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 07.11.2021


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SPECIAL EVENTS (*denotes in-person events)

*Dallas, The Dallas Poetry Slam, POETCHELLA, July 16 - July 18

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

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Fort Worth Book Hunt, through July 31

*Kilgore, Texas Shakespeare Festival, through August 1


EXHIBITIONS (*denotes in-person events)

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

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


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


Monday, July 12 (*denotes in-person events)

The Writing Barn, Camp Spitfire ONLINE: Creative Writing Camp for Kids, 10AM

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Barrio Writers Online Summer Workshop, 1PM

BookPeople, VIRTUAL EVENT: TOM SCHARPLING - It Never Ends, In conversation with Jon Wurster, 6PM Zoom

Austin Book Arts Center, Drop Spine Box, 6PM

Writespace Houston, Creating the Poetry Chapbook, 6PM

Murder By The Book, Daniel Silva in conversation with Dana Bash - Ticketed Zoom Event, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Sujata Massey in conversation with Jaqueline Winspear - Virtual Event, 7PM Zoom


Tuesday, July 13 (*denotes in-person events)

Murder By The Book, Niall Leonard in conversation with Alex Grecian - Virtual Event, 1PM Zoom
Murder By The Book,
Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents B.A. Paris - Virtual Event, 2PM

*Dallas, Dallas Public Library, Researching, Writing & Publishing Your Family Legacy with Author Judy Fambrough-Billingsley, 2PM

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Camilla Lackberg - Virtual Event, 3PM

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver - Virtual Event, 4PM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Adult Book Fair, 4PM

*Burleson, Burleson Public Library, Local Author – William R. Humble Book Signing, 4:30PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, Mona at Sea, 5PM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Dr. Kate Biberdorf - It's Elemental, In conversation with Bill Nye, 6PM Zoom

Interabang Books, Payal Doshi with Rea and The Blood of the Nectar, 6PM

Avid Bookshop, Book Launch Party: Kate Fortmueller in Conversation with Richard Neupert for Below the Stars, 6PM

Gemini Ink, Laughing Matters: The Joke Writing Process with Tori Pool, 6:30PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Kate White in conversation with John Searles - Virtual Event, 7PM

Fabled Bookshop & Café, Paula McLain Discusses When the Stars Go Dark, 7PM

*Dallas, DAWG, Research to Create Richness of Story with Harry Hall, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Virtual Event: Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Akwete Tyehimba, 7PM [Ticketed]

Austin Bat Cave, Show Me How You Feel, 7PM

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Austin Poetry Slam Hosted by Christopher Michael - OPEN SLAM, 8PM


Wednesday, July 14 (*denotes in-person events)

Larry J Ringer Public Library, Bryan College Station Public Library System, and Clara B, Mounce Public Library, Meyer Book Club with Author Diane Kelly, 10AM Virtual & Live

Katy Budget Books, Munch Bunch Cookbook Club: The Ultimate Dutch Oven Cookbook with Emily and Matt Clifton, 2PM

*Boerne, The Write Side of The Road, July Youth Writing Camp, 2PM

*Burleson, Burleson Writers Group, 6PM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Bridget Farr - Margie Kelly Breaks the Dress Code, 6PM Zoom

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Fact, Fiction, and the Middle Grade Novel – A Writer and Editor in Conversation, 6PM

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Writers' Roundtable, 6PM

Austin Bat Cave, Time + Place = Voice : A Short Fiction Workshop, 6PM

Gemini Ink, Sifting and Sorting: Developing Fiction from Family Anecdotes with Diane Gonzales Bertrand, 6:30PM Zoom

Fresh Fiction, A [Virtual] Evening With: Janna MacGregor & Amalie Howard, 7PM [Ticketed]

Brazos Bookstore, virtual - Danny Trejo in conversation with Steve Buscemi, 7PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Kelley Armstrong, Jeaniene Frost, and Melissa Marr - Virtual Event, 7PM


Thursday, July 15 (*denotes in-person events)

Writing Workshops, What Makes a Great Nonfiction Book Idea Zoom Seminar, 2PM

*Houston, HOTWORX, Hot Exercise Book Signing, 4PM

*Waxahachie, English Merchant’s Parlour, Author Brent Brantley Book Talk and Signing, 5PM

*North Richland Hills, North Richland Hills Library, Poetry Slam, 5:30PM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Jessica Hopper - The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, In conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib, 6PM

Houston Public Library & Arte Publico Press, Latinx Debuts for your Book Club with Oscar Mancinas (To Live and Die in El Valle) and Estella Gonzalez (Chola Salvation), in conversation with Richard Santos (Trust Me), 6PM Facebook Live

Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine, Third Thursday July 2021 Workshop, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Conor Bracken, Katie Condon, and Adrian Matejka, 7PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Susan Elia MacNeal in conversation with Mariah Fredericks - Virtual Event, 7PM

The Bookworm Box, Frost Kay LIVE Author Takeover!, 7PM

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

Austin Bat Cave, Writing from a Distance: Conjuring Foreign Places in Fiction, 7PM

Writers’ League of Texas, July Third Thursday: “Writing Unlikable Characters”, 8PM


Friday, July 16 (*denotes in-person events)

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Back Matter for Nonfiction (and Fiction!) Picture Books with Laura Gehl, 11AM

*Weatherford, Film Alley, Donald Trump Jr – Liberal Privilege Book Signing, 11AM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: South Asian Friday Night Foodie Panel!, 6PM Zoom

Murder By The Book, Helen Ellis in conversation with J.T. Ellison - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Houston, Defunkt Magazine, Anthology II Launch Party - a Hybrid Affair, 7PM


Saturday, July 17 (*denotes in-person events)

*Houston, A 2nd Cup, Heights Book Fair Market, 9AM

Interabang Books, Interabang Book's Fourth Birthday Party!, 10AM

*Lubbock, National Ranching Heritage Center, celebrate Author Natalie's Bright cookbook Book Event & NRHC Chuck Wagon Day, 10AM

*Fort Worth, Race to 500,000 Books: Fort Worth Book Drive Event!, 11AM

The Writing Barn, FREE Virtual Picture Book Launch with Author Ana Siqueira!, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Rina Brown, Isle of the Dark, 11AM

Austin Bat Cave, Virtual Blooming: A Nature Writing Workshop, 12PM

BookPeople, Virtual Event: Judy Chicago - The Flowering: The Autobiography of Judy Chicago with Kevin Kwan, 1PM Zoom

Blue Willow Books, Brianna Bourne | You & Me at the End of the World in conversation with Jennifer Lynn Barnes, 2PM

*Sunnyvale, Doris Padgett Public Library, Meet Author Nancy Churnin! 2PM

Tumblewords Project, Breaking Down the Genre Border Walls: How the Muse Migrates, 2PM

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Watercolor Bookmarks, 3PM

*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Book Signing with Steven Hightower, 3PM

*Round Rock, Round Rock Public Library, Read Local – Local Author Book Readings, 3:30PM

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series - Mark Huffman, 4PM


Sunday, July 18 (*denotes in-person events)

Writers Garret, Stone Soup Prose, 9AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Carmen Tafolla & Regina Moya, The Last Butterfly, 12PM

Sisters In Crime (Houston), July Online Event: Author Valerie Wilson Wesley on "Staying Current as a Writer", 2PM

Writespace Houston, How to Build an Author Platform, 3PM

*Dallas, African American Museum of Dallas, Dr. Faye Williams – Book Signing, 4PM

*Dallas, Organize 365, Lisa Woodruff Book Tour, 6PM [Ticketed]


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.