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 11.17.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Border Tuner/ Sintonizador Fronterizo, El Paso, November 18

A Woman’s Garden Symposium and Luncheon, Dallas, November 19

Heritage Auctions: Comics, Dallas, November 21-23

 

EXHIBITS:

The Essential J. Frank Dobie, San Marcos, through December 1

Modernist Networks: The Annette Campbell-White Collection, Austin, August 24-January 5

Yuyi Morales: Soñadora, Abilene, November 14-May 28, 2020

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17:

Austin

Austin Book Arts Center, workshop: Bookbinding for Artists, 12PM

BookPeople, Walt Gragg reading and signing The Chosen One, 2PM

BookPeople, Marc Grossberg reading and signing The Best People, 5PM

Malvern Books, poet T.D. Walker reading and signing Small Waiting Objects, with special guests August Huerta and Holly Lyn Walrath, 1PM

El Paso

B&N - Fountains, Shanna Sarsin signing Elephant, Bunnies, and a Headless Giraffe, 2PM

Fort Worth

Leaves Book & Tea Shop, an afternoon with DFW authors Mike Baldwin, Laurie Cockerell, Ben Connelly, and Elaine Fields Smith, 2PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, Celebrate the launch of Sisters First with Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, 11AM [wristbanded event]

Hurst

B&N - NE Mall, The Toll (Arc of a Scythe Series #3) book signing with Neal Shusterman, 5PM

Leander

Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, NaNoWriMo Writers' Refuge, 11AM

Lubbock

B&N, Raider Power: Texas Tech's Journey from Unranked to the Final Four book signing with Chris Beard, 12:30PM

McAllen

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Author: Gail Rollo, 2PM

San Antonio

The Keystone School, The Twig Book Shop presents Brian Kilmeade and Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History, 1PM [ticketed event]

San Marcos

The Wittliff Collections, Steven L. Davis discussing and signing The Essential J. Frank Dobie with special guests Naomi Shihab Nye, John Phillip Santos, William Jack Sibley, Chip Dameron, and Dudley Dobie, Jr., 2PM

Sugar Land

B&N, Robert Jacobus signing Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football, 2PM

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18:

Austin

BookPeople, Ace Atkins reading and signing Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, Cecile Richards discussing Make Trouble Young Readers Edition, 6:30PM [ticketed event]

Dallas

The Hockaday School, World Affairs Council DFW presents Ambassador Samantha Power discussing and signing The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, 7:30PM

Fort Worth

TCU, The Live Oak Reading Series featuring Taneum Bambrick and Graham Barnhart, 6:30PM

Houston

Project Row Houses, Brazos Bookstore presents Sarah Broom reading and signing The Yellow House (in conversation with Emerson Zora Hamsa), 7PM

Richardson

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "The Organized Writer" with Kathryn McClatchy, 7PM

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

Abilene

Texas Star Trading Co., Tom and Lisa Perini signing Perini Ranch Steakhouse: Stories & Recipes for Real Texas Food, 5PM

Arlington

UTA, Maverick Speakers Series: Ambassador Samantha Power, author of The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, 7:30PM

Austin

BookPeople, Michael Bracken and James A. Hearn discussing The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods (in conversation with Scott Montgomery), 7PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam Open Slam, 7:15PM

Dallas

Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, Adeena Sussman discussing and signing Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Georgette Driscoll discussing and signing A History Lover's Guide to Dallas, 7PM

El Paso

The Station at Sunset, Barbed Wire Open Mic Night, 8PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

Houston

Murder By the Book, Michael Pullara discussing and signing The Spy Who Was Left Behind, 6:30PM

North Richland Hills

North Richland Hills Library, NaNoWriMo Writing Workshop: From Draft to Print, 7PM

San Antonio

Robin Library at Oakwell, Voices de la Luna monthly literary workshop with 2018 Texas Poet Laureate Carol Coffee Reposa followed by an open mic, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Marc Grossberg reading and signing The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors, 5PM

Waco

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Autumn Krause reading and signing A Dress for the Wicked, 7PM

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20:

