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 07.18.2021


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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)

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


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

The 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]


Monday, July 19 (*denotes in-person events)

*Dallas, Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Advanced Comic Book Creation with Bobby Garcia, 9AM
*San Marcos, Texas State University,
San Marcos Latinx Youth Creative Workshop, 1PM

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Public Library, Crafty at Home - Miniature books, 2PM
Queer Home CookOUT Tour with Foglifter Press, 5:30PM [Ticketed]
Austin Book Arts Center,
Drop Spine Box, 6PM
Murder By The Book,
Ace Atkins - Virtual Event, 7PM
The Dock Bookshop,
Africa and African Diaspora Literary Series: Author Kurt Davis, 7PM
Writers Guild of Texas,
WGT July Meeting, 7PM


Tuesday, July 20 (*denotes in-person events)

*Colleyville, Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, Ribbon Cutting & Book Launch of Undefeated Woman by Rajni Raman 11:30AM

Murder By The Book, Louise Candlish in conversation with Lisa Jewell - Virtual Event, 1PM

Murder By The Book, Mystery and Thriller Mavens Presents Kate White - Virtual Event, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Meghan P. Browne | Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards, 5PM

Writespace Houston, Be The Change: Crafting Your Social Justice Essay, 6PM

The Writing Barn, Writing the Middle Grade Novel with Rajani LaRocca, 6PM

Austin Book Arts Center, Multi-Pamphlet Notebook or Datebook, 6PM

Houston Public Library, Casey McQuiston – One Last Stop, 6PM

Murder By The Book, Brad Thor - Ticketed Zoom Event, 6PM


Brazos Bookstore, Virtual - Amy C Evans and Martha Hall Foose - A Good Meal Is Hard to Find, 6PM

*Houston, Organize 365, Lisa Woodruff Book Tour Summer 2021, 6PM

The Writers' Garret, Stone Soup Mixed Genre, 7PM

National Black Book Festival, Black Authors Matter, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Arts, Virtual Event: Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray, 7PM

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

Murder By The Book, Samantha Downing in conversation with Caroline Kepnes, 7PM

BookPeople, STORYTIME: Lindsay Leslie at Pease Park - DUSK EXPLORERS, 7:30PM

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Austin Poetry Slam Workshop Series and Open Mic feat. SC Says, 8PM [Registration STRONGLY Suggested]


Wednesday, July 21 (*denotes in-person events)

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Public Library, Teri Wilson Author Event, 10AM
*Boerne, Boerne Bookshop, The Write Side of the Road,
July Youth Writing Camp, 2PM
Blue Willow Bookshop,
Diana López | Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla, 5PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Wondra Chang, Sonju, 5:30PM

World Affairs Council DFW, The Future of the Dollar in American Foreign Policy, 6PM

Austin Book Arts Center, Bookbinding One, 6PM


Gemini Ink, Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby, 6:30PM

Pflugerville Public Library, Short Story Writing, Part 4: Crime and Mystery Fiction: Climax and Ending (Virtual), 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Brazos Book Club with Laird Hunt, 7PM

Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Read featuring Cliff Hudder, 7PM

Fresh Fiction, Video Book Club with Author Amy Mason Doan, 7PM

*Austin, The Saxon Pub, An Evening with Mary Gauthier Book Release show: Stories and Songs, 8PM

North Texas SCBWI, Webinar: From Concept to Dummy w/Illustrator Claire Lordon


Thursday, July 22 (*denotes in-person events)

*Bandera, Bandera County Library, Michael Earney Book Signing, 1PM

*Alamo, Sergeant Fernando De La Rosa Memorial Library, Behind a Great City is a Great Library Book Giveaway, 5PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Wondra Chang, Sonju, 5:30PM

BookPeople, VIRTUAL EVENT: TJ KLUNE - Flash Fire, 6PM
Nowhere Bookshop, Star Child: Joyful Parenting Through Astrology by Briana Saussy! ZOOM, 6PM [Ticketed]

Austin Book Arts Center, Multi-Pamphlet Notebook or Datebook, Online, 6PM

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, Author Series - Autumn Radle, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Open Mic Poetry Salon, 7PM

Murder By The Book, S.C. Perkins, Esme Addison, and Sherry Harris in conversation - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop & The Write Side Of The Road, Wine & Write with Jason Waltz, 7PM

Writers’ League of Texas, WLT On the Writing Life: “Writing Through Difficult Times” with Laekan Zea Kemp, Online, 8PM


Friday, July 23 (*denotes in-person events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Summertime Yoga Storytime! 9:30 AM & 10:30AM

*Mineral Wells, Haunted Hill House, BOOK SIGNING AND HOME TOUR, 1PM

Patrick Heath Public Library, Discussion with YA Authors “The Lady Janies”, 2PM

*College Station, Rivergate Church, "Caring with Heart" Book Launch, 3PM


Saturday, July 24 (*denotes in-person events)

Gemini Ink, Best Summer Poetry Reads for the “Beach”: A Poetry Boost & Discussion, 10AM

The Writers' Garret, Prose & Poetry, 10AM

*San Antonio, Cover-3, Book Release Event, 10AM

*Frisco, Venture X Frisco, Meet The Author: Book Signing, Stephanie Sterling, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Jeep Collins, Enid, 11AM

Writing Workshops, Pitch to Publish Zoom Seminar, 11AM

*Austin, Half Price Books (Lamar), DEMETRYE ISOLDI BOOK SIGNING, 12PM
Malvern Books, Line/Break Poetry Book Club, 1PM

Writespace Houston, Writing Violence, 1PM


*Abilene, Texas Star Trading Co., Book Signing with Marianne Odom, 1PM

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Eric Robert Morse Book Signing, 1PM

*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Meet Author April Grunspan, 2PM

*Brownsville, Historic Brownsville Museum, Book Signing and lecture: Stories from Texas: Some of them are true. Vol II By W.F. Strong, 2PM

Tumblewords Project, Breaking Rules and Inventing New Poetic Forms, 2PM

*Houston, Bohemeo’s, East End Book Fair Market, 5PM

Sunday, July 25 (*denotes in-person events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Jessica Villanueva, Billy and Jake: The Beginning of a New Friendship, 12PM

Writespace Houston, Writing Violence, 1PM


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.