Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday Roundup: December 1 - 7

Bookish events in Texas for the week of December 1 - 7, 2014:

Special Events:
Symposium for African Writers, Austin, December 2 - 3

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, Austin, December 6

Celebrate Local Authors! Fest, Katy, December 6

Fourth Annual Austin Writergrrl Book Festival, December 7

Monday, December 1:
Austin
Avaya Auditorium - UT, NAOMI SHIHAB NYE & CRISTINA GARCIA, 7:30PM

Monkeywrench Books, Anarchist Study Group, 7PM

Tuesday, December 2:

Dallas
Half Price Books Mother Ship, Writers' League of Texas Dallas members meeting, 7PM

Southern Methodist University, John Fabian Witt presents Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History, 5:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Bordersenses Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM

Farmers Branch
Christ United Methodist Church, Diana Finfrock Farrar will discuss The Door of the Heart, 7PM

Houston
Asia Society Texas Center, Eric Liu presents A Chinaman's Chance, 7PM

Menil Collection, The Pen & the Scalpel: An artist, a journalist, and two doctors weigh in on matters of the heart (with Mimi Swartz), 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Lisa Scottoline will sign and discuss Betrayed, 6:30PM

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

Wednesday, December 3:

Dallas

Murder By the Book, Dead But Not Forgotten Group Event with Charlaine Harris, Toni L. P. Kelner, Rachel Caine and Nicole Peeler, 6:30PM

Thursday, December 4:
Amarillo
Education Credit Union, Alvin R. Lynn signs Kit Carson and the First Battle of Adobe Walls, ?

Austin
Bookwoman, Bonnie Friedman Reading & Signing Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays, 7PM

Resistencia Bookstore, Chasing Suns and Songs: An Evening with Natalia Sylvester and Nicholas Belardes, 7PM

Dallas

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Public Library - Central Branch, Carmen Goldthwaite presents Texas Ranch Women – Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie, 6PM

Houston
Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building, Book Signing: Cat Lady Chic, 11AM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series with Gulf Coast Journal, 8:30PM

Humble
Half Price Books, First Thursday Poetry, 7PM

Lubbock
First Unitarian Universalist Church, the Ad Hoc Writers of Lubbock present Nighthawks II- A Literary Event featuring readings and signings, 7PM

Friday, December 5:
Austin
Bookpeople, Bestselling Author of the Ranger's Apprentice Series JOHN FLANAGAN speaking and signing Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles), 6PM

ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, last reading for the 2014 Flor De Nopal Literary Festival, 7PM

Lake Austin Spa, John DeMers presents Delicious Mischief, 8AM

Malvern Books, An Evening with Nathan Brown & Jena Kirkpatrick, 7PM

Conroe
Conroe Art League, The Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and the Conroe Art League present an evening of art, poetry and music with Janet Lowery (poet in residence at the University of St. Thomas), Kurt Heinzelman (creative writing professor at the University of Texas) and Dave Parsons, 2011 Texas Poet Laureate, 6PM

Houston
B&N - River Oaks, Rebecca Nolen: The Dry, Lisa Gow: Silly Shoes & Water Cycle Signing, 4PM

Inprint House, First Friday Poetry Reading: Billie Hill, 8:30PM

Saturday, December 6:

Comfort
Comfort Public Library, Writers' League of Texas Hill Country Members Meeting, 1:30PM

Dallas
Bookmarks at NorthPark Center, Jennifer Drez will read from Goodnight Dallas, 10:30 & 11:30AM

Dallas Public Library - Preston Royal Branch, Suzan Schnitzius will present her new novel "The Descending Dove," 1PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Public Library - Northwest Branch, Kimberly Herrera presents Love Shouldn't Hurt, 1PM

Galveston
Galveston Bookshop, book signing for Galveston 1900 by Ervin Mendlovitz, 3PM

Garland
B&N - Firewheel Mall, Signing With The Neptune Project Author, Polly Holyoke, 10AM & 12:30PM

Houston
B&N - River Oaks, Anthony Yanez: A Wild Ride on the Water Cycle, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, Rebecca Nolen: The Dry, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, Stories of Hope and Humor: Donia Crouch, 2PM

Houston Public Library - Central, Public Poetry - December 2014, 2PM

Katy Budget Books, Author Signing: George D. Schultz, 2PM

Last Organic Outpost, Award-winning restaurant critic and cookbook author Robb Walsh will talk about the relationship between gardening and cuisine and then sign copies of “The Hot Sauce Cook Book,” “Texas Eats” and “Sex, Death and Oysters,”4:30PM

MECA, 4th Annual Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Mark Greaney will sign and discuss Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect, 3PM

Writespace, Writespace and Silver Street Studios Holiday Art Party, 6PM

Post
Ruby Lane Books, Kathy Davies book signing, all day

Round Rock
The Book Spot, Murry Richter & Muffet Frische from Ten Story Books, 1PM

San Antonio
Urban 15, book release poetry pachanga from Aztlan Libre Press, 5PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre BoulevardLiterary Mercado, 1PM

Southlake
B&N, Book signing: The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke, 4PM

Sugarland
B&N - First Colony Mall, Rebecca Deurlein presents Teenagers 101: What a Top Teacher Wishes You Knew About Helping Your Kid Succeed, 1PM

Tyler
B&N, Pat Keith reads Chester the Cedar Chirstmas Tree, 11:30AM

Sunday, December 7:
Austin
Malvern Books, ACC/AISD Student Art Opening & Poetry Reading, 2PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Holiday Open House, 5PM

Katy Budget Books, Author Signing: Sophie Jordan & Marissa Clarke, 3PM

Round Rock
The Book Spot, Release event for The Vault by Emily McKay, 2PM

San Antonio

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