Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR April 9-15, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 9-15, 2018: 

Special Events:
Edible Books Festival, Denton, April 9

Edible Books Festival, Kerrville, April 9

2018 Texas Writers Conference, Kerrville, April 11

LATINA POETRY ACROSS THE AMERICAS—2nd Annual Madrid Lecture and Symposium, San Antonio, April 12

Canadian River Valley Writer's Workshop, Canadian, April 13-15

El Paso Comic Con, April 13-15

American Christian Fiction Writers-DFW 3rd Annual Spring Conference, Arlington, April 14

LITERATURE THAT ROCKS: Adventures in Texas Music, San Marcos, April 14

The Stories of Women of Color Symposium, Dallas, April 14

Ongoing Exhibits:

Monday, April 9:
Half Price Books Mother Ship, writer, biographer, and Dallas native David Yaffe will discuss and sign his new biography Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell, 7PM [numbered-pass event]

Interabang Books, Ariel Lawhon reading and signing I WAS ANASTASIA, 7PM

Amarillo Southwest Branch Library, Reception, official book release, and signing for MORNINGS ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas, 6PM


Hall of State at Fair Park, Dallas Historical Society presents Brown Bag Lecture: Unforgettable Texans with Bartee Haile, 12pm

Interabang Books, Seamus McGraw discussing and signing A THIRSTY LAND, 7PM

Klyde Warren Park, Locals Only Book Club: join Sanderia Faye to discuss Mourner's Bench, 6PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, the Tate Lecture Series hosts native Texan Shawn Achor, bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, 8PM

Christ Church Cathedral., Mohsin Hamid reading from his novel EXIT WEST, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Murder By the Book, Ariel Lawhon will sign and discuss I Was Anastasia, 6:30PM

Warehouse Live, The Moth StorySLAM presents "Caught," 7:30PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam, 9:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Lonn Taylor discussing and signing Marfa for the Perplexed, 5PM

Thursday, April 12:

Aaron Family JCC, Alexandra Zapruder discussing and signing Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film, 7PM

Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture, Banthology: Stories From Banned Nations book release and panel discussion, 6:15PM

Interabang Books, Neil Maher APOLLO IN THE AGE OF AQUARIUS, 7PM

Times Ten Cellars, Room to Read Dallas/Fort Worth's annual spring fundraiser, A Taste of Room to Read, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Dallas Lit Hop: Writers' League of Texas presents One Page Salon, 7:30PM

UNT, 2018 UNT Rilke Prize Reading: Allison Benis White and Please Bury Me in This, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Houston’s Favorite Poems: anthology reading, 7PM

Hotel Emma Library, Word Magic: Celebrating National Poetry Month with Naomi Shihab Nye, 6:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections hosts a reading and signing with Karen Russell, author of the Pulitzer-nominated novel Swamplandia, 3:30PM

Sugar Land
Hilton Anatole, Chick Lit Luncheon with Katie Holmes, 11:30AM

Interabang Books, Daniel Pena reading and signing BANG, 7PM

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Sasha Pimentel signing For Want of Water, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Achy Obejas reading and signing THE TOWER OF THE ANTILLES, 7PM

Murder By the Book, K.J. Howe will sign and discuss Skyjack, and James R. Hannibal will sign and discuss The Fourth Ruby, 6:30PM

B&N, Jodi Thomas signing Mornings on Main, 6PM

Heritage House, Following a casual lunch Jodi Thomas will share her inspiration for her latest book, Mornings on Main, and sign your copy, 11:30AM

San Antonio

Half Price Books - South Lamar, local author Thomas Dylan Daniel will sell and sign Further from Home, 1PM

Malvern Books, celebrate the launch of Harold Whit Williams’ new poetry collection, Red Clay Journal, joined by poet and firefighter Tim Krcmarik, 7PM

Resistencia Books, Memoir of Un Ser Humano: The Life and Times de raúlrsalinas: A Curated Reading, 5:30PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Structure in Narrative Nonfiction: Putting the Pieces Together" with Michael Hall, 9AM

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Founders’ Day Celebration featuring display of quilts, and talk/book signing for MORNINGS ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas, 1PM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Let's Metaphor" with Robin Scofield, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen, Local author Larry Enmon signing The Burial Place, 12PM

B&N - Hulen, Jim West signing Genocide by GMO, 2PM

The Dock Bookshop, Workshop: GET THAT BOOK PUBLISHED, 12PM
Brazos Bookstore, Story Time with Bethany Hegedus, 10:30AM

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

Trinity University, Gemini Ink workshop: "Dreaming Fully and Honestly with Words: A One-Day Fiction Workshop" with Andre Dubus III, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Jennifer Zimmerle, Margaret Wortham, and Allison Freeman signing Big Bend is Not in London, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Nicole Castroman signing Blacksouls, 2PM

Copperfield's Books, Fourth Anniversary Celebration and Local Author Fair, 10:30AM

B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Jeremy Eugene, 10:30AM

B&N, Hal Evans reading and signing If I Weren't Me, 1PM

Sunday, April 15:
BookPeople, DONNA JANELL BOWMAN speaking & signing Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words, 2PM

BookPeople, ROBERT ASHCROFT speaking & signing The Megarothke, 5PM

Conejo Art Gallery, Book Brunch featuring Jodi Thomas for Canadian River Valley Writer’s Workshop, 11:30AM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Alice Parker signing Choices, Changes & Friends: 1970s After Divorce, 2PM

The Foundry Club, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Breaking the Writer's Block" with Mag Gabbert, 3PM

Half Price Books - The Mother Ship, local author Carlos Harleaux will sell and sign his poetry book Commissioned to Love, and local author Lisa Lynn will sell and sign her inspirational book Unraveled, Time to Tell, 1PM
San Antonio
SAY Sí , Poetry: Voices, Vibes, and Visions with Lahab Assef Al-Jundi, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, John Manguso signing The Quadrangle, 12PM

Hop Scholar Ale House, Suburban Disruption with Houston Poet Laureate Deborah Mouton, 6:30PM

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