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 08.18.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Hub City Comic Con, Lubbock, August 23-25

16th Annual Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair, August 24

Libros y Autores: Conversing Through Poetry, Houston, August 24

Russian Cultural Center 9th Annual Book Fair, Houston, August 25-30

 

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, AUGUST 18:

Austin

BookPeople, Jody Ginn discussing and signing East Texas Troubles, 2PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas native T.F. Hanlon signing his self-help book, The Final Pattern: The Critical Need for Critical Thinking, and Dallas native Deanna King signing her mystery, Twist of Fate, 1PM

El Paso

B&N - Fountains at Farah, Teresa Sabankaya discussing and signing The Posy Book, 2PM

Houston

Brazos Bookstore, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail reading and signing Alis the Aviator, 3PM [kids event]

Writespace, Workshop: "Poetry: How Form Informs Meaning" with Dr. Cynthia Childress, 3PM

McAllen

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet Jaime Farias & Cristina Farias, authors of The Money Funnel System: The Common Sense Guide to Financial Organization, 2PM

New Braunfels

The Book Haus, BYOP (Bring Your Own Poetry), 4PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Tamara Pizzoli signing Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Katherine Center reading and signing Things You Save in a Fire, 5PM

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 19:

Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop, Dr. Tamara Pizzoli will discuss and sign Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, 5PM

Richardson

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Metaphors in Prose and Poetry" with Rebecca Balcárcel, 7PM

Southlake

B&N - Town Square, Jenni Edwards signing Bumping Down HighwaysFrom Boardrooms to Back Roads in an RV, 6PM

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:

Austin

BookPeople, Lisa Lutz reading and signing The Swallows, 7PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam Indy Championship Slam! (Hosted Jomar Valentin), 7:15PM

Dallas

Interabang Books, Kimberly King Parsons reading and signing Black Light (in conversation with Chad Miller), 6PM

El Paso

The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Teresa Sabankaya discussing and signing The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story, 5PM

Sulphur Springs

The Bookworm Box, TK Rapp Live Author Takeover!, 7PM

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:

Austin

BookPeople, Kimberly King Parsons reading and signing Black Light (in conversation with T. Kira Madden), 7PM

Dallas

Interabang Books, Rebecca Balcárcel reading and signing The Other Half of Happy, 6PM

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Central Library, Spoken Word, 6PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Slam featuring Eddie V., 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, David Marlett reading and signing American Red, 6:30PM

Pflugerville

Pflugerville Library, Fiction Writing Series, Part III: Beyond Cat Scares: Creating Suspense and Terror with author and retired professor Tracey Lander-Garrett, 6PM

Plano

B&N - Legacy West, Open-Mic Poetry Night, 7PM

Sugar Land

B&N - First Colony, Local author signing featuring Javaid Laghari and Dr. Stephanie Oguchi, 6PM

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22:

Dallas

Dee Mitchell Salon, Wordspace presents a spoken-word performance by Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, 7PM

Interabang Books, Billy Jensen discussing and signing Chase Darkness With Me, 6PM

Fort Worth

River Crest Country Club, Texas Christian University Press presents an Art of Texas Reception, 4:30PM

Houston

Asia Society Texas, Weijian Shan discussing and signing Out of the Gobi: From Mao Zedong's China to the American Dream (in conversation with Martyn E. Goossen), 6:15PM

Murder By the Book, Lisa Lutz reading and signing The Swallows, 6:30PM

Sulphur Springs

The Bookworm Box, Evan Grace Live Author Takeover!, 7PM

Tyler

B&N, Jenni Edwards signing Bumping Down HighwaysFrom Boardrooms to Back Roads in an RV, 6PM

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23:

Austin

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

Dallas

Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Chen Chen, Nomi Stone, Megan J. Arlett, and Lauren Belmore, 7PM

Houston

14 Pews, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am: artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Billy Jensen discussing and signing Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders (in conversation with Kathryn Casey), 6:30PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Frederick Williams reading and signing Bayard & Martin: A Historical Novel About Friendship and the Civil Rights Movement, 5PM

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24:

Austin

BookPeople, Author story time: Jean Reidy reading and signing Truman, 10:30AM

Half Price Books - S. Lamar, Keith Rees signing One Night in Bangkok, 1PM

Half Price Books - Southpark Meadows, YA author Warren Haskin signing Metal Spikes and Metal Spikes 2, 1PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Forget Discipline: How to Want Your Way Through Writing a Book" with ire'ne lara silva, 10AM

Boerne

Patrick Heath Public Library, Award-winning author Joe McKinney will meet with the Mysteries for Lunch Book Group, for their 20th anniversary celebration, 2PM

Dallas

Deep Vellum Books, Rachel Monroe discussing and signing Savage Appetites (in conversation with Skip Hollandsworth), 7PM

Hall of State at Fair Park, Dallas Historical Society presents Historic City Tour: Running with Bonnie and Clyde with author John Neal Phillips, 9AM

Interabang Books, David Marlett reading and signing American Red, 6PM

Denton

B&N - Gold Triangle, Local author Anna LeBaron signing The Polygamist's Daughter, 2PM

El Paso

B&N - Fountains at Farah, Michelle Hackney and Mia Ortiz signing Mama's Leche, 3PM

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Your Going Out and Your Coming In:  Impressions of Travel Through Creative Writing" with P. W. Covington, 12:45PM

Galveston

Galveston Bookshop, Whitney Vandiver with her new Galveston historical novel, Oleanders in June, 3PM

Houston

B&N - River Oaks, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American book signing with Andrew Seidel, 2PM

14 Pews, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am: artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career, 7PM

Brasil Houston, Houston VIP Slam: International World Poetry Slam Qualifier, 7PM

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

Writespace, Workshop: "Novel Pacing: A Hands-On How To" with Mark Haber, 9:30AM

Kingwood

The Original Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware and Boutique, Legendary broadcaster Dave Ward signing his long-awaited memoir, Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life, 2PM

Midland

Midland College, Permian Basin Bookies One Day Workshop: “World-building Wizardry” with freelance writer, editor, and speaker Pat Hauldren, 9AM

Port Neches

Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with author Stephen Graham Jones, 3PM

San Antonio

Dead Tree Books, Haleigh Wenger signing The Art of Falling In Love, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Mike Middlebrooks signing Mattie the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach: In the Face of Danger (The Mattie Series), 11AM

San Marcos

Half Price Books, Cy Young signing Deathload, 1PM

Tyler

B&N, Lynette Louise signing Sever the Cycle of Abuse with the Sub Shop Savior, 1PM

Half Price Books, Edward Hancock signing books from his series Mourning Reign, 3PM

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25:

Austin

BookPeople, Deborah Tobola reading and signing Hummingbird in Underworld (in conversation with Lindsay Bing), 5PM

BookWoman, Rachel Monroe discussing and signing Savage Appetites: Four True Crime Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession, 3:30PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Christopher Soden signing his collection of theater critiques My Heart Goes Crack?, and local author Devoreaux Walton signing her self-help book Je Ne Sais Quoi, 1PM

El Paso

Neon Rose Bar, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series presents: Flourish - Spoken Word, 8PM

Houston

Writespace, Workshop: "Author Platforms and Branding: A Hands-On How To" with Dr. Cynthia Childress, 3PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Jan Seides signing Unsung, 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.