Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/20-26

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

Special Events:
21st Annual ASU Writers Conference in Honorof Elmer Kelton, San Angelo, March 23-24

2017 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Awards, March 24

Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival, Houston, March 24-25

Building a Writing Life! A weekend writing retreat led by ire'ne lara silva, Maxwell, March 25-26

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 20:

Murder By the Book, Meg Howrey will sign and discuss The Wanderers, 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Lisa See, author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, 12:45PM [ticketed reception at 12PM]


Benbrook Public Library, Presentation: The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins: An Editorial Exorcism with Laura Maisano and Tex Thompson, 6:30PM

British Beverage Co., Art House Dallas presents For the Love of Words, 6:30PM

Craft and Growler, Deep Vellum Books hosts Literary Trivia Night! (all proceeds benefit Deep Vellum Publishing), 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photojournalist Paul Watson discussing and signing Ice Ghosts, 7:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Colin P. Cahoon reading and signing The Man With the Black Box, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and open mic!, 8PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Will Schwalbe will discuss and sign BOOKS FOR LIVING, 7PM

Malvern Books, Fantastical Fictions presents: A Discussion of Chocky with Rebecca Schwarz, 7PM

Michener Center for Writers, Irish novelist Colm Toibin returns to give a reading of new work, 7:30PM

Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

UT Center for Mexican American Studies, Salon Cultural: Race, Writing, and Culture featuring Natalie Diaz, Emmy Perez, John Moran Gonzalez, and Dagoberto Gilb, 7PM

UT Perry-Castañeda Library, 2016 Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase with Charles Ramirez Berg (The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films), Luis H. Zayas (Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans), Madeline Y. Hsu (The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority) and a presentation about Kamran Asdar Ali's book Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972 will be included though the author will not be in attendance, 3PM

UT Perry-Castañeda Library, Documenting Joy: Shifting the Narrative in Undocumented Storytelling with undocumented American poet and activist Yosimar Reyes, author of For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…, 7PM

Lone Star College–Montgomery, Writers in Performance Series presents Pushcart Prize-winning author Daniel Pena, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Richard Russo reads and signs EVERYBODY’S FOOL, 7PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Poetry Slam and Catalogue Release Party, 6:30PM

Merfish Teen Center Ballroom, Author Talk with Kim Friedman and Kate Siegel, author of Mother, Can You Not?, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Harry Huniscker will sign and discuss The Devil's Country, 6:30PM

Friday, March 24:
UTA Central Library, Professor Max Krochmal discusses and signs Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, 7:30PM

BookPeopleCartoonist & Illustrator SARAH ANDERSEN speaking and signing Big Mushy Happy Lump, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series with local women writers, + open mic, 7PM

UT Hogg Auditorium, March On! A Conversation: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell discuss their National Book Award-winning graphic memoir series, March, 11AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone, in conversation with Will Evans of Cinestate, 7:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Join "The Reality Is" podcast for an evening of candid discussion highlighting the importance of the woman’s role in society, live music and poetry in celebration of Women’s History Month, 6:30PM

Fort Worth
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Portraits" with Victor Hernández, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Celebrate Women's History Month at The Dock: Enjoy drumming, story telling, artistic expressions, games, food and more, plus buy a $5 bag and fill it up with books, 4PM


B&N - Westheimer, N.B. Grant signing A Journey to Freedom Through Prayer, 12PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Jennifer Hamburg launches her new novel for children, HAZY BLOOM AND THE TOMORROW POWER, 3PM

Johnson City
TASTE Wine + Art, Margie Crisp and William Montgomery sign The Nueces River, 4PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, six contributing authors signing When Heaven Touches Earth, 1PM

Sunday, March 26:

Brazos Bookstore, Jack Davis discusses and signs THE GULF, 5PM

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Author Talk: Lisa F. Smith, author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, 7PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio authors Bonnie Lyons and Deb Field, along with photographer Linda Harris, will introduce their book, Wow: Wonderful Old Women, 3PM

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