Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 10/9-15

Bookish events in Texas for the week of October 9-15, 2017: 

Special Events:
Friends of the Dallas Public Library gala, October 12

Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Bryan/College Station, October 12-14

Lone Star Storytelling Festival 2017, Frisco, October 13-14

Houston Poetry Fest, October 13-15

Indiepalooza, Houston, October 13-15

1st Annual Fort Worth BookFest, October 14

Boerne Book & Arts Fest, October 14

Indie Author Day, Dallas, October 14

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature 20th Anniversary Gala, Abilene, October 14

9th Annual El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta, October 14

Writers in the Field, Mansfield, October 14-15

Ongoing Exhibits:
Sul Ross University - Wildenthal Memorial Library, Sarah Cortez will be reading from and discussing her latest book, Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials, 2PM


B&N - Stonebriar, Ridley Pearson signs Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral, 5:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Chris Barton will discuss and sign his newest picture books for children, 5PM

Congregation Emanu El, Preservation Houston’s History in Print author series presents Jim Parsons and David Bushdiscussing their new book, DFW Deco: Modernistic Architecture of North Texas, 6:30PM

Half Price Books - Cypress Creek, Carolyn Ketchum signing Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen, 7PM

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Eric Metaxas will discuss and sign his newest book, MARTIN LUTHER, 7PM

Warehouse Live, Houston Moth StorySLAM: "Creepy," 7:30PM

The Korova, PuroSlam featuring nationally recognized slam-poets Brennan Defrisco & Wil Gibson ( with DJ Donnie Dee), 9:30PM

San Antonio Museum of Art, Worth Repeating presents "Because How I Am", an evening of storytelling, 7PM

City-County Library, Tea & Tales Series: Jodi Thomas, author of A Christmas Affair, 10AM

UT - Cowan Center, Distinguished Lecture series presents Greg Gutfeld, New York Times best-selling author of How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct, 7:30PM

Universal City
Universal City Public Library, Writing for Life Series: Martha Miller, author of Times New Roman: How We Quit Our Jobs, Gave Away Our Stuff & Moved to Italy, 6:30PM

Wednesday, October 11:
UTA - Bluebonnet Ballroom, CAAS October Power Hour Lecture: "Mapping Legacies of Colonialism in Paris Noir Fiction" with Dr. Laila Amine, 12PM



Haggard Library, Alice Hoffman reads and signs The Rules of Magic, 7PM [ticketed reception at 6PM]

Thursday, October 12:

Malvern Books, Novel Night: Scott Semegran reads from Sammie & Budgie, and A. K. Fagan reads from Worldwalker, 7PM

Mitte Carriage House, Writers' League of Texas Intensive: "Make a Long Story Short: Writing a Novel Synopsis" with Jo Whittemore, 6PM

Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Chicon Street Poets present CSP 2017 Anthology Ball, 7PM

UT - Avaya Auditorium, Michener Center or Writers reading series presents poet Major Jackson, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, 7:30PM

UTRGV - Clark Gallery, 2017 riverSedge Release Reading and Reception celebrating 40 years of publication, 6PM


Noel Art Museum, a night of poetry about loss with Jason Lagapa, 6PM

San Antonio
Trinity University, Latinx Heritage Month: award-winning playwright Virginia Grise reads from Your Healing is Killing Me, 5:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Roger Hodge discusses and signs Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands, 6PM

San Marcos
Texas State University - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections presents a reading, discussion, and book signing with Philipp Meyer, author of The Son, 3:30PM

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

UT Library, Human Library, 9AM

Friday, October 13:
UTA - Central Library, Dr. David LeFevor presents "Traversing Cuba: Reflections on Writing History and Making Images," 7:30PM


Benbrook Public Library, poet J. Todd Hawkins reads and signs Ten Counties Away, 6:30PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents The GNO Show with Godj Boladi, 8PM

Interabang Books, Peter V. Brett reads and signs THE CORE: BOOK FIVE OF THE DEMON CYCLE, 7PM

Galveston Bookshop, Editor Stephen M. Sloan signs Tattooed on My Soul, 6PM


El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "No Things but in Ideas: Writing that Dares to Think" with Ann Birch, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar/Westover Village, local author Hope Veroneau will sell and sign her fantasy book Ayanna, 1PM

Galveston Bookshop, Coauthor George Wier signs Long Fall from Heaven, 3PM

Crossroads Bookshop, Joy Jones and Jim Nelson will sign Billy Love: A Pebble in the Sand, 2PM

B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Former NFL Houston Texan Wade Smith signs Smitty Tackles Bullying, 12PM

DiverseWorks, The Printing Museum letterpress workshop: "Print to Empower," 1PM

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

Kaboom Books, Sound, Readings, Art, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Laura Elvebak will sign and discuss The Past Never Dies, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore,Marsha Miller reads and signs Elena Finds Her BFF , 3PM

Laredo Public Library, "Reading the Globe: Russia" with Lev Golinkin, author of A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir, 9:30AM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Fabiana Elisa Martinez signs 12 Random Words/12 Palabras al Azar, 2PM

San Antonio

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