Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Roundup: November 3 - 9!

Bookish events in Texas for the week of November 3 - 9, 2014:

Special Events:
In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César ChávezConfederate Reunion Grounds - Mexia, September 27 - November 30

Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair, Houston, November 1 - 16

Gulf Coast Gala, Houston, November 6

The 12th Annual Houston Book Fair, Printing History Museum, November 8

McAllen Book Festival, November 8

Monday, November 3:
Bookpeople, Author and Whiskey Authority HEATHER GREENE speaking & signing Whisk(e)y Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life, 7PM

Monkeywrench Books, Anarchist Study Group, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Astronaut Chris Hadfield to sign You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, 6PM

Wyly Studio Theatre, Oral Fixation presents “Train Wreck," 8PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Alexandra Bracken will discuss and sign IN THE AFTERLIGHT, the finale in the DARKEST MINDS series for young adults, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Edward Baptist - THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD, 7PM

Jewish Community Center of Houston, Sheana Ochoa presents Stella! The Mother of Modern Acting, 6:15PM

Murder By the Book, T. Jefferson Parker will sign and discuss Full Measure, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Andrea Perron - House of Darkness House of Light, 5PM

Tuesday, November 4:

Monkeywrench Books, David Rovics Performs, 8PM

Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Whip In, One Page Salon with Own Egerton, Jennifer Ziegler (author and program director of Writers' League of Texas) Chad Nichols (screenwriter, playwright, and rockstar) Dale Bridges (author, bookseller, bearded demon), Christopher Robert Cargill (horror and fantasy screenwriter and author and one hell of a personality) and Rebecca S McInroy ( KUT's Views and Brews host and producer and KUT Austin's culture-crafting queen!), 7PM


Blue Willow Bookshop, The Roadside YA tour hits Houston when authors Tessa Gratton, Julie Murphy and Natalie Parker discuss and sign their newest novels for young adults, 7PM

University of Houston - Honors College, Alain Mabanckou, the much-decorated French poet, novelist, and essayist, in conversation with Julie Tolliver, 4PM

John Ed Keeter Public Library, Boosters' Annual Authors' Reception, 2PM

San Antonio
BookPeople, Former Astronaut COLONEL CHRIS HADFIELD speaking & signing You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, 7PM

The Ballroom at Hotel Ella, Boyhood book launch, 6PM

Threadgills, Award-winning Author John Byrne Cooke speaking & signing On the Road with Janis Joplin, 6PM

UNT - Business Leadership Building, Aleksandar Hemon reads and signs The Lazarus Project, 8PM

B&N - Vanderbilt Sq, The Word Burglar Storytime and author reading with Chris Cander, 9:30AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Robin LaFevers will discuss and sign MORTAL HEART, the conclusion to her His Fair Assassin series for young adults, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Sheana Ochoa - STELLA! MOTHER OF MODERN ACTING, 7PM

Jewish Community Center of Houston, Book Lovers Lunch with Jessica Soffer (Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots) and Nomi Eve (Henna House), 12PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Carmen Martinez and Lora Rosemon - Another Day with Her: Lost in a Diagnosis, Understanding Bipolar Disorder, 5PM

Tarrant County College - Northeast Campus, Texas' Poet Laureate Dean Young Coffeehouse Conversation, 7:30PM

Irving Public Library, Author Event: Young Adult Roadside Tour, 7PM

San Antonio
Biga on the Banks, Terry Thompson-Anderson signs Texas on the Table, 7PM

1111 Austin Highway, Artist Raymundo Gonzalez Reception and book signing for Raymundo Gonzalez: Magical Realism in Mexico (hosted by Art Philanthropist Guillermo Nicolas), 6PM

Hall of State, Carolyn Brown will discuss Dallas: Portrait of a City, 6:30PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors Live!: Richard Norton Smith presents On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, 7PM

The Wild DetectivesHenry Chappell will discuss Silent We Stood, 7PM

Hopkins Senior Center, Friends of the Duncanville Public Library Annual Author Appreciation Dinner with Irene Sandell (book signing follows), 6:30PM

El Paso
Rincón Bohemio, BorderSenses Executive Director, Yasmin Ramirez will be opening for Poetry Editor, M. Miranda Maloney who will be reading from her latest collection The Lost Letters of Mileva, 7PM

Southwestern University - Smith Library, Wayne Thorburn talks about his book RED STATE: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics, 4PM


Murder By the Book, Jeff Abbott talks with Michael Connelly about the release of the new Harry Bosch novel, The Burning Room, 6:30PM

River Oaks Country Club, Center for Houston's Future 2014 Dinner & Conversation (featuring Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana), 6PM

Half Price Books, First Thursdays Poetry Nights, 7PM

San Antonio
Briscoe Western Art Museum, Voices of the West Distinguished Lecture Series: S.C. Gwynne, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, An event and exhibit with Raymundo Gonzalez celebrating his art in his new book Raymundo Gonzalez: Magical Realism in Mexico, 5PM

