Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/11-17

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 11-17, 2017: 

Special Events:
Las Lunas Locas Writing Circle Southwest Tour, Austin, September 11-12

Houston Artists Strong Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser, Houston, September 14

Permian Basin Writers Workshop, Midland, September 15-17

"A Killer Weekend" Writing Workshop, Houston, September 15-16

9th Annual DFW Literary SoulFest, Fort Worth, September 16

Ongoing Exhibits:
B&N - Stonebriar, Jason Reynolds signs Patina, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Barbara Radnofsky discusses and signs A CITIZEN’S GUIDE TO IMPEACHMENT, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Craig Johnson will sign and discuss The Western Star, the latest in the Longmire series, 6:30PM

Stages Repertory Theatre, Tintero Readings featuring Reyes Ramirez (hosted by Lupe Mendez), 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Writers' League of Texas Panel Discussion: "How to Turn a Mess of Pages Into A Book" with Kate Winkler Dawson, Joe Jiménez, Chaitali Sen, and Nancy G. West, 6:30PM

Tuesday, September 12:

Fort Worth
Brazos Bookstore, Rodrigo Hasbún will discuss and sign Affections (joined in conversation by translator Sophie Hughes, moderated by Hosam Aboul-Ela), 7PM

Katy Budget Books, NYT bestselling-author Kerrelyn Sparks presents So I Married a Sorcerer, the sequel to How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days, 6PM

Murder By the Book, William Kent Krueger will sign and discuss Sulfur Springs, 6:30PM

Lubbock Public Library – Groves Branch, Building a Story Collection: Teddy Jones will read, discuss, and sign her new book of short stories, Nowhere Near, 6:30PM

Petroleum Museum, Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series: author Steve Wolf presents "Science in the Movies," 6:30PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Museum of Art, Trinity University Lennox Seminar Lecture: "Rome: Sexuality and Empire" with Caroline Vout, author of Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome, 6:30PM

The Korova, Puroslam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Kelly Grey Carlisle will discuss and sign We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir, 5PM

Wednesday, September 13:
Austin Books & Comics, Ladies Night Special Event: Tillie Walden signs Spinning, 6PM

B&N - Arboretum, Randi Rubenstein signs The Parent Trap, 7PM

BookPeople, WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER speaking & signing Sulfur Springs, 7PM

Malvern Books, acclaimed poet Zachary Schomburg releases his debut novel, Mammother (with readings from Molly Schulman and Josh Denslow, 7PM

Bee Caves
B&N - Hill Country Galleria, Local Writer's Night: Central Texas authors Holly Castillo, Glyn Haynie, and Jim Tallmon will sign their books, 4PM

Hotel Crescent Court, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts author Christopher Sabatini discussing "Doomed: Why Regional Efforts Fail to Solve Venezuela’s Crisis," 6:30PM

Interabang Books, War is a Crime: Matthew Hefti will read and sign A HARD AND HEAVY THING, and David Eric Tomlinson will read and sign THE MIDNIGHT MAN, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, a literary bilingual evening in which Bolivian author Rodrigo Hasbún, and Sophie Hughes, the translator of Affections, his lastest book, will discuss the novel and its translation process, 7:30PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Attica Locke reads and signs BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD, 7PM

San Antonio
B&N - Ingram Festival, New Author Night: meet local San Antonio-area authors, 6PM

Thursday, September 14:
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, 20th Anniversary exhibit opening with illustrator David Diaz, 6PM


I Love U A-Latte, Reunion: The Dallas Review presents Lit Roast & open mic, 8PM

Interabang Books, Reed Farrel Coleman will read and sign ROBERT B. PARKER’S THE HANGMAN’S SONNET, 7PM

Fort Worth
TCU, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Presents 2017 Fall Speaker Series with Joe Feagin, author of Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Jodi Meadows will discuss and sign Before She Ignites, and Erin Summerill will discuss and sign Ever the Hunted: A Clash of Kingdoms Novel, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Tomás Morín reads and signs PATIENT ZERO, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Sherry Thomas will sign and discuss A Conspiracy in Bulgravia, 6:30PM

