Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 6/19-25

Bookish events in Texas for the week of June 19-25, 2017: 

Special Events:
11th Annual African American Book Festival, Austin, June 24

Dallas Author Expo, The Colony, June 24

Ongoing Exhibits:

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

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, Austin, June 5-August 13

Print Houston 2017, June 5-July 3

Illustrator of the Century Garth Williams, Abilene, June 8-September 1

Monday, June 19:
BookPeople, AMELIA GRAY speaking & signing Isadora (in conversation with Susan Quesal), 7PM

Dozen Street, Chicon Street Poets featuring Donna Hilbert (plus Haiku challenge and open mic), 7PM

Murder By the Book, Mike Maden will sign Tom Clancy Point of Contact, 6:30PM

Tuesday, June 20:

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Carolyn Parkhurst will discuss and sign her novel HARMONY, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jennifer Latson discusses and signs THE BOY WHO LOVED TOO MUCH, 7PM

Architecture Center Houston (ArCH), AIA Houston, ArCH, and the Houston Public Library present Authors in Architecture: Pino Shah and Stephen Fox discuss and sign Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction, 5:30PM

Four Leaf Towers, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts retired CIA operations officer Charles Goslin discussing and signing Understanding Personal Security and Risk: A Guide for Business Travelers, 6:30PM

McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park, Doug Hoerr will discuss and sign Movement and Meaning, which features the McGovern Centennial Park, plus a tour of the gardens, 5PM

Moody Center for the Arts, Celebrate the release of Gulf Coast Journal Issue 29.2, 7PM

Air Race Classic, Sarah Byrn Rickman will be signing Finding Dorothy Scott: Letters of a WASP Pilot, 11AM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Edie Jarolim discusses and signs Getting Naked For Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All, 5PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony, Storytime With Local Author Maria Ashworth, 10AM

Friday, June 23:

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Will Jensen reads and signs Cities of Men, 5PM

Saturday, June 24:


Deep Vellum Books, Dark Moon Poetry reading series, 7PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Catharsis: A Workshop on Emotional Literature" with Evan Taylor, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen Center, Urban Cowgirl: Decadently Southern, Outrageously Texan, Food, Family Traditions, and Style for Modern Life book signing with Sarah Penrod, 2PM

Galveston Bookshop, N. E. Brown signs The Altercation, the 6th installment of the Galveston Indignities series, 11AM

Galveston Bookshop, Birney T. “Chick” Havey signs his WWII memoir, Never Left the Battlefields, 2PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Half Price Books - Kirkwood, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie author Sarafia Jones–Hall and pick up her latest release, while supplies last

Houston Public Library - Young Branch, Author ALOUD with romance author Cydney Rax, 2PM

Murder By the Book, Haylen Beck (Stuart Neville) will sign and discuss Here and Gone, 4:30PM
B&N - La Cantera, Guest author Aurora Dawning book signing, 1PM

Ruiz-Healy Art, Helen Kleberg Groves will read and sign copies of her new book, Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Eric Sirotkin signs Witness: A Lawyer's Journey from Litigation to Liberation, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Reflejos de Estrella: Cuentos que sanan el alma (Star Reflexes: Stories That Heal the Soul) discussion, reception, and signing with author Blanca Dominguez, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Paige Bowers signing The General's Niece, 1PM

Sunday, June 25:


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