Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/16-22

Bookish events in Texas for the week of October 16-22, 2017: 

Special Events:
9th DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, Fort Worth, October 20

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center 20th Anniversary, College Station, October 20-21

Iran in the World Conference, San Antonio, October 20-21

Houston Writers Guild Masquerade Gala Evening, Houston, October 21

Tweens Read, South Houston, October 21

Mid-Cities Teen Book Fest, North Richland Hills, October 21

4th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween, Dallas, October 21

Ongoing Exhibits:
BookPeople, EDITH EGER speaking & signing The Choice, 7PM

Interabang Books, Brit Bennett reads and signs THE MOTHERS, 7PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Never Say Die book signing with Anthony Horowitz, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jennifer Mathieu reading and signing MOXIE, 7PM

The Junior League, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Mustafa Akyol, author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, 7PM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Fighting Demons: Internal vs External Conflict" with Jaye Wells, 7PM

Tuesday, October 17:
CBS Performance Showroom, World Affairs Council-DFW hosts Francine Klagsbrun discussing and signing Lioness: Golda Meir and The Nation of Israel, 6:30PM

Interabang Books, "Artistic Detours: Unexpected Art Careers" panel discussion with graduates of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Susan K. Hamm and Vonda Klimaszewski, author and photographer/editor, respectively, of FULFILLING THE VISION: CELEBRATING ONE DALLAS ART SCHOOL’S IMPACT ON THE WORLD, 7PM

SMU - McCord Auditorium, "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and our Fate on Earth" with Adam Frank, author of About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang, 5PM

SMU - Owen Arts Center, 18th annual Sammons Media Ethics Lecture with attorney Bruce Sanford, author of Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How Our Growing Hatred of the Media Threatens Free Speech for All of Us, 8PM

The Wild Detectives, best-selling author Jami Attenberg reading and signing All Grown Up (with local author Sarah Hepola), 7:30PM

The Bryan Museum, Carolyn Boyd, PhD, will give a talk on "Pecos River-Style Rock Art (Earliest Dated Art in North America)," followed by a book signing of Rock Art of the Lower Pecos and The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative, 5:30PM

The Black Labrador, Spider Road Press birthday party and flash awards ceremony, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Tom Batiuk discusses and signs LISA’S STORY, 7PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, CAMH Lecture “Annabeth Rosen in Context: Ceramics in the 1980s and Beyond” with Jenni Sorkin, author of Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community, 6:30PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix as Houston Poetry Fest satellite reading featuring Margo Davis and John Gorman, 6:30PM

MidInMod, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Mustafa Akyol discussing and signing The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of Muslims, 7:15PM

Murder By the Book, Bonnie MacBird will sign and discuss Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Murder, 6:30PM

San Antonio

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

San Antonio Public Library - Memorial, Barbara Renaud Gonzalez reads and signs Las Nalgas de JLO/JLO’s Booty, 6:30PM

Wednesday, October 18:
Carnegie Library, Dana Glossbrenner, author of The Lark, presents "One Writer's Trip" for the Ballinger Women's Club, 9:30AM

Deep Vellum Books, Funky Winkerbean creater Tom Batiuk presents two new titles: Prelude: Lisa’s Story and The Last Leaf: Lisa’s Story Concludes, 6PM

Monkeywrench Books, BOOK LAUNCH: Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South with editor Dave Mitchell, 7PM

The North Door, Storytelling: BedPost Confessions presents Rapture, 8PM

Women & Their Work Gallery, launch of Lisa Olstein’s Late Empire and Julie Carr’s Objects from a Borrowed Confession, with readings by Olstein and Carr, followed by food, drinks, and signings, 7PM

Unity Theatre, 9th Annual Washington County Read & Reception: meet Paulette Jiles and enjoy a dramatic reading of her novel News of the World, 5:30PM

SEAD Gallery & Bookshop, Author Talk Series hosts Rhonda Brinkmann, author of the Darla King mystery series, 6:30PM

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Garry L. Nall Lecture: “The Texas Gun Frontier and the Travails of Mexican History” with Professor Brian DeLay, author of War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War, 7PM


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

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Warrior Pups: True Stories of America's K9 Heroes book signing with Jeff Kamen, 7PM

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

Friday, October 20:
Cedar Park

El Paso
El Paso Museum of History, Focus on Perspectives: Dr. Christina Palmer will discuss her book, For Love of Dance: The Early Years of UTEP Ballet, 6PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Breast Cancer Awareness with Karla Antoinette Baptiste, author of Dig in Your Heels, 7:30PM

Embassy Suites Hotel, 88th Texas Archeological Society Lecture with Dr. Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, author of The More We Learn the More Interesting It Becomes. A Current of Thought on the Peopling of the Americas, 7PM


Murder By the Book, M. Dressler will sign and discuss The Last To See Me, 6:30PM

Rudyard's Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring John Andrews, Chris Murray, Charlotte Wyatt, Sam Thilen, 7PM

Vicent's, Chef's Dinner and Fundraiser: James Beard award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito will discuss his new healthy cookbook, Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious, 6PM #HarveyRelief

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Roseanne Montillo, author of Fire on the Track, 1PM [ticketed lunch 12PM]

Haggard Library, Roseanne Montillo discusses an signs Fire on the Track, 7PM [ticketed reception 6PM]

San Antonio
Apanas Coffee & Beer, NeoSoul Poetry Slam, 6PM

Austin Public Library - North Village, Austin Poetry Society meeting with guest poet Jena Kirkpatrick, 1:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "All About Animals" with Annette Velásquez, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar/Westover Village, local author Matthew Gene will sell and sign his sci-fi books, Terminus X and Hope, 1PM

The Ballroom at Bayou Place, Scott Kelly reading from his book ENDURANCE, 7:30PM

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

MATCHouston, Storytelling: Oral Fixation presents "Out from Under the Rug: True Life Tales of Abortion," 2PM & 7PM

Murder By the Book, Kevin Hearne will sign and discuss A Plague of Giants, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Judithe Little reads and signs Wickwythe Hall, 4PM

San Antonio
Trinity University Holt Center, Gemini Ink workshop: "The Stance of Wonder: Cultivating the Fiction Writer’s Habit of Readiness" with Kevin McIlvoy, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Max Knight signs Palo Duro, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Trita Parsi discusses and signs Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy, 6PM

South Padre IslandParagraphs on Padre, Christopher Carmona reads and signs 140: Twitter Poems (Bilingual Edition)
translated by Gerald Padilla, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Michael Dotsikas signing Benjamin Birdie Takes Flight, 11AM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author JB Bean will sell and sign her book Mister's Garden, a story about a wild Texas cottontail rabbit, and local author James L. Capra will sell and sign his books including Leadership at the Front Line, 1PM

Interabang Books, Terry Virts discusses and signs VIEW FROM ABOVE: AN ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHS THE WORLD, 3PM

The Mix Co-Working Space, Writing Workshops Dallas presents "Scrivener 101 Seminar" with Blake Atwood, 3PM

Frisco Public Library, Sisters In Crime - North Dallas meeting: "What To Expect When You're Publishing" with Kendel Lynn, 2PM


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