Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR May 1-7

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 1-7, 2017: 

Special Events:
The Writer's Garret "Beyond 21 Celebration," Dallas, May 5-7

Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair, Houston, May 6

Free Comic Book Day, statewide, May 6

8th Annual Books Alive! Children's Book Celebration, Houston, May 6

10th Annual DFW Writers Conference, Dallas, May 6-7

Ongoing Exhibits:
Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, February 6-July 16

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

Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own Exhibition, San Marcos, February 15-July 1

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE ART OF JAMES E. RANSOME (a National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition), Abilene, March 9-May 19

Texas Writers Exhibition, Fredericksburg, May 1-31

Monday, May 1:

Tuesday, May 2:
Austin
Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and open mic!, 8PM

Houston


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

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene, 7:30PM

San Antonio

Thursday, May 4:

Conroe
B&N - Lincoln Park, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 7PM [wristband required]

Frisco

Houston


River Oaks Bookstore, Lyn Coffin reads and signs This Green Life: New and Selected, 4PM

Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library, Free Comic Book Day presents a meet & greet and book signing with Dave Roman, author of the Astronaut Academy series, 4PM

Kingwood
Lone Star College, Writers Speakers and Ideas: Ramiro Martinez discusses They Call Me Ranger Ray: From the UT Tower Sniper to Corruption in South Texas, 6:30PM

San Antonio

Beaumont
B&N - Parkdale, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 7PM

Dallas
B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 2PM

Lubbock

San Antonio

San Benito
The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, Bárbara Renaud González reads from Las Nalgas de JLo/JLo's Booty: The Best & Most Notorious Calumnas & Other Writings by the First Chicana Columnist in Texas 1995-2005, 7PM

Saturday, May 6:
Austin

Brazos Bookstore, DF Brown poetry reading, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Sara Rosett will sign and discuss the newest Ellie Avery mystery, Mother's Day, Muffins and Murder, 4:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Andrea' Porter Meet & Greet and Book Signing of Second Chance at Love, 3PM

San Antonio

Southlake

Waco
B&N, Kantorbury Tails book signing with Anna Schuster Kantor, 11AM

Sunday, May 7:
B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 10AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letter Live hosts Scott Westerfeld discussing and signing The Spill Zone, 3PM

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

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, The Dock Bookshop 9th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser, 4PM

Houston
Half Price Books - Montrose, Raymond Arroyo signing Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders, 2PM

MaryScott Hagle’s historic Heights home, WITS fundraiser: Poetry Concert with internationally acclaimed youth poets from the Meta-Four Houston team, 7PM

Richmond
George Memorial Library, Graphic Novel Day featuring special guest appearances and book signings by popular graphic novelists Falynn Koch, Dave Roman, and Ru Xu, 1:30PM

San Antonio
South Texas Museum of Popular Culture, Join Laredo-born artist-musician-writer Salvador Macias for a round of poetry from el corazon followed by a set by accordion master Santiago Jimenez, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, K Wendt reads and signs Emma's Journey, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Christine Granados reads and signs Fight Like a Man & Other Stories We Tell Our Children, 3PM

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