Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR May 7-13, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of May 7-13, 2018: 

Special Events:
41st Annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championship, Austin, May 12

Bookworm: A Fair For Book Lovers, San Antonio, May 12

Local Author Showcase, McAllen, May 12

Ongoing Exhibits:


Klyde Warren Park, The Wild Detectives presents the Locals Only Book Club featuring Joe Milazzo and Crepuscule W/Nellie, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, the official release of The Adventures of Phoebe Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, the first FULLY re-written Shequel book, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Denise Kiernan will discuss and sign her book THE LAST CASTLE, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Owen Laukkanen will sign and discuss Gale Force, 6:30PM

Rudyard's British Pub, Houston VIP Slam presents Houston Slam, 8PM

San Antonio

River Oaks Bookstore, John Moore discussing and signing Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border, 5PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Gemini Ink presents a Reading, Q&A, and book signing with award-winning authors Brittani Sonnenberg and Nan Cuba, 5PM

Thursday, May 10:

Malvern Books, Novel Night: C.S. Humble (The Massacre at Yellow Hill) & A.K. Fagan (Sweet Cinnamon and Honey), 7PM

The Herman Brown Free Library, Coffee Talk Series: Don Graham discussing and signing Giant: The Making of a Legendary Texas Film, 1:30PM

Avant Garden, celebrate Robin Reagler's 20th year as Executive Director of Writers in the Schools, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Fabiola Lopés-Duran discussing and signing EUGENICS IN THE GARDEN, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Richard P. Wenzel will sign and discuss Dreams of Troy, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Dr. Mark J. Kubala discussing and signing The Execution of Jesus the Christ: The Medical Cause of Our Lord's Death During His Illegal Crucifixion, 5PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Reaper: Ghost Target book signing with Nicholas Irving, 7PM

Sugar Land

Brazos Bookstore, Writers' League of Texas panel discussion: "Tell It Slant: Writing True Stories in Fiction and Nonfiction" with Joshua Dewain Foster, Charlotte Gullick, Anna Meriano, and Jennifer Mathieu, 7PM

Christ Church Cathedral, Jon Meacham discussing THE SOUL OF AMERICA, 7PM

Marriott Marquis Houston, the Houston Public Library Foundation presents a Beyond the Page Luncheon featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer and presidential historian Jon Meacham, 12PM [VIP event 11AM]

B&N - Palms Crossing, Story time: Iona Cordero reading Mommy I Love You Because, 10AM

Sibley Nature Center, a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood, author of Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier, 7PM

The Woodlands


B&N - Preston/Royal, Jan Whitaker signs Revitalizing Inspirational Thought Conditioners and Power Words: How to Live Successful in a Challenging World, 1PM

Interabang Books, Story time: Cate Berry reading PENGUIN & TINY SHRIMP DON’T DO BEDTIME!, 10:30AM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Space Oddity" with Sandra Torrez, 12:45PM

Literarity Book Shop, Poetry Reading: Texas Poet Laureate Jenny Brown & Andrea Beltran, 5PM

Galveston Bookshop, Barbara Ortwein signing Between Worlds Never to Return, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Amanda Johnston reads from and signs her poetry collection ANOTHER WAY TO SAY ENTER, 7PM

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

Murder By the Book, Martha Wells will sign and discuss Artificial Condition, 4:30PM

Southwest Presbyterian Church, Houston Writers House presents Learn from the Experts Series featuring Kimberly Morris and Marianne Dyson, 9AM

The Bookstore in Kilgore, Joe Lansdale, bestselling author and executive producer of the Hap and Leonard Sundance TV series, and Wes Ferguson, author of Running the River and The Blanco River, will sign their books, 12PM

B&N, Phil Price signing Equal Opportunity Hero, 2PM


Peñitas Public Library, Writers' League of Texas presents "Texas Writes" with authors Charlotte Gullick and Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, 1PM

B&N - Preston/Park, Lance Alston signing Wealthfulness, 2PM


San Antonio Botanical Garden, Wildflowers of Texas: Talk and book signing by Michael Eason, 1PM

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