Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 4/24-30

Bookish events in Texas for the week of April 24-30, 2017: 

Special Events:
National Book Awards Festival, Huntsville, April 24-25

KTX Poetry Slam, Killeen, April 27-28

10th Annual Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, McAllen, April 27-30

Dionysia 2017 - The Houston Book of the Dead: How to Live, April 27-30

Houston Writer's Guild Annual Spring Conference, April 28-30

Austin Bookstore Crawl, April 29

Dallas Book Festival & Dallas Festival of Ideas (a combined event), April 29

Fort Bend County Literary & Fine Arts Festival & Parade, Katy, April 29

Meet the Author Day, Bryan, April 29

Northeast Texas Writers Organization (NETWO) Writer's Roundup, Pittsburg, April 29

Pflugerville Book Pfestival, April 29

Texas Mountain Trail Writers 25th Annual Spring Retreat, Alpine & Fort Davis, April 29

The Work & Career of Sandra Cisneros Symposium, San Marcus, April 29

El día de los niños, El día de los libros, statewide, April 30

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 24:
Abilene Public Library, Texas Author Series: Mike Cox will discuss Texas Disasters, 12PM

B&N - The Homestead, Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves book signing with Christy Wright, 6PM

BookPeople, Founder of Whole Foods Market JOHN MACKEY speaking & signing The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Brandon Mull to Discuss and Sign Dragonwatch, 7PM

I Love U A-Latte, Grand opening of the LitXPro Little Library! (with Reunion: The Dallas Review), 7:30PM

SMU - Hughes-Trigg, "Is Cyberwar Coming?" with Jon R. Lindsay, author of China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain, 5:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Adam Bray discusses and signs STAR WARS: THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Karen White will sign and discuss The Night the Lights Went Out, 6:30PM
The Korova, PuroSlam!, 10PM

Wednesday, April 26:

Warwick Melrose Hotel, DFW World Affairs Council hosts George Friedman, author of The Next Decade: What the World Will Look Like, 5:30PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Bianca Bosker discusses and signs CORK DORK, 7PM

San Antonio

Thursday, April 27:
BookPeople, BRIAN MCGREEVY speaking & signing The Lights, 7PM

Malvern Books, an evening with myth-maker and storyteller William Kuko, 7PM

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


Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar, Adrienne Kress signs The Explorers: The Door in the Alley, 6PM



El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Mind Breaths" with Richie David Marrufo, 12:45PM

Rock House Cafe and Gallery, National Poetry Month reading: BorderSenses Presents The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series featuring Poets from the Tumblewords Project, 8PM

Alley Theatre, Glasstire OFF ROAD hosts a conversation between photographer Catherine Opie and writer Eileen Myles, 4PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, 4th Annual Indie Bookstore Day Celebration with giveaways & CAKE, 9:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, Special story time, WITS, Summer of Austen, & drunk coloring for 4th Annual Independent Bookstore Day, 12PM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author Marie Abega will sell and sign My Self Love Book: I am Beautiful Inside & Out, 1PM

Sunday, April 30:
San Antonio
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, Stone In the Stream: Haiku walk and writing, 12PM

SAY Si, Voices and Vibes featuring Amanda Flores, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Tracey Mash discusses and signs Morning Glories, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Vernon James discusses and signs A Child is Waiting, 4PM

San Marcos

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