The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State


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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 09.05.2021


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SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Lubbock, 33rd Annual National Cowboy Symposium, September 10 – 12 

*Stephenville (Hybrid), Langdon Review Weekend, September 10 & 11

*Tyler, East Texas Writers Guild 17th Annual Writing Conference, September 11

*San Antonio, Wanderlust San Antonio 2021, September 10 – 12

*Baytown, The Eastern Rim Funny Book & Vintage Con, September 11 & 12


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Lewisville, "Into the Resting Place" Art and Poetry Exhibition, Lewisville Grand Theater, through September 18

*Orange, Welcome to Color: Stark Cultural Venues Coloring Book, Stark Museum of Art, through September 25

*Abilene, SOMETHING LIKE A HELLO, National Center For Children’s Illustrated Literature, through September 28.

*Eastland, Lonesome Dove, A Humanities Texas Exhibition, through October 15

*Houston, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, A Humanities Texas Exhibition, September 6- October 4


SUNDAY, September 5 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Jason Hill, Moving Parts, 12PM

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Prose, 2PM

Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, Writing Course: Power of Poetry By Author ReGina Crawford, 4PM [Ticketed]

The Writing Barn, Beyond Fact-Flinging II with Heather L. Montgomery (ONLINE), 6PM


MONDAY, September 6 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Ransom Center, Wordplay: Ransom Center Poetry Series Featuring Alley Theatre Actor Todd Waite, 12PM

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Vera Kurian - Virtual Event, 6PM


TUESDAY, September 7 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Murder By The Book, Ann Cleeves (The Heron's Cry) - Ticketed Zoom Event, 1PM

*Longview, Longview Book Club, Wild Things Will Roam with K.M. West, 5:30PM

BookPeople, VIRTUAL EVENT: LAUREN TARSHIS with ALAN GRATZ - I Survived: The Galveston Hurricane, 1900, 6PM

*Laredo, Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library, Reflections of Life on the Borderlands – A Write Poetry Laredo reading and writing workshop, 6PM – Hybrid [virtual registration required]

Facebook Live Book Launch Party for TRACE OF DOUBT by DiAnn Mills, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Samantha Specks | Dovetails in Tall Grass. She will appear in conversation with Valerie to discuss her new historical novel, 7PM [Registration Required]

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Not YA Mama’s Book Club with Laekan Zea Kemp, 7PM

Fabled Bookshop & Café, Fabled's Book Club in Discussion with Catherine Ryan Howard (56 Days), 7PM

Murder By The Book, David Liss in conversation with Anne Perry - Virtual Event, 7PM

National Black Book Festival, Black Authors Matter TV, 7PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, The Minimalists (Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works) at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 7PM [Ticketed]

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup Mixed Genre, 7PM

*San Antonio, PuroSlam ft. DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM


WEDNESDAY, September 8 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Katy, Katy Budget Books, Storytime with BB Denson, 10AM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Bob Philips with A GOOD LONG DRIVE – In Store Discussion and Signing, 6PM

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

Writespace Houston, Writers of Color with Instruction Julia Brown, 6PM

*The Woodlands, Barnes and Noble, Anna J. Walner Book Signing, 6PM

Writers’ League of Texas, “Writing an Identity Not Your Own” with Alex Temblador, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Bethany C. Morrow will appear on Instagram Live to discuss her new book So Many Beginnings: A Little Woman Remix. She will be in conversation with Black Girls Create IG account, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Tabitha Forney - PAPER AIRPLANES, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Lisa Jewell Discusses The Night She Disappeared - Virtual Event, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Richard Blanco How To Love A Country, 7:30PM – Hybrid In-person & Online

*Houston, Write About Now, Poetry Open Mic ft. Brandon Alexander Williams, 7:30PM


THURSDAY, September 9 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Saadia Faruqi (YUSUF AZEEM IS NOT A HERO) - Saadia Faruqi will be in conversation with Kelly Yang, 6PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, George M. Johnson with WE ARE NOT BROKEN – In Store Discussion and Book Signing, 6PM

Nowhere Bookshop, David Liss (The Peculiarities) in conversation with Robert Rivard, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Jennifer Lynn Barnes will appear in conversation with Karen McManus in an event celebrating Jennifer's new book The Hawthorne Legacy, the second book in the Inheritance Games series, 7PM [Registration Required]

