Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/19-25

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

Special Events:
The Beall Poetry Festival, Waco, March 21-23

Houston Public Library Foundation 2nd Annual Beyond the Page Benefit Luncheon, March 22

New Visions, New Voices: Spring Playwriting Festival, Dallas, March 22-25

A Conference on the Tricentennial, San Antonio, March 23-24

Kidlit Marches for Kids: Austin March for Our Lives, March 24

Kidlit Marches for Kids: Houston March for Our Lives, March 24

Teen Book Con, League City, March 24

Galveston Island Book Festival, March 24

WORDfest, Hurst, March 24

2nd Annual "Write This Way" Indie Author Fest, Dallas, March 24

Ongoing Exhibits:

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez (Humanities Texas), Del Rio, March 24-May 4

Monday, March 19:

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Realities of Self-Publishing" with Barbara Wilson, 7PM

Tuesday, March 20:
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Presentation by award-winning artist Javaka Steptoe, 6PM


El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic (a BorderSenses event), 8PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Joelle Charbonneau will discuss and sign her novel for teens, TIME BOMB, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Robert Locander, Richard Shaw, and Kevin Bailey discussing and signing HOW TEXAS POLITICS REALLY WORKS, 7PM

San Antonio

Thursday, March 22:
UTA - Central Library, Brief Histories Story Challenge, 12PM


UT, Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series presents a "Beyond Borders Talk" with translator Kareem Abdulrahman, 6PM

Dallas Heritage Village, E.R. Bills will present his research and his book, Texas Far and Wide: The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg’s Last Casualty, The Celestial Skipping Stone, and Other Tales (book signing will follow), 6:30PM

Maggiano’s NorthPark Center, Luncheon: Half Price Books hosts Steve Berry discussing and signing The Bishop's Pawn, 11:30AM [ticketed event]


Katy Budget Books, discussion and signing with YA authors CC Hunter (This Heart of Mine) and Farrah Penn (Twelve Steps to Normal), moderated by author Aminah Mae Safi (Not the Girls You’re Looking For), 6PM

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

University of Houston-Victoria, American Book Review Reading Series presents Debra Di Blasi, 12PM

Friday, March 23:
BookPeople, Greg Boyle speaking & signing Barking to the Choir, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social reading series featuring women-identified writers, 7PM

B&N - River Oaks, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women book signing with Kate Moore, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Houston debut of Music & Literature, the international magazine dedicated to publishing and celebrating outstanding artists from around the world, 7PM 

Murder By the Book, Simone St. James will sign and discuss The Broken Girls, 6:30PM

Rudyard's Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Allegra Hyde, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Josie Mitchell, and Annie Shepherd, 7PM

Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, One Romantic Evening and Salon: award-winning Texas romance authors Lorraine Heath, Cindy Dees and Angi Morgan will read selections from their works and discuss them with the audience (moderated by author Elizabeth Essex, president of Dallas Area Romance Authors), 6:30PM

Saturday, March 24:

Half Price Books - South Lamar, local author Kevin Perizzolo will sell and sign his book As I See It, and local author A.J. Jaafari will sell and sign his fantasy book First Empress of Mortar, 1PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "The Self-Publishing Go Bag: What You Need to Know to Get Started" with Lori Ryan, 10AM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Women's Herstory Month Celebration with the authors of Power Moms, 4PM


MECA Cultural Center, Space City Semifinal Slam, 10:30AM

Murder By the Book, Elizabeth George will sign and discuss the newest Inspector Lynley book, The Punishment She Deserves, 4:30PM
Dead Tree Books, Poetry Day: Dead Tree Books is celebrating poetry month by inviting all local poets, young and old, published and not yet published, to share their work, 2PM

Argos Brewhouse & Bookseller, Open Mic Night, 7PM

B&N - Baybrook, Meet the Author: Astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet, 1PM

Sunday, March 25:
B&N - Arboretum, Kathy Mursch signing The Secret Language of Angels, 2PM
BookPeople, GALEN STRAWSON speaking & signing Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, The Self, Etc., 2PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Amy Winfield will sell and sign her children's book Cautious Fred, and local author English Minter will sell and sign her children's book Filly's Day on the Farm, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night: Dallas edition, 7PM


The Twig Book Shop, Barbara Nye reading and signing Somewhere a Bell is Ringing, 12PM [children's event]

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