Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Roundup, May 5 - 11

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 5 - 11, 2014:

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


BN - Arboretum
Performance (Poetry,Local Interest)
May 8, 7:30 PM Recurring
Note: Participate or simply sit and enjoy an evening of amazing poets at your neighborhood bookstore. Our open mic poetry session takes place on the second Thursday of each month. It is facilitated by Barbara Youngblood Carr and Herman Nelson.
More about this event Arboretum
10000 Research Blvd #158
Austin, TX 78759

Meet & Greet Book Signing with Joe M. Carroll
Because Your Heart Matters Author Signing (Religion and Inspiration)
May 10, 2:00 PM
Note: Please join Joe for a Meet & Greet for his new book, Because Your Heart Matters: Inspirational Insights and Stories for Experiencing God from Your Heart. Described as "a look at something most of us avoid looking at, done in a positive manner."
More about this event Arboretum
10000 Research Blvd #158
Austin, TX 78759

603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

Tuesday, May 6 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents James Beard Award Winning Southwestern Chef DEAN FEARING speaking and signing The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics

Wednesday, May 7 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents Media Strategist RYAN HOLIDAY speaking and signing The Obstacle is the Way:
The Timeless Art of Turing Trials Into Triumph

Thursday, May 8 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents Bestselling Author & Illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles TONY DITERLIZZI
speaking and signing The Battle for WondLa: Search for WondLa #3

Friday, May 9 at 1PM
AHB Community School Author's Chair
The students of AHB Community School will be presenting their original works at BookPeople's Author's Chair event today in our children's amphitheater starting at 1pm. Please come by and enjoy original literature written by young authors. If you want more information, please visit us at

Friday, May 9 at 7PM
BookPeople Presents New York Times-Bestselling Author JEFF GUINN speaking and signing Glorious: A Novel of the American West

Saturday, May 10 at 4PM
MysteryPeople Presents New York Times-Bestselling Author PHILIP KERR speaking and signing Prayer

The Belles On Wheels Author Bus Tour

Thursday, May 8

Friday, May 9 at 7:00pm
Poetry reading with James Tolan & Nicole Callihan

Sunday, May 11 at 4:00pm
Forbidden Moms: A Mother’s Day Reading Event hosted by Liz Belile

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

May 5, 2014
Austin Anarchist Study Group
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: A weekly participant-led discussion group. 

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. Twelve spoken-word artists battle it out for the weekly $100 in prize money to the top three artists. Five random judges are picked from the audience to score the poetry, and the audience is invited to cheer or jeer their favorite or least favorite poets or scores from the judges. This isn't your grandma's polite evening of beat poets. This is a battlefield. 

DMA Arts and Letters Live
Larry McMurtry - "The Last Kind Words Saloon"
Horchow Auditorium, May 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Texas literary icon Larry McMurtry releases his new novel, The Last Kind Words Saloon, at this not-to-be-missed event! McMurtry will discuss his new work, his creative process, and his passion for book collecting, taking the stage with Diana Ossana, author and long-time collaborator with McMurtry, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief of Texas Monthly, will moderate the conversation. An actor will read excerpts from the novel.

Genesis' 21st Annual Luncheon with author Pat Conroy
official website
Chaired by Bunny Cotten, along with honorary chair Lydia Novakov, the 21st annual Genesis Luncheon, is set to be a success with keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author Pat Conroy. This esteemed luncheon benefits Genesis Women's Shelter & Support and their efforts to provide a safe place for victims of domestic violence.
Dates: Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 11:30 am

5803 E. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas, Texas 75231

Belles on Wheels Gallery Book Bus Tour 2014
Ten Romance authors in one place! Come to your Flagship HPB on Sunday, May 11, at 12 pm and join us for the Belles on Wheels Gallery Books Bus Tour 2014.  Meet Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby and S.C. Stephens as they sign their books. Books are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited.

Fort Worth

5417 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Fort Worth- Hulen
Susan Howell Book Signing
Meet local author Susan Howell at your Hulen HPB on Saturday, May 10 starting at 11am. Howell will sell and sign her spy thriller, Oil Rush, The International Tug of War; a novel about a Texas wildcatter and 1960’s cold war Superpowers battling for oil in the Persian Gulf.

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


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

What: Mac Barnett will discuss and sign his books for kids.
When: Wednesday, May 7, 5:00 pm
What: Cynthia Bond will discuss and sign her newest novel, RUBY.
When: Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 pm

What: We are thrilled to help Kristin Rae launch WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN, her debut novel for young adults!
When: Saturday, May 10, 2:00 pm

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

START: May 5 2014 7:00 pm

Mark Leibovich - THIS TOWN
START: May 6 2014 7:00 pm

START: May 7 2014 7:00 pm

Robin Davidson - LUMINOUS OTHER
START: May 8 2014 7:00 pm

May 10, 4PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Skill Set with Van Garrett, an engaging educational program that connects established artists and creatives to the Houston public in a nontraditional classroom setting.

May 6, 6:30PM
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts -UH and Blaffer Art Museum presents Antena @ Blaffer Reception - In the Between: Experiments in Poetry, Art & Performance Tuesday, May 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm in conjunction with the Antena installation.

3116 Houston Avenue, Houston, TX
Phone: 713.869.7600

Reading at Kaboom Books
Thursday, May 8, 7 pm
Nicole Callihan, James Tolan and Lorraine Doran are Brooklyn, NY-based poets who have just released new collections.

LitFuse Reading Series May 2014 Reading: Gwendolyn Zepeda, Eleanor Boudreau, and Katharine Jager

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

Marie Brennan will sign and discuss The Tropic of Serpents

Round Rock

YAB Fest 14 & MS BookCon
WhenSaturday, May 10, 2014
WherePflugerville High School, Pecan Street West, Pflugerville, TX, United States (map)
DescriptionWe are excited to present the Young Adult Book Festival and MS BookCon at Pflugerville HS for 2014!

San Antonio

Special Event: 210|West Gallery Talk: Typewriter Rodeo
    Briscoe Western Art Museum
Description: In conjunction with The Big Give SA, the Briscoe Museum hosts interactive poetry with the Austin-based written word wranglers of Typewriter Rodeo.

Tickets: Free with Museum admission
Location: Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205
URL link:
Times: 6:00-8:00PM
Phone: 2102994499
Event Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2014

513 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 734-9673

Performance: Mother America
May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

05/10/2014 10:30 am
OH NO it's Bad Kitty is at the TWIG

Tanner McElroy - War of Wings
Sat. May 10, 11:00-1:00

Peter Eichstaedt - The Dangerous Divide
Saturday, May 10th, 4:00-6:00

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

Mother's Day - A Sentimental Journey Art Workshop with Patsy Sasek
Start: 05/10/2014 2:00 pm
End: 05/10/2014 4:30 pm

South Padre Island

5505 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

WhenSat, May 10, 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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