Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Roundup May 12-18

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 11 - 18, 2014:

(listed in alphabetical order by city, then by venue; listed in date order within the venue)


BN - Arboretum
10000 Research Blvd #158
Austin, TX 78759

Meet & Greet Book Signing With Sandra Lott
Jewels from the Word and Manna for the Soul, Third Edition Author Signing (Religion and Inspiration)
May 17, 2:00 PM

603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050
Monday, May 12 at 7PM

Monday, May 12 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents A Prairie Home Companion Host GARRISON KEILLOR speaking and signing The Keillor Reader

Tuesday, May 13 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents Award Winning Author KEVIN BROCKMEIER speaking and signing A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade

Wednesday, May 14 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents Author, Textile Designer, and Illustrator HEATHER ROSS speaking and signing How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY

Thursday, May 15 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents Screenwriter and Noted Film Critic C. ROBERT CARGILL speaking and signing
Queen of the Dark Things

Friday, May 16 at 6PM - 8PM
Legendary Major League Baseball Player & Former Texas Rangers CEO NOLAN RYAN signing The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes From a Texas Kitchen
SAT, MAY 17 11:30AM

Join us for this extra special storytime featured guest storyteller and illustrator, JEFF CROSBY! Today independent bookstores across the country will be hosting special storytimes for their young customers. Join us for stories and more!

Saturday, May 17 at 5PM
BookPeople Presents Energy Journalist ROBERT BRYCE speaking and signing Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

Sunday, May 18 at 4PM
MysteryPeople Presents Acclaimed Author DAVID DOWNING speaking and signing Jack of Spies

613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
Ph: 512-322-2097

Everything is Bigger: May ’14
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The captivating Tyler Gobble hosts our monthly reading series, Everything is Bigger, which features prose and poetry and prizes. This month’s intrepid readers are Tim Earley, Jess Stoner, and Will Clark.

An Afternoon with Larry Brill and The Next Chapter Improv
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon with novelist Larry Brill, a twenty-five-year veteran of TV news and former Austin TV news anchor. Larry will sign copies of his latest novel, The Patterer.

110 N Loop Blvd E, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 407-6925

May 12, 2014
Austin Anarchist Study Group
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: A weekly participant-led discussion group.

May 13, 2014
Collective Meeting
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 15, 2014
The Land Speaks Arabic: Film Screening
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

May 15, 2014
Temporary Autonomous No Voice Zone
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 480-9562
Every Tuesday night at Spiderhouse, poetry, score cards and cash prizes come together for an evening of competitive art.

Texas Artist Series: Benjamin Saenz
Thursday, May 15, 7 pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum - Texas Spirit Theater
FREE Program

College Station 

Lone-Star Pavilion
711 Texas Avenue
College Station, TX 77840

J. White: The Thickety A Path Begins Author Event (Children's)
May 17, 5:00 PM


Lincoln Park
7700 West Northwest Hwy. Ste. 300
Dallas, TX 75225

Coach Mike Leach to Sign Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior
Author Event (Business)
May 12, 7:00 PM

Candy Spelling to Discuss and Sign Candy at Last
Author Event (Biography)
May 13, 7:00 PM

Sidney Powell to Sign Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice
Author Signing (Biography,Current Affairs)
May 14, 7:00 PM

Ruth Reichl - "Foodie Fiction"
Horchow Auditorium, May 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the epicurean event of the season as author, editor, and critic Ruth Reichl shares her debut novel, Delicious.

Karen Cushman - "Diary of a Dreamer"
Horchow Auditorium, May 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Beloved children’s author Karen Cushman will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her Newbery award-winning book Catherine, Called Birdy.

5803 E. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas, Texas 75231

Animal Adoptions
Cute kitties and canine companions will visit our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. The League of Animal Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, forever homes. See you May 17!

