Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/26-3/4

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 26-March 4, 2018: 

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

FESTIBA 2018: Festival of International Books & Arts, Brownsville, February 26-March

11th Annual Johnson City Library Writers Conference, February 28

32nd Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, March 2-3

RGV Writers Conference, McAllen, March 3

Ongoing Exhibits:

BookPeople, AMY BLOOM speaking & signing White Houses, 7PM [ticketed event]

LBJ Library, Hulu series “The Looming Tower” Preview and Conversation with Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower, actor Michael Stuhlbarg, and former FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan, 6PM [a Friends event]

Malvern Books, Malvern’s Multi-Verse Reading Series meets I Scream Social Reading Series with Dr. Joe, Annar Veröld, and Schandra Madha, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring UT Spitshine, 7:15PM

Interabang Books, Kayleen Schaefer discussing and signing TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME, 7PM

Lucky Dob Books - Casa Linda, Book Reading & Live Music with Emily Ann Peterson, 7PM

UNT, Visiting Writers Series presents a reading with Ruth Ellen Kocher, award-winning author of seven books of poetry, 8PM

Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting: Guest Speakers Leigh Owen and Julie Grob, coordinators for instruction at UH libraries, will present about the Rare Books Collections, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Steve Cavanagh will sign and discuss The Plea, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Mix, Puroslam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

Trinity University, The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series presents Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, 8PM

The Twig Book Shop, Elizabeth Crook reading and signing The Which Way Tree, 5PM

Texas Lutheran University, Brown Distinguished Lecture: Award-winning actress Diane Guerrero, author of In The Country We Love: My Family Divided (book signing follows), 7:30PM

B&N - Town Square, No es por vista: Solo la fe abre tus ojos book signing with Cash Luna, 6PM

Wednesday, February 28:
BookPeople, BONNIE SIEGLER speaking & signing Signs of Resistance [with featured panelists:  Alicia Weigel, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Deeds Not Words; Xochi Solis, artist and member of the Chulita Vinyl Club; and Rebecca McInroy host of KUT’s “News & Brews”(NPR), moderator], 7PM

Resistencia Books, Against the Deportation Terror: A Reading & Book Signing with Rachel Ida Bluff, 7:30PM

Terrazas Branch Library, Chicon Street Poets Presents Aural Literature, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Rickey Pittman to read Cajun ABC and Rio Grande ABC, 7PM

Interabang Books, Chick Lit Luncheon Kick-Off Party: The Chick Lit Luncheon is Community Partners of Dallas’ largest fundraiser of the year, raising money to support the charity’s mission of ensuring safety, restoring dignity, and inspiring hope for the abused and neglected children served by Dallas County Child Protective Services, 6PM

SMU - Cox School of Business, Dr. Deirdre Nansen McCloskey discussing Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, 2PM

BookPeople, MICHAEL NOLL speaking & signing The Writer's Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction (in conversation with Bret Anthony Johnston, Director of the Michener Center for Writers), 7PM

BookWoman, Dirt: A Reading with C. Prudence Arceneaux, 7PM

College Station
Texas A&M - Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, opening of the exhibition, The Angel in the Marble: Selections from the Berger-Cloonan Collection of Decorated Papers: notable paper marbler and artist Tom Leech will deliver a keynote lecture entitled, “Your Brain on Paper: Musings from a Papermaker’s Vat,” 6:30PM (live demonstration of several methods of paper decoration, including marbling, suminagashi, and paste paper, 2:30PM)

Interabang Books, Tayari Jones reading and signing AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, Oprah's latest pick, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Scott Ziegler discussing and signing ZIEGLER COOPER: 40 YEARS OF DESIGN INSPIRATION, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Ausma Zehanat Khan will sign and discuss A Dangerous Crossing, 6:30PM

Texas Tech, Creative Writing Alumni Reading: poet Michael Shewmaker, award-winning author of Penumbra, and writer, translator, and former newspaper journalist Sarah Viren, award-winning author of Mine, 8PM

San Antonio
Artpace, Book Publication: FIRST FAMILIES OF BEXAR (an SA300 Tricentennial Event), 8:30AM

Hotel Emma, First Thursday Event: Bryce Milligan - singer, poet, publisher, 6PM

Love Shack Boutique, Unf#ck Your Brain Book Reading & Signing with Dr. Faith Harper, 7PM

Barshop Jewish Community Center, JCC Author & Speaker Series: Sarge presents Black Boychik, 7PM

Trinity University, MAS Alvarez Seminar: The Canción Cannibal Cabaret with Tejana poet and playwright Amalia Ortiz, 6PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Book signing and discussion with poet PW Covington, author of The Motor Hotels of Central Avenue, 1PM

Sugar Land
Interabang Books, Jeffrey A. Engel discussing and signing WHEN THE WORLD SEEMED NEW, 7PM

Fort Worth
Monkey & Dog Books, Dr. Lisa Lewis discussing and signing Feed the Baby Hummus, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Dr. Seuss Bus Visit: Random House Children’s Books takes Dr. Seuss on the road, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Thomas Pierce reading and signing THE AFTERLIVES, 7PM

Discovery Green, Orbit Slam Series, 6PM

Inprint House, Inprint’s First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Reyes Ramirez, 8:30PM

Marriott Marquis, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Friends 12th annual Encore Luncheon: Pulitzer Prize-finalist and critically-acclaimed novelist Susan Choi will be honored as HSPVA’s 2018 Distinguished Alumna, 11:30AM
Murder By the Book, Walter Mosley will sign and discuss Down The River Unto the Sea, 6:30PM

Humble Civic Center, Space City Preliminary Slam: Houston poets, spoken word artists, and emcees, ages 13-19, compete for a spot on the Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, ranked #5 in the world, 6PM

B&N, Cristy Nickel signing Code Red Revolution, 4PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Book signing and discussion with poet Vladimir Swirynsky, 1:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Ars Poetica—Poetry about Poetry and a Look at the Writing Life" with Annette Velasquez, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
BOLD Library, workshop: Bam! Pow! Zoom! Create Your Own Graphic Novel, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Paul Petronella discussing and signing PAULIE’S, 7PM

UTSA - Downtown, Poetry to Provoke, 9AM

Sunday, March 4:
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, the NCCIL welcomes Dr. Claudette S. McLinn, Coretta Scott King Book Awards Chair, 5:30PM [members only]


Half Price Books Mothership, local author Robert Lovelle Rooks will sell and sign his novel Filipina, and local author Francia Noble will sell and sign her book Doing Business God's Way: Devotions for the Entrepreneur, 1PM

El Paso
Blackbird Cantina, Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana M. Gomez perform their award-winning debut picture book, All Around Us, 5:30PM

Fort Worth
Central Library, workshop: Bam! Pow! Zoom! Create Your Own Graphic Novel, 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, S Shankar reading and signing GHOST IN THE TAMARIND, 5PM

Rudyard's Pub, Public Poetry presents "The Passion Series" featuring John Gorman and Kevin Prufer, 1PM

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

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