Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/27-4/2

Bookish events in Texas for the week of March 27-April 2, 2017: 

Special Events:
New Visions, New Voices Playwriting Festival, Dallas, March 29-April 2

Fan Expo Dallas, March 31-April 2

Houston Books2Eat - Second Annual Edible Books Festival, March 31

Austin Edible Book Festival, April 1

Lone Star LesFic Festival, Austin, April 1

New Fiction Confab, Austin, April 1

8th Annual Teen Book Con, Houston, April 1

Ongoing Exhibits:

Texas Writers: Humanities Texas Exhibition, Salado, March 3-31

The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition, Austin, March 4-April 2

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE ART OF JAMES E. RANSOME (a National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition), Abilene, March 9-May 8

Monday, March 27:
Tuesday, March 28:
Austin
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and open mic!, 8PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Hari Kunzru reads and signs WHITE TEARS, 7PM

San Antonio

Fort Worth
Malvern Books, Malvern’s Multi-Verse with poet Nick Courtright, author of Let There Be Light, 7PM

Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

UT Perry-Castañeda Library, Rex Lee Poetry Reading, 4PM

Dallas
Brazos Bookstore, Robert Jensen discusses and signs THE END OF PATRIARCHY, 7PM

Nuestra Palabra Art & Books, A Night of Huizache featuring readings by Lorna Dee Cervantes, Simon J. Ortiz, Christine Granados, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and Dagoberto Gilb, 7PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series, 8:30PM

San Antonio
Carmens de la Calle Café, Jazz & Poetry with Purpose featuring local poet Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson & jazz saxophonist Rene Saenz, 7:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Tyra Manning presents "Writing to Heal" Workshop, 5:30PM

VIA Metro Center, VIA's 8th Annual Poetry on the Move Winners' Reception, 6PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, Visiting Writer Series presents a poetry reading and discussion and book signing with Stephen Dunn, 3:30PM

Friday, March 31:
Abilene
NCCIL, dinner with author and artist ROBERT SABUDA (part of the 20th anniversary celebrations), 6PM [ticketed event]

Austin
BookPeopleKIMBERLY WILLIS HOLT speaking and signing Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel, 4PM

BookPeople, SKYLER WHITE speaking and signing The Skill of Our Hands, 7PM

Malvern Books, INF Press Launch and Reading with poets Jenna Martin Opperman (Shattering is Gradual) and Andrea Eames (New Monsters), 7PM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, Michael Merschel, books editor for the Dallas Morning News, discusses and signs his debut YA novel, Revenge of the Star Survivors, 7PM

SMU Tower Center, Coffee & Conversation with Amy Freedman, author of Nontraditional Security Threats in Southeast Asia, 1PM

Wyly Theatre, HearHere Series presents Fran Lebowitz, author of the Fran Lebowitz Reader, 8PM

Denton
University of North Texas, Willis Library Forum: Postwar Faculty Colloquium with Professor Thomas Doherty, author of Hollywood and Hitler, and Professor Laura McEnaney, author of Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties, 10AM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Writers' League of Texas presents Celebrating Texas Independents: Our Great Literary State’s Independent Presses, Journals, Bookstores, and More, feature panelists are LeeAnne Carlson (Glass Mountain), Will Evans ( Deep Vellum Publishing and Cinestate), Jill Meyers (A Strange Object), and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Arte Público Press), 7PM

Forty Five Ten Houston,  Moll Anderson signs Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color, 4PM

Rothko Chapel, as part of "An Act of Justice" Symposium, Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Meta-Four Houston will give a poetry performance on the plaza, 6PM

Kyle
Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Visiting Writer Series presents a poetry reading and discussion and book signing with Stephen Dunn, 7:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with author Bill Davis, 3PM

Saturday, April 1:
Abilene
NCCIL, Pop-up Workshop with author and artist Robert Sabuda, 10AM

Austin

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Structure in Narrative Nonfiction: How to Put the Pieces Together" with Michael Hall, 9AM

Stateside at the Paramount, Austin Poetry Slam GRAND SLAM Finals featurig Danny Strack Hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7:30PM

Beaumont
B&N - Parkdale Mall, Joy Miller House signs The Nesting Place: A Bird's Eye View of Easter, 2PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Riddle Me This" with Robin Scofield, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Spring Writers & Readers Roundup with author Shewanda Riley, 11AM

Harker Heights
B&N, Chentell Merriman reads and signs Fireflies On Night Patrol, 1PM

Houston
B&N - Champions, Award-Winning Author DiAnn Mills presents a writing workshop at 12PM, followed by a signing of her FBI Task Force series at 1PM

Boy Scout Headquarters, as part of STEM-boree, Amy Jackson will read and sign Cassandra and the Night Sky, 1PM

Community Artists' Collective, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, internationally recognized art historian and curator, will sign copies of Charles Alston, 2PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release!, all day

River Oaks Bookstore, Sengiz Sisman discusses and signs The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Deonmes, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: Introduction to Writing Flash Fiction with Patricia Flaherty Pagan, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: How to Be Genuinely Funny in Your Writing with Adam Holt, 1PM

Irving
North Lake College, The Writers Bloc Workshop: A Spoonful of Subplot Sugar: Adding Romance to Your Story with Amanda Arista, 2PM

Lubbock
B&N, Mary Andrews signs her Fireborn Chronicles series, 1PM

McAllen
B&N - Palms Crossing, Bronwyn Fiyremore discusses and signs Lion Manor, 3PM

Midland
B&N, Leslie Williams signs Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer and When Anything Goes: Being Christian in a Post-Christian World, 12PM

Pearland
Half Price Books, local author Professor J will sell and sign his children's book, Jacque,12:30

Richardson
Richardson Civic Center, Writers Guild of Texas – Spring Workshop: "The Language of Dialogue: How to use your characters' voices to amp up your story" presented by Melissa DeCarlo and Rosemary Clement-Moore, 9AM

San Antonio

San Antonio Public Library - Landa, National Poetry Month celebration with Alamo Area Poets Open Mike Session, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Kelli Donley reads and signs Basket Baby, 11AM

Sunday, April 2:
Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

Garland
B&N - Firewheel Mall, Neil A. White signs Closure, 2PM

Houston
Discovery Green, Writers in the Schools (WITS) presents the Space City Grand Slam!, 3PM

San Antonio
SAY Sí, Voices and Vibes poetry and live music, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Cynthia Leonor Garza reads and signs Lucia the Luchadora, 2PM

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