Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 1/30-2/5

Bookish events in Texas for the week of January 30-February 5, 2017: 

Special Events:
Starving Poets: Poetic House Party (Anniversary & Reunion Weekend), Houston, February 3-4

Writing the City: Freedmen’s Town, Houston, February 4 & 18

Ongoing Exhibits:
The Human Experience: From Texas to the World literacy initiative, Houston, January 18-May 18

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry, Denton, January 17-May 11

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, Fort Worth, January 21-May 7

Monday, January 30:

Murder By the Book, Brunonia Barry will sign and and discuss The Fifth Petal, 6:30PM

Tuesday, January 31:

The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee: The Free Speech of Bust Slam!, 10PM

Wednesday, February 1:
Austin
Austin Books & Comics, a celebration of 25 years of publisher Image Comics with creators Nick Pitarra and Donny Cates, 9AM

BookPeople, MARY MILLER speaking & signing Always Happy Hour, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: author and historian Richard McCaslin discusses Galveston's Maceo Family Empire: Bootlegging and the Balinese Room, 12PM

Dallas
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Sean Stellato discusses and signs NO BACKING DOWN, 7PM

Huntsville
Sam Houston State, Cameron Awkward-Rich Poetry Reading, 5PM

Killeen
TYKU, Words & Wine Wednesday: Poetry, 8PM

San Antonio
Rebar, Kinyo Poetry Live, 8:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jeff Guinn reads and signs Silver City, 6PM

Thursday, February 2:

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors Live! presents Will Schwalbe, author of Books For Living, 7PM

South Dallas Cultural Center, "African Diaspora: New Dialogues" series with Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of the award-winning novel Here Comes the Sun, hosted by Sanderia Faye, author of  the award-winning novel The Mourner's Bench, 7:30PM

Houston
B&N - Westheimer, NFL Players Present Literacy Matters with guest authors Takeo Spikes, Al Smith, Rennie Curran and Spencer Tillman, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Ellen Hopkins will discuss and sign THE YOU I'VE NEVER KNOWN, her new novel for young adults, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, David Parsons reads from and signs FAR OUT, 7PM

McGonigel's Mucky Duck, Minton Sparks will fuse music, poetry, and her gift for storytelling to paint word pictures of the rural South, 7PM

Friday, February 3:

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: Inspirational Voices: Rita Dove with Nancy Lorenza Green, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Writer's Boot Camp, Formatting Your Manuscript into a Book with Rachel Pilcher, 10AM

Galveston
The Grand 1894 Opera House, An Evening with Sofia Loren, actress and author of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow −My Life, 8PM

Houston


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Waco
B&N, Children of Kyerekrom book discussion with Autumn Young, Dr. Lakia Scott, and Branda Greening, 1PM

Sunday, February 5:
Deep Vellum Bookstore, White Rock Zine Machine offering tiny handmade books by local writers and artists, 1PM

Deep Vellum Books, Bonehouse Poets will launch a new series of twelve zines with a reading, 6PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

Mansfield
Half Price Books, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, February Sunday Storytime: Guest Author Eartha Powell, 12PM

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