Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/19-25

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 19-25, 2018: 

Special Events:
Humanities Texas presents Texas Storytime: A Family Reading Program, Midland, February 8-March 15

First Impressions Festival for Local Playwrights, Dallas, February 21-23

22nd Annual ASU Writers Conference in Honorof Elmer Kelton, San Angelo, February 22-23

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 22-24

Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas, Austin, February 24

Poetry Out Loud Finals, Austin, February 24

Wild & Wonderful Evening: 4word Gala & Dinner featuring Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, Dallas, February 24

Ongoing Exhibits:

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Robb Carlos discussing and signing We Are G.O.D. Guiding Our Direction, From Journal to Journey, 5PM

B&N - Town Square, Mike Gleason signing and discussing his Hideout Kids series, 2PM

Tuesday, February 20:
UT Arlington - Texas Hall, Maverick Speaker Series presents best-selling author and sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan: "One Writer's Trip: From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond," 7:30PM

BookPeople, SUSAN DENNARD speaking & signing Sightwitch: A Tale of the Witchlands, 7PM

Half Price Books - North Lamar, cookbook author and "Peace, Love and Low Carb" blogger Kyndra Holley will discuss and sign her new book, Keto Happy Hour: 50+ Low-Carb Craft Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Paulie Lipman, 7:15PM

College Station
TAMU - George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, Jeffrey Engel discussing and signing When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War, 6PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Story time: Mary Virginia McCorm Pittman reads from Four-Legged Heroes, 11:30AM

Crescent Club, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Alyssa Ayres discussing and signing Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World, 6:30PM

Interabang Books, Michelle Staubach Grimes launches her newest children's book, PIDGE TAKES THE STAGE, 6PM

SMU, the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies presents Jack E. Davis and The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, winner of the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, 5:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, author of How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles, moderates a panel on elder care, which includes Nadine Roberts Cornish, author of Tears In My Gumbo – The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience, 7:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series featuring Rencho, 8PM

Bohemeos, Glass Mountain winter reading, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Tracee de Hahn will sign and discuss A Well-Timed Murder, 7PM

San Antonio

Highland Park High School, Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Orphan Master's Son, delivers the Highland Park Literary Festival keynote address, followed by a book signing, 7PM

SMU, lecture by women's health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, 3:30PM

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Meet Crazy Horse family members and W. Matson, author of Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life & Legacy, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, David Lazar discussing and signing I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Mark Greaney will sign and discuss Agent in Place, 6:30PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Robert Boswell, Cait Weiss Orcutt, and Outspoken Bean, 8:30PM

San Antonio
The Alamo Gift Shop, Wade Dillon will sign his children's books, 9AM

B&N - La Cantera, Matthew Pollard discussing and signing The Introvert's Edge, 7:30PM

B&N - San Pedro, Martha Miller discussing and signing Times New Roman: How We Quit Our Jobs, Gave Away Our Stuff & Moved to Italy, 2:30PM

San Antonio Central Library, A Public Platica on the current state of the literary arts in San Antonio, with the debut and signing of Literary San Antonio, featuring Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto Bryce Milligan, Texas Poet Laureate Rosemary Catacalos, San Antonio and Texas Poet Laureate Jenny Browne, journalist and cultural historian Cary Clack, and San Antonio book collector extraordinaire Bill Fisher, 6:30PM

Texas A&M - SA, Writer’s Lecture Series featuring Laurie Ann Guerrero: On Being Deliberate, Afraid of Nothing, 6:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State - Alkek Library, the Wittliff Collections presents a reading and signing with Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, 3:30PM

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

Friday, February 23:
Front Street Books, Ben H. English discussing and signing Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend, 6PM

B&N - Houston, Anthony Graves discussing and signing Infinite Hope, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Daniel Horowitz discussing and signing HAPPIER?, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Ann Leis and Gail Klein reading and signing Music of the Butterfly: A Story of Hope, 5PM

Sam Houston State, lecture from Dr. Suzy Kim, Professor of Korean Studies at Rutgers University and author of the award-winning book, Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 10:30AM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, a reading and signing with Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, 7:30PM

B&N, Superhero Therapy book signing with Dr. Janina Scarlet, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Jo Long Theatre, Blackbird, Fly: Marc Bamuthi Joseph and DBR, both sons of Haitian immigrants, weave movement, music, and spoken word into a richly layered multi-sensory evening, 8PM

UTSA, Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Karen Tei Yamashita, author of National Book Award-nominated novel, I Hotel, 7PM

El Paso Public Library - Esperanza Moreno, Award-winning author Alexandra Diaz discussing her critically-acclaimed young adult lit, 3PM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "To Tell the Tale" with musician and singer McKinley Cougar, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Dock Speaker Series: Dr. Ali Al-Mansour speaking and signing Crytocurrency Glossary 4 Teens and Black Americans at The Crossroads, 4PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Lincee Ray will discuss and sign her new book, WHY I HATE GREEN BEANS, 11AM

Contemporary Arts Museum, WITS Space City Preliminary Slam: young Houston poets, spoken word artists, and emcees, ages 13-19, compete for your spot on the Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, ranked #5 in the world, 12:30PM

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

Katy Budget Books, local author Preston Pierott signing Cheat Codes to High School, 2PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Speculative Fiction Critique" with Cassandra Rose Clarke, 1PM

Writespace, From the Page to the Stage Reading & Open Mic, 7:30PM
Dead Tree Books, Melissa Eatherington signing her poetry collection, Night Hag In the Flame, 2PM

B&N - Town Square, Celestina Blok signing Lost Restaurants of Fort Worth, 1PM

Argos Brewhouse & Bookseller, Open Mic Night, 7PM

Sunday, February 25:

Half Price Books Mothership, local author William Venema will sell and sign his military thriller, Death in Panama, and local author Ray Sharp will sell and sign his children's book, After All, Dogs Are Colorblind, Aren't They?, 1PM

B&N - Westheimer, poet Tarif Youssef-Agha signing his memoir, The Chronicles of the Syrian Revolution, 12PM

Brazilian Arts Foundation, O Brasil Secreto: Brazilian Art, Prose, and Poetry in Translation featuring Gabriela Maya, poetry in translation by D.A. Smith, and a Q & A with Houston-based painter Tony Paraná, 4PM

Rudyard's Pub, Public Poetry presents "The Passion Series" featuring Mark Irwin, 1PM

South Irving Library, Hope Nation book launch with Angie Thomas, Ally Carter, Julie Murphy, and Dr. Rose Brock, 3PM

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