Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/6-12

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

Special Events:
Writefest: A Festival for Emerging Writers, Houston, March 6-12

12th Annual Book & Author Luncheon, Bulverde, March 8

Celebration of Texas Authors, Austin, March 8

32nd Annual Tejas Storytelling Festival, Denton, March 9-12

Ongoing Exhibits:

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

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

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE ART OF JAMES E. RANSOME (a National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition), Abilene, March 9-May 8

Monday, March 6:
Monkeywrench Books, AK Press Book Tour: John Flaherty discusses No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality, 6PM

St. Edward's University, The Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series present poet Kazim Ali, 6PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live present Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, and Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, 7:30PM

Alley Theatre, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents George Saunders in a choral reading of Lincoln in the Bardo with Alley Theatre actors, 7:30PM [sold out but will be live-streamed at and]

Murder By the Book, Tim Dorsey will sign and discuss Clownfish Blues, 6:30PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI Houston meeting: "Taking Advantage of the Nonfiction Market" with Wendy Lanier, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Writers' League of Texas Presentation and Discussion: Texas Independents, 6PM

Tuesday, March 7:

Inprint House, Poetry of the City: A Talk by Alicia Ostriker, 7:30PM

The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, The Width of the World book signing with David Baldacci, 7PM

Wednesday, March 8:
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Arts & Letters Live presents George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, with the actors of Kitchen Dog Theater, 7:30PM

Denton Public Library South, Professor's Corner: Poems by Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach, 7PM

University of North Texas, UNT Visiting Writers Series presents a reading and book signing with poet Melissa Kwasny, 8PM


Murder By the Book, Joanne Fluke will sign and discuss her new book, Banana Cream Pie Murder, 6:30PM

Sam Houston State, Women's Poetry Slam: Let's Get LOUD!, followed by An Afro-Latina in Texas: Poetry & Performance with Jasminne Mendez and Dr. Trevor Boffone, 5PM

San Marcos

Brazos Bookstore, poet Andre de Korvin reads and signs THE DAY THE CLOCKS SPOKE RUSSIAN, 7PM

La Colombe d'Or, 2017 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture: "China: Then and Now" with Ambassador Nicholas Platt, author of China Boys, 6:30PM
Murder By the Book, Brad Parks will sign and discuss Say Nothing, 6:30PM

University of Houston - Central, Cargo and Carrier Lecture Series: Q&A with Jeff VanderMeer, author of Southern Reach, 5PM

South Padre Island
South Padre Island Community Center, History at Noon with local author Steve Hathcock, 12PM

University of Houston, American Book Review reading series presents T. Geronimo Johnson, author of Welcome to Braggsville, 12PM

Friday, March 10:
Brazos Bookstore, an evenening with Ken Liu and Kelly Luce - Writefest 2017 Keynote Speakers, 7PM

San Antonio
Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink readings featuring Timothy Donnelly, Ellie Francis Douglass, Bárbara Renaud González, 6:30PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: “A Mexican Dream and Other Compositions”
Conversation and Book signing with author Barbara Gonzalez Cigarroa, 1PM

Saturday, March 11:
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: :Everybody’s Got a Home But Me: The Rowdy, Roving Life and Stories of Lucia Berlin" with Mark Pumphrey, 12:45PM

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Clayton Library Lecture Series presents Kelvin Meyers, forensic genealogist and author of NGS Research in the States: Texas, 10:30AM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, CAMH Gallery Talk: Terry R. Myers, author of Painting: Documents of Contemporary Art, 2PM

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

Half Price Books, Robert Devine will be signing Ketchup in My Veins and Southeast to Panama, 1PM

West Waco Library & Genealogy Center, Creative Minds Writers’ Group Workshop: "Paranormal Alchemy: Mastering the Suspension of Disbelief" with Lorelei Buckley, 11AM

B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Stacy Nigliazzo, 10:30AM

Sunday, March 12:
Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: “Lion Manor” Conversation and Book signing with author Bronwyn Fiyremore, 1PM

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