Rice University - Fondren Library, Society of Rice University Women Author Series: Alison Macor will discuss her new book Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren, 7PM

Rice University - Glasscock School, Friends of Fondren Library's Meet the Author series featuring John B. Boles discussing and signing Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty, 6PM

Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents acclaimed poet Zachary Schomburg and his first novel, Mammother, 7:30PM

San Antonio
Trinity University, Latinx Heritage Month Series featuring independent filmmaker, programmer, and writer Jim Mendiola, 3PM

The Twig Book Shop, D.G. Hernandez will read and sign The Milagro Affair, 5PM

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

Friday, September 15:
Deep Vellum Books, Pandora's Box Reading Series: Banned Poetry Month with more than a dozen DFW-area poets, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam featuring Jennine DOC Wright, 8PM

Interabang Books, Ken Follett signs A COLUMN OF FIRE, 11AM

El Paso
El Paso Museum of History, Focus on Perspectives: Noted author and UTEP professor Daniel Chacón will discuss the creative processes that produce fiction and poetry, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, ER Bills discusses and signs TEXAS DISSIDENT, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Reed Farrel Coleman will sign and discuss Robert B. Parker's the Hangman's Sonnet, 6:30PM

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Frank Billingsley, Houston's KPRC Channel 2 weatherman and author of the forthcoming memoir, Swabbed and Found, will share his story about finding his birth roots, 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Public Library, Behind the Book: NYT bestselling-author Gretchen Rubin will discuss and sign The Four Tendencies, 1PM [ticketed reception at 12PM]

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, poet Susan Campbell will read from and sign Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, 5PM

B&N - Town Square, Caleb and Kit book signing with Beth Vrabel, 6PM

UT-Tyler, "Garbology" lecture with Edward Humes, author of Freshman Book, 6PM [signing and reception at 4:30PM]

Saturday, September 16:

Austin Public Library - University Hills, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring Nathan Brown, 1:30PM

BookPeople, Tara Dairman reading and signing The Great Hibernation, 2PM

BookPeople, ALEX LEMON speaking & signing Feverland, 5PM

Half Price Books - North Lamar, the Lake Travis Novel Writers will sell and sign their latest works, 2PM

Dallas Public Library - Highland Hills, Author talk and book signing with Kendra Rainey, 2PM

Half Price Books Mothership, NYT bestselling-author Marie Lu will discuss and sign Warcross, 3PM [numbered pass required]

Plai Place, Paint & Hang with the Dallas Poetry Slam team, 7PM & 9PM

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Story time: Local author Krystal Granzow reads and signs Maddy Lou and Mack at the State Fair of Texas, 1PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Pancakes for Dinner! story time and signing with local author Phillip D Cortez, 11AM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Dear Younger Me" with writer and visual artist Yvonne Collins, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar, local author Suzan Schnitzius will sell and sign her memoir, Rolling Toward Home, 1PM

B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Samuel Axelrad M.D. signs Peaceful Bones, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Local contributors Heather K. Olson Beal, Kira Duerichen Olson, and Erin Hill will share their submissions in BARING WITNESS, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, Story time: Jason Gallaher reads and signs WHOBERT WHOVER: OWL DETECTIVE, 10:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, Yuri Herrera reads and signs KINGDOM CONS, 7PM

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

River Oaks Bookstore, Anita Kruse reads and signs Purple Song, 3PM

South Irving Library, Author visit with Elizabeth Eulberg author of the YA novel The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective and the forthcoming sequel, 3PM

The Bosslight/Main Street Pecan, Storytellers' Night #2 at The Main Pecan, 7PM

San Antonio
Sunday, September 17:
Abilene Public Library - South Branch, West Texas Book Festival Preview Session: Abilene Author Showcase, 3PM


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