Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/18-24

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 18-24, 2017: 

Special Events:
West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, September 21-23

Texas Tribune Festival, Austin, September 22-24

It’s Your Business: 2017 North Texas SCBWI Conference, Addison, September 23

Ongoing Exhibits:
The Twig Book Shop, J. Michael Dolan reads and signs Trumpets of Jericho, 5PM

Guess Family Barbecue, Texas Sports Pub Day Party: Chad Conine discusses and signs Texas Sports: Unforgettable Stories For Every Day of the Year, 6PM

B&N - Vanderbilt Square, Kathi Appelt signs Mogie: The Heart of the House (with a special appearance by Ronald McDonald House Dog, Mogie), 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Mac Barnett will discuss and sign his newest picture book I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG, 5PM

San Antonio
The Korova, Puroslam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Barbara Ann Radnofsky discusses and signs A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment, 5PM

Wednesday, September 20:
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

University of Houston - MD Anderson Library, Poetry & Prose Reading Series, 5:30PM

Thursday, September 21:

Brazos Bookstore, Alex Lemon reads and signs FEVERLAND, 7PM

Rice University - Hudspeth Auditorium, Elif Batuman reads and signs THE IDIOT, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Tony Tripodo discusses and signs The Successful CFO, 5:30PM

University of Houston - Downtown, Houston Poet Laureate D.E.E.P. and Grand Slam Champion The Fluent One will perform, 5:30PM 

George W. Bush Childhood Home, Laura Bush Literacy Program Reading Event, 4:30PM

Midland Library - Centennial, Cory Putnam Oakes signs Dinosaur Boy, 4:30PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Pan American, Carolyn Zahnow discusses Beautiful Disasters: A Family's Journey Through Teen Depression, 4:30PM

San Antonio Public Library - Semmes, Carolyn Zahnow discusses Beautiful Disasters: A Family's Journey Through Teen Depression, 6:30PM

Sugar Land
Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents "Finger Snaps and Laugh Tracks", 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Conor Bracken reads from and signs HENRY KISSINGER, MON AMOUR, 7PM

University of Houston - Dudley Recital Hall, the Martha Suit Hallman Lecture in Music hosts Michael Klein, author of Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject, 2PM

Midland Library - Centennial, Aaron Reynolds signs Creepy Carrots, 4:30PM

San Antonio
Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink presents readings by Fernando Esteban Flores, Kinyo, and Gerard Robledo, 6:30PM

Saturday, September 23:

BookPeople, PATRICK NESS speaking & signing Release, 6PM

Malvern Books, celebrate the launch of Christopher Carmona’s new poetry collection, 140: Twitter Poems (bilingual edition translated by Gerald Padilla), 7PM


B&N - Preston/Royal, Krystal Granzow signs Maddy Lou and Mack at the State Fair of Texas, 12PM
B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Local Author Cecil Miller signs The Other Side of the Mic, 1PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Autumn Beginnings" with Sheela Wolford, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Funky Town Festival, Panther City Review 2017 readings & signing, 4PM

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

The Witchery, Old Style Conjure Workshops by Mama Starr Casas, author of Old Style Conjure: Hoodoo, Root Work, and Folk Magic, 2PM & 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, an afternoon of conversation with Texas children’s authors Jessica Lee Anderson, Mari Mancusi, and Joy Preble as they chat with CBAY Books editor Madeline Smoot about Anderson’s middle grade UNCERTAIN SUMMER and the anthology DRAGONS and WITCHES, 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, Partha Nandi discussing and signing ASK DR. NANDI, 7PM

Campesino Coffee House, Fuente Collective presents Urgent Narratives: Unearthing The Stories Within Through Raw Journaling, 12PM

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

Holler Brewing Company, Writespace hosts Harvey Relief Open Mic, 7PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Lynne Weinberger discusses and signs Six Word Memoirs on Immigration, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, 2nd Annual B-Fest Teen Book Festival, 1PM

Half Price Books - San Pedro, Martha Miller will sign her travel memoir Times New Roman: How We Quit Our Jobs, Gave Away Our Stuff & Moved to Italy, 1PM

The Twig Book Shop, J.R. Jordan Jr. signs From Hollywood to Gruene, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, 2nd Annual B-Fest Teen Book Fest, 1PM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author Willie James will sell and sign his graphic novel, Sabrina: Fall of an Alliance, 1PM

Sunday, September 24:
BookPeople, CAROLYN OSBORN speaking & signing Durations, 2PM

Malvern Books, an afternoon with writer and artist Eduardo Lalo (hosted by César A. Salgado), 4PM

Southwestern Presbyterian Church, Houston Writers House workshop: "How to Successfully Pitch to an Agent/Editor in 15 Minutes" with Shelley K. Wall, 1PM

Deep Vellum Books, Other People's Poetry: Philip Levine with Richard Bailey, Austin Caraway, Dan Collins, Jolee Davis, Reverie Evolving, Rhett Forman, Lisa Huffaker, Joe Milazzo, Rachel Renea, Gayle Reaves-King, Will Richey, James Barrett Rodehaver, Carlos Salas, Lauren Smart, Kristine Spinner, and Robin Turner, 4PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author English Minter will sell and sign her children's book, Filly's Day on the Farm, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night, 7PM

Frisco Public Library, Sisters in Crime North Dallas meeting: "Book Tours & Marketing Yourself" presented by Reavis Z. Wortham, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach discuss and sign VIOLATED, 5PM

Murder By the Book, Juliana Gray will sign and discuss her new Emmeline Truelove novel, A Strange Scottish Shore, 2PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Central, Bárbara Renaud González reads from Las Nalgas de J. Lo, 2PM

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