Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar February 22 - 28

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 22 - 28, 2016: 

Special Events:
Writefest, Houston, February 22 - 28

30th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, February 26 - 27

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 26 - 27

Montgomery County Book Festival, The Woodlands, February 27

Ongoing Exhibits:
Shakespeare in Print and Performance, Austin, December 21 - May 29

Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature, Houston, January 18 - June 30

African American Literature, Modern and Contemporary, Houston, February 1 - 29

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez, Wichita Falls, February 1 - March 5

Texas Writers Exhibition, Johnson City, February 8 - March 4

Monday, February 22:

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, SOUP'S ON: STONE SOUP SHOWCASE, 7PM

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen Center, See How They Run book signing with Ally Carter, 6PM

The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and Open Mic, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Anne C. Klein discusses and signs STRAND OF JEWELS, 7PM

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, On Truth and Fiction: An Evening with Sayed Kashua, 7:30PM

George Mahon Library, Caprock Writer's Alliance meeting featuring author S.J. Dahlstrom, 7PM

San Antonio

Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant, Poetry or Die: Poetry 4 Peace, 8PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Public Library, Behind the Book with Joanne Fluke and Wedding Cake Murder, 12PM

Thursday, February 25:
Allen Public Library, discussion with author and State Historian of Texas Bill O’Neal, 7:30PM

Axelrad Beer Garden, Writefest Showcase & Open Mic, 7:30PM

Texas Tech English Auditorium, FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: A Reading with Editor Jacqueline Kolosov, Contributor Katie Cortese and Additional Guests, 7:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State University’s Alkek Library, Wittliff Collections Reading Series presents Leslie Jamison, 3:30PM

Friday, February 26:
Front Street Books, poet Larry Thomas recites selected works and presents Cooking with the Texas Poets Laureate, 5PM

BookPeople, MysteryPeople Presents MINERVA KOENIG speaking and signing South of Nowhere and TRUDY NAN BOYCE speaking & signing Out of the Blues, 7PM

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and ArtBook Release and Reading, 7:30PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series: Galentine’s Day Edition, 7PM

Westwood Country Club, Texas Book Festival's Literary Lunch with Stephen Harrigan, 11:15AM

Cianfrani Coffee Shop, Poetry Reading/Open Mic, 6:30PM

Jung Center of Houston, Dark Nights of the Soul: Jung, Dante and the Red Book, 7PM

Rudyard's, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Abe Smith, Corey Campbell, Aza Pace, and Kay Cosgrove, 7PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, KAP Literary Center Reading Series presents Leslie Jamison, 7:30PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Calamity book signing with Brandon Sanderson, 7PM

Saturday, February 27:

B&N - Lincoln Park, Adrian Clark to sign i: A Guide for Young Entrepreneurs, 4PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Selected Shorts with Blythe Danner, John Benjamin Hickey, and Denis O’Hare, 7:30PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Eva Yvonne Kirk discusses Paper Dolls: God's Little Cut-ups, 3PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Inner Voices" with Nancy Lorenzo Green, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Colonel Richard Graham presents and signs The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird, 2PM

Galveston Bookshop, Lisa Sandlin signs The Do-Right, 2PM

Highland Village
B&N, Heather Patterson signs Passing the Bone, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, Douglas Raybreaux signs The Color of Freedom After The Turbulent 60's, 2PM

B&N - Westheimer, It's Too Windy! reading and signing with Patty York Raymond, 12PM

Brazilian Arts Foundation, Houston VIP Grand Slam (poetry), 7:30PM

B&N - Ingram Festival, Author Book Signings: Victor Alvarez, Lee Young, and Christopher Molleda, 1PM

B&N - La Cantera, 2016 Teen and Young Readers LibraryPalooza! featuring authors Leigh Bardugo, Kiera Cass, April Henry, George O'Connor, and Brandon Sanderson, 11AM

B&N - San Pedro, The Train to Crystal City book signing with Jan Jarboe Russell, 2PM

Gemini Ink, 2015 Mentorship Celebratory Reading and Reception featuring Carrie Fountain, John Phillip Santos, Danielle Sellers, Chris Yan, Joshua Levine, and Amanda Harr, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Tiffany Grant discusses and signs The Single Gal’s Guide to Shopping For A Great Guy, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Harry Simon signing God's Plan for Marriage, 2PM

Harris County Public Library - Barbara Bush Branch, African American Read In with local authors, readings by high school students, and storytelling for young ones, 1PM

Sunland Park, New Mexico
Ardovino's Desert Crossing, Border Regional Library Association Awards Banquet honors UTEP filmmaker and author of South Sun Rises: A Bilingual Poetic Narrative of the Borderland, Valentin Sandoval, with the Southwest Book Award, 6PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Come to the Garden book signing with Jennifer Wilder Morgan, 1PM

Sunday, February 28:
Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Mel Renfro will sell and sign his autobiography, Mel Renfro: Forever a Cowboy, 1PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Marvin O'Bryant discusses and signs Life Without a Father, 4PM

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