Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Roundup: February 8 - 14

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 8 - 14, 2016:      


Special Events:
ConDFW XV, Dallas, February 12 - 14

Dallas ComicCon Fan Expo, Irving, February 13 - 14

Ongoing Exhibits:
Long-Bin Chen's The Book Garden sculpture exhibit, San Antonio, December 10 - February 20

Shakespeare in Print and Performance, Austin, December 21 - May 29

Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature, Houston, January 18 - June 30

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez, Wichita Falls, February 1 - March 5

Texas Writers Exhibition, Johnson City, February 8 - March 4

Monday, February 8:
Austin
BookWoman, Austin Book Launch for The i’Mpossible Project with Dana Sayre, 7PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave Fundraiser: Storytellers Kris Kovach and Kate Caldwell will tell tales of their Young Loves and Austin Playback Theater will make you tell yours, 8PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Dallas
Murder By the Book, Lisa Gardner will sign and discuss Find Her, 6:30PM

Rice University - McNair Hall, Bill Higgs presents The Story of Creating and Growing Mustang Engineering, 5:30PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam! with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

Seabrook
Harris County Public Library - Evelyn Meador Branch, Robert Jacobus will discuss and sign Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, 7PM

Wednesday, February 10:
Austin
BookPeople, Debut Novelist MO DAVIAU speaking & signing Every Anxious Wave, 7PM

Half Price Books - North Lamar, Mike Begum, a.k.a. “Broly Legs”, will sell signed copies of his autobiography, My Life Beyond the Floor, 12PM

Malvern Books, launch of Last Word/First Word: A Poetic Conversation by David Jewell and Ric Lance Scow Williams, 7PM

St. Edward's University, Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series presents Sasha West, 5:30PM

Dallas
Highland Park United Methodist Park, Authors Live! presents Dawn Tripp and Georgia, 7:30PM

SMU - Dallas Hall, the Western History Association presents the David J. Weber-William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America to Andrew Needham for Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest, 5:30PM

Houston
AvantGarden, Write About Now poetry open mic, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Alex Berenson will sign and discuss The Wolves, 6:30PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Country Club, author Kelly Corrigan featured speaker at Mums and Mimosas, 11:30AM

Thursday, February 11:
Arlington
Half Price Books - Lincoln Square, Open Mic Poetry, 7PM

Austin
Brazos Bookstore, Cheryl Gerber discusses and signs NEW ORLEANS: LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY, 7PM

Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building, Glassell School Core Program Lecture: Joshua Decter presents Art Is a Problem: Selected Criticism, Essays, Interviews and Curatorial Projects (1986–2012), 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Justina Page discusses and signs The Circle of Fire: In the Midst of the Ashes an Ember of Hope Flickered, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Alexander Chee reads and signs THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, 7PM

Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater, Sarah Rothenberg's latest music and literature exploration, A Proust Sonata: 7 tableaux en musique, delves into Marcel Proust and his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, 8PM

Saturday, February 13:
B&N - Preston/Royal, Alexa Turczynski signs Whispers of an Enchantress, 1PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Author Storytime Reading: Vanessa Betts, 11AM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: Lucy Hopple presents "The Power of Love; Results Matter", 12:45PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, Patrice Washington signs Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man, 3PM

Houston
B&N - Vanderbilt Square, The Healing of a Broken Spirit book discussion and signing with Akua Fayette, 2PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, David Getsy discusses and signs Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender, 2PM

Murder By the Book, Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes will sign and discuss the paperback of Double Double, 4:30PM


Pasadena
B&N - Fairway Market, Robert Jacobus will discuss and sign Houston Cougars in the 1960s, 1PM

Pearland
B&N - Broadway, Gretchen Dee signs Elemental Fate, 12PM

Round Rock
B&N - La Frontera, Before the Belle book signing with Cassius Mullen, 2PM

San Antonio
Half Price Books Mother Ship, local author Wanda Vassallo will sell and sign her books, I Was the Daughter of a Human Mother and I Was the Mother of a Baby Duck, 1PM

Mansfield
Half Price Books, local author James Howell will sell and sign his book, Countdown to Atomgeddon: The Race to Build the First Atomic Bomb, 1PM

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