SMU Upstander Speaker Series | Spring Lecture featuring author Philip Gourevitch
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
Presented by Dallas Holocaust Museum / Center for Education and Tolerance

El Paso

Fountains at Farah
8889 Gateway Blvd. West Suite 120
El Paso, TX 79925

How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow? Liza Lugo Author Signing
Author Signing (Local Interest)
May 17, 2:00 PM More about this event

Sunland Park
705 Sunland Park Dr
El Paso, TX 79912

Backlands: A Novel of the American West
Michael McGarrity:Backlands A Novel of the American West Author Event (Fiction)
May 17, 4:00 PM
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Double Book Signing May 17th, 2PM: Texas Maritime History
Texas shipping is the theme for this Saturday’s signing event with 2 local authors, Mark Lardasand Steph McDougal.
George West
May 2–May 16, 2014
Texas Writers
This Humanities Texas exhibition surveys the vitality and breadth of creative writing in Texas from the mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century. For more information, please contact Unify to Beautify at 361.449.7168.
Unify to Beautify
1204 Betty St.
George West, TX 78022


River Oaks
2030 W. Gray Street
Houston, TX 77019
Author Reading
May 15, 7:00 PM
More about this event River Oaks Shopping Center

Pete Gershon
Painting the Town Orange The Stories behind Houston's Visionary Art Environments Author Signing (Art)
May 17, 2:00 PM

The Woodlands
Woodlands Mall
1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. #3008
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Kresley Cole: The Professional Author Event (Romance)
May 12, 7:00 PM
Note: Join us for the Belles on Wheels romance panel. Nine romance authors in one place: Christina Lauren, Alice Clayton, Jennifer Probst, Kresley Cole, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Lisa Renee Jones, Kyra Davis and Katy Evans!
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First Loves YA Event With Lindsey Leavitt, Emery Lord and Kristin Rae
Lindsey Leavitt: The Chapel Wars Author Event (Teens)
May 13, 6:00 PM
Note:Join three exciting teen authors, Lindsey Leavitt, Emery Lord and Kristin Rae as they discuss and sign their books upstairs in the seating area.
More about this event

14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 281.497.8675
Fax: 281.497.0180

What: Robin Preiss Glasser and Jane O’Connor will discuss and sign the newest Fancy Nancy books: FANCY NANCY AND THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY and NANCY CLANCY AND THE SECRET OF THE SILVER KEY.
When: Monday, May 12, 5:00 pm

What: Nolan Ryan will sign his new cookbook, THE NOLAN RYAN BEEF & BARBECUE COOKBOOK. (This is a ticketed event.)
When: Wednesday, May 14, 6:00 p.m.

What: Gabrielle Zevin will discuss and sign her newest novel, THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY.
When: Thursday, May 15, 7:00 pm

What: Four Texas authors will help us celebrate the inaugural Indies First Storytime by reading their favorite picture books. Crystal Allen, Varsha Bajaj, Kathy Duval and Nikki Loftin will join us.
When: Saturday, May 17, 10:00 am

What: Joy Preble will discuss and sign her newest novel for teens, THE A-WORD.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2:00 pm

2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 523-0701

Porter Shreve - THE END OF THE BOOK
START: May 12 2014 7:00 pm

Graywolf Poetry Tour: Nick Lantz & Dexter Booth
START: May 13 2014 7:00 pm

START: May 14 2014 7:00 pm

START: May 15 2014 7:00 pm

Summer Reading Kickoff Party
START: May 17 2014 2:00 pm

Presented by Houston Public Library at Houston Public Library - Central (Jesse H. Jones)Books Alive! 5th Annual Children's Book Celebration
May 17, 2014 12PM

2450 Fry Rd
Houston, TX 77084
281-578-1457 (fax)
Dragons Love Tacos Storytime
Start: May 15, 6:00 pm
In celebration of Children's Book Week, the country’s longest-running national literacy initiative, we're having a special evening storytime featuring Dragons Love Tacos.