Austin

Austin Central Library, Stephen Harrigan discussing and signing Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (in conversation with Texas Monthly Executive Editor Mimi Swartz), 7PM

LBJ Library, An evening with Ambassador Susan Rice, author of Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, 6PM [Friends event]

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Creative Writing Event: A Night with Spoken Word Artists Joaquín Zihuatanejo and Taria Person, 7PM

Conroe

Lone Star College - Montgomery, winners of the Student Veteran Creative Writing Contest will read their winning prose and poems with Dr. W. D. Ehrhart, 7PM

Dallas

Alexander Mansion, The Dallas Women's Forum presents bestselling Texas authors Jodi Thomas, Rachael Miles, and Celia Bonaduce for a book signing and discussion of A Texas Kind of Christmas, 6PM

Deep Vellum Books, The Love Revolution Continues: Performing Artivist Lei Lei Lashawn shares songs and stories of unconditional love, 7PM

HKS - Learning Center, World Affairs Council DFW presents S.C. Gwynne discussing and signing Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War, 6:30PM

Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Club, World Affairs Council DFW presents S.C. Gwynne discussing and signing Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War, 12PM

Half Price Books - Ridgmar, New York Times bestselling-author Marc Cameron reading and signing Tom Clancy Code of Honor, 7PM

TCU, Polyvox World Salon & Open Mic, 3:30PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Slam featuring Pages Matam, 7:30PM

Rice University, Graduate Colloquium Public Lecture: Eli Clare, author of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, will discuss Cure, Disability, and Natural Worlds, 4PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Terri Havens discussing and signing Beautiful Living: Cooking the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Way, 5PM

Plano

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

San Antonio

Berry to Bean, Sun Poet's Society Open-Mic Poetry Readings, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Camaron Brooks discussing and signing Lost Between the Mess and the Magic, 5PM

San Marcos

Texas State University, author Donna Marie Miller and the Broken Spoke's founder James White discuss The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk, 2PM

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21:

Arlington

UTA, Bilingual Poetry Reading with Balam Rodrigo, author of el libro centroamericano de los muertos, 12:30PM

Austin

Austin Book Arts Center, workshop: Olivia Primanis asks How Will I Bind This Artist Book?, 7PM

BookPeople, Amy Edwards reading and signing The Trouble with Becoming a Witch (in conversation with Carolyn Cohagan), 7PM

BookWoman, Poetry Reading and Signing: Smitten: This is What Love Looks Like, 7PM

Harry Ransom Center, Gallery Talk: Austin in Austin with UT Professor Janine Barchas, 7PM

Huston-Tillotson University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "WLT's On the Craft of Writing" with Sherri L. Smith, 7PM

Dallas

Alexander Mansion, The Dallas Women's Forum presents bestselling Texas authors Jodi Thomas, Rachael Miles, and Celia Bonaduce for a book signing and discussion of A Texas Kind of Christmas, 11AM

Denton

University of North Texas, UNT Visiting Writers Series presents poet Ada Limón, 8PM

El Paso

B-17 Bombers Oyster Club, Barbed Wire Open Mic Night, 8PM

Houston

Murder By the Book, Marc Cameron reading and signing Tom Clancy Code of Honor, and Walt Gragg reading and signing The Chosen One, 6:30PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series, 8:30PM

Royal Sonesta, World Affairs Council - Greater Houston 50th Anniversary Celebration with Ambassador Nikki Haley, author of With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace, 7PM

Lubbock

Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Reading Series presents poet Curtis Bauer, 7:30PM

Midland

Sibley Nature Center, Brown Bag Lecture Series: West Texas writer Drew Stuart, 12PM

Waco

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Sabrina Fountain and Greg Garrett discussing and signing The Courage to See, 7PM

 

Friday, November 22:

Austin

BookPeople, Pete Souza signing Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, 7PM [voucher event]

Dallas

Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Taneum Bambrick, Graham Barnhart, Molly Bess Rector, and Jess Smith, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Finger Snaps & Laugh Tracks, 8PM

Hudson Books - Love Field Airport, bestselling Texas authors Jodi Thomas, Rachael Miles, and Celia Bonaduce signing A Texas Kind of Christmas, 11AM

