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 11.14.2021


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SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

The Wittliff Collections Festival, November 14 & December 2

Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, through November 16

The Funny Women of Kidlit Confab: A Weekend Event! The Writing Barn, continues November 14

Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival, Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center, November 19 & 20

*Houston, Bayou City Comic Con, November 19 - 21


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, GOLDEN LEGACY: 80 YEARS OF ORIGINAL ART FROM GOLDEN BOOKS, through December 24


SUNDAY, November 14 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Henry Cisneros, The Texas Triangle An Emerging Power in the Global Economy, 12PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Olivia Dade will appear in conversation with Julie Murphy for the release of Olivia's new book All the Feels, 2PM

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter, Sherry Thomas, bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes Mysteries will sign and discuss her new book, MISS MORIARTY, I PRESUME, 2PM

Writespace Houston, The Poetry of Relationship: Writing Our Loves and Losses INSTRUCTOR: Catherine Vance, 3PM


JCC Dallas, Andrew Feiler, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America, 6:30PM


MONDAY, November 15 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Kimi Cunningham Grant - Virtual Event, 2PM

BookPeople, VIRTUAL EVENT: THOMAS LENNON - Ronan Boyle: Into the Strangeplace, 6PM

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Lynne Reeves - Virtual Event, 6PM

San Antonio Public Library, Virtual Event: San Antonio Public Library Presents Sandra Cisneros, 6PM


JCC Dallas, Alice Hoffman, The Book of Magic: A Novel (Book 4 in the Practical Magic Series) In Conversation with Holly Firfer, Atlanta Media Personality, 7PM

Murder By The Book, MTM Presents Gabrielle St. George - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Houston, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, Heather Cabot, Author of The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream, 7:30PM


TUESDAY, November 16 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

BookPeople, Murder By The Book, VIRTUAL EVENT: KEN FOLLETT – Never, 1PM

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Ivan Maisel with I KEEP TRYING TO CATCH HIS EYE, 6PM

Gemini Ink, Screenwriting 101 with Amie Charney, 6:30PM

JCC Dallas, BookFest In Your Living Room Present: Nick Davis,  Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait, In Conversation with Ben Mankiewicz, Host of Turner Classic Movies, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Not YA Mama’s Book Club with Sheena Boekweg, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Manda Collins in conversation with Erin Sterling (Rachel Hawkins) - Virtual Even, 7PM

Write Art Out inc., Words and Sh*t Season 3 Finale! with Chibbi, Raqui & Rooster, 7PM

*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, Austin Poetry Slam Workshop Series and Open Mic Hosted by Tova Charles, 8PM

 *San Antonio, Bentley’s Bar, PuroSlam ft. DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM


WEDNESDAY, November 17 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Melissa Bradley with SAFARI STYLES, 6PM

Our Lady of the Lake University: English Department, M. Miranda Maloney's Poetry Reading & Virtual Book Release, 6PM

JCC Dallas, Ivan Maisel, I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye: A Memoir, In Conversation with Kevin Sack, Senior Writer, New York Times, 6:30PM

Writers’ League of Texas, “Writing About Family” with Sindya Bhanoo, 6:30PM

BookPeople, VIRTUAL EVENT: ERNEST CLINE - Ready Player Two, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Brazos Book Club with Melanie Finn, 7PM

Malvern Books, Awst Press Reading with Donald Quist, Andrew Yoon, & Esteban Rodríguez, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Marc Cameron in Conversation with Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Houston, Write About Now, Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Writing Workshops & Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Read featuring Edward Vidaurre, 7PM


THURSDAY, November 18 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Dallas, Interabang Books, Kathleen Kent with THE PLEDGE, 6PM

The Dock Bookshop, 2021 Indies First Spokesperson Roxane Gay in conversation with Executive Editor Amy Hundley, 6PM

Nowhere Bookshop, Karen Walrond (in conversation with Jenny Lawson), 6PM

Voices de la Luna, A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine, Poetry Workshop With Jean Jackson “The Elegy: Both the Reverent and the Not So”, 6PM

Writing Workshops, Writing Picture Books with Heart, 6PM

*Austin, Austin Bat Cave & Gemini Ink, Austin Bat Cave presents Story Department : Family Feud with San Antonio’s Gemini Ink, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, VIRTUAL - Barbara Ras - THE BLUES OF HEAVEN and Jim Moore – PROGNOSIS, 7PM

Bookwoman, Getting To Know The Goddess: We'Moon 2022: The Magical Dark, 7PM

BookPeople & Writers’ League of Texas, November Third Thursday: “Beyond Borders: The Art of Travel Writing”, 8PM

*El Paso, Old Sheepdog Brewery, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 9PM


FRIDAY, November 19 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

Malvern Books, Book Launch for Leticia Urieta’s Las Criaturas, 7PM

Murder By The Book, Novel Suspects Presents Kathleen Kent in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan - Virtual Event, 7PM

*Dallas, The Dallas Poetry Slam, Open Mic and Slam with cash prize, 8PM

*Dallas, The Wild Detectives, Talking Dirty after dark, 9PM


SATURDAY, November 20  (*Denotes In-person Events.)

The Dock Bookshop, Fall Writers Workshop, 10AM

Writers’ League of Texas, “The Longest Mile: Finishing, Polishing, and Publishing Your Novel” with Gabino Iglesias, 10AM

*San Antonio, TheTwig Bookshop, Margarita Longoria, Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Eoin Colfer | The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve with Jonathan Stroud | The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, 1PM

Writespace Houston, Ekphrastic Writing, INSTRUCTOR: Kendra Preston Leonard, 1PM

Tumblewords Project, Documentary Poetry and Carceral Geography in El Paso: Part 1, 2PM

The Writing Barn, Plotting, Pacing, and Structuring the Verse Novel with Cordelia Jensen (ONLINE), 2PM

*Brownwood, Intermission Bookshop, An Author Event with JAMES WADE & STACEY SWANN, 3PM

*San Angelo, Old Town Books, Sally Fuller Book Signing and Discussion, 3PM

*El Paso, Through The Looking Glass, BWOMS presents: Memeya - Poetry and Music Inspired By The Art of Xochihuitzilin, 8PM


SUNDAY, November 21 (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*San Antonio, The Twig Bookshop, Vanessa Zoltan, Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice, 12PM

Houston Sisters In Crime, “From Lab to Investigative Lead” by Mary Hall and Maiya Griffin, 2PM

Writespace Houston, Phoenix Fire INSTRUCTOR: Debbie Burns, 3PM

JCC Dallas, Laughter is the Best Medicine! Two  Comics one program – Wayne Federman and Annabelle Gurwitch, 6:30PM


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.