Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 10/2-8

Bookish events in Texas for the week of October 2-8, 2017: 

Special Events:
Waco WordFest, October 6-8

Lone Star Book Festival, Dallas, October 6-8

Texas Teen Book Festival, Austin, October 7

Evening With the Authors, Lockhart, October 7

24th Annual North Texas Book & Paper Show, Fort Worth, October 7-8

Ongoing Exhibits:

Rice University - Ley Student Center Chapel, Cherry Reading Series: Sarah Sentilles reads and signs Draw Your Weapons, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Sarah Sentilles discusses and signs DRAW YOUR WEAPONS, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix features Bucky Rea and Joshua Hayes, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Nelson DeMille will sign and discuss The Cuban Affair, 6:30PM

United Way of Greater Houston, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Robert F. Worth discussing and signing A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS, 7PM

Wortham Theatre, Margot Lee Shetterly discusses Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race with Ellen Ochoa, director of Johnson Space Center, 7PM

West Irving Library, Irving Reads: Visit with author Erica Silverman, 7PM

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

San Antonio College, Bárbara Renaud González discusses and signs Las Nalgas de JLo/JLo’s Booty: The Best & Most Notorious Calumnas & Other Writings by the First Chicana Columnist in Texas 1995-2005, 11AM

Wednesday, October 4:
B&N - Lincoln Park, The Cuban Affair book signing with Nelson DeMille, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Legendary singer/songwriter Radney Foster reads and signs For You to See the Stars, 7:30PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors Live!: Art Garfunkel presents WHAT IS IT ALL BUT LUMINOUS, 7PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Igo, Nancy G. West, author of the Aggie Mundeen mystery series, will visit the Igo Mystery Club, 6:30PM

Trinity University - Laurie Auditorium, David Eagleman, PhD will discuss and signs The Runaway Species, 7:30PM 

The Woodlands
Sam Houston State University - The Woodlands Center, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Robert F. Worth discussing and signing A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS, 6:30PM

Thursday, October 5:

SMU - McCord Auditorium, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter A. McDougall discusses and signs The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Rodrigo Fuentes will discuss and sign Trucha panza arriba, 7:30PM [Spanish event]

Wyly Theatre, Business Council for the Arts will present the reading of winning literary entries from this year’s "On My Own Time" arts competition, 6PM

UNT, Distinguished Lecture Series: "Shakespeare, Race, and Performance" with Ayanna Thompson, author of Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose: A Student-Centred Approach, 3:30PM

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Dr. Edith Eva Eger discussing and signing The Choice: Embrace the Possible, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, HW Brands discusses and signs THE GENERAL VS. THE PRESIDENT, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Jim Bernhard discusses and signs You’re On! The Theatre Quiz Book, 5PM

Unity of Houston, "Messages From Spirit" with James Van Praagh, author of The Power of Love: Connecting to the Oneness, 7:30PM


San Antonio Public Library - Central, Discussion with Lionel Sosa, author of The Americano Dream: How Latinos Can Achieve Success in Business and in Life, 6PM

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

Friday, October 6:
Main Street Garden park, Texas Authors Institute of History author reception and fundraiser with award-winning author and musician Mike Blakley, 7PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live hosts Dan Brown discussing Origin, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Writers’ League of Texas: How to Turn A Mess of Pages Into A Book with Chris Cander, Allegra Hyde, Michael Hurd, and Alex Parsons, 7PM

B&N - Baybrook, Micah Duckett signing Come As You're Not, 6PM

Saturday, October 7:

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Marlin Williams Meet & Greet and Book Signing, 3PM

Richardson Civic Center, Writers Guild of Texas Fall Workshop: "How to Hone Your Book and Optimize Your Marketing," with New York Times bestselling author Cindy Dees, 9AM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, local author Holly Castillo signs Texas Desire and Texas Conquest, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Amber Manning signs Mighty Big and Super Great: Texas Is The "Lone Star State"!, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Story time: Adam Gellert reading and signing The Legend of the Cypress River, 11AM

Sugar Land
Fort Bend County Libraries - University Branch, "Paper on the Press: The History of Printing" with Dr. Jerry Waite, 2PM

B&N - Baybrook, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Poetry Out of Bounds, 10:30AM

Sunday, October 8:

Writespace, Workshop: "Unleash the Writer in You with Unleash the Writer in You" with Leslie Contreras Schwartz, 3PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Pat Hammond signs Name Them-They Fly Better: Pat Hammond's Theory of Aerodynamics, 12PM

B&N - Town Square, Laila Sanguras signing Grit In the Classroom: Building Perseverance for Excellence in Today's Students, 2PM

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