Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Roundup! September 15 - 21

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 15 - 21, 2014:

Special Events:
Literary Inspirations: The Art of Carl Köhler, Houston Central Library, July 28 - September 19, 2014

Monday, September 15:
Austin
BookPeople, Activist & Acclaimed Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz speaking & signing An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, 7PM

Dallas
Southern Methodist University’s Hughes-Trigg Ballroom, NoViolet Bulawayo will discuss We Need New Names, 5PM

The Wild Detectives, reading and performance of The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares, 7PM

Wyly Studio Theatre, Oral Fixation Best of Season 3, 8PM

El Paso
El Paso Community College, Restoration: Bridging Culture, Life & Future - a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with Daniel Chacón, Tim Z. Hernandez, Yasmin Ramirez, Roberto A. Santos & Sergio Troncoso, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book ShopDianne Morris Jones - Stop Breathe Believe, Mindful Living One Thought at a Time, 5PM

Schulenburg
Sengelmann Hall, Author Stephen Dean will be signing and selling his new book Historic Dance Halls of East Central Texas, 6:30PM

Tuesday, September 16:
Addison
WaterTower Theatre, Oral Fixation Best of Season 3, 8PM

Austin
BookPeopleNew York Times-bestselling Author ROGER STONE speaking & signing Nixon's Secrets & The Man Who Killed Kennedy, 7PM

Bookwoman, Lori Joan Swick presents The History and Lore of the Black Madonna, 7PM

Home Slice Pizza, fundraiser for Austin Bat Cave: come hear the live storytelling magic of Stephanie Noll, Richard Santos, Jay Reynolds, and Jordan Geiger of Hospital Ships. They will each tell a story based on “Magic!” 8PM

Malvern BooksEverything is Bigger, which features prose and poetry and prizes. This month’s intrepid readers are Lisa Olstein, Dobby Gibson, Sam Sax, and Deb Olin Unferth, 7PM
Dallas
Antidote Coffee, Sugar & Rice presents Drinks with the Writers: an intimate coffee, wine, or beer date with Sugar & Rice writers,Todd Romero and Raúl Ramos, 6:30PM

Rothko Chapel, Zen Buddhist Dharma Talk and Twilight Meditation (feat. Zen Master Miao Tsan), A book signing and reception follow the program, 6PM

University of St. Thomas - Crooker Center, Master Miao Tsan, Abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery and international lecturer and author, will join Deacon Robert Hesse for Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit – Can a person be a Zen Christian?, an interfaith dialogue. The Zen Master will be launching Living Truth: The Path of Light (Bright Sky Press, Sept. 2014), his newest book in a series of contemporary Zen studies. 11AM

San Antonio
B&N, San Pedro, Sun Poets' Society Open Mic Poetry, 7PM

Southtown 101, Puro Poetry Slam!, 9:30PM

Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler - R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Supreme Court Associate Justice, CLARENCE THOMAS - My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir, 7:30PM

Wednesday, September 17:
Austin
BookPeopleDebut Author CAROLYN DINGMAN speaking & signing Cancel the Wedding, 7PM

Brave New Books, Author ROGER STONE speaking & signing Nixon's Secrets, 7PM

UT Poetry Center, Spitshine Poetry Slam Team performance, 8PM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, Tonier Cain: Healing Neen, 7PM

Southern Methodist University - Dallas Hall, Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid with Dr. Piero Gleijeses and Rozell W. "Prexy" Nesbitt - Professor Gleijeses' publications will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation, 5:30PM

UTD-Jonsson Performance Hall, poetry reading by R.S. Gwynn, Poet in Residence at Lamar University, 7:30PM

Houston
Blue Willow BookshopKelly Light will discuss and sign LOUISE LOVES ART, her debut picture book, 5PM

Blue Willow BookshopLaura Lane McNeal will discuss and sign DOLLBABY, her new novel, 5PM

Jung Center of Houston, Jung Center Lecture - Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Traditions based on Dr. Louis Markos’ new book, Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Traditions, 7:30PM

Murder by the BookPeter Lovesey will sign and discuss the latest book in his Peter Diamond series, The Stone Wife, 6:30PM

University of Houston - Honors College, Poetry and Prose - Evening with New Creative Writing Graduate Students, 5:30PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Country Club Ballroom, presented by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio - Lecture: James Olson:"Ethics and Espionage: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying," followed by a book signing of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, 6:30PM

San Antonio Museum of Art, Architect Ted Flato talks about Lake | Flato Architects' work and signs the recent book “Lake | Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape,” 6pm

Viva! BookstoreTelling Our Cuentos: Journaling as a Pathway to Poetry, 9:30AM

Thursday, September 18:
Austin
Bates Recital Hall, Conspirare presents The Poet Sings: Pablo Neruda, 8PM


