Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/19-25

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 19-25, 2016: 

Special Events:
West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, September 19-24

NF4NF Children's Nonfiction Writers Conference, Rosenberg, September 22-25

Indiepalooza: Houston Writers Guild, September 23-24

FenCon XIII, Irving, September 23-25

Wizard World Comic Con, Austin, September 23-25

Banned Books Week, nationwide, September 25-October 1

Ongoing Exhibits:
Monday, September 19:
BookPeople, Pultizer Prize-winner LAWRENCE WRIGHT speaking & signing The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, 7PM [TICKET REQUIRED]

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors LIVE! presents Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Reed Farrel Coleman reads and signs Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen, The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest book signing with Christopher Phillips, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Blue Willow Up Close: Aaron Becker will discuss and sign his newest picture book for children, RETURN, 5PM

Cullen Theater-Wortham Center, Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, author of Here I Am, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Zoë Sharp presents The Blood Whisperer and John Lawton presents The Unfortunate Englishman, 6:30PM

Tuesday, September 20:

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

The Last Word Bookstore, September Poetry Night!, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Kelly Seiler reads and signs THE PLAN, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Laura Peña & Christopher Whaley, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Stuart Neville will sign and discuss So Say the Fallen, 6:30PM

Writespace, Workshop: How Do I Get Started: Q&A Session with Cassandra Clarke and Elizabeth White-Olsen, 7PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, Reading, Q&A, and book signing with National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien, 3:30PM

Richardson High School Auditorium, Richardson Reads One Book presents a discussion and signing of Spare Parts with author Joshua Davis, 7:30PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus book signing with Beth Moore, 11:30AM

Wednesday, September 21:
Thursday, September 22:
Brazos Bookstore, Rafi Mittlefehldt reads and signs IT LOOKS LIKE THIS, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Ilona Andrews will sign and discuss the newest Kate Daniels novel, Magic Binds, 6:30PM

Rice University - Sewall Hall, launch of the new book An American East Indian in Alief: The surviving comic works of Sharad Kant Patel, 7PM

Unity of Houston, An Evening with Panache Desai, author of DISCOVERING YOUR SOUL SIGNATURE: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion, and Joy, 7:30PM


San Marcos

Katherine Ann Porter Literary Center, Lindsey Literary Series presents National Book Critics Circle Award winning poet Ross Gay, 7:30PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book presents Karin Slaughter reading and signing The Kept Woman, 12PM

Saturday, September 24:

Dallas Public Library - Central, authorSPEAK presents Karin Slaughter discussing and signing The Kept Woman, 2PM

Deep Vellum Books, new reading series: OPP: Other People's Poetry: Rainer Marie Rilke, 4PM

DoubleTree Hotel, E.R. Bills will discuss his book The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas, 7PM

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, Gary Erwin signs his books, 1PM

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, Up on a Hill presents the poetry of Jacob Reilly, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Bonehouse Poetry Reading, 6PM

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Storytime and Signing with Sue Carlton Swinson: Silly Willie Pig, 2PM

B&N - Fountains at Farah, Bonnie Ortega will sign When Life Gives You Lemons: How Much Lemonade Does It Take, 2PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop with Celia Aguilar: 100 Thousand Poets for Change: Say Their Names, 12:45PM

Fort Worth

Blue Willow Bookshop, Suzanne Morris will discuss and sign her novel, AFTERMATH, 3PM

Brazilian Arts Foundation, Houston VIP Slam featuring Truth B Told: workshop 7PM & slam 8PM

The Twig Book Shop, John Herndon reads and signs One Too Many, 2PM

B&N, Tammie Williams signing Random Thoughts from a Simple Believer: Walk with HIM!, 2PM

Tyler Public Library, Becky Wade will visit with readers and sign her books, 1PM

Sunday, September 25:


  1. Nice...I wish I lived in Texas. :)

    Found your post on Twitter in #bookbloggers.

    Have a great week.

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