Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Roundup: February 23 - March 1

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 23 - March 1, 2015:

Special Events:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Exhibition, Austin, February 10 - July 6

The Dallas Festival of Ideas, February 27 - 28

Re:write Conference, Austin, February 27 - 28

Houston Authors Bash, Katy, February 28

Teen Bookfest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, February 28

Monday, February 23:
Cheer Up Charlies, Texas Book Festival Hearts Indies with NANO Fiction, A Strange Object/Covered with Fur, American Short Fiction, Fields, Smoking Glue Gun, Write Bloody Now, Bat City, Litragger and The Austin Review, 6:30PM

Rattle Inn, Texas Observer The Rabble Rouser Round-Up and Fat Cat Schmoozefest with Lizz Winstead, 6PM

El Paso
Grynde Bar, Bordersenses Barbed Wire Open Mic Poetry, 8PM

Spider House Cafe & BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Dallas Public Library - Skillman Southwestern Branch, Doug J. Swanson will read from and discuss his latest book, Blood Aces, 6PM

Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Robert L. Grenier presents 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary, 6:30PM

El Paso
Black Orchid Lounge, Bordersenses Barbed Wire Open Mic poetry, 8PM

Brasil, Glass Mountain monthly reading series, ?

Brazos Bookstore, Minerva Perez reads and signs I GOTTA STORY, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Sophie Jordan will sign and discuss Unleashed and Victoria Scott will sign and discuss Salt & Stone, 6:30PM

Lubbock Public Library, Mahon (Downtown) branch, Caprock Writers' Alliance presents agent and author Sarah Negotevich, 7PM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, Great Books Series Seminar: Flannery O’Connor, 5:30PM

Wednesday, February 25:
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, The Duff with author Kody Keplinger in attendance for a post-screening Q&A and book signing, 7:25PM

BookPeople, Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest Winners Party, 7PM

Malvern Books, Valentin Sandoval reads from his new poetic novel, SOUTH SUN RISES (with Daniel Apodaca), 7PM

Stinson's Bistro, The Austin Review Issue 3 celebration, 8PM

McCord Auditorium, Michael Chwe will discuss James Austen, Game Theorist, 5PM

The Wild Detectives, Author Reading - Ernie Wood & One Red Thread, 7:30PM

B&N, Jennifer Senior reads and signs All Joy and No Fun The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, 7PM

Thursday, February 26:

Horchow Auditorium, DMA Arts & Letters Live: Elliot Ackerman with Ben Fountain: Heroism and Heartbreak, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Mong-Lan reads and signs ONE THOUSAND MINDS BRIMMING, 7PM

KIPP Liberation, Space City Slam: Mercury preliminary competition, 7PM

San Antonio
Imagine Books & Records, Dali's Mustache readings, 8PM

McNay Art Museum - Leeper Auditorium, Gemini Ink presents an Autograph Series Author Luncheon with Luis Alberto Urrea, 11:30AM

Saturday, February 28:
B&N - Arboretum, Lucile Estell, Steven Gonzales, and Mary Joy Graham sign El Camino Real de los Tejas, Texas (Images of America Series), 2PM

BookPeople, Dual Release Party for Austin Authors: NIKKI LOFTIN presents Wish Girl and JO WHITTEMORE presents Colonial Madness, 3PM

Bullock Museum, Poetry Out Loud, 1PM

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged, 7PM

El Paso
Rock House Cafe & Gallery, Bordersenses Barbed Wire open mic poetry, 8PM


B&N, The Weaver Series by Vaun Murphrey book signing, 2PM

B&N - Northcross, Meet Author Minerva Perez signing her newest book "I Gotta Story" My 30 Years in TV News, 1PM

San Antonio

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

Art Forum of Waco, Nuestra Voz open mic featuring Debra Winegarten and Cindy Huyser, 7PM

The Woodlands
B&N - The Woodlands Mall, Bill King signs Unapologetically Moderate, 2PM

Sunday, March 1:


  1. I will be signing "Trivia for Adults" at Half Price Books at Town East in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, March 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Trivia for Adults is 620 questions and answers for thinkers

    1. Thanks, Joe! I added your event to the next Monday Roundup. Good luck and enjoy!