Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 1/15-21

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of January 15-21, 2018: 

Special Events:
FronteraFest 2018, Austin, January 16-February 17

Austin Book, Paper, and Photo Show, January 20-21

Ongoing Exhibits:
Blue Willow Bookshop, Marie Lu will discuss and sign her new novel BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Denis Johnson Memorial Event, 6PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Jeanie Miley discussing and signing Practicing Resurrection: Radical Hope in Different Times, 5PM

Round Rock
Round Rock Public Library, Book Buzz: a Penguin Random House rep will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on Spring 2018 titles, 7PM

San Antonio
The Mix, Puroslam presents DreamWeek Slam, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Poet Rohn Bayes reads from and signs What I Want to Say to You, 5PM

Wednesday, January 17:
Austin
BookPeople, MELANIE BENJAMIN speaking & signing The Girls in the Picture, 7PM [ticketed event]

Bronte
The Bronte Book Club, Dana Glossbrenner presents "One Writer's Trip: The Lark", TBA

Harker Heights
B&N, Author Signing and Reading Event Featuring Chris Barton, 5PM

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

Murder By the Book, Tasha Alexander will sign and discuss Death in St. Petersburg; Deanna Raybourn will sign and discuss her newest release, A Treacherous Curse; and Lauren Willig will sign and discuss her newest release, The English Wife, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Continental Cafe, Spoken Words, Spoken Dreams: spoken-word contest for young poets on the topic of social justice (winners on GET's TV show), 5:30PM

Thursday, January 18:
Austin

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Friends of the SMU Libraries present Melanie Benjamin and THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE, 6PM

Interabang Books, Social Venture Partners: The Dallas Festival of Ideas, 7PM

El Paso
Literarity Book Shop, An Evening with El Paso Poets Rosa Alcala and Sasha Pimentel, 6PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Theodore Anton discussing and signing PLANET OF MICROBES, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Kristin Martinez discussing and signing 52 Weeks of Worthiness: A Year of Practical Advice and Biblical Truth for Claiming Your Inherent Value, 5PM

Midland
George W. Bush Childhood Home, Laura Bush Literacy Program Reading Event, 4:30PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Central, Say What Now?: Writers and poets across the city will share their narratives focusing on social justice issues in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Mike Hood discussing and signing Pathetic Bob's Guide to Life: Practical Advice from a Dead Dog, 5PM

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

Friday, January 19:
Austin
Brazos Bookstore, Poe’s Birthday Celebration, 7PM

Rudyard's Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Kelly Sundberg, Joshua Dewain Foster, Cait Weiss Orcutt, and Lani Yu, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Melanie Benjamin, author of The Girls in the Picture, 1PM

Rockport
Texas Maritime Museum, Reception and book signing with Miles Arceneaux, 5:30PM

Saturday, January 20:
Austin
Austin Public Library - Yarborough, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring guest poet Edward Vidaurre, 1:30PM

BookPeople, MATT DE LA PEÑA and LOREN LONG speaking & signing LOVE, 11:30AM

BookPeople, MANDY MIKULENCAK speaking & signing The Last Suppers, 2PM

BookPeople, DIANE SANFILIPPO speaking & signing The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide, 6PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Break Through Writer's Block and Invigorate Your Manuscript" with Jardine Libaire, 10:30AM

Dallas
B&N - Preston/Royal, Lindsey Kay signs God's World of Sheep, 12PM

Denton
Dan's Silver Leaf, Spiderweb Salon's 2018 Winter Formal (80s Throwback Edition!), 7PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Our Walt Disney World" with Barbara Buck, 12:45PM

Houston
Gemini Ink, Poetry Bootcamp: Discovering New Imaginative Spaces through Wordplay with George Wallace, 1PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jeremy Banas signing Pearl: A History of San Antonio's Iconic Beer, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Reading and book signing with poets Wendy Barker, Natalia Treviño, and visiting NY poet George Wallace, 6PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: James Breslow reading and signing The Secret to Bullies, 1PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Linda Kozar signing Sweet Tea for the Soul, 1PM

Sunday, January 21:
Austin
Half Price Books - Cypress Creek, New York Times bestselling-author and popular health blogger Diane Sanfilippo will discuss her new book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide, 3PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Poet Steven Schneider reading and signing Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives, 1PM

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