Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 4/3-9!

Bookish events in Texas for the week of April 3-9, 2017: 

Special Events:
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

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art (an exhibition from the book of the same title), San Angelo, February 16-April 9

Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own Exhibition, San Marcos, February 15-July 1

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

Monday, April 3:

Houston Children's Museum, author appearance by Paige Clough, 10:30AM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI program: Focus on Illustrators: A Road Less Traveled: Illustrations in Motion with Bruce Foster, 7PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Central, Notable Writers honors Wings Press publisher Bryce Milligan with a reception featuring readings from local poets Naomi Shihab Nye, Rosemary Catacalos, and Robert Bonazzi, 6:30PM

Tuesday, April 4:

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Lauren Myracle will celebrate literacy and discuss her newest book, THE FORGETTING SPELL, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Gish Jen discusses and signs THE GIRL AT THE BAGGAGE CLAIM, 7PM

Schreiner University, Texas Coffeehouse Series: spoken word session featuring Thom Moon Poet, 7PM

Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, Diane Ackerman will discuss and sign The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, 7PM

San Antonio

The Wild Detectives, Carolyn Glenn Brewer will discuss and sign Changing the Tune + live jazz, 7:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Ann Weisgarber reads and signs The Promise, 2PM

El Paso Public Library - Sergio Troncoso, Christine Granados reads and signs Fight Like A Man & Other Stories We Tell Our Children, 4:30PM

Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, Diane Ackerman will discuss and sign The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, 7PM


Murder By the Book, Jon Land will sign and discuss The Rising, 6:30PM

Thursday, April 6:
Allen Public Library, Christopher Bean will discuss Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas, 7:30PM

B&N - Arboretum, Austin International Poetry Festival Reading, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, BookPeople and the Texas Book Festival present ANTHONY DOERR speaking & signing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See, 7PM [TICKET REQUIRED]

Malvern Books, Novel Night with Ron Seybold & S.R. Bond, 7PM

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

B&N - Lincoln Park, Ernie Johnson, Jr. of Inside the NBA discusses and signs Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary, 7PM

Dallas Public Library - Preston/Royal, Len Bourland discusses and signs Normal's Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine, 6:30PM

Hotel Crescent Court, DFW World Affairs Council hosts Dr. Frédéric Bozo signing A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003, 6:30PM

Painting with a Twist, Fresh Fiction: painting and The Promise Girls with author Marie Bostwick, 6:30PM

St. Michael's Woman's Exchange, Sylvia Casares and Dotty Griffith will cook from and sign copies of The Enchilada Queen Cookbook, 2PM

Fort Davis
Jeff Davis County Library, CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: El Paso poet Sasha Pimentel will sign her poetry books and offer a sneak peak at her next book, For Want of Rain, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Joy Wilson (aka Joy the Baker) will discuss and sign her newest cookbook JOY THE BAKER OVER EASY, 7PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, Dr. Mireya Loza discusses and signs Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, K.J. Howe will sign and discuss The Freedom Broker, 6:30PM

River Oaks Theatre, Cheech Marin discusses and signs CHEECH IS NOT MY REAL NAME…BUT DON’T CALL ME CHONG, 7PM

Central Park Campus Conference Center, Diane Ackerman will discuss and sign The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, 1PM

Heritage House, Lunch with Texas author Karen Witemeyer, 11:30AM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, Creative Nonfiction Boot Camp with David Shields, 6PM

Sabinas Coffee House, Celebrating Poetry with Voices de la Luna, 6PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections presents Tim Z. Hernandez discussing, reading, and signing All They Will Call You, 5:30PM

University of Houston, American Book Review Reading Series presents poet Martha Serpas, 12PM

Friday, April 7:

Malvern Books, launch of new books from poets Andrew Wessels (A Turkish Dictionary), James Meetze (Phantom Hour), and Kelli Anne Noftle (Adam Cannot Be Adam), plus special guest John Fry, 7PM

The Kessler Theater, Echoes and Reverberations: An Evening of Storytelling and Songwriters with writer and spoken word artist Jeffrey Liles (aka Cottonmouth, Texas), 8PM

El Paso
La Fe Cultural & Technology Center, Christine Granados reads and signs Fight Like A Man & Other Stories We Tell Our Children (with Diana Lopez), 6PM


Murder By the Book, Philip Kerr will sign and discuss his newest Bernie Gunther novel, Prussian Blue, 6:30PM

B&N - Preston/Park, DEAR Texas event with Texas author L.A. Starks, 6PM

San Antonio
Munch On And Beyond, Celebrating Poetry with Voices de la Luna, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, special story time: James Russell will read Dragon Hunters, 10:30AM

Saturday, April 8:
Austin Public Library - Carver, Susan Schorn discusses and signs Smile at Strangers, 10:30AM

B&N - Arboretum, DEAR Texas Author Event, 10AM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Julie Dill signs Bluff, 1PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Mary Lou Montez signs Angel Bear and Bear, 2PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Letters to Familiar Strangers" with Sarah Walker, 12:45PM

B&N - River Oaks, N.B. Grant signs A Journey to Freedom Through Prayer, 1PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Tom Angleberger will discuss and sign his novel ROCKET AND GROOT: KEEP ON TRUCKIN'!, 2PM

Murder By the Book, C.S. Harris will sign and discuss the new Sebastian St. Cyr book, Where the Dead Lie, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, poet Saleem Peeradina reads and signs Final Cut, 3PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, book launch for Wes Ferguson's The Blanco River, 6:30PM

B&N, Rose Cherami: Gathering Fallen Petals book signing with Michael Marcades, 2PM

B&N - Preston/Park, DEAR Texas event with Texas author JoAnn Wagner, 12:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Author Dr. Mark Kubala Meet & Greet, 3PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Carver, Antoinette Franklin will read new poetry and invite the audience to share their favorite writer or poem, 2PM

Sunday, April 9:

B&N - Stonebriar, Steve Copling launches Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Inprint Prize Winners Reading and reception, 6PM

K23 Gallery, Bookworm: A Fair for Book Lovers, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Eduardo Rabasa reads and signs A Zero Sum Game, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, poet Joseph Trombatore reads and signs My Master's Palette, 2PM

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