Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR April 16-22, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 16-22, 2018: 

Special Events:
Bishop Dunne Literary Festival with Jesmyn Ward, Dallas, April 16

National Book Awards Festival, Huntsville, April 16-17

Historical Manuscripts Auction, Dallas, April 18

North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, April 20-21

Poetry at Round Top, April 20-22

Ongoing Exhibits:

Monday, April 16:
BookPeople, CHARLES FRAZIER speaking & signing Varina, 7PM [ticketed event]

UT, Jones Reading Room Series: a fiction reading by Jeff VanderMeer, 7PM

Burton Memorial Library, Jodi Thomas book signing for MORNINGS ON MAIN, 3PM

Interabang Books, Brantley Hargrove discussing and signing THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE STORM, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, John Gibler discussing and signing I COULDN’T EVEN IMAGINE THAT THEY WOULD KILL US, 7PM

The Junior League, the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Mikhail Gorbachev: His Life and Times with Pulitzer Prize Winner William Taubman, 7PM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas meeting: Write Every Day with poet Nathan Brown, 7PM

Tuesday, April 17:

B&N - Preston/Royal, Joe Wilkins signing Gates of the Arctic National Park: Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration, 7PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Month Celebration featuring Leo Hassan, 8PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story book signing with Melissa de la Cruz, 7PM

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

San Antonio
Deep Vellum Books, Kermit Schweidel discussing and signing Folly Cove, 7PM

Interabang Books, Lawrence Wright discussing and signing GOD SAVE TEXAS, 7PM

Jones Day, the World Affairs Council of DFW Global Forum hosts Lawrence Wright discussing and signing God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, 12PM

Jones Day, the World Affairs Council of DFW presents Dueling Views of the Cold War’s End: A Conversation with Biographers of Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush (followed by a book signing), 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Carlos Manuel Álvarez Rodríguez discussing and signing La Tribu. Retratos de Cuba, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Brantley Hargrove discussing and signing THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE STORM, 7PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, Spring 2018 Public Lecture Series: Dr. Alex Alvarez, author of Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Alex Grecian will sign and discuss The Saint of Wolves and Butchers, and Larry Enmon will sign and discuss The Burial Place, 6:30PM

B&N - Vista Ridge, Mustaches for Maddie book signing with Shelly Brown, 6:30PM

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

San Antonio
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Voices de la Luna Monthly Literary Event featuring poet Harold Rodinsky, 6PM

TAMUSA, Laurie Ann Guerrero: National Poetry Month Lecture, 6:30PM

Sugar Land
Brazos Bookstore, poet Sophie Klahr reading from and signing MEET ME HERE AT DAWN, 7PM

Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston, Oral Fixation presents "Out from Under the Rug: True Life Tales of Abortion," 8PM

Murder By the Book, David Ricciardi will sign and discuss Warning Light (with Meg Gardiner), 6:30PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, a reading, discussion, and book signing with National Book Award-nominated author Lauren Groff, 7:30PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Historical Fiction 101: Mastering Research and Drama" with James L. Haley, 10AM

Jefferson Theatre, Meet & Greet with Joe R. Lansdale, author of the Hap and Leonard series, followed by a book signing (hosted by Fleur Fine Books), 5:15PM

McWha Book Store, book signing with Christian evangelist, minister, author, and artist Dee Levens, 10AM

Hutchison County Library, Jodi Thomas talk and signing for MORNINGS ON MAIN, 2PM


El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Muze(sic) of the Moment" with Richie David Marrufo, 12:45PM

Star City Studios & OM Gallery, Noche de Bohemia: A Night of Music and Poetry, 8PM

B&N - River Oaks, Jackelyn Viera Iloff signing What if You Could? Find Faith in the Face of Fear, 2PM

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

Murder By the Book, C.S. Harris will sign and discuss the new Sebastian St. Cyr book, Why Kill The Innocent, 4:30PM

Platinum Title Partners, Houston Writers House presents: "Colonel Mustard in the Conference Room With His Pants Down: Workplace Investigations" with Pamela Fagan Hutchins, 1PM

The Twig Book Shop, Ron Bates signing The Unflushables, 11AM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, writing workshop with national award-winning author Paula Bosco Damon, 1PM

Sugar Land
Fort Bend County Libraries - Sugar Land Branch, Sheba Akhtar, author of Of Colour and Form and numerous articles on art and architecture, will discuss Ancient Empires: Egypt (first in a new series), 2PM

UT, Earth Day Speaker: Dr. Brian Chapmen will discuss his recent book, The Natural History of Texas, and several endangered species based on the the upcoming book, Texans on the Brink, 6PM

Half Price Books, local author George Dalton will sell and sign his western novels, 12PM

Sunday, April 22:

Interabang Books, Steve Copling reading and signing SAGE ALEXANDER AND THE BLOOD OF SETH, 2PM

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Arlie Holmes Signing Murder: A Perfect End to Life, 12PM

SAY Sí, Voices, Vibes and Visions with poet Glo Armmer, 11AM

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