Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 4/17-23

Bookish events in Texas for the week of April 17-23, 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

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 19

Poet-Trees on Buffalo Bayou, Houston, April 1-30

Monday, April 17:
BookPeople, INF Press poetry launch: JENNA MARTIN OPPERMAN reading and signing Shattering Is Gradual, ANDREA EAMES reading and signing New Monsters, and AARON GLOVER reading & signing Bio Logic, 7PM

Dozen Street, Chicon Street Poets hosts Stephanie J. Morrissey, + haiku challenge & open mic, 7PM

Half Price Books - N Lamar, Leanne Vogel signs The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence, 7PM

SMU McCord Auditorium, Clements Center Evening Lecture Series: Kelly Lytle Hernandez discusses and signs City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965, 5:30PM

B&N - Stonebriar, In Over Their Heads book signing with Margaret Peterson Haddix, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Stu Gibbs will discuss and sign his novel PANDA-MONIUM, the latest in his FunJungle series, 5PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Caldecott winner Javaka Steptoe will discuss and sign his picture book RADIANT CHILD, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Randall Silvis will sign and discuss Two Days Gone, 6:30PM

Midland County Library - Centennial, Permian Basin Bookies meeting featuring novelist Ann Swann, 6PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Marissa Moss discusses and signs Last Things, 6PM  

Wednesday, April 19:
TCU, Poetry and the World around You: a panel discussion celebrating National Poetry Month with 2005 Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton, and poet Lynn Hoggard, moderated by acclaimed poet Alex Lemon, 6:30PM


Thursday, April 20:

Lone Star College–Montgomery, Montgomery County’s Writers in Performance series hosts William Wright, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam featuring WAYNE HENRY, 8PM

Books-A-Million, YouTube Superstar Connor Franta signs Note to Self, 6PM


San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Rachel Cruze Signs Love Your Life Not Theirs, 6PM

House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Poetry at CIELO Gardens: Refugee Awareness, 6PM

Jonas Business Solutions, Roger Stone discusses and signs Making of the President 2016, 5:30PM

Saturday, April 22:
B&N - The Parks Mall, Cheesus Was Here book signing with J.C. Davis, 1PM

Half Price Books - N Lamar, Audrey Johns signs Lose Weight By Eating, 2PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Wabi Sabi for Gringos" with Gene Keller, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Family Night National Poetry Month celebration featuring Paul "Phroze" Munson, 4PM

B&N - River Oaks, Lisa Barbernell-Pliner reads and signs A Puppy's Dream Comes True, 11AM

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series hosts Maggie Lidz, author of The du Ponts: Houses and Gardens in the Brandywine, 1:30pm & 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, The Fig Writer’s Studio Children’s Workshop Reading, 2PM

Houston Museum of African American Culture, HMAAC 2017 Spring Lecture Series hosts Luvvie Ajayi, author of I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, 2PM

North Lake College, The Writers Bloc workshop: Keeping it Real: Pitch, Network, and Conference Like a Pro with Annie Neugebauer, 2PM


The Twig Book Shop, Larry Johnson reading from his newly released collection, And That’s How I See It, 2PM

Viva Vegeria, Celebrating National Poetry Month with Voices de la Luna, 7PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, The Color of Our Sky: A Novel book signing with Amita Trasi, 3PM

Sunday, April 23:

Murder By the Book, Ann Cleeves will sign and discuss Cold Earth and The Crow Trap, 2PM


San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Liza Trevino reads and signs All That Glitters, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, poet Leslea Newman reads from and signs I Carry My Mother, 4PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Ramona Marek signs Cats for the GENIUS, 2PM

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