Monday, May 2, 2016

MONDAY ROUNDUP: Texas Literary Calendar May 2 - 8

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 2-8, 2016: 

Special Events:
Children's Book Week, May 2 - 8

Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair, Houston, May 7

39th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, Austin, May 7

Ongoing Exhibits:

Monday, May 2:

Murder By the Book, L.S. Hilton will sign and discuss Maestra, 6:30PM

Marfa Book Company, a reading with poets and Smoking Glue Gun publishers Blake Lee Pate and Taylor Jacob Tate, 5:30PM
San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

Viva Tacoland, The Big Give SA: Step Up to the Mic for Gemini Ink, 12PM

Wednesday, May 4:

Brazos Bookstore, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni reads and signs BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS, 7PM

Rudyard's, Storm Songs & Stories: a multimedia open mic featuring stories, spoken word pieces, songs and poems on the subject of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike, 8PM

University of St. Thomas - Crooker Center, Walt Whitman birthday celebration: Eight poets will read from their work published in the anthology, Far Out: Poems of the '60s, 7PM

Thursday, May 5:
Blue Willow Bookshop, Fierce Reads 2016 tour with Cecelia Ahern, Harriet Reuter Hapgood, Marie Rutkoski and local author Jennifer Mathieu, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Ken Ilgunas discusses and signs TRESPASSING ACROSS AMERICA, 7PM

Texas Tech, Creative Writing Reading Series presents Mara Naselli, 7:30PM

The Woodlands
Black Walnut Cafe, 25th Annual Whitman Gathering of Poets: Reading by more than 20 published poets, 7PM

Friday, May 6:
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Connie Kang, Ji Jiahuang and Zeng Jianjun discuss Zhinqing: Stories from China’s Special Generation by Houston Zhiqing Writers Group, 10AM

River Oaks Bookstore, William Norwich will discuss and sign My Mrs. Brown, 5PM

San Antonio
The Dominion Country Club, Coleen Grissom, author of The World According to Coleen and A Novel Approach to Life, will speak at the Dominion Women's Forum, 11:30AM

The Twig Book Shop, Texas Meets New Mexico: Two Women Poets reading & book signing with Sharon Olinka and Veronica Golos, 6:30PM

Saturday, May 7:

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "The Mother of It All" with Azucena Domínguez, 12:45PM

Fort Worth


B&N, Paula King-Harper signs Prosperous Living, 12PM

San Antonio

B&N - Town Square, Illuminae book signing with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, 5PM

The Woodlands
Lone Star College - Montgomery, Annual Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration, 3PM

Sunday, May 8:

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