Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 4/2-4/8/18

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 2-8, 2018: 

Special Events:
Mega Corazón 2018 Spoken-Word Marathon, San Antonio, April 2

Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, April 3-6

Dallas Lit Hop 2018, April 5-29

26th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival, April 5-8

Latinx Shakespeare: A Borderlands Drama Symposium, San Antonio, April 6

Fan Expo Dallas, April 6-8

30th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence in Book Publishing Ceremony and Dinner, Austin, April 6

Texas Institute of Letters Annual Meeting & Banquet, San Antonio, April 6-7

10th Annual Lone Star LesFic Festival, Austin, April 7

2018 North Texas Book Festival, Denton, April 7

2018 Dallas Book Festival, April 7

6th San Antonio Book Festival, April 7

Ongoing Exhibits:

Monday, April 2:
The Adolphus, SCBWI-North Dallas meeting: School Visit Tips with Baptiste & Miranda Paul, 7PM


Interabang Books, Jonathan Evison reading and signing LAWN BOY, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Service Storytelling Night honoring National Service Recognition Day, 6:30PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Thunderhead (B&N Exclusive Edition) book signing with Neal Shusterman, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston hosts 3rd “100 Black Men, 100 Stories” book event; the theme will be “Slavery Stories” featuring books by writers that focus on American slavery, with a discussion, Q & A, and signing (A percentage of proceeds benefits 100 Black Men of the Houston Metropolitan Area’s community programs), 7PM

Christ Church Cathedral, JUNOT DÍAZ reading & signing his children's picture book, Islandborn, 7PM [ticketed event]

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, William Middleton discussing and signing Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil, 6:30PM

Rice University, Bill Fulton, Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, will discuss his book, Talk City: A Chronicle of Political Life in An All-American Town, with Lisa Gray of the Houston Chronicle, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book: C.J. Box reading and signing The Disappeared, 1PM [ticketed reception 12PM]

Haggard Library, C. J. Box, who will talk about his new novel, The Disappeared, 6PM

San Antonio

Bowl & Barrel, Readers 2 Leaders presents Lanes 2 Literacy, 6PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Friends of SMU Libraries present Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms and NEW POWER: How Movements Build, Businesses Thrive, and Ideas Catch Fire, 7PM

SMU - McCord Auditorium, The Gilbert Lecture Series hosts Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand and "Hidden Figures in Civil Rights History: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South," 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Verónica Gerber Bicecci reading and discussing Empty Set with translator Christina MacSweeney, 7:30PM

El Paso
UTEP, 33rd Annual Literature Lecture with 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. John Matteson, author of Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Lisa See will discuss and sign her novel THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, William Middleton discussing and signing DOUBLE VISION: THE UNERRING EYE OF ART WORLD AVATARS DOMINIQUE AND JOHN DE MENIL, 7PM

Match 2, That is Not to Say We Have No Regrets: A Reading, with Songs, Peter Turchi reading excerpts from his novel in progress with music and sound design by his son, Reed Turchi, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Kevin Hearne will sign and discuss Scourged, the final Iron Druid book, 6:30PM

B&N, author William Matson and the Edward Clown family discussing and signing Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior & Legacy, 5:30PM

Ellen Noël Art Museum, UTPB Sandstorm students will read accepted poems, 6PM

San Antonio
Bibliotech East, the San Antonio Book Festival hosts award-winning children's and YA author Jason Reynolds, 5PM

The Library at Hotel Emma, Twig's Evening with the Author: Nancy G. West, author of River City Dead, the fourth book in her humor mystery series, 6PM

UTSA, First Generation Poetry Slam!, 8PM

Sugar Land

Malvern Books, Citizen Stories: Viewing Claudia Rankine’s Citizen through the lens of Black Panther with host Joe Brundidge and guests Daria Howard and Kelene Blake-Fallon, 7PM

