Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Roundup: January 26 - February 1

Bookish events in Texas for the week of January 26 - February 1, 2015:

Special Events:
19th Annual ASU Writers Conference, San Angelo, January 29

Bookworm Festival, Houston, January 31

16th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference: Conflicts that Shaped Dallas, January 31

Monday, January 26:
Murder By the Book, Michael Moorcock will sign and discuss The Whispering Swarm, 6:30PM

Cullen Theater, Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Karen Russell, 7:30PM

Studio 101, Staged reading of Jón Gnarr‘s play Hotel Volkswagen, 7PM

Round Rock
B&N - La Frontera, Dr. Frank Romano reads & signs Love and Terror in the Middle East, 7PM

Tuesday, January 27:
Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Zilker Clubhouse, SCOTT BLACKWOOD Book Launch for See How Small, 6PM

Duncanville Public Library, Ed Hudson discusses his Autobiography of a Navy Mustang, 7PM

El Paso
Black Orchid Lounge, BorderSenses Barbed Wire Open Mic with Maria Miranda Maloney, 9PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Amanda Eyre Ward will discuss and sign THE SAME SKY, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Michael Morton reads & signs GETTING LIFE, 7PM

Costa's Elixer Lounge, Houston Poetry Slam hosts Poetry in Reverse Episode 11, 8PM

University of Houston Downtown - Academic Building, The Center for Critical Race Studies 2015 Scholar-in-Residence Jimmy Santiago Baca: A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet —Documentary Screening, Discussion, Public Reception and Book Signing will directly follow, 6PM

Wednesday, January 28:
Olmos Bharmacy, San Antonio Sun Poets Society, 6PM

Thursday, January 29:
Mr. Catfish & More, Neo Soul (Open Mic and Slam), 8:30PM

Spider House, Testify ATX presents "Expecting," 7:30PM


The Reading Room, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Fatima Hirsi and Connor Stratman followed by an open mic, 7PM

El Paso
Rock House Cafe & Gallery, Free Hole Slam!, 8PM

UTEP, reading with Jorge Esquinca, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Public Library, Behind the Book: Lunch with Author Amanda Eyre Ward following by a signing of The Same Sky, 11:30AM

San Angelo
ASU, Presentation and reading by Dan Chaon, 7PM

Friday, January 30:
Meadows Museum, Amanda Eyre Ward will discuss The Same Sky, 11 a.m. reception is $30, which includes a copy of the book; a light buffet follows at 11:30. The reservation deadline is Tuesday. The noon presentation is free and open to the public. 12PM

Imagine Books & Records, Dali's Mustache: a reading with the editors of The Thing Itself, 8PM

San Antonio Country Club, Lit n' Lunch benefit for Assistance League® of San Antonio with Elizabeth Crook, author of Monday, Monday; Melanie Shankle, author of Sparkly Green Earrings; and Miles Arcineaux, authors of Ransom Island. Tickets required, 11:30AM

The Twig Book Store, Women’s Global Connection presents Reach Out Africa with the following authors & contributors featured at the event: Tere Dresner, Ana O'Connor, Lisa Uribe-Kozlovsky, Eula Pines, Neeta Singh, Alison Buck, Mark Teachout,Sarah Williams, and Kevin B. Vichcales, 5:30PM

Saturday, January 31:
Front Street Books, Tom Alex signs Around Terlingua, 1PM
Malvern Books, An Evening with Danielle Sellers, Greg Brownderville & Ricardo Acevedo, 7PM

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Valentin Sandoval - South Sun Rises book signing, 1PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Mike Hancock will sign Fallen, 2PM

Jump-Start Performance Co, The Thing Itself poetry reading, 6PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, Literary Mercado, 1PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Ron Bates: How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots book signing, 2PM

Sunday, February 1:

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