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 12.15.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Texas Christian University Press Holiday Book Fair, Fort Worth, December 18

 

 EXHIBITS:

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

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

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15:

Austin

B&N – Arboretum, Stephen Harrigan signing Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas, 2PM

Boerne

Enchanted Springs Ranch Christmas Light Fest, Romance Under the Lights featuring local romance authors, 6PM

Lubbock

B&N, Sixtus Atabong signing My Father's Gift: How One Man's Purpose Became A Journey Of Hope And Healing, 2PM

Richardson

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: “The Editing Mindset” with Jeannette Smith, 3PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Patsy Swendson signing Gracie: Love is Blind, 12PM

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16:

Austin

Austin Public Library-Old Quarry, Seasonal Stories for Children with local author, actor, and storyteller Bernadette Nason, 4PM

Richardson

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas annual holiday party and announcement of flash fiction contest winners, 7PM

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17:

Abilene

Texas Star Trading Co., Abilene writer John Powell signing It’s Never That Simple: Essays to Broaden the Conversation, 12PM

Austin

Malvern Books, a poetry reading to celebrate the late, great poet laureate of Hyde Park, Albert Huffstickler (with MC Sylvia Manning), 7PM

Lilly Pulitzer, Angie Olszewski reading and signing special edition copies of her illustrated new children’s book, The Glamorous Life of Josie Marie, Hollywood 1957 (plus 1950s dance party, craft, and refreshments for littles), 5PM

Native Hostel, Last Austin Poetry Slam of 2019 featuring Early Era and Over the Rainbow with Jomar Valentin, 7:15PM

Dallas

The Writer’s Garret, Stone Soup mixed genre workshop, 7PM

El Paso

B&N – Fountains at Farah, Sergio Troncoso signing A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, and Make Tapia signing Gangs of the El Paso-Juarez Borderland: A History, 6PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, member appreciation holiday reception, 6PM

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

Houston

Notsuoh, Ekim Nepo open mic, 7:30PM

Laredo

The Cold Brew Rock Bar, Laredo BorderSlam presents the Early Bird Slam, 7PM

San Antonio

The Mix, Puroslam poetry slam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, L. Samuels reading and signing Phoebe Douse: Secret Society for Special Abilities and Artefacts, 5PM
 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18:

Austin

Malvern Books, Austin edition of the Why There Are Words reading series featuring  Sandra Sidi, Carrie Fountain, Josh Denslow, and The Flyin’ A’s, 7PM

Monkeywrench Books, ATX Interfaces Artist Showcase and Open Mic featuring BLakchyl with Hyah, Qween Paz, and Trojuan Henderson, 7PM

Bryan

Arbor Oaks, John A. Adams Jr., author of Over There in the Air: The Fightin’ Texas Aggies in World War I, 1917-1918, 3PM

El Paso

El Velvet Elvis, Barbed Wire Open Mic Night, 9PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic featuring Porsha Olayiwola, 7:30PM

Plano

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

San Antonio

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

Dead Tree Books, Christmas party and carol sing-along, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Norma Elia Cantú reading and signing Meditación Fronteriza: Poems of Love, Life, and Labor, 5PM

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19:

Dallas

Deep Vellum Books, Deep Vellum Publishing sixth anniversary party, 6PM

Houston

River Oaks Bookstore, Bob Hopkins discussing and signing Philanthropy Misunderstood, 5PM

Irving

Irving Public Library-Valley Ranch, Winterfest Teens: Nightmare Before Christmas party, 6PM

Sulphur Springs

The Bookworm Box, Gianna Gabriela Live Author Takeover, 7PM

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20:

Dallas

Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Aaron Brown, Christian Cruz, L. E. Goldstein, and Collen Mayo, 7PM

El Paso

Fahrenheit 180, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series and fundraiser, 8PM

New Braunfels

The Book Haus, We Love Our Bookworms holiday customer appreciation day, 4PM

Paris

The Blind Pig, Open Mic Night, 7PM

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21:

Austin

Austin Public Library-Carver, Austin Poetry Society holiday party and open mic, 1:30PM

Red Salmon Arts, annual Xmas Tiendita, 12:30PM

El Paso

Armijo Branch Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: “Writing for the Dark Time” with Donna Snyder, 1PM

Galveston

Galveston Bookshop, Loren C. Steffy signing George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet, 2PM

Houston

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

Murder By the Book, holiday celebration with eggnog, live strings, duets, and a Christmas carol sing-along, 11AM

Longview

Unity Plaza, Pens, Pads, & Passion open mic, 6:30PM

Pflugerville

West Pecan Coffee + Beer, family-friendly poetry reading, 2:30PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Stephanie L. Moses discussing and signing In Session: strong women don’t do therapy, 11AM

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22:

El Paso

Literarity Book Shop, Luke Lowenfield and Hal Marcus reading and signing Buenos Noches El Paso, 2PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Barbie O’Connor signing Virgin at Sonoma, 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.