Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR May 15-21

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 15-21, 2017: 

Special Events:
Texas Design Week, Houston, May 14-19

Children's Book Writing Seminar, Austin, May 18-19

Austin SCBWI Authors & Illustrators Working Conference, May 20-21

Ney Day, Austin, May 20

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

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

Texas Writers Exhibition, Fredericksburg, May 1-31

Monday, May 15:
Brazos Bookstore, Philip Caputo reads and signs SOME RISE BY SIN, 7PM

Lone Star College Student Conference Center, Murder By the Book hosts Paula Hawkins discussing and signing Into the Water (with Megan Abbott), 7PM [ticket required]

Ziziki’s Restaurant and Bar, Fresh Fiction hosts Amanda Quick reading and signing The Girl Who Knew Too Much, 7PM [ticket required]

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Writing from an Editor's View" with Leslie Linton, 7PM

San Antonio

Tuesday, May 16:
B&N - River Oaks, the Oola Guys sign Oola for Women, 1PM
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Brian Freeman will sign and discuss Marathon, 6:30PM

B&N - Creekwalk, 'Round Midnight book signing with Laura McBride, 7PM

Mayor Joe V. Sanchez Public Library, The Storybook Garden presents: Cressida Cowell discusses and signs her HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON series, 6PM
B&N - Lincoln Park, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like book signing with Ashley Graham, 7PM [wristband required]

The Wild Detectives, Liz Silver reads from The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty, followed by a conversation with Sarah Hepola (Blackout), 7:30PM


North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Nancy Thayer, author of Secrets in Summer, 12PM ticketed reception, 1PM free public event

Friday, May 19:
B&N - Lincoln Park, The OolaGuys to Sign Oola for Women book signing with Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun, 12PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Dave Braun and Troy Amdahl, the Oola Guys, sign Oola for Women: How to Balance the 7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness Within You, 2PM

Saturday, May 20:

Monkeywrench Books, Book release: Eye of the Panther by Cicely Rue, 3PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "How to Write Funny" with Wendi Aarons, 9AM


McWha Bookstore, Local Author Signing with Dee Levens, 9AM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Lisa Pliner signs A Puppy's Dream Comes True, 3PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Mike Mirabella signs On the Luck of an Irish Sailor, 12PM

El Paso
El Paso Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Rising from the Ashes of Co-Dependency" with Sheela Wolford, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, JAQUAVIS COLEMAN discusses and signs The Streets Have No King, 4PM

Galveston Bookshop, James B. Morgan signs his military memoir, Not Quite Home, 2PM

Harker Heights
B&N, Lt. Gen. Ricky Lynch book signing, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Lyman Grant reads and signs Searching For Abstract Realism, 7PM
Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays. Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release!

Half Price Books - Kirkwood, LOCAL AUTHOR SATURDAYS: Sarafia Jones–Hall, 1PM

Valley Ranch Library, Friends of Irving Public Library Annual Meeting & Author Visit with Kathleen Stockmier, author of Pig Dog Creek, 10AM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, YA Event: Sophie Jordan reads and signs Rise of Fire, Jennifer Park reads and signs The Shadows We Know by Heart, and Caroline Leech reads and signs Wait for Me, 2PM

Half Price Books North Central, Raymond Arroyo will discuss and sign Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Michael Fry reads and signs How to Be a Supervillain, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, For Real: Navigating Truth Through Trials discussion and book signing with Kerrie Oles, 2PM

The Woodlands
Sunday, May 21:

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