UHV Alcorn Auditorium, University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review Reading Series: Oscar Casares, 12PM

Storybook Garden, Duncan Tonatiuh book signing, 7PM

Rita & Truett Smith Public Library, The Writing Life with Jade Lee, 7PM

Friday, November 7:

Rudyard's, Gulf Coast Reading Series, 7PM

San Antonio
Steel House Lofts/The Fruteria, reception and book signing with Raymundo Gonzalez for his new book Raymundo Gonzalez: Magical Realism in Mexico, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Lee Bacon - The Joshua Dread series, 5PM

Saturday, November 8:

Bookpeople, Author and psychic KIM O'NEILL speaking & signing The Way of Knowingness, 4PM

Cosas, reception, art sale and book signing with Raymundo Gonzalez for his new book Raymundo Gonzalez: Magical Realism in Mexico, 4PM

Cedar Hill
B&N - Uptown Village, Author Signing for Electa Rome ParksThe Stalker Chronicles, 11AM

College Station
B&N, Author Signing: Kimberly Hix Trant#hashtagged, 12PM

Double Tree by Hilton, The Poetry Society of Texas 58th annual Awards Banquet, 10:30AM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Richard Paul Evans will sign The Mistletoe Promise, 12PM

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Modern: A Monograph of Dallas Residences of Outstanding Modern Design Book Signing, 1PM

Willow Street Agency, Writers 4 Readers, 8PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Dennis McConaughy Author Signing Parousia, 2PM

Yellen backyard, Bordersenses & El Paso City Library Foundation fundraiser with Bobby Byrd and Jim Ward, 4PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar, Sara Kendall and Jason Burkhardt will read, sell and sign their children’s books from The Backdoor Trio series, 1PM

Kitchen Chick, Terry Thompson-Anderson signs Texas on the Table

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Matthew A. Henry Discusses and Signs The Simpsons, Satire, and American Culture, 1PM

Half Price Books, Laurie Graves will sell and sign her inspirational book, Fit For Freedom: Healing For Your Body, Mind, and Spirit, 1PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Rebecca Deurlein will discuss and sign TEENAGERS 101, 2PM

Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, David Sedaris, 8PM

Katy Budget Books, Space City Scribes, an author collective of Houston indie authors, introduce their new anthology, Space City 6: Houston Stories from the Weird to the Wonderful, 2PM

Murder By the Book, Martha Wells will sign and discuss Stories of Raksura, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Will Ottinger will sign his debut novel, A Season for Ravens, 4:30PM

B&N, The Big Drift by Patrick Dearen signing, 2PM

Barnes & Noble - Preston RD, Shahla Niazi will sign Shahla’s Kitchen: Cooking with Fire and Ice, 2PM

Round Rock
Half Price Books, Sandra Lott will sell and sign her latest inspirational book, The Day Hope Was Born: God’s Gift of Love, 11AM

San Antonio
Half Price Books - Huebner Rd, Henry Melton will sell and sign his Science Fiction books, including his latest, Captain’s Memories, 10AM

Half Price Books - North Central, Henry Melton will sell and sign his Science Fiction books, including his latest, Captain’s Memories, 3PM

Melissa Guerra's Latin Kitchen Market, Terry Thompson-Anderson - Texas On the Table, 10AM
San Antonio Museum of Art, art sale and book signing with Raymundo Gonzalez for his new book Raymundo Gonzalez: Magical Realism in Mexico, 11 AM

Viva! Bookstore, Book Signing and Program with Julie Cosgrove: Hush in the Storm, 10AM

Viva! Bookstore, Book Signing for Sufficient Grace with Kelly Gerken, 1PM

South Padre Island

B&N - Woodlands Mall, Santiago Rivera: Doing Business God's Way, 2PM

Sunday, November 9:
Bookpeople, The Food Network's TYLER FLORENCE speaking & signing Inside the Test Kitchen: 120 New Recipes, Perfected, 4PM

Malvern Books, An Afternoon with Catharine Savage Brosman, Tomás Morin & Erin Belieu, 3PM 

Monkeywrench Books, Breaking the Curse of Forgotten Places: The Politics of Criminalizing Communities, 7PM

B&N - Stonebriar Mall, Julie Ann Walker Author Event, 2PM

Jewish Community Center of Houston, Joseph Telushkin presents Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History, 7:30PM

The Museum of Fine Arts, Barrie Scardino Bradley presents Houston's Forgotten Heritage, 2PM

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Heart of Houston - Larry Payne, 8AM

Half Price Books, James Howell will sell and sign his book, Countdown to Atomgeddon: The Race to Build the First Atomic Bomb, 3PM

San Marcos
San Marcos Public Library, Debra Winegarten discusses and signs her book Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist, 2PM

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