BookPeopleBestselling Authors Ilona Andrews signing Magic Breaks & Jeaniene Frost signing The Beautiful Ashes, 7PM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, Roger Stone: Nixon's Secrets The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon, 7PM

DeGolyer Library, Darwin Payne will sign No Small Dreams: J. Erik Jonsson — Texas Visionary, 6PM

Latino Cultural Center, Sol Villasana will sign Dallas’s Little Mexico, 6PM

Union Station, Toast to Literacy fundraiser with bestselling author Matthew Bondurant, 6:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Community College Historic Little Temple, book release and signing party for Donna J. Snyder's Poemas alte el Catafalco: Grief and Renewal, 7PM

Houston
Blue Willow BookshopMichael Fry will discuss and sign KING KARL, his newest novel in the ODD SQUAD series for kids, 5PM

Brazos BookstoreMutabilis Press Poetry Reading with Priscilla Frake and an Rifenburgh, 7PM

The Heritage Society, Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series, Featuring The History of the Port of Houston: A Story of Sheer Will by David Falloure, 12PM

Murder by the BookMelissa Marr will sign and discuss Made For You, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Northwest Vista College, national book launch of Carmen Tafolla's This River Here, 7PM

Viva! Bookstore, Meeting Yourself: A Day of Self-Discovery with Tina Karagulian, 10AM

San Marcos
Wittliff Collections, in the Alkek Library on the Texas State University, Peter Josyph will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Cormac McCarthy’s House: Reading McCarthy Without Walls,” at 6:30PM

The Woodlands
B&N - The Woodlands Mall, Kelly Light will read and sign Louise Loves Art, 7PM

Friday, September 19:
Austin
Bates Recital Hall, Conspirare presents The Poet Sings: Pablo Neruda, 8PM

BookPeopleAustin Poet & Author CRISTIN O'KEEFE APTOWICZ speaking & signing Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine7PM

Farewell Books, Tatiana Ryckman reads from her new chapbook "Twenty-Something," 7PM

Resistencia Bookstore, Café Libro Open-Mike Presents Jorge Antonio Renaud, 7PM

Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, Javon Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal, Reza Aslan - ZEALOT [ticketed event], 7PM

Katy Budget BooksJeaniene Frost signs the first in a New Adult urban fantasy series, The Beautiful Ashes, 6PM

San Antonio
Our Lady of the Lake University, Helena Maria Viramontes reading from her latest book, Their Dogs Came With Them, 7PM

Saturday, September 20:
Austin
B&N - Arboretum, New Writers Event Featuring: Gary Gibich - Patton's Lost Platoon Based on a True Story from WWIIKaren Bartell - Sacred Choices, Sean Carter - Elementor, 2PM

Anteks, book signing event at the Dallas Design District showroom will feature author Barry Friedman and his latest coffee table book - Still Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets Volume Two, 10AM


Lucky Dog Books - Lochwood, Susan Howell signing Oil Rush: The International Tug of War, 12PM

The Wild Detectives, Grub Street Grackle September poetry reading, 3PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Rafael Melendez Author Signing - The Dream Catcher, 2PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar Mall, Christian Romance Author Caryl McAdoo signing The Vow, 2PM

Highland Village
B&N, Meet Author David Francis - The Rise To Power, 2PM

Houston
B&N - Vanderbilt Square, Author Lesa Nickelson French will sign The Truth About Us, 2PM

B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Kisha Simmons: Texas and the City The Journey Less Traveled, 1PM

Blue Willow BookshopMari Mancusi will discuss and sign SHATTERED, her newest novel for young adults, 1PM

Blue Willow BookshopTexas Poetry Calendar reading: with Sandi Stromberg, Jerry Hamby, Dede Fox, Christa Pandey, Terry Jude Miller, David Hale, Priscilla Frake, Rebecca Spears, Elina Petrova, Stephanie Madan, Gary Rosin, Elena Radulescu and Kelly Ellis, 4PM

Katy Budget BooksSandra Bretting signs her mystery, Bless the Dying, 3PM



McAllen
B&N, Can You See Me Now? by Estela Bernal, 3PM

Plano
Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tearoom, Jeaniene Frost will discuss The Beautiful Ashes, 3:30PM

Round Rock
The Book Spot, Tut by PJ Hoover Release Party, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Mollie Bickle Cardwell signing Return to Sandy Creek, 2PM

The Twig Book ShopMerriel M. Chase - Esmerelda, The Gifted: Volume 1, 11AM

South Padre Island
Austin
BookPeople, Austin Author and Playwright LINDSEY LANE speaking & signing Evidence of Things Not Seen, 2PM

Half Price Books - North Lamar, Meet scientist turned stay-at-home mom and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Ballantyne as she signs and discusses her book The Paleo Approach Cookbook, 1PM

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