Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/4-10

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 4-10, 2017: 

Special Events:
Black & Latino Playwrights Conference, San Marcos, September 4-10

Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, September 6-9

29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Lubbock, September 8-10

Children's Book Sale and International Literacy Celebration!, Houston, September 9

Ongoing Exhibits:
George Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, San Antonio, June 23-September 4

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States (a Humanities Texas exhibit), Plano, September 1-29

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, San Antonio, September 2-November 27

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA!, San Antonio, September 6-26

Monday, September 4:
Happy Labor Day, y'all!
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, September 5:
Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Michael Galko & D. E. Zuccone, 6:30PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI-Houston meeting: "Best of Books –Early Childhood through Teens" with Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop, 7PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam Epic Season Opening: Individual World Poetry Slam Showdown, 9:30PM

Trinity Holt Center, Kelly Grey Carlisle celebrates the release of her memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, S.C. Gwynne discusses and signs The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football, 5PM

Wednesday, September 6:

Blue Willow Bookshop, Katharine McGee will discuss and sign her new novel for teens, THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS, 7PM

Christ Church Cathedral, Louise Penny will sign and discuss Glass Houses, 7PM [ticketed event]

Cullen Performance Hall, Brené Brown discusses BRAVING THE WILDERNESS, 7PM [sold out]

North Richland Hills
Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony, Story time with local author Maria Ashworth, 10AM

UHV - Alcorn Auditorium, American Book Review Reading Series presents Lacy M. Johnson, author of The Other Side, 12PM

Friday, September 8:
BookPeople, STEPHANIE ELIZONDO GRIEST speaking and signing All the Agents and Saints, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, "Poetic Perspectives: Identity, Adversity, and Love": Free Chigger Matthews presents Poets Emery Diercks and Eric “Cire Luey” Maldonado with local favorites Ofelia “MexMama” Faz-Garza, Niko Ortiz, and Nadia Wolnisty, 7PM

Hotel Crescent Court, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Dr. Meghan O’Sullivan discussing and signing Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Alex McElroy reads and signs DADDY ISSUES, 7PM

Cullen Performance Hall, The Moth presents "Out On A Limb" – the GrandSLAM Championship, 7:30PM

Inprint House, First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Reyes Ramirez, 8:30PM

Murder By the Book, Tess Gerritsen will sign and discuss her new Rizzoli and Isles novel, I Know a Secret, 6:30PM

 Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Ocean Vuong reading and signing Night Sky with Exit Wounds, 7:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Jim LaVilla-Havelin reads and signs West: Poems of a Place, 6:30PM

Saturday, September 9:
B&N, Reavis Z. Wortham signing Hawke's Prey, 2PM

[location supplied at registration], "Feeding the Tiger: Women Writing Graphic Sex in Literary Fiction" workshop led by ire’ne lara silva, 10AM [half of your registration fee will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief]

Half Price Books, local author Tank Gunner will sell and sign his books Prompts and Prompts, Too, collections of fictional war stories based on real accounts, 1PM

Dallas Public Library - Preston/Royal, Ann Howells, winner of the 2017 William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, will discuss creating a manuscript, and will read from her winning chapbook, Softly Beating Wings, 2:30PM

El Paso

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Central Library, "My Corner Bookstore": In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Alex Hidalgo will examine the work of one rare book dealer in Fort Worth who specializes in early publications of the Americas, 10:30AM

B&N - River Oaks, Joan Murray signs I MUST Pray, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Story time: Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies will read their newest picture book, NERDY BIRDY TWEETS, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Gabrielle Zevin will sign her new novel, YOUNG JANE YOUNG, 2PM

The Bosslight/Main Street Pecan, Debra Mina Chidakwa-Akue discusses and signs The Forgotten Child of Zimbabwe, 1PM

San Antonio

Sunday, September 10:

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