Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/6-12!

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 6-12, 2017: 

Special Events:
ConDFW XVI, February 10-12

Black History Month Writer’s Showcase, Cedar Hill, February 11-12

Houston Authors Bash, February 11-12

Ongoing Exhibits:
Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, February 6-July 16

The Human Experience: From Texas to the World literacy initiative, Houston, January 18-May 18

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry, Denton, January 17-May 11

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, Fort Worth, January 21-May 7

Monday, February 6:
Dallas Museum of Arts, Arts & Letters Live presents Texas Bound I: Fragments of Discovery: Constance Gold Parry reads Door and Puzzles by Fabiana Elisa Martínez, and Harriet Harris reads Sh’khol by Colum McCann, 7:30PM

Alley Theatre, Houston Public Library Quarterly Reading Series: Terry McMillan will discuss her latest novel I Almost Forgot About You, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Gulf Coast Journal and Bat City Review present a reading featuring Nick Flynn, Kurt Henzelman, Taisia Kitaiskaia, and Dan Chu, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Deborah Crombie will discuss her newest Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James book, Garden of Lamentations (pre-order your copy for personalized signing prior to the event), 6:30PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI Houston workshop: Mentor Texts: Never Write Alone Again with Pat Miller, author of The Hole Story, 7PM

Sam Houston State, Keramet Reiter will discuss 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement, 9AM

Tuesday, February 7:
Fort Worth
The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: David Harry Tannenbaum discusses and signs Out of the Depths, 1PM

Wednesday, February 8:

MATCH Houston, Dr. Peter Marra will discuss and sign Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam present the GNO Show, 8PM

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, Poets on X+ hosted by Opalina Salas and Carlos Salas, 7PM

Fort Worth
The Library Cafe, Fort Worth Poetry Slam: Love Jonz Presents Love's Breeeze A Special Valentine's Dinner & Performance featuring Karolina Breeze, 8PM

Murder By the Book, MBTB Irregulars Open House, 5PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Audrey Ashline Svec reads and signs Venetian Sunset, 1PM

Saturday, February 11:

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: Nancy Lorenza Green presents Inspirational Voices: Audrey Lorde, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Writer's Boot Camp, Write Fearlessly! with Rachel Pilcher, 1PM

Harker Heights
B&N, The Good Daughter book signing with Alexandra Burt, 3PM


Brazos Bookstore, Amor Towles reads and signs A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, 7PM

Children's Museum of Houston, Author and former Houston Texans player Wade Smith will read and sign Smitty Hits the Books, 1PM

Express Children's Theatre, Space City Preliminary Slam, 2PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release!, all day

Writespace, All About Love Open Mic, 7:30PM

San Antonio
B&N - Bandera Pointe, Jane Alvey Harris signs Riven, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Barbara Lamar reads and signs True Families, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Kathy Chamberlin reading and signing Ellie the Elephant and the Day She Remembers. 11AM

B&N, local author Joe Bates, MD, signs Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks to a Smarter You, 2PM

B&N - Baybrook, Gulf Poets Society meeting featuring Stephen Gros, 10:30AM

The Storybook Garden, Author Meet & Greet - Rebecca Luna, 11AM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, James Farrell signs Up, Up and Gone! My Forty-Seven Years in the Airline Industry, 2PM

Sunday, February 12:
B&N - Preston/Royal, M.J. Dougherty discusses and signs Life Lessons from a Total Failure, 3PM

Dallas Public Library - North Oak Cliff Branch, lecture with Dr. Kendall Brown, author of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America (followed by a guided tour of the Japanese garden in Kidd Springs Park), 3PM

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