Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR April 23-29, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 2-29, 2018: 

Special Events:
Lib-Con, Abilene, April 25-28

Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, McAllen, April 26-29

15th Annual Mansfield Reads! with Carlton Stowers, April 26-27

ATX Bookstore Crawl, Austin, April 28

Authors in the Parks, various locations, April 28

2018 Dia De los Niños / Dia de los Libros, El Paso, April 28

Independent Bookstore Day, various locations, April 28

Northeast Texas Writers Organization Annual Spring Conference, Mt. Pleasant, April 28

Austin SCWBI 2018 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, April 28-29

Austin Short Short Fiction Festival, April 29

Ongoing Exhibits:

Monday, April 23:
Arlington Public Library, Kwame Alexander reading and signing Rebound, the sequel to The Crossover, 5PM


Interabang Books, Masatsugu Ono reading and signing LION CROSS POINT, 7PM

The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting featuring RD Vincent, author of the Donbridge Series, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Literary Couple Brendan Kiely (TRADITION; THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY; co-author with Jason Reynolds of ALL AMERICAN BOYS) and Jessie Chaffee (FLORENCE IN ECSTASY) talk books, writing, and life with author Katherine Howe (CONVERSION; THE APPEARANCE OF ANNIE VAN SINDEREN), 7PM

Houston Advanced Research Center, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts former CIA operations officer Charles Goslin discussing Understanding Personal Security and Risk: A Guide for Business Travelers, 7PM

University of Houston Hilton, Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius, author of The Grand Duke from Boys Ranch, in conversation with Jim Granato, executive director of the Hobby School (followed by a book signing), 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam featuring Amanda Flores, 9:30PM

Wednesday, April 25:
Bazan Branch Library, Voices de la Luna hosting a "Writing Our Lives Senior Workshop," 1PM

Thursday, April 26:
Central Branch Library, Downtown Lunchtime Book Club with Jodi Thomas speaking about MORNINGS ON MAIN, 12:15PM

UTA, Homerathon: A day-long oral recitation of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, 7AM

Brazos Bookstore, Joshua Wheeler discussing and signing ACID WEST, 7PM

Poison Girl Bar, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Micha Bateman, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, and Antonya Nelson, 8:30PM

Texas Tech, the Creative Writing Reading Series presents poet, scholar, and teacher Stanley Plumly, 7:30PM

Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Shepperd Institute Distinguished Lecture Series presents "Shale and Texas Energy: Past and Future" panel discussion, which includes Gary Sernovitz, author of The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy, 7PM

San Antonio
Barshop Jewish Community Center, Leigh Olson discussing and signing The Joys of Jewish Preserving with a hands-on cooking demonstration with the author, 7PM

Memorial Library, National Poetry Month-Open Mic Readings, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Barbara Ortwein reading and signing her Texas trilogy, 5PM

Sugar Land
B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Harry A. Milman signing Soyuz: The Final Flight, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Ginger Zee, "ABC News'" chief meteorologist, will meet and greet fans and sign her books, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jenny Molberg and Christian Bancroft will be joined by UH’s Michael Snediker for this evening of readings from ADELAIDE CRAPSEY: ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF AN AMERICAN MASTER, 7PM

Inprint House, The Poetry Lab at Inprint hosted by Poets Reading the News, 6PM

Rudyard's British Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Carlos Hernandez, Katie Condon, and Jennifer Lowe, 7PM

Saturday, April 28:
Northwest Branch Library, Writing Round Table: Writing as a Career or Hobby? A conversation with Jodi Thomas who has spent 30 years in the game as a working writer, 10AM


B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Local Author Jim West signing Genocide by GMO, 2PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "What's the Matter?" with Gene Keller, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Power Session and book signing with Sharetha Nicole, author of Purpose Defined: A Guide Towards a Renewed State of Mind, 5PM

Galveston Bookshop, T. Felder Dorn will sign The Downfall of Galveston’s May Walker Burleson, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, John Evans signing Catalyst, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Marshall Cobb, a former Nottingham Forest resident, will discuss and sign his novel THE PROMISE OF THE ORB, 11AM

Brazilian Arts Foundation, Writing workshop followed by a poetry slam hosted by Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Meg Lelvis will sign and discuss Blind Eye, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, D.F. Brown reading from and signing Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag, 3PM

Centennial Park, Poetry in the Park: A Celebration of National Poetry Month, 2PM

Irving Library - East, El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day): stories from award-winning author and illustrator Joe Cepeda, followed by children's crafts and refreshments, 2:30PM

Centennial Library, Jimmy Patterson signing Midland from A to Z, 1:30PM

Pflugerville Public Library, National Poetry Month Contest Reading, 4PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Mark Stuertz discussing and signing Secret Dallas, 2PM

Richardson Civic Center, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Troubleshoot Your Novel, Simplified: The Pitch as a Tool" with author Annie Neugebauer, 9AM

San Antonio

Collins Garden Branch Library, celebrate "Trafficking in Words" for National Poetry Month with Voces Cósmicas poets Fernando Esteban Flores, Jacinto Jesus Cardona, Alicia Galvan, Suzanne Green, Ed Cody, Liz Vera, and Stephanie Velasquez, 2PM

Dead Tree Books, Diana Anderson-Tyler signing Armor for Orchids, 1PM

San Antonio Central Library, MENTE REBELDE, CUERPO AUTÓNOMO: a writing workshop + open mic in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with Ana Ortiz Varela and Isabel Zepeda Ramos, 12:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Byron Browne signing Spanish Missions of Texas, 11AM

Spicewood Community Library, Writer's League of Texas workshop: "Texas Writes" with presentations from former literary agent Becka Oliver and author Michael Noll, 10AM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author Sonya Hurst will sell and sign her Christian living book, Prayers that Open the Portals of Heaven, 1PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, April Author Signing: E.K. Blair, Sierra Cartwright, Anne Conley, Tigris Eden, Misha Elliot, Nicole Flocton, Olivia Hardin, Barbara Blue Johnson, Wren Michaels, and K.D. Robichaux, 1PM

B&N - Baybrook, Shelly Brown signing Mustaches for Maddie, 11AM

Sunday, April 29:

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