Renaissance Austin Hotel, BookSpring presents 6th Annual Storybook Heroes Luncheon honoring SaulPaul, “Musician with a Message” and 2017 Austinite of the Year (literacy benefit), 11:30AM

First United Methodist Church of Dallas, Arts & Letters Live presents Lidia Bastianich discussing My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food with Paula Lambert, founder of Mozzarella Company and Viaggi Deliziosi, 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Leah Stewart reading and signing WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CHARLIE OUTLAW, 7PM

Texas Theatre, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts writer, journalist, and winner of 10 Emmy Awards Jorge Ramos, discussing and signing Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era, 7PM

UNT, POSTWAR FACULTY COLLOQUIUM with Deborah Jaramillo, author of Ugly War, Pretty Package: How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq "High Concept", and Christopher Loss, author of Between Citizens and State: The Politics of American Education in the Twentieth Century, 9:30AM

B&N - Stonebriar, By a Charm and a Curse book signing with Jaime Questell, 7PM

Gilmer Flowers Etc, book signing with Dana Wayne, local author of Whispers On the Wind, 2PM

B&N - Houston, Unsuccessful Thug: One Comedian's Journey from Naptown to Tinseltown book signing with Mike Epps, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Theodora Bishop reading and signing ON THE ROCKS, 7PM

Inprint House, Inprint’s First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Adrienne Perry, 8:30PM

Murder By the Book, Kathryn Casey will sign and discuss her newest book, In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Saturday, April 7:

B&N - Champions, Pastor John W. Gray III signing I Am Number 8, 4PM

B&N - River Oaks, Nick Anthony Russo signing Quiver of Eros, 2PM

Body, Mind & Soul, psychic medium and author Jane de Forest discussing and signing Love Never Dies, 2PM (followed by an Intuition Workshop and Gallery Readings with author Jane de Forest, 3PM)

Cafe Dolce Del Mar, Laredo Border Slam writing workshop, 11AM

San Antonio
Kathleen Sommers, Lonn Taylor signing Marfa for the Perplexed, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Lance Alston signing Wealthfulness: Simple Steps to Financial Health and Happiness, 2PM


Malvern Books, celebrating the release of award-winning author Anna Maria Hong’s first poetry collection, Age of Glass, and her novella, H & G, with readings by Hong and award-winning poet Roger Reeves, 6:30PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live hosts Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels, and Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border, 2:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Rivers and Beasts book launch, 2PM

The Foundry Club, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "How to Self-Edit: 50 Essential Tips for Honing Every Manuscript" with Blake Atwood, 3PM

Half Price Books - The Mother Ship, local author Rose Chivers will sell and sign her book Faith Talk Fear Walk: Life Lessons and Reflections Along the Journey to Starve Fear and Embrace Faith, and local author Becky Villareal will sell and sign copies of her children's book Gianna the Great, 1PM

Williams Sonoma NorthPark Center, Giada De Laurentiis will celebrate the launch of her new book, Giada’s Italy, 1PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar, local authors Trevor Griffin, Phill Hampton, and Geoffrey Vibert will sell and sign their book, The 6 Phases of Building Wealth: The Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom, 1PM

The Ballroom at Bayou Place, Cecile Richards speaking about her new book, MAKE TROUBLE: STANDING UP, SPEAKING OUT, AND FINDING THE COURAGE TO LEAD –– MY LIFE STORY (in conversation with Commissioner Rodney Ellis), 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, Stephanie Elizondo Griest discussing and signing ALL THE AGENTS AND SAINTS, 5PM

Cafe Brasil, The Flamenco Poets Society & Café Brasil present an afternoon of storytelling, flamenco guitar, and Cante, 6PM

Discovery Green, WITS presents 2018 Space City Grand Slam, 3PM

San Antonio
Headwaters at Incarnate Word, Art of the Sacred Texas Springs: Poetry Reading & Closing Ceremony, 4:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Seamus McGraw signing A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis, 12PM

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