Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 10/17-23

Bookish events in Texas for the week of October 17-23, 2016: 

Special Events:
Abundance Dallas: 2-Day Women's Event Exploring Sufficiency and Generosity of Christ, October 21-22

14th Annual Houston Book Fair, October 22

3rd Annual Poe Victorian Festival, Dallas, October 22

Tweens Read, South Houston, October 22

Wordwyse Author Exposition, Southlake, October 22

11th Annual Buns and Roses Romance Tea for Literacy, Richardson, October 23

Ongoing Exhibits:
BookPeople, GRACE LIN signing When the Sea Turned to Silver, 3:30PM

BookPeople, MARIE LU & MARGARET STOHL speaking & signing The Midnight Star & Black Widow: Red Vengeance, 7PM

Alley Theatre, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown reading series presents Lauren Groff and Ann Patchett, 7:30PM

Lone Star College - N Harris, Gulf Coast Reads event: Jan Jarboe Russell discusses The Train to Crystal City, 12:30PM

Centennial Library, Meet and greet with Illustrator/Artist Raul the III, plus signing of Lowriders in Space, 4PM

Tuesday, October 18:
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and Open Mic, 8PM

The Last Work Bookstore, Poetry Night, 6PM

Half Price Books, Nick Eatman signs Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Peter Hotez, MD discusses and signs BLUE MARBLE HEALTH, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Varsha Saraiya-Shah & Gary S. Rosin, 6:30PM

Sam Houston State University, Bright Sky Press publisher Lucy Chambers discusses writing and book publishing, 2PM

San Antonio
Thursday, October 20:

Central Presbyterian Church, Bestselling Author JODI PICOULT speaking & signing Small Great Things, 7PM [ticket required]

The Wild Detectives, Carlos Velázquez discusses his short story collection The Black Pig of Pink Literature with Vicky Sanz, 7:30PM [bilingual event]

University of North Texas, Visiting Writers Program presents Charles D'Ambrosio, 8PM

Dripping Springs
Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch, Bryan Cranston reads and signs A Life in Parts, with Q&A and special screening, 6PM [ticket required]

Brazos Bookstore, Carol Dawson & Roger Allen Polson discuss and sign MILES AND MILES OF TEXAS, 7PM

Gallery HOMELAND, Multimedia artist Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola presents Eastext: Transforming The East End Into A Moving Canvas For Poetry Projections, 6:30PM

HCC Central Campus – Learning Hub, Gulf Coast Reads author talk with Jan Jarboe Russell and The Train to Crystal City, 11AM

Holocaust Museum Houston, Dr. Alon Confino will discuss and sign A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide, 6:30PM

Houston Museum of Natural Science, HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series: Adrienne Mayor lectures from and signs The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Barbie O'Conner discusses and signs Virgin at the Speedway, 5PM

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Bernadette Pruitt will discuss and sign The Other Great Migration: The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941, 6:30PM

San Antonio

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Duke Charles signs People of the Horse, 5PM


Texas Tech, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, presents “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?”

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Lion Leadership book signing with Mike Rodriguez, 2PM

Saturday, October 22:
Austin Community College-Highland, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Jump Start Your Novel" with Sara Kocek, 9AM


Malvern Books, E. Kristin Anderson Book Launch of We’re Doing Witchcraft & Costume Party, 7PM

Corpus Christi
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series presents a reading, Q&A, and book signing with Meg Wolitzer, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling author John Sandford will discuss and sign copies of his new Virgil Flowers thriller Escape Clause, 3PM

The Wild Detectives, Chills and Thrills Reading with the Ghost Scribes: Edgar Allan Poe in the 'Hood featuring storytellers Gene Helmick and Blanca Reyna, along with spoken word artist Linda Jones, 6PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, El Paso Native Robert Seltzer signs Amado Muro and Me, 2PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop with Yvonne Collins: "Color Thee Black & White", 12:45PM

Galveston Bookshop, Kathleen Shanahan Maca signs Ghosts of Galveston, 2PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Buns & Roses signing with Jill Shalvis and 17 More Bestselling Romance Authors, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, Heather Patterson: Passing the Bone: America's Next POTUS storytime, 11AM

B&N - River Oaks, Nick Anderson signs You Might Be from Texas If ..., 2PM

Brazilian Arts Foundation, Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team hosts a workshop (7PM) followed by a slam, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Raul Gallegos discusses and signs CRUDE NATION, 7PM

Houston Museum of Natural Science - Burke Baker Planetarium, Family Talk - "The Griffin and the Dinosaur" with Children's author Dr. Adrienne Mayor, 9AM

MATCH Houston, Book launch of Shadows of the Sun Dynasty by Vrinda Sheth and Anna Johannsson, plus live music and traditional dance, 7PM

Houston Public Library-McGovern-Stella Link, Dr. Venugopal K. Menon will discuss and sign his latest work, My Mother Called me Unni, 2PM

Murder By the Book, Sherry Thomas will sign and discuss A Study in Scarlet Women, Juliana Gray will sign A Most Extraordinary Pursuit, and Kristina Riggle will sign and discuss Vivian In Red, 4:30PM

Rudyard's Pub, Public Poetry presents The PM Show: Poets & Musicians At Night, 9:30PM
Wortham Theater Center - Brown Theater, An Evening of readings with David Sedaris, 8PM
B&N, Guadalupe Garcia McCall signs Shame the Stars, 6PM

Sunday, October 23:
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Holding Up the Universe book signing with Jennifer Niven, 2PM

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