Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/5-11

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of March 5-11, 2018: 

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

122nd Annual Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Marcos, March 8-10

The Medieval World in a Spanish Context, Dallas, March 8-9

33rd Annual Texas Storytelling Festival, Denton, March 8-11

Houston Writers House Spring Event: How to Write a Bestseller with Robert Dugoni, Bellaire, March 10

Ongoing Exhibits:

Brazos Bookstore, An Evening with Kayla Cagan (PIPER PERISH) and Marie Marquardt (DREAM THINGS TRUE), 7PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, Houston SCWBI meeting: "Presentation Skills for Authors & Illustrators" with Caroline Leech, 7PM

Sam Houston State University, Jodi Thomas speaking on “Writing Your Own Destiny” for Women’s History Month, ?

UTPB Library, Public Lecture: Professor Dominic Boyer and Associate Professor Cymene Howe present "What Is Energy Humanities", part of "Boom or Bust: A Collection and Study of Energy Narratives", 12PM

Tuesday, March 6:
Brazos Bookstore, Stephanie Wittels Wachs discussing and signing EVERYTHING IS HORRIBLE AND WONDERFUL, 7PM

San Antonio
The Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, Worth Repeating storytellers honor St Patrick's day with stories of luck, both good and bad, 7PM

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

Presidio Gallery, Lecture and Book Signing with Bill Neeley, author of A TEJANO KNIGHT: THE QUEST OF DON JUAN SEGUIN, 6pm

The Twig Book Shop, J.L. Wright reading and signing Unadoptable Joy: A Memoir in Poetry and Prose, 5PM

Wednesday, March 7:
BookPeople, JOE HOLLEY and PETER BROWN speaking & signing Hometown Texas, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talks: author and historian Kyle Shelton discusses how highways have driven every aspect of Houston’s postwar growth in Power Moves: Transportation, Politics and Development in Houston, 12PM

LBJ Library, a conversation between Joseph Califano, Jr. and Bob Schieffer, who will be discussing Califano's new book, Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act, 6PM [a Friends event]

Malvern Books, a reading from poets Heather Tone, Grace Ortman, and Joanna Kaminski, 7PM

Aaron Family JCC, Robert Gandt discussing and signing Angels in the Sky, 7PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Katy Budget Books, Adult Spelling Bee Benefiting Creech Elementary, which was flooded by Hurricane Harvey, 5PM

UTPB, Creative nonfiction writing workshop with Dr. Jason Lagapa, part of "Boom or Bust: A Collection and Study of Energy Narratives", 7PM


Malvern Books, Novel Night: Sandra Fox Murphy (That Beautiful Season) and J. Michael Dolan (The Trumpets of Jericho: A Tale of the Holocaust), 7PM

UT, Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series: award-winning author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, 7PM

The Herman Brown Free Library, Coffee Talks Series VII: Karen Casey Fitzjerrell reading and signing Forgiving Effie Beck, 1:30PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Friends of the SMU Libraries present Mark Weinberg and MOVIE NIGHTS WITH THE REAGANS, 7PM [RSVP-required author reception 6PM]


B&N - Champions, Rise and Grind: How to Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle the Competition book signing with Daymond John, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Special Story Time: Mary Sullivan reads her picture book, Nobody's Duck, 10AM

Brazos Bookstore, Elise Broach reading and signing MY PET WANTS A PET, 4PM

Murder By the Book, Patricia Briggs will sign and discuss the newest book in the Alpha and Omega series, Burn Bright, and Anne Bishop will sign and discuss Lake Silence, the first in her World of the Others series, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Trinity University, Gemini Ink Autograph Series: Margaret Atwood, world-renowned novelist and author of The Handmaid's Tale, will present a public reading, Q&A, and book signing, 7PM

San Marcos
Murder By the Book, Brad Parks will sign and discuss Closer Than You Know, 6:30PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Steven Pinker reading from his book ENLIGHTENMENT NOW, 7PM

West Irving Library, Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre discussing and signing their latest YA book, Honor Among Thieves, 7PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Rise and Grind: How to Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle the Competition book signing with Daymond John, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Ben Longoria reading and signing The Hound of Endtown and Hello Defiant, 5PM

Saturday, March 10:
Murder By the Book, Saralyn Richard will sign and discuss Murder In The One Percent, 1PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Paul Petronella discussing and signing Paulie's: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston's Montrose District, 7PM


San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Lee Wedlake signing Whisper From the Alamo, 11AM

Sugar Land
First Colony Branch Library, Houston Writers Guild workshop: "Enhance Plot w/Theme" with Fern Brady, 1PM

Half Price Books, local author Keya Briscoe will sell and sign her parenting book Lessons for our Daughters, 1PM

B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Savannah Blue, 10:30AM

Sunday, March 11:

El Paso
Ardovino's Desert Crossing, Kermit "Kim" Schweidel discussing and signing Folly Cove: A Smuggler's True Tale of the Pot Rebellion, 5:30PM

Murder By the Book, Rachel Caine and Ann Aguire will sign and discuss Honor Among Thieves, 2PM

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