Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 10/23-29

Bookish events in Texas for the week of October 23-29, 2017: 

Special Events:
TCU Language & Culture Festival 2017, Fort Worth, October 24-26

National Black Book Festival, Houston, October 26-28

Literary Lubbock 2017, October 27

Alamo City Comic Con: Halloween Edition, San Antonio, October 27-28

1st Annual Lubbock Book Festival, October 28

Halloween ComicFest 2017, statewide, October 28

45th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Houston, October 28-Novovember 12

Ongoing Exhibits:
The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting featuring Elizabeth White Olsen of Writespace, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Cassie Beasley will sign her new book, TUMBLE AND BLUE, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Cristina Rivera Garza reading and signing THE ILIAC CREST, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Stuart Woods will sign his new Stone Barrington novel, Quick and Dirty, 6:30PM

River Oaks Country Club, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation presents 2nd Annual Power of Literacy Luncheon, 12PM

University of Houston - Dudley Recital Hall, Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Art History: Thomas Crow, author of No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art, 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Workshop: "12 Steps to Writing a Novel" with Kirk von der Heydt, 6PM

San Antonio

Austin Public Library - Terrazas, Aural Literature: Local writers read their own work aloud for the public, 7PM

BookPeople, Chris Guillebeau speaking & signing Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, 7PM

Terraces at Cibolo Clubhouse, Walter Danley will read selections from his Wainwright Mystery series  novels The Tipping Point and Inside Moves, 4PM


Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Club, World Affairs Council DFW hosts Mark Bowden discussing and signing Hue 1968 – A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, 11:30AM

Kimble County Library, Dana Glossbrenner will discuss and sign The Lark and Women Behind Stained Glass, 12PM

B&N - Fairway Market, April Henry signing her Girl, Stolen series, 7PM

Thursday, October 26:
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, Nicole Krauss reads and signs Forest Dark, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Jon Acuff signs Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Nonfiction Authors Association meeting: "Book Design Matters: What You Need to Know about Book Design" with Melinda Martin, 7PM

First United Methodist Church of Dallas, Arts & Letters Live hosts Walter Isaacson discussing and signing Leonardo da Vinci, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Collectible Conversations: Understanding Cemetery Symbols with Tui Snider, 6PM

SMU - Cox School of Business, Have dinner with feminist author and founder of "Feministing" Jessica Valenti, 6PM (followed by a lecture and book signing at 8PM)

SMU Central Libraries, Discussion: From Paying to Read to Paying to Publish: Is the Shift Inevitable?, 4PM

SMU - James M. Collins Executive Education Center, "Cities, Suburbs, and the New America: Minorities, Immigrants, and Millennials in America’s Favorite Geography" featuring presentations and expert panels with former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, author Joel Kotkin, and MIT Professor Alan Berger, 7:15AM

The Wild Detectives, poet Derrick C. Brown reads and signs How the Body Works the Dark, 7:30PM 

Body Mind & Soul, Awaken Your Inner Fire workshop and book signing with HeatherAsh Amara, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Jaye Wells will sign and discuss Volatile Bonds, 7PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Roger Reeves, Zachary Caballero, and Onyinye Ihezukwu, 8PM

Greater San Antonio Builders Association Ballroom, Friends of Ronald McDonald House Fall Luncheon: Jim Lefko, author of Spurs Nation, will be the guest speaker + book signing, 11:30AM

The Twig Book Shop, Miles Arceneaux reads and signs Hidden Sea, 6:30PM

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

University of Houston, American Book Review Reading Series present Ru Freeman, 12PM

Friday, October 27:
Deep Vellum Books, Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents OPP Slam, 8PM

Elizabeth Street Café, Elizabeth Street Cafe Cookbook brunch and Texas Book Festival panel, 11:30AM [sold out]

Sharp Noggin, Cider Spoon Stories workshop: "Writing & Publishing Self-Help and Business E-Books" with Jess Hagemann, 10AM

Interabang Books, Bob Schieffer discussing and signing OVERLOAD: FINDING THE TRUTH IN TODAY’S DELUGE OF NEWS, 7PM

Opening Bell Coffee, book launch for EMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by JR Forasteros, 7:30PM

B&N - Sunland Park, Bruce Berman discussing and signing Walking Juárez, 2PM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "On My Altar Place" with poet Raquel Mejía , 12:45PM

Literarity Book Shop, A Reading of The Notebook of Nancy Lea by Adair Margo, founder of the Tom Lea Institute, 2:30PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar/Westover Village, local author Darrell D. Bartell will sell and sign his paranormal book Barry and the Vampire in the Rosedale Encounter, 1PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Melanie Shankle will discuss and sign her newest book, CHURCH OF THE SMALL THINGS, 11AM

River Oaks Bookstore, Charles Carroll and John David Mann discuss and sign The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness, 3PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, meet legendary soccer coach Gordon Jago as he signs his autobiography, A Soccer Pioneer, 12PM 

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Cynthia Levesque signing Backfill, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Margie Meyers signs Unsuspecting Prey, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Texas Poetry Calendar 2018 launch and poetry reading, 4PM

B&N - Town Square, Jason Morgan signing A Dog Called Hope, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, John Finch signing The Father Effect, 4PM

Sunday, October 29:
Half Price Books Mothership, local author Kena Sosa will sell and sign her children's boo,k The Unhuggables, and local author Earlina Green will sell and sign her self-help book, The Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Brave, 1PM

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