Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/12-18

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 12-18, 2016: 

Special Events:
2nd Permian Basin Writers' Workshop, Midland, September 16-18

Mansfield Book Festival, September 17

The 30th Annual Library and Museum Collections Forum: Shakespeare's Legacy - Honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Bard's Death, Round Top, September 17

SPAN (Self Published Authors Network) Fest 2016, Fort Worth, September 17

Building a Writing Life: A Weekend Writing Retreat, Maxwell, September 17-18

Ongoing Exhibits:
Monday, September 12:

Murder By the Book, Amy Stewart will sign and discuss Lady Cop Makes Trouble, 6:30PM

Centennial Library, As part of Project Literacy, Newbery Award winner Matt de la Pena signs Last Stop on Market Street, 5:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Alex Marwood reads and signs The Darkest Secret, 6PM

Tuesday, September 13:
BookPeople, CRAIG JOHNSON speaking & signing An Obvious Fact (Longmire #9), 7PM

Google Fiber, Story Bar Story Mixer with the Texas Book Festival and Austin International Poetry Festival, 6:30PM

O. Henry Museum, O. Henry's 154th Birthday Party, a fundraiser featuring Skip Hollandsworth discussing and signing The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics presents Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, + Q&A and book signing, 7PM

Fort Worth

Murder By the Book, Alex Marwood will sign and discuss The Darkest Secret, 6:30PM

Warehouse Live, Houston Moth StorySLAM: Money, 7:30PM

Centennial Library, As part of Project Literacy, three-time Caldecott winning author/illustrator David Wiesner signs his books, 4:30PM

Missouri City
Off the Vine Bistor, Off 6 Reading Series featuring Beverly Freeman and The Book of Whispers, 7PM [NEW READING SERIES]

San Antonio
Murder By the Book, Reed Farrel Coleman will sign and discuss Robert P. Parker's Debt To Pay, and Bruce DeSilva will sign and discuss The Dread Line, 6:30PM

Museum of Fine Arts, MFAH Lecture: Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King + book signing, 6:30PM

Thursday, September 15:
BookPeople, WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS Presents: Straight Out of Science Fiction and Fantasy? with P.J. Hover, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Adam Soto, and Rebecca Schwarz, 7PM

BookPeople, Historian CATHERINE FLETCHER speaking & signing The Black Prince of Florence:The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici, 7PM

McCullough Theatre, Texas Performing Arts presents master storyteller Mike Daisey: "The Story of the Gun," 8PM

Monkeywrench Books, Dr. Kristen Hogan discusses and signs The Feminist Bookstore Movement, 6:30PM

Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

Herman Brown Free Library, Writers' League of Texas presents Texas Writes with authors Donna Johnson and Carol Dawson, 1PM

Lone Star College-Montgomery, Montgomery County's Writers in Performance reading series presents Antonio Ruiz-Camacho discussing and signing Barefoot Dogs, 7PM

Horchow Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live presents Ross King discussing and signing Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, 7:30PM

Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 4th annual Toast to Literacy fundraiser for LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas), 6:30PM

Sur La Table, Jacques Pepin will sign Poulet & Legumes, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, Richard J. Gonzales reads and signs Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Astronaut Chris Hadfield will discuss his career in space, and sign THE DARKEST DARK, his new picture book for kids, 7PM [TICKET REQUIRED]

Brazos Bookstore, Jennifer Grotz reads from and signs her poetry collection WINDOW LEFT OPEN, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Deanne Wagner White reads and signs The Otter by the Sea, 5PM

Centennial Library, award winning authors and illustrators Don Tate, Cory Putman Oakes, and Christina Soontornvat sign their books, 4:30PM

Rudyard's, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Hadara Bar-Nadav, Josie Mitchell, Georgia Pearle, and Joshua Foster, 7PM

Marble Falls
Marble Falls Public Library, Nola McKey will discuss and sign From Tea Cakes to Tamales: Third Generation Texas Recipes, 11:30AM

Centennial Library, award winning authors and illustrators Don Tate, Cory Putman Oakes, and Christina Soontornvat sign their books, 4:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Herb Keyser discusses and signs An Unquiet Life: Odyssey of a Whistleblower, 6PM

Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink reading series featuring Yvette Benavides, Joe Jimenez, and Diamond Mason, 6:30PM

The Woodlands

Saturday, September 17:

B&N - Parkdale Mall, Calvin Denson signing Grace, 2PM

B&N - La Cantera, Harlequin Romance book signing with Jolene Navarro and Sasha Summers, 1PM

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