Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 1/23-29

Bookish events in Texas for the week of January 23-29, 2017: 

Special Events:
Dallas Public Library Book Sale, January 27-29

Traces of Texas Slavery Symposium, Austin, January 27-28

YAK (Young Adult Keller) Book Festival, January 28

Ongoing Exhibits:
BookPeopleMETTE IVIE HARRISON speaking & signing For Time and All Eternities, 7PM

Dozen Street, Chicon Street Poets featuring Ryan Bender-Murphy, Haiku Challenge, and open mic, 7PM

Parish Episcopal School, Pulitzer Prize finalist Carla Powers discusses and signs A Journey to the Heart of the Quran, 6:30PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Writer's Boot Camp, Let's Read Into This series: Voicemail Poems and Word Riot with Logen Cure, 7PM

Archway Gallery, LOVE MACHINE FOR POEMS: A Workshop Experience with Carolyn Hembree, 7PM

Cullen Theater, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown reading series featuring Annie Proulx, author of Barkskins, 7:30PM

University of Houston, UH Ethics in Science Lecture Series presented by Professor Jessica Tracy, author of Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success, 11AM

BookPeople, MysteryPeople presents MELISSA LENHARDT speaking and signing The Fisher King, TERRY SHAMES speaking and signing An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock, and JAMES ZISKIN speaking & signing Heart of Stone, 7PM

BookWoman, Borders, Sanctuary and Immigration Poiltics in the Trump Era: A panel discussion with authors and activists: Karma Chávez, Elvia Rosales Arriola, CJ Alvarez, Virginia Raymond and Sulma Catarina Franco-Chamale, 7PM

Malvern Books, Malvern’s Multi-Verse Reading Series with Thom the World Poet, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, Jo Ivester discusses and signs The Outskirts of Hope, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, educator and manual therapist Sue Hitzmann will discuss, demonstrate, and sign copies of her revised and updated New York Times bestselling-book The MELT Method, 7PM

Horchow Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live presents Emma Donoghue, author of The Wonder, 7:30PM

B&N - Hulen, Jeff Guinn signs Silver City: A Novel of the American West, 7PM

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

The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting featuring author Deborah K. Fronteria, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Carolyn Hembree reads from and signs her poetry collection RIGGING A CHEVY INTO A TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WAYS TO ESCAPE A PLAGUE, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Gabrielle Langley & John Milkereit, 6:30PM

Houston Maritime Museum, HMM History Lecture presented by Matthew Clavin, Ph.D., author of Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and the Southern Frontiers, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Mette Ivie Harrison will sign and discuss For Time And All Eternities, 6:30PM

Houston Museum of Natural Science, HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Dr. Donald Prothero, author of The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals, followed by book signing, 6:30PM

Groves Branch Library, New York Times best-selling author Jodi Thomas discusses and signs Wild Horse Springs, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee: The Free Speech of Bust Slam!, 10PM

Wednesday, January 25:
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, E. R. Bills reads from and signs ROAD KILL: TEXAS HORROR BY TEXAS WRITERS, 7PM

San Antonio
One Drop Reggae Shop & Juice Bar, Poetry: Corporateless Kinyo Live: Evolution of Personal Wealth, 8:30PM

Thursday, January 26:
Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

Dallas Institute’s Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center, An evening with Anna Badkhen, author of Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Terry Shames will read and sign An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
TCU - Moudy North, home-grown LIVE OAK READING SERIES featuring TCU's Dr. Steve Sherwood and Aubrey Fineout, 6:30PM

Asia Society Texas Center, Authors & Asia: Qiu Xiaolong, author of the Inspector Chen series, on “Writing China out of China,” 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, J.A. Davis reads and signs CRISIS: BLUE, and Heidi Barnes reads and signs THE BELLMAN, 7PM

Children's Museum of Houston, Zoo Lady Storytelling with Sheila Starks Phillips, author of The Eggstra-Ordinary Surprise, 6:30PM

Fix Coffeebar, Iconoclast Sessions with featured poets Billie Ducan and Corinna Delgado, 7PM

Garden & Arts Center, Dr. Steven L. Berk discusses and signs Anatomy of a Kidnapping, 5:30PM

South Padre Island
South Padre Island Community Center, local author and historian Steve Hathcock discusses island exploration and treasure hunting, 12PM

University of Houston-Victoria, American Book Review Reading Series presents James Magnuson, director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Famous Writers I Have Known, 12PM

Friday, January 27:
Saturday, January 28:
B&N - Preston/Royal, Gary Erwin signs copies of his Carved Knives Series, 1PM

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, The Secrets We Keep: Destigmatizing Mental Illness featuring author and publisher ReShonda Tate Billingsley, 3PM

Dallas Public Library - Lakewood, "Being an Effective Elder Care Advocate" with Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, author of How to Take Care of Old People Without Loosing Your Marbles, 10:30AM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: Rex Waide presents "Shattering Repression: The Fantastique and Surrealism," 12:45PM

Flower Mound
Flower Mound Public Library, U.S. Women's Champion Alexey Root signs Prepare With Chess Strategy and plays chess with library visitors, 2PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, New Year, New You: Empowerment for your Mind, Body & Spirit learn about exciting new books and meet favorite and new authors, 4PM

Friendswood Public Library, Off the Page Poetry Series featuring Choonwha Moon, Eloisa Perez-Lozano, and Varsha Shah, 7PM

Galveston Bookshop, E.R. Bills signs Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, 2PM


North Lake College - Central, DFW Writers Workshop: The Writers Bloc - Technology for Writers with author James Gaskin, 2PM

B&N, Jodi Thomas signs Wild Horse Springs, 2PM

Centennial Library, 1st Annual Bluebonnet Brunch: celebrate reading and civic engagement as students in grades 3-6 are invited to vote for their favorite 2016-2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee, 10:30AM

B&N - Preston/Park, John Gibson signs A Sparrow Has Wings, 1PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Stephen Graham Jones signs Mongrels, 4PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Tim Price will sign SHOOTING FOR THE RECORD, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Ben Longoria reads and signs American Monsters, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Bonnie Lyons discusses and signs Wow: Wonderful Old Women - Interviews, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Helaine Dufoe reads and signs Wordz, Whiskerz and Wrinklez, 1PM

Teague Community Center, Michael Corcoran will discuss and sign Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams, 11AM

Sunday, January 29:
B&N - Preston/Royal, Ginger McKnight-Chavers signs In the Heart of Texas, 1PM

Deep Vellum Bookstore, Other People’s Poetry presents the poetry of Bob Kaufman, one of the original Beat poets, featuring readers Randy E. Aguebor, Brett Ardoin, Gayle Bell, Greg Brownderville, MH Clay, Jolee Davis, Jim Dolan, Sean Enfield, Daniel Evans, Paul Koniecki, Herb Levy, Sebastian Mejia, Joe Milazzo, Misty Amber Moore, Robin Myrick, Mark David Noble, Darryl Ratcliff, Carlos Salas, Opalina Salas, and Victory Gnadia Wolnisty, 4PM

Deep Vellum Bookstore, Dark Moon Poetry Reading Series, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

Meyerland Performing Arts Middle School, Inprint presents Cool Brains! featuring Tim Green, author of Left Out and former Atlanta Falcons defensive end, 3PM

San Antonio

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