Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 10/30-11/5

Bookish events in Texas for the week of October 30-November 5, 2017: 

Special Events:
45th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Houston, October 28-Novovember 12

26th Annual San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon, October 30

ReadFest Houston 2017, November 2-4

World Fantasy 2017, San Antonio, November 2-5

7th annual Dobie Dichos: Campfires, Chili con Carne, and the Words of J. Frank Dobie, Oakville, November 3

George West Storyfest, November 3-5

First Fort Bend County Book Festival, Richmond, November 4

Frisco Book Fest, November 4

Noche de Letras, Latinx Book Fest, Austin, November 4

Lit Crawl Austin, November 4

Texas Book Festival, Austin, November 4-5

Ongoing Exhibits:
Dallas
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, Mark Sullivan discusses and signs Beneath a Scarlet Sky, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, New York Times bestselling-author Maggie Stiefvater will discuss and sign her new fantasy book, All the Crooked Saints, 7:30PM [pass required]

Teatro Dallas, Arts & Letters Live presents An Evening Celebrating Two Giants: Juan Rulfo and Cardona Peña, 7:30PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, YA author event: Jessica Taylor signs A Map for Wrecked Girls, Julie Murphy signs Ramona Blue, and Samantha Mabry signs All the Wind in the World, 7PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Slavs and Tatars discuss and sign MOLLA NASREDDIN, 7PM

Lawndale Art Center, 8th Annual MUSICAL AND LITERARY OFRENDA, 6PM

San Antonio
B&N - Northwoods, Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good book signing with Joel Osteen, 7PM

Tuesday, October 31:
Austin
Bohemeo's, Glass Mountain fall reading series featuring Connor Bracken, Will Burns, and B.J. Love, 7PM

San Antonio
The Korova, Puroslam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

Trinity University, Trinity Review Halloween, 7PM

Trinity University Holt Center, Words Matter Series: Kenny Fries and Sheila Black will be speaking on "Writing the Body," 7PM

Wednesday, November 1:
Austin

Dallas
Austin Conference Center, Texas Conference for Women featuring Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Option B; Mary Jennings Hegar, author of Shoot Like a Girl; Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball; Sarah Robb O’Hagan, author of Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat; and Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, 7:30AM

BookPeople, LISA FAIN (the Homesick Texan) speaking & signing Queso! (in partnership with Edible Austin for the eats), 7PM

CamibaArt, december magazine launch party and reading featuring Michael Anania, Harold Whit Williams, and Tim Krcmarik, 6:30PM

Malvern Books, An Evening with Manuel Gonzales, author of The Regional Office Is Under Attack!, and Owen Egerton, author of Hollow, 7PM

Resistencia Bookstore, Recuerdos y Letras: An Evening with Author Sarah Rafael García with a creative writing workshop, and a reading and signing of SanTana’s Fairy Tales, 6:30PM

UT - Avaya, The Michener Center for Writers hosts poet Marie Howe, 7:30PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "The Personal Essay: Writing the World" with Sarah Smarsh, 6:30PM

Canyon
West Texas A&M, Poetry reading by Denise Duhamel, 7PM

College Station
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center, Humorous Poetry by Poet Col. Wayne Edwards, The Family Poet, 10:30AM & 12:30PM

Dallas


B&N - First Colony, Story time with local author Maria Ashworth, 10AM

Friday, November 3:
Austin
Inprint House, First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Michael Sofranko, 8:30PM

Murder By the Book, Ryan Gattis will sign and discuss Safe, 6:30PM

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Jeffrey Eugenides reads FRESH COMPLAINT, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Rice University, 2017 Camden Series speaker: Professor Julian Yates, author of Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression, 4PM

University of Houston, Glass Mountain Write-a-Thon, 9AM

University of Houston - Cullen Performance Hall, The Moth GrandSLAM III: "Out on a Limb," 7:30PM

San Antonio

B&N - Lincoln Park, It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel discussion and signing with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, 5PM

Interabang Books, Doni Blair discusses and signs EVEN IF IT KILLS ME, 2PM

El Paso

Half Price Books - North Oaks, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release!, while supplies last


Young Neighborhood Library, Public Poetry Reading Series featuring Michelle Burk, Christina Martinez, Glynn Irby, Chuck Wemple, 2PM
San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, William Darling signs Anahuac, 11AM

Sunday, November 5:
Austin

Interabang Books, Miriam Cooke & Bruce Lawrence discuss and sign Islam and the Middle East: Beyond Headlines, 3PM

The Mix Co-working Space, Writing Workshops Dallas Seminar: "SELF-EDITING SEMINAR: How to Self-Edit: 50 Essential Tips for Honing Every Manuscript" with Blake Atwood, 3PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, C. Morgan Babst reads and signs THE FLOATING WORLD, 5PM

Mansfield
Half Price Books, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release!, while supplies last

Red Oak
Oaks Fellowship Church, Candace Payne discusses Laugh It Up, 6PM


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