Presented by Lawndale Art Center at Lawndale Art Center
May 15, 2014 6:30PM

2342 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005
713-524-8597 / 888-424-2842

C. Robert Cargill
Start: May 13, 6:30 pm
C. Robert Cargill will sign the follow-up to Dreams and Shadows, Queen of the Dark Things (Harper Voyager; $26.99).

Douglas Preston
Start: May 14, 6:30 pm
Douglas Preston will sign and discuss The Kraken Project (Forge; $26.99).

Presented by Rothko Chapel at Rothko Chapel
Poetry for Peace: Naomi Shihab Nye and Chana Bloch
May 13, 2014 7PM

Houston Moth StorySLAM: KharmaMay 13, 2014 7:30PM

Presented by Word Around Town Poets and Make. Play. Speak at Super Happy Fun Land
The 2014 WAT Tour Poet Draft (& Live Music Concert)
May 17, 2014 4PM

Deerbrook Mall
20131 Highway 59
Humble, TX 77338

George Arnold Book Signing
The Cats of the C.I.A. Get Fred-XAuthor Signing
May 17, 10:00 AM 
May 18, 11:00 AM

Shops at North East Mall
861 NE Mall Blvd
Hurst, TX 76053

Libby Willis: Fort Worth's Oakhurst Neighborhood, Texas
(Images of America Series) Author Event (Local Interest)
May 18, 2:00 PM

6002 Slide Road Suite 68203
Lubbock, TX 79414
Coach Mike Leach to Sign Geronimo: Leadership Strategies of an American Warrior
Author Event (Business)
May 13, 7:00 PM

San Antonio
La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Parkway Bldg 27
San Antonio, TX 78256

A Short Walk to the Edge of Life
Scott Hubbartt, Local Author Event (Religion and Inspiration)
May 17, 5:00 PM

San Pedro
321 NW Loop 410 #104
San Antonio, TX 78216

Children's Book Week at Inflatable Wonderland
Description: To celebrate Children's Book Week, Miss Nikki, the Literature Lady, and her literary lapdog, Readmore Books, will visit Inflatable Wonderland to share a story with children of all ages. The featured book will be "What Does The Fox Say?," based on the YouTube sensation.
Location: Rolling Oaks Mall 6909 N Loop 1604 E. #2063 San Antonio, TX 78247
Times: 5:30 PM
Event Date: May 14 and 15

306 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 106
San Antonio, TX 78215

Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm
End: 05/13/2014 9:00 pm

Lefty O'Neal, Dreaming of the Majors: Living in the Bush
Start: 05/17/2014 10:41 am
End: 05/17/2014 12:00 pm

Amanda Thome, World's Apart: Ruination
Start: 05/17/2014 11:00 am
End: 05/17/2014 1:00 pm

Sichan Siv, Golden State: Love and Conflict in Hostile Lands
Start: 05/18/2014 3:00 pm
End: 05/18/2014 5:00 pm

8407 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 826-1143

Finger Painting Your Journal with Enedina Vasquez
Start: 05/17/2014 10:00 am
End: 05/17/2014 12:30 pm

Zentangle for the Month of May
Start: 05/17/2014 10:00 am
End: 05/17/2014 4:30 pm

Book Signing and Meet Author Scott HubbarttA Short Walk to the Edge of Life How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death & Taught Me What Really Matters
Start: 05/17/2014 12:00 pm
End: 05/17/2014 2:00 pm

South Padre Island

5505 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

WhenSat, May 17, 1pm – 3pm
WhereParagraphs on Padre Boulevard - More Than A Bookstore (map)
DescriptionJoin us each Saturday afternoon for our "Literary Mercado". We will have one or more artists at the store every Saturday available to discuss, read from, or sign their books. Author, songwriter, poet, or artist -- the guests will vary but there will always be something new to learn, discuss, or fun to be had on Saturday afternoons at Paragraphs.

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