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 07.21.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 27-July 28

“In Response to the River” Creative Writing Workshops for 4th-8th graders with Gemini Ink, San Antonio, July 23-August 1

Putting Pen to Paper: Creative Writing Intensive for Teens at the Writing Barn, Austin, July 22-August 2

Macondo Writers Workshop, San Antonio, July 23-28

3rd Annual All the Books Author Event, Houston, July 27

Texas Latino Comic Con, Dallas, July 27

 

EXHIBITS:

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

The Art of Texas: 250 Years (from the eponymous book), San Antonio, through August 25

Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations, Midland, July 5-October 5

Art + Words: Marlo Saucedo and Leslie Gaworecki, Bryan, July 18-September 18

 

SUNDAY, JULY 21:

Austin

BookWoman, Barbara Beery discussing and signing Bad Day Ice Cream, 2PM

Paramount Theatre, An evening with best-selling author Bill Bryson, 7PM

Dallas

Dallas Contemporary, Workspace presents a spoken word open mic in conjunction with Francesco Clemente’s "Watchtowers, Keys, Threads, Gates exhibition," 3:30PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, fitness author Alice Ann Dailey signing Dailey Strengthening: 6 Keys to Balance Core Muscles for Optimal Health, and Tracey Pugh signing her parenting book, Socially Wize Parenting: The No-Fuss Simple Approach to Parenting, 1PM

Houston

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva discussing The New Girl with Jamie Gangel, 7PM [ticketed event]

Kaboom Books, Gentle Hour 7: Houston's monthly morning reading series does evening, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Daniel Silva reading and signing The New Girl, 1PM

 

MONDAY, JULY 22:

Houston

Archway Gallery, Writing Workshop with Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras Schwartz, 6PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Poetry Reading with Aby Kaupang and Octavio Quintanilla, 5PM

 

TUESDAY, JULY 23:

Austin

First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas Book Festival and BookPeople present Colson Whitehead reading and signing The Nickel Boys, 7PM [ticketed event]

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam's Happy Slam! featuring Roscoe Burnems, 7:15PM

Boerne

Tusculum Brewing Company, Patrick Heath Public Library presents "Lattes on the Library" with , 10:30AM

Dallas

Checkered Past Winery, Dallas Poetry Slam's DFW Unplugged Anniversary Show, 8PM

Interabang Books, Sheila Morataya discussing and signing Yo soy único e irrepetible, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, the Writer's Garret presents a 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

San Antonio

San Antonio Central Library, Meet the Author: fifth presidential inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, presents his latest collection, How to Love a Country, 6:30PM

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24:

Austin

BookPeople, Chuck Klosterman reading and signing Raised in Captivity (in conversation with Shea Serrano), 7PM [ticketed event]

The North Door, Storytelling: Bedpost Confessions presents "Second Skin," 8PM

Dallas

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

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Central Library, Julie Kibler reading and signing Home for Erring and Outcast Girls, 6:30PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Open Mic featuring Roscoe Burnems, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Summer Poetry Salon: a bilingual collaboration with local poet Roberto Tejada, 6:30PM

San Antonio

Rosella Coffee Co., Kallisto Gaia Press presents The Ocotillo Review Volume 3.2 reading and submissions acceptance event, 7PM

San Antonio Central Library, Macondo Workshop faculty reading, 6:30PM

 

THURSDAY, JULY 25:

Austin

Malvern Books, Chaitali Sen interviewing Daisy Hernández, co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, 7PM

The North Door, Storytelling: Bedpost Confessions presents "Second Skin," 8PM

Canyon

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

Carrollton

DART's Trinity Mills Station, The Writer's Garret's Rail Writer's Community Ride, 9AM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Julie Kibler reading and signing Home For Erring and Outcast Girls, 7PM

El Paso

B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Last Thursdays El Paso presents Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

Frisco

B&N - Stonebriar Mall, Hawke's Target book signing with Reavis Z. Wortham, 7PM

Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop, J. Ryan Stradal discussing and signing The Lager Queen of Minnesota, 7PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Inprint interactive writing workshop and reading for Stonewall 50, 5:3PM

Laredo

Gallery 201, Laredo Border Slam Souled Out Summer!, 9PM

Midland

Midland County Downtown Library, Carolina Storyteller performance, 1:30PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Casey Chapman Ross discussing and signing True to Form, 5PM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 26:

Austin

BookPeople, Lydia Slaby discussing and signing Wait, It Gets Worse (in conversation with Alexis Jones), 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading and Open Mic, 7PM

The North Door, Storytelling: Bedpost Confessions presents "Second Skin," 8PM

Dallas

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Sexual Avengers Battle, 8PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Mike Vance discussing and signing Mud and Money, 6:30PM

Jones Hall, Tobin and Mills present New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Iyanla Vanzant, 8PM

Katy Budget Books, RITA Awards Ceremony Watch Party, 6PM

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27:

Austin

BookPeople, Comics Workshop for Teens with author Joy Lin, 1PM [registration required]

BookPeople, Alex Espinoza discussing and signing Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime, 5PM

Casa de Resistencia, Living Brown: A Day of Cultural Reconnection & Celebration, 10AM

Malvern Books, celebrating the launch of C. S. Woolwine’s debut novel, Cyclic, 7PM

Coppell

Cozby Library and Community Commons, Create a Zine with Spiderweb Salon, 2PM

Dallas

AT&T Performing Arts Center, #HearHere presents New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Iyanla Vanzant, 8PM

DART's Camp Wisdom Station, The Writer's Garret's Rail Writer's Community Ride, 9AM

El Paso

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Work-in-Progress, Existentialism, and Future Landscapes" with Carlos Nicolas Flores, 12:45PM

Fort Worth

B&N - Hulen Center, Meet Genie Massey, author of Murdered Without Cause, 1PM

Galveston

Galveston Bookshop, Steven D. Malone signing Murder In the Brothel Garden, 2PM

Garland

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Hawke's Target book signing with Reavis Z. Wortham, 2PM

Houston

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

Mineral Wells

The Market 76067, hometown hero Al Wallace signing One For the Coyotes, 11AM

Navasota

Muddy Water Bookstore, Find Waldo Local Grand Finale, 2PM

Richardson

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas Seminar: "Our Homes: Windows to the World, Mirrors of Ourselves" with Eden Elieff, 10AM

San Antonio

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Theatre, Aztlan Libre Press presents the book launch for The Canción Cannibal Cabaret & Other Songs by Amalia Ortiz, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Patty York Raymond signing The ABCs to Ranching and It's Too Windy, 11AM

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28:

Austin

BookPeople, Kris Lackey reading and signing Greasy Bend, and Bill Kring reading and signing Degüello, 2PM

Coldtowne Theater, Austin Film Festival presents Pitch Day workshop and party, 12PM

Malvern Books, celebrating the launch of Ron Seybold’s memoir, Stealing Home, 1PM

Malvern Books, a reading and exhibit celebrating the launch of the latest issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review with keynote poet Alex Lemon, 4PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, children's author Charles B. Rowe signing The Adventures of Hank and Friends, and Dez Tovar signing her thriller The Bellowing Hollers, 1PM

San Antonio

Tobin Center, Iyanla Vanzant: Acts of Faith Remix Tour, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Terry L. Braddock signing The Stump: My Way Out of Chicago's South Side, 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.