Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/25-10/1

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 25-October 1, 2017: 

Special Events:
Banned Books Week, September 24-30

Inkstravaganza Gala honoring Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, San Antonio, September 28

6th Annual LibroFEST, San Antonio, September 30

TEDxSugarland 2017, September 30

6th Annual Granbury Paranormal Expo, September 30-October 1

Ongoing Exhibits:
Austin Community College - Eastview, World Affairs Council of Austin presents "Truth Stranger Than Fiction? How Thrillers are a Window into how U.S. Foreign Policy Really Works" with Todd Moss, author of The Shadow List, 4:45PM

BookPeople, CELESTE NG speaking & signing Little Fires Everywhere (in conversation with Clay Smith of Kirkus Reviews), 7PM

BookWoman, A Tribute to Kate Millett with author Pamela Ellen Ferguson, 7PM

Chez Zee American Bistro, Chez Zee Author Series with Donna Marie Miller, author of The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk (with James White, owner of The Broken Spoke), 6PM

Harry Ransom Center, award-winning poet Roger Reeves, Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, gives his inaugural reading, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam hosted by Peter Nevland, 7PM

Checkered Past Winery, Dallas Poetry Slam presents "DFW Unplugged", 8PM

Half Price Books Mothership, New York Times bestselling-author Doug Stanton will discuss and sign his military history, The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War, 7PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, Tate Lecture Series: The Linda and Mitch Hart Lecture with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, and Fareed Zakaria, CNN international affairs expert and author of In Defense of a Liberal Education (moderated by David Gergen), 8PM

The Wild Detectives, Join Colombian novelist, short story writer and journalist, Santiago Gamboa for a reading from his latest novel, Return to the Dark Valley, followed by a bilingual Q&A and public conversation moderated by Vicky Sanz and Lauren Smart, 7:30PM [Bilingual event]

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and Open Mic, 8PM

The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting: Megan Lafollett will discuss social media and digital marketing tactics for authors, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Soman Chainani will discuss and sign his books for young people, including QUESTS FOR GLORY, the fourth book in his series THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, 5PM

Bohemeos, Glass Mountain fall reading series with Erika Jo Brown, LeeAnne Carlson, and Quentin Key-Tello (also collecting monetary donations for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and canned good donations for the Houston Food Bank), 7PM

Wednesday, September 27:

Thursday, September 28:


Deep Vellum Books, Dallas Chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association meeting: DIY Editing Tips: Polish Your Manuscript w/o Blowing Your Budget with Leslie Lutz, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Collectible Conversations: Timothy Binkley, archivist at the Bridwell Library at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU, will share practical insights on archival preservation, 6PM

Richland College, Daniel Bergner presents Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family, 11AM, followed by "The Art of Writing" workshop, 12:30PM

UT Dallas, Creative Writing Lecture Series: David Wright will read from an in-progress novel that tells the story of the Union army’s "African Brigade", 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Verónica Gerber Bicecci reads and signs Conjunto Vacio, in conversation with Vicky Saenz, 7:30PM [Spanish event]

Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Club, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Dr. Jeremi Suri discussing and signing The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office, 11:30AM

The Black Labrador, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Professor, author of U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice, 7:15PM

Brazos Bookstore, Banned Books Week 2017: Read. Resist.: hear Texas authors and librarians read excerpts from their favorite challenged or banned children’s and YA books. Readers include authors Caroline Leech, Anna Meriano, Varsha Bajaj, Josh Gottlieb-Miller, and Chris Cander, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Todd Moss will sign and discuss his new Judd Ryker novel, The Shadow List, 6:30PM

Museum of Fine Arts, MFAH Author Talk: A Conversation with Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, followed by a book signing, 6PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Niki Herd and Yuki Tanaka, 8:30PM

Rice University - Sewall Hall, “Loving Work”: a feminist take on popular advice literature with Dr. Kathi Weeks, 4PM

River Oaks Bookstore, James Garrison reads and signs QL4, 5PM

San Marcos
Texas State - Alkek Library, Center for the Study of the Southwest hosts Steve Schafers reading from The Border, followed by a book signing and panel discussion, 5:30PM

Sugar Land

Malvern Books, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 3PM

Dallas Public Library - Bookmarks, The Bookmarks Children's Author Series presents Farahana Surya Namaskar, author of Doing and Being, 10:30AM

Interabang Books, Translator George Henson discusses THE MAGICIAN OF VIENNA, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Workshop: "Abstract Comic" conducted by Verónica Gerber in conjunction with Oil and Cotton, 10:30AM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: "Finding Your Voice" with Melissa T. Schultz, 1PM

El Paso
Blue Willow Bookshop, celebrate with Jennifer Mathieu as she launches MOXIE, her new novel for teens, 11AM

Christ Church Cathedral, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon reads and signs MOONGLOW, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

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

McGonigel's Mucky Duck, Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster Special Acoustic CD/Book Release Party for For You To See The Stars, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Harlan Coben will sign and discuss his newest stand alone novel, Don't Let Go, 1PM [numbered pass required]

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