps Along the Way) with Lara Prescott, 10AM

Murder By The Book, Dan Fesperman and Laura Lippman in Conversation – Virtual Event, 7PM Facebook & YouTube

The Bookworm Box, Meghan Quinn Live Author Takeover!, 7PM Facebook Live|

Saturday, July 10 (*denotes in-person events)

SCBWI Austin, From Draft to Published – Without an Agent!, 9:30 AM Zoom

Writespace Houston, Writing as Catharsis, 9:30 AM Zoom [Registration Required]

The Writing Barn, Mini – Retreats for the Weekend Warrior with Claire Campbell Online, 10AM

Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Prose and Poetry, 10AM

ACFW DFW, James L. Rubart “How To Make Yourself Unforgettable to Agents, Editors, and Readers”, 10:30AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Stephanie Marks (Stone Magus) Author Appearance, 11AM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author Visit with Keith Rees, 12PM

Murder By The Book, Liv Constantine in conversation with K.J. Howe – Virtual Event, 1PM Facebook & YouTube

*Austin, Half Price Books Austin, Book Signing with Benjamin C. Anyacho, 1PM

*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art & Literary Press Grand Opening!, 1PM

Houston Public Library & Public Poetry (Houston), July Reading/Open Mic/Live Poetry, 2PM, Zoom [Ticketed]

San Antonio Public Library & Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, Summer Book Club: All the Stars Denied with Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall in conversation with Francisco E. Balderrama, PHD, 2PM Facebook Live

Tumblewords Project, Notes on Abstract Poetics and the Linguistic Sublime, Part 2: Aesthetic Difficulty, 2PM Zoom

Blue Willow Books, Sherra Aguirre discusses her book Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease, 3PM Zoom

Brazos Bookstore, Virtual – Middle Grade Book Club with Author Kate Albus, 3PM Zoom

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series – Marianne Dyson, 3:30PM

*Canyon, Burrowing Owl Books, Author Showcase with Andrew Brandt, 4PM

*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Book Signing – Luz at Midnight by Marison Cortez, 7PM

Sunday, July 11 (*denotes in-person events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, James Wade (River, Sing Out), 12PM

Malvern Books, Book Club Lone Star Lit at Malvern Books featuring The Sisters Mederos and an appearance by author Patrice Sarath,1PM Zoom

Writing Workshops, Publishing in Literary Journals to Launch Your Career, 3PM Zoom

Writespace Houston, Mags II Riches: The Art of the Article, 3PM Zoom [Registration Required]

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Meet up for Local Writers, 4PM


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.