BookWoman, 2nd Thursday Poetry + Open Mic featuring Rebecca Spears, 7:15PM

Writers’ League of Texas, Member Meet-up September 2021, 8PM


FRIDAY, September 10 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Dallas – Deep Ellum, Fort Worth Poetry Society, Poetry at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, 11AM

Murder By The Book, Stuart Neville Discusses The House of Ashes - Virtual Event, 1PM

Murder By The Book, Margaret Mizushima and Scott Graham in conversation - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Dallas, The Dallas Poetry Slam, 8PM


SATURDAY, September 11 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Writespace Houston & Our Silent Voice, Writing about Surviving: How to Write Your Trauma, 9:30AM  

Writers’ League of Texas, “Delicious Words: Telling Stories through Food” with Hannah Howard, 10AM

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

*Tyler, Tyler Public Library, Book Sale at Tyler Public Library, 10AM

League of Romance Writers, Abigail Owen's Zoom workshop on "Organizing Your Writing Life.", 10:30AM

Brazos Bookstore & Houston Public Library, VIRTUAL - Meghan P. Browne + Carlynn Whitt - INDELIBLE ANN, 11AM

*San Antonio, Landa Branch Library, This Used to Be San Antonio – Presentation and Book Signing, 11AM

*San Antonio, DoSeum, Author Series: Shark Vs. Train with Author Chris Barton, 11AM & 2:30PM

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Experience Letterpress Teen, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Cindy Martinez-Mangold, Dan The Man, 11AM

*Round Rock, HPB, Author, Alexia Bartholomew, will be signing her books "Father, Give Me The Heart" and " You're Not The Only One...Who Has Been Hurt, Violated, Abused and Has Overcome", 12PM

*Houston, The Printing Museum, Intro to Paper Making (IN-PERSON), 1PM

*McKinney, HPB, Author Lewis Ben Smith – President Hamilton Book Signing, 1PM

Tumblewords Project, Michael Sindler – Exploring Ekphrasis: Abstract and Concrete, 1PM

Writing Workshops, How to Pitch to your Dream Publication Zoom Seminar, 1PM

Writespace Houston, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Squash Self-Doubt with Jan Saenz, 1PM

Public Poetry, Public Poetry’s September Virtual Library Reading with Ashley Warner, D.E. Zuccone, Joshua Nguyen, and Grace Wagner, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Brigid Kemmerer will appear in conversation with Mary E. Pearson to discuss Brigid's new novel Defy the Night, 3PM [Registration Required]

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Brazos Book Club with María José Ferrada, 3PM

*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Potranco Writers Group, 3PM

*Lockhart, Lockhart Arts and Crafts, Poetry Night & Journal Release Party, by Infrarrealista Review w/ Juan Palomo & Jesse Cardona c/s, 9PM


SUNDAY, September 12 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Writespace Houston, Writing Short & Sharp: Crafting Flash Fiction with Patricia Flaherty Pagan, 3PM

JCC Dallas, BookFest In Your Living Room Presents: Billie Jean King
All In: An Autobiography In Conversation with Katie Couric, Award-Winning Journalist and Founder, Katie Couric Media,

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Harry L. Munsinger, The History of Marriage and Divorce: Everything You Need to Know and History of Inheritance Law: Everything You Need to Know, 12PM

Writing Workshops, Free Zoom Seminar with Joe Ide: WRITING THE KILLER CRIME NOVEL or How to Increase Your Odds of Getting Published, 1PM

*Dallas, Chocolate Lounge Exclusive, F*%! Cancer F*%! Love Official Book Signing with Author Alycia Morris, 3PM

*Georgetown, Lark & Owl, Kyndall Rae Rothaus THY QUEENDOM COME in conversation, 4PM

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston, Authors in Conversation: Tracy Walder The Unexpected Spy, 4PM


STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Allen Public Library – M-TH at 10:15 via Facebook Live

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom, T & W, 10AM, or for the Whole Family, T at 11:15AM outside

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Story Time, T & F at 10:30AM

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Longview Public Library – T, 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

*Midland, Centennial Library, story time, W, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

*Midland, Downtown Library, story time, TH, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, 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

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.

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.