Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/12-18

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of March 12-18, 2018: 

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

SXSW Conference & Festival, Austin, March 9-18

Barrio Writers Spring Break 2018, Austin, March 12-13

2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam, Dallas, March 14-17

Permian Basin Comic Con, Midland, March 16

Ongoing Exhibits:
Interabang Books, Tom Clavin discussing and signing DODGE CITY, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Phillip Margolin will sign and discuss The Third Victim, 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 13:

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave's Story Department presents "This American Life," 8PM

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, journalist Anna Badkhen discussing and signing Fisherman’s Blues, 6:30PM
Brazos Bookstore, special guest author Kelly Barnhill (Newbery Award-winning THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON) leads a fantasy writing talk, 3PM

Murder By the Book, Lars Kepler will sign and discuss The Sandman, 6:30PM

Warehouse Live, The Moth Story Slam, 7:30PM

Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, storyteller Rochelle Rabouin presents Sunshine Butterfly and Moonlyte Moth, 2PM

San Angelo
San Angelo Writers' Club, Dana Glossbrenner presentation on "Self-Promotion and Other Monsters," 7PM

San Antonio
B&N - Lincoln Park, Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us book signing with Roma Downey, 7PM

Interabang Books, Kelly Barnhill reading and signing DREADFUL YOUNG LADIES, 7PM

University Park United Methodist Church, C.C. Young Auxiliary Spring Fundraiser: Rosemary Rumbley presents “New Books With One Word Titles About Women: Rosemary, Louisa, Witches and Isadora”, 8AM

The Wild Detectives, Anna Badkhen will join local all-star Ben Fountain in conversation to discuss her new book, Fisherman’s Blues, 7:30PM

J&J's Pizza on the Square, Spiderweb Salon presents The Electronic Experiment III: poetry, storytelling, and music, 7PM


Murder By the Book, Jack Carr will sign and discuss The Terminal List, 6:30PM

Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, Spring is in the Air with storyteller Margaret Clauder, 2PM

Thursday, March 15:
Interabang Books, Steve Coll discussing and signing DIRECTORATE S, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, WITS Story Slam, 6PM

St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Adam Hamilton speaking about his book UNAFRAID: LIVING WITH COURAGE AND HOPE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, 7PM

George W. Bush Childhood Home, Laura Bush Literacy Program reading event + free books!, 4:30PM

Sugar Land

Brazos Bookstore, Scott Parazynski discussing and signing THE SKY BELOW, 7PM [signing pass required]

New Braunfels

San Antonio
The Overtime Theater, Poetry: Artisinal Gibberish with Tobias the Adequate, 9PM

Saturday, March 17:

Little Walnut Creek Library, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring poet and professor Ken Hada, 1:30PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Scrivener for Newbies: The Program Writers Rave About" with Katherine Catmull, 10AM

Big Spring
Heritage Museum, Bryan Mealer discussing and signing The Kings of Big Spring, 6:30PM

Interabang Books, Jude Angelini reading and signing HUMMINGBIRD: ESSAYS, 7PM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Irish Poets" with Kit Wren, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
TCU Bookstore, Survival on Mystery Mesa book launch party with George Goldthwaite, 10:30AM


Galveston Bookshop, Local naturalist Steve K. Alexander signing Exploring Galveston, 3PM

B&N - River Oaks, George Arnold signing Ramblin' Rouge, 10AM

Brazos Bookstore, Victoria Surliuga discussing and signing EZIO GRIBAUDO: MY PINOCCHIO, 6PM

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

River Oaks Bookstore, Sherman P. MacDaniel discussing and signing Welcome Stranger: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Guide, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Using Tropes Effectively (and Fighting Cliches!)" with Cassandra Rose Clarke, 9:30AM

M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Writers' League of Texas presents "Texas Writes" workshop with Amy Gentry and Donna M. Johnson, 10AM

Port Neches
B&N - Ingram, local author Jeremy Banas signing The Iconic Pearl Brewery, 3PM

Dead Tree Books, Dianne Smithwick-Braden signing Flames of Wilbarger County, 2PM

The Overtime Theater, Poetry: Artisinal Gibberish with Tobias the Adequate, 9PM

The Twig Book Shop, Lynn Maverick Denzer signing Old Villita and La Villita Continues, 11AM

Sunday, March 18:

South Lake
B&N - Town Square, Obsidio B&N Exclusive Edition book discussion and signing with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, 2PM

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