Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR April 30-May 6, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 30-May 6, 2018: 

Special Events:
Writefest, Houston, April 30-May 6

Austin Book Awards, May 4

Knot Your Average Folk Tale: WTAMU's 2018 Storytelling Festival, Canyon, May 4

Texas Frightmare Weekend, DFW Airport, May 4-6

New Fiction Confab 2018, Austin, May 5

Free Comic Book Day, various locations, May 5

Voices de la Luna 21st Annual Texas Voices Award, San Antonio, May 6

Ongoing Exhibits:

Monday, April 30:
Central Branch Library, "Genealogy: Family Stories Spark Imagination" with author Jodi Thomas, 6:30PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live presents David Sedaris, author of Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977–2002, 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Nina Lorez Collins discussing and signing WHAT WOULD VIRGINIA WOOLF DO?, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Tracy Everbach and Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, co-editors of Mediating Misogyny: Gender, Technology and Harassment, will be joined by local journalists to discuss issues and best practices for dealing with the patriarchy on the Internet, 7:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, BorderSenses presents a Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM


The Mix, PuroSlam, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, James Loyd and David Matheson reading and signing Starter, 5PM

Wednesday, May 2:
Deep Vellum Books, Marfa For the Perplexed with Lonn Taylor and Mark Lamster, 7PM

Interabang Books, David Nelson Wren discussing and signing ARDROSSAN: THE LAST GREAT ESTATE ON THE PHILADELPHIA MAIN LINE, 3PM

Latino Cultural Center, Wordspace Dallas presents International Impressions: YURI HERRERA-GUTIERREZ, award-winning author of Signs Preceding the End of the World, 7:30PM

Moody Performance Hall, Storytelling: Oral Fixation presents "Broken Record," 8PM

The Wild Detectives, Inner Moonlight Reading Series: In keeping with the Women Galore events for May, we have two incredible women featured this month: Lauren Brazeal (Gutter) and Stevie Edwards (Sadness Workshop), followed by an open mic available to women only, 7:30PM


Brazos Bookstore, An evening of poetry with Carol Moldaw & J.S.A. Lowe, 7PM

George R. Brown Convention Center, Storytelling: The Moth in Houston: GrandSLAM Championship, 7PM

Thursday, May 3:

Brazos Bookstore, Tom Perrotta reading and signing MRS. FLETCHER, 7PM

Haggard Library, Ace Atkins discussing and signing Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic, 7PM [ticketed reception 6PM]

Sugar Land
Brazos Bookstore, Reception: Meet the Agents: Writefest 18 Literary Agents Panel and Q&A, 7PM

Inprint House, Inprint’s First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Marie Brown, 8:30PM
Murder By the Book, Ace Atkins will sign and discuss Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic, 6:30PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Local author Iona Cordero reads FireFighters to the Rescue with special guests the McAllen Fire Department, 10AM

San Antonio
Imagine Books & Records, Dr. Kenneth Womack signing Maximum Volume with music by Vintage Pictures, 8PM

Saturday, May 5:
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "El Año Perro, Year of Reconnections" with Karla Nabil, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, 5PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Applegate will discuss and sign her novel ENDLING, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, Ana Emilia Felker reading and signing AUNQUE LA CASA SE DERRUMBE, 7PM

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, Christina Lynch will sign and discuss The Italian Party, 4:30PM

Ring Neighborhood Library, Public Poetry Reading Series featuring Robin Davidson, Paige Quiñones, Katherine Hoerth, and Daniel Peña, 2PM

Space 25 Gallery, join writer and activist Jasminne Méndez for a reception and reading as she launches her new book, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e, 6PM

Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, Culture & Cocktails on the Prairie with a poetry reading by David Taylor (a Fundraiser benefitting LLELA), 5PM

B&N, Unconditional: Ever Changing Never Ending Family Love book signing with local author Gloria Davis, 2PM

San Antonio

B&N - San Pedro, Vincent Di Blasi signing Creating Cassandra, 2PM

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