Author reveal season is underway

 

Texas offers up a rich and varied buffet of reading series across the state, beginning each September. Readers, this is by no means a complete representation of the many reading series in Texas; it is the information available at press time. As the remaining series make their season announcements, we’ll cover it here at Lone Star Lit.  This is what we know so far:

 

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Kyle, and Texas State University Series, San Marcos

Texas State University readings are located in Flowers Hall, Room 230. Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center readings are held at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, a national literary landmark, in Kyle. The series are free and open to the public.

 

Luis J. Rodríguez

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
Thursday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.                Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.

Carmen Machado

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Thursday, October 10, 3:30 p.m.                    Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.

Melissa Febos

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
Thursday, November 7, 3:30 p.m.                  Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.

Adrian Matejka

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
Thursday, February 6, 3:30 p.m.                    Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

Erika L. Sánchez

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Thursday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.                  Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.

Jericho Brown

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Thursday, March 26, 3:30 p.m.                      Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Valeria Luiselli

Flowers Hall Rm. 230                                    Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center
Thursday, April 16, 3:30 p.m.                        Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

 

UNT Visiting Writers Series

The UNT Visiting Writers Series brings nationally and internationally renowned authors to campus for readings and book signings. These readings are held on campus. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Laird Hunt                                        October 2, 2019, 8 p.m.
Marilyn Abildskov                            October 29, 2019, 8 p.m.
Ada Limón                                         November 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

 

Friends of the SMU Libraries’ Authors LIVE!, Dallas

The Friends of the SMU Libraries, originally founded in 1970 as Colophon, is an organization dedicated to promoting and enriching the resources, services and operations of the seven SMU Libraries. Events are usually held at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Lectures are free and open to the public; receptions are ticketed.

 

Casey Gerald, There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir

Dallas Museum of Art

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

 

Stephen Harrigan, Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7 p.m. (author reception, 6 p.m.)

 

Jojo Moyes, The Giver of Stars

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 p.m. (author reception, 6 p.m.)

 

Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series

The Corpus Christi literary Reading series is a grass roots reading series that began in 1987. Events are held at the Art Museum of South Texas. Readings are ticketed and open to the public. Patrons can attend the author receptions.

 

Lisa See, The Island of Sea Women

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7 p.m.

 

Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, Houston

Inprint’s Margaret Root Brown Reading Series is beginning its thirty-fourth year. Exact locations and times are not yet set as of press time. Events are held usually held on the University of Houston campus. Readings are ticketed and open to the public.

 

Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys

September 16, 2019

 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer

October 29, 2019 

 

Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls

November 11, 2019

 

Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

January 27, 2020

 

Louise Erdrich

March 9, 2020

 

Poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Natalie Diaz

March 23, 2020

 

Emily St. John Mandel and Colum McCann

April 27, 2020

 

Barshop JCC Authors & Speakers Series, San Antonio

The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio presents a series of authors and speakers with the mission to educate, enlighten, and enrich the community. The JCC's author and speaker series is presented through membership to the Jewish Book Council. Events are ticketed and held at the center.

 

R.J. Palacio, White Bird
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.

Carla Naumburg, PhD, How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids 
Thursday, November 7, 7 p.m.

Jamie Bernstein, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m.

 

The Margot Rosenberg Pulitzer Dallas Jewish Bookfest

The mission of the bookfest is to celebrate the written word brought from Jewish authors and books with Jewish content. Events are held at varied congregations around the Metroplex. Events are ticketed.

 

Renée Rosen, Park Avenue Summer, and Lynda Cohen Loigman, The Wartime Sisters

Aaron Family Jewish Community Center

October 24, 7 p.m.

 

Naomi Ragen, The Unorthodox Match

Congregation Shearith Israel

November 6, 7 p.m.

 

Michael J. Coles, Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life

Congregation Anshai Torah, Plano

December 9, 7 p.m.

 

 

 

Please let us know if we missed your favorite series by emailing us at events@lonestarliterary.com.