Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/20-26

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 20-26, 2017: 

Special Events:
Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Austin, February 21-22

Johnson City Library 9th Annual Writers Conference, February 22

Symposium: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917: A CENTENNIAL VIEW, Dallas, February 22-23

Estamos Aqui Hispanic Storytelling Festival, Midland, February 23-24

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 23-25

Wild Wicked Weekend, San Antonio, February 23-25

NACCS Tejas Foco 2017, Bryan, February 24

Artists Writings on Materials and Techniques: EODIAH Symposium, Dallas, February 24-25

31st Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, February 24-25

Poetry Out Loud Texas State Finals, Austin, February 25

2nd Annual Southwest Regional Slam, Austin, February 25

SCBWI Austin Book Marketing Boot Camp, Round Rock, February 25

Speer Memorial Library Book Festival, Mission, February 25

WordWyse 2nd Annual Marketing Workshop for Authors, Mount Vernon, February 25

One Day Jewish University, Dallas, February 26

Ongoing Exhibits:


BookPeople, ALEXANDRA BURT speaking & signing The Good Daughter, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam hosted by Jomar Valentin, 8PM

College Station
George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Presidents Day with Kate Andersen Brower, author of The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House and First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies, 7PM

GVEC boardroom, Mary O. Parker and Jeff Parker discuss Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide, 7PM

Crescent Club, DFW World Affairs Council presents Geneive Abdo, author of The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Joe Lansdale reads and signs Rusty Puppy, and Kathleen Kent reads and signs The Dime, 7:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series featuring Rachel Marie, 2016 Frontera Poetry Slam Champion, 8PM

Fort Worth


San Antonio
Rebar, Kinyo Poetry Live: "Spursless," 8:30PM

Thursday, February 23:


Texas Tech, Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents poet Bob Holman, 7:30PM

San Antonio
Carmens de la Calle, A Very Jazzy Gemini Ink Black History Month Celebration featuring readings by special guests with live music by The Rene Saenz Jazz Trio, 8PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections reading series presents Elisa Albert, 3:30PM

South Padre Island
South Padre Island Community Center, local author and historian Steve Hathcock discusses local history, 12PM

Friday, February 24:

Warwick Melrose Hotel, Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Dark at the Crossing, 4:30PM


Brazos Bookstore, Krishna Dronamraju discusses and signs POPULARIZING SCIENCE, 7PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, KAP reading series presents Elisa Albert, 7:30PM

Eldorado Country Club, Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Dark at the Crossing, 11:45AM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Doneane Beckcom signs Eat, Drink and Be Merry through Menopause, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Vijay Chopra discusses and signs Colors of Leaves, 1PM

Saturday, February 25:
B&N - Preston/Royal, Colin Cahoon signs The Man With the Black Box, 1PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Jessi Klein, author of You'll Grow Out of It, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mothership, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor Bret Baier will sign copies of Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission, 2PM

The Wild Detectives, Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Dark at the Crossing with Ben Fountain, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: Flash Fiction, Postcard Essays, and Micro Prose: Exploring Short Forms with A. Kendra Greene, 1PM

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

Fort Worth
Monkey & Dog Books, Rosalind Bunn will sign Thunder and a Lightning Bug Named Lou, 11AM

Hood County Library, Writers' League of Texas workshop: Texas Writes with Meg Gardiner and Susan Wittig Albert, 1PM

Harker Heights
B&N, Beyond the Quest to Become a Physician: Insightful and Inspirational Tales of Parenting, Perseverance, and Pediatrics book signing with Dr. Robert Burke, 1PM



B&N, Joseph A. Willis signs Teaching Lessons: Creating a Cultural Infrastructure for Great School, 11AM
San Antonio
South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Sue Boggio discusses and signs Long Night Moon, 1PM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, Darrellon Prince will sign Princess Grace and the Pincushion Gang, 1PM

Sunday, February 26:
B&N - Preston/Royal, Yvette Grove Reads and signs Lily's Deliciously Different Day, 1PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Adam Gidwitz, author of The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, 3PM

Deep Vellum Books, Dark Moon Poetry, 7PM

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