Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/27-3/5

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 27-March 5, 2017: 

Special Events:
FESTIBA, Festival of International Books & Arts, Edinburg and Brownsville, February 27-March 5

North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, March 3-4

Odessa Shakespeare Festival, March 3-5

Houston Writers Guild Annual One Day Conference, March 4

Sin Fronteras Independent Book Festival, Brownsville, March 4

Ongoing Exhibits:

Texas Writers: Humanities Texas Exhibition, Salado, March 3-31

The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition, Austin, March 4-April 2

Monday, February 27:
Tuesday, February 28:
LBJ Presidential Library, An evening with journalist and author Cokie Roberts (preceded by book signing of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 and Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies at 5PM), 6PM

Malvern Books, Malvern’s Multi-Verse with Pen2Paper, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam featuring Boatman (hosted by Christopher Michael), 8PM

SMU - Karcher Auditorium, Pia Orrenius, co-author of Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization, discusses "The Migration Challenge," 5:30PM

The Texas Theatre, screening of High Noon (1952), followed by a discussion with Dallas Morning News culture critic Chris Vognar and Glenn Frankel, author of High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, 8PM

The Wild Detectives, Sofía Segovia reads and signs Hurácan, 7:30PM [bilingual event]

Fort Worth
The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

Wednesday, March 1:
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Glenn Frankel discusses and signs HIGH NOON, 7PM

University of Houston, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts presents the Cargo and Carrier Lecture Series: Artist Talk with artist and writer Jill Magid, 1PM

University of Houston, Poetry & Prose presents UH Creative Writing Program Professors Tony Hoagland & Nick Flynn, 5:30PM

San Antonio

Talento Bilingue de Houston, An Evening of Literary Tejana Power: Norma Cantu and Ines Hernandez read from the anthology Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art, 6:30PM

Texas Tech, Creative Writing Reading Series hosts Edward Kelsey Moore, 7:30PM

Midland Centennial Library, former First Lady Laura Bush will sign Our Great Big Backyard, 1:30PM

Odessa College, Writers' League of Texas presents Celebrating Texas Independents:Our Great Literary State's Independent Presses, Journals, Bookstores & More (panel discussion), 7PM
San Antonio
The Movement Gallery, Writing Workshop featuring Polly Anna, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Sofia Segovia reads and signs Huracan, 6PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, Texas Music History celebrating the latest book in our Dickson Book Series, Pickers and Poets, with a panel discussion, book signing, and live music, 7PM

Friday, March 3:
BookPeople, KATHRYN SCOBLICK speaking and signing Ditch the Diets: It's Not All About The Food, and JEREMI SURI, WILLIAM INBODEN, and JOSHUA BUSBY speaking & signing Sustainable Security: Rethinking American National Security Strategy, 7PM

Casa Resistencia Books, Café Libro Open Mic: Celebrating Words and Verses of Michele Serros, featuring: Diana Gómez, Andrea Zarate, Marilyse Figueroa, Bianca Flores, Michelle Mejía, and Rachel Caballero, 7:30PM

Malvern Books, a night of poetry to celebrate the kick-off of Mathias Svalina’s Dream Delivery Service, 7PM

El Hueso de Fraile, Poesía en Atril, 6:30PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Banana Cream Pie Murder book signing with Joanna Fluke, 7PM

University of North Texas, Claire Legrand reads and signs her 2017 Edgar Award-nominated Some Kind of Happiness, 3PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons: Dark Prophesies, 2PM

Houston Astronomical Society, Amy Jackson discusses Cassandra and The Night Sky, ?

Inprint House, First Friday Reading Series featuring poet Gerald Cedillo, 8:30PM

Saturday, March 4:
B&N - Lincoln Park, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors book signing with President George W. Bush, 9AM [wristband required]

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Texas Bound II: Fish Out of Water featuring Octavio Solis, Luke Wilson, Lydia Mackay, and G. W. Bailey, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Tim Dorsey signs Clownfish Blues, 5PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: "Finding Your Voice" with Melissa T. Schultz, 1PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Fashion as Art & Film" with Sandy Torrez, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Writers and Readers Roundup, 11AM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons: Dark Prophesies, 11AM


River Oaks Bookstore, William and Graham read and sign What I Cannot Abandon, 6PM

Writespace, Workshop: Jumpstart Your Writing with Andreana Binder, 1PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book: Joanna Fluke discusses and signs Banana Cream Pie Murder, 1PM [ticketed reception at 12PM]

Round Rock
San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, local author Laura Johnstone signs Sesame the Miracle Cat, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jon Lasser reads and signs Grow Happy, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, George Dalton signing A Collision of Dreams, 12PM

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

Yorktown Public Library, Writers' League of Texas workshop: Texas Writes with Greg Garrett and Donna Johnson, 10AM

Sunday, March 5:
Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

B&N - Firewheel Mall, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons: Dark Prophesies, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, Reception for the launch of IN THE EYES OF OUR CHILDREN: HOUSTON, AN AMERICAN CITY, 5PM


B&N, The Adventures of George Pitts book signing with George Pitts, 1:30PM

San Antonio

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