SMU, Dr. Nicholas Buccola discussing and signing The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America, 12PM

UT Dallas, World Affairs Council DFW presents Ambassador Nikki Haley discussing With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace (moderated by Dina Powell McCormick), 7:30PM

Edinburg

Museum of South Texas History, book signing and cooking demonstration by chef Adán Medrano, author of Don’t Count The Tortillas—The Art Of Texas Mexican Cooking, 2PM

El Paso

Fahrenheit 180, Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8:30PM

Literarity Book Shop, Friday, Carley Moore reading and signing The Not Wives, and Andrea Cote reading and signing her latest poetry collection, en las praderas del fin del mundo, 6PM

Galena Park

Galena Park Branch Library, WITS Workshop and Open Mic Series with Monica Davidson, 4PM

Houston

Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Benjamin Garcia, 7PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Special Guest Story Time: Micki Fine reading and signing May All People and Pigs be Happy, 10:30AM

UTSA, The Creative Writing Reading Series presents 1993 United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove, 7PM

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23:

Abilene

Texas Star Trading Co., Richard Beck signing The Gospel According to Johnny Cash, 11AM

Austin

B&N - Arboretum, a book signing with J.M. Buckler, 2PM

BookPeople, Alyssa Banta discussing and signing The Texas Ranch Sisterhood, 5PM

dadageek, Hello Neighbor (group exhibition by vurv & Chicon Street Poets), 7PM

Malvern Books, the launch of Roberto Ontiveros’s debut story collection, The Fight for Space, 7PM

Boerne

Patrick Heath Public Library, workshop: The Art of Writing with D. Ellis Phelps, 1PM

Cypress

Lone Star College - CyFair, Poetry of Gratitude: An Interactive Writing Workshop, 1PM

Dallas

Dallas Arboretum, bestselling Texas authors Jodi Thomas, Rachael Miles, and Celia Bonaduce signing and discussing of A Texas Kind of Christmas, 11AM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Interabang Books presents Walt Gragg reading and signing The Chosen One, 7PM

Denton

The Bearded Monk, American Literary Review Graduate Student Reading Series, 4PM

El Paso

Armijo Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Live Painting" with Victor Hernández, 1PM

Fort Worth

Leaves Books & Tea, Writing Workshop with Jane Alvey Harris, 10AM

Galveston

Galveston Bookshop, Whitney Vandiver signing Oleanders in June, 2PM

Houston

Aurora Studios and Gallery, Houston VIP Workshop and Slam featuring Jus' Marvin, 7PM

B&N - Vanderbilt Square, Marc Grossberg signing The Best People, 2:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Dylan Powell discussing and signing Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, B.J. Novak sharing and signing The Book With No Pictures and My Book With No Pictures, 4PM

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

River Oaks Bookstore, Artist Carolyn Dahl reading and signing Art Preserves What Can’t Be Saved, 3PM

McAllen

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Author: K.T. Castle, 2PM

Paris

The Blind Pig, Open Mic Night, 7PM

San Antonio

Bihl Haus, Beyond Service: Poetry and Prose Reading, 2PM

Quaker Meeting House, Tellabration: night of storytelling with the San Antonio Storytellers Association, 7PM

Tobin Library, poet Kristin T. De La Garza signing Grains of Graphite, 1:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Micki Pavlicek signing May All People and Pigs Be Happy, 11AM

Southlake

B&N - Town Square, Laura Sook Duncombe signing A Pirate's Life for She, 1PM

Tyler

Half Price Books, local author LaNell Rogers signing her memoir, After All I've Been Through, 3PM

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas native Leah Santa Maria signing her Christmas children's book, Always The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night - Dallas Edition, 7PM

Houston

Brasil Houston, Public Poetry presents Enough Anthology book launch, 3PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, NaNoWriMo writing sprints: win a gift card!, 12PM

Leander

Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, NaNoWriMo Writers' Refuge, 11AM

Richardson

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "How to Pitch to Magazines" with Alex Temblador, 3PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Submission Tools & Tricks" with Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, 3PM

 

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.