Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Roundup June 23-29!

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 23 - 29, 2014:

Special Events:


ApolloCon 2014, Presented by Houston Science Fiction Association (HSFA) at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Intercontinental Airport, June 27-29

Monday, June 23:
Bookpeople, MysteryPeople Presents Debut Novelist NEELY TUCKER speaking & signing The Ways of the Dead, 7PM

Monkeywrench BooksAustin Anarchist Study Group, 7PM

Brazos BookstoreAntonya Nelson - FUNNY ONCE: STORIES, 7PM

Tuesday, June 24:
BookPeople, Bestselling Author GRAEME SIMSION speaking & signing The Rosie Project, 7PM

Monkeywrench Books, Collective Meeting, 8PM

Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM
Every Tuesday night at Spiderhouse, poetry, score cards and cash prizes come together for an evening of competitive art.

First United Methodist Church of Dallas, DMA Arts & Letters Live: Diana Gabaldon - "Word-of-Mouth Phenomenon," Gabaldon will discuss the highly anticipated eighth book in the Outlander series, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, 7:30PM

Brazos BookstoreE.R. Bills - THE 1910 SLOCUM MASSACRE, 7PM

San Antonio
B&N, San Pedro, Sun Poets' Society Open Mic Poetry, 7PM

The Twig Book ShopRichard Whitmire - On The Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools Are Pushing The Envelope, 4:30PM

B&N - Baybrook II, Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 7:30PM

Wednesday, June 25:
BookPeople, MysteryPeople Film Series: DOUBLE INDEMNITY, 6PM

BookPeople, Acclaimed Author LISA HOWORTH speaking & signing Flying Shoes, 7PM

Malvern Books, W. Joe’s Poetry Corner Presents Poetry Karaoke!, 7PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Karin Slaughter will discuss Cop Town, 7PM

El Paso
Eloise, Bobby Byrd will read from Otherwise My Life is Ordinary, 6:30PM


AvantGarden, Write About Now Poetry presents: SUMMER LOVIN SLAM!, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Graeme Simsion will discuss and sign his debut novel, THE ROSIE PROJECT, 7PM

Katy Budget Books, New Adult author K.A. Tucker signs Five Ways to Fall, the fourth book in her Ten Tiny Breaths series, 6PM

BookPeople, Edgar Award-winning Author Megan Abbott speaking and signing The Fever and Shamus Award-winning Author Alison Gaylin speaking and signing Stay with Me, 7PM

BookwomanDr. Jackie Smith Speaking & Signing STARTING POINT, 7PM

Malvern Books, launch of All the Unspeakable Things, a collection of poetry and shorter pieces by Marty Lloyd Woldman, 7PM

North Oak Cliff Branch Library, Alan Elliot will discuss Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff, 6:30PM 

University Park Public Library, Listen UP! Summer Author Series - Graeme Simsion, the author of The Rosie Project, 7PM


Murder by the BookMatthew Palmer will sign and discuss his debut thriller The American Mission, 6:30PM

River Oaks BookstoreKatie Clark & Sarah Wynne - River Royals, 4PM

Irving Central Library, Karen Harrington, Polly Holyoke, Jeramey Kraatz and Claire Legrand will participate in the Spark Your Imagination Middle Grade Author Panel, 7PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Leila Meacham Discussion and Signing - Somerset, 2:30PM

Friday, June 27:
BookPeopleYA PANEL EVENT! featuring: LINDSAY CUMMINGS with The Murder Complex, JULIE MURPHY with Side Effects May Vary, JENNIFER MATHIEU with The Truth About Alice, and KRISTIN RAE with Wish You Were Italian, 7PM

Malvern Books, Hard Side of the Big Easy: Crime Noir and Katrina with Tom Zigal and Rod Davis, 6:30PM

The French Room at The Adolphus, Meryl Gordon will discuss The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark, 11:30AM [sold out - email constant to be placed on the waiting list]

South Dallas Cultural Center, “Queerly Speaking: The Rainbow in Our Clouds” will pay homage to Dr. Maya Angelou through songs, poems and movement. This is an open-mic event so feel free to share your favorite piece of work by or about this Phenomenal Woman, 9PM
Murder by the Book, Ingrid Thoft will sign and discuss her second book, Identity, 6:30PM

Saturday, June 28:

B&N - Sunset Valley, Book Signing With Fantasy Author KristaLyn Vetovich - Pure Fyre, 1PM

BookPeople, MysteryPeople Presents Award-winning Author MEG GARDINER speaking & signing Phantom Instinct, 4PM

B&N - Parkdale Mall, Rob Riggs Author Signing - Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth & Discovering the Truth, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, poetry reading by the Grub Street Grackle and friends, 3PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Show with Rachel Kate, Raymond Weyandt and the Lonely Solos, and Christian Lee Hutson, 7PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Phillip Cortez Author Signing - When I Close My Eyes, 2PM

Galveston BookshopAndrew W. Hall signing his newest local history book, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast, 2PM

Murder by the BookWendy Tyson will sign and discuss Killer Image, 12PM

B&N - Vista Ridge Village, Adventures of the Church-Lady Gang a Conspiracy of Crones by George Arnold, 1PM

Half Price Books, author Thomas McDonald will sell and sign his book, Daydreams of a Country Boy, 12PM

B&N, Author James Logan Harben Signing Come, Elysium: Miracle at Maydee, 11AM

B&N - Preston/Park, Matthew White: Let the Wolf Howl, 1PM

South Padre Island

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Author Nick Adams: The American Boomerang How the World's Greatest 'Turnaround' Nation Will Do It Again, 2PM


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