Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 1/22-28

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of January 22-28, 2018: 

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

How to Self-Publish Your Book -- Economically, Quickly, and Professionally, Dallas, January 23-February 6

Ongoing Exhibits:
Austin
BookPeople, PIERCE BROWN speaking & signing Iron Gold, 7PM [ticketed event]

Dallas
Interabang Books, Georgia Hunter discussing and signing WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES, 7PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Anthony Graves discussing and signing INFINITE HOPE, 6:30PM

Richardson
Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "The Secret of Clarity" with Lori Freeland, 7PM

Tuesday, January 23:
Austin
Interabang Books, Writers’ League of Texas panel discussion: Building Your Writing Community: How to Find Writing Groups & Support Other Writers with Kathleen Kent, Blake Kimzey, Melissa Lenhardt, and Arianne "Tex" Thompson, 7PM

Houston
Black Labrador Pub, Houston Writers House meeting featuring Shelley K. Wall discussing pitching and query letters, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, E.R. Bills and Friends reading and signing ROAD KILL 2, 7PM

Houston Maritime Museum, lecture with Chet Van Duzer, author of Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript. 7PM

Murder By the Book, Nicholas Petrie will sign and discuss his third Peter Ash thriller, Light It Up, 6:30PM

San Antonio

Thursday, January 25:
Austin

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Katherine Arden reading and signing GIRL IN THE TOWER, 7PM

Half Price Books - North Oaks, popular blogger and author Suzanne Ryan will discuss her new book, Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes, 7PM

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dr. James M. Adovasio lectures from The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History, 6:30PM

Poison Girl Bar, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Alex McElroy, Kerry Beth Neville, and Javier Zamora, 8:30PM

The Printing Museum, Open House: The Print Museum reopens!, 6PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Gay Gaddis discussing and signing Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life, 5PM

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

Friday, January 26:
Austin
Brazos Bookstore, Writers' League of Texas Panel Discussion: "What Makes Books Sell?" with ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Benjamin Rybeck, and Marina Tristán, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book: Laura Bush's Social Secretary Lee Burman, 1PM

Saturday, January 27:
Austin
Half Price Books - North Lamar, local author Therone Shellman will sell and sign his spiritual book, Third Eye Awakening, 1PM

Malvern Books, the Austin Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations hosts We Are ALL America! Open Mic Night, 7PM

Resistencia Bookstore, Austin Barrio Writers release the Barrio Writers 8th Edition anthology, 2PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Crafting Story Openings That Will Capture Readers" with Lindsey Lane, 9AM

Dallas
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Chef Mary Chamberlin Book Signing & Demo, 11AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Selected Shorts: For Better and For Worse: Tales of Marriage with guest readers Michael Cerveris, Jane Kaczmarek, and Maria Tucci, 7:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Micro Fiction: The Shortest Story" with Tafari Nugent, 12:45PM

Flower Mound
Flower Mound Public Library, Former U.S. Women's Chess Champion Dr. Alexey Root will sign Prepare With Chess Strategy, plus simultaneous chess exhibition. Players who defeat Root in chess win a copy of the book, 2PM

Houston
Dead Tree Books, Meet the Author: Abraham Moreno, 2PM

Half Price Books - Huebner, Bowie Ibarra signing El Aire vs. The Mummies of San Uvalde, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jessie Simpson and Al Rendon discussing and signing The King William Area, 11AM

Sunday, January 28:
Austin

Houston
River Oaks Bookstore, Tarif Youssef-Agha discussing and signing The Chronicles of the Syrian Revolution: The Orphan Uprising the Entire World Betrayed, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Writing Young Adult Fiction" with Joy Preble, 10AM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Marnie Olson signing Grateful, 12PM

                                                    

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