Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR June 11-17, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of June 11-17, 2018: 

Special Events:
Southern Fried Poetry Slam, San Antonio, June 12-17

Greater Austin Comic Con, June 16-17

Ongoing Exhibits:
Routine Fables, Houston, May 25-July 29

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books, Abilene, June 7-September 30

Monday, June 11:
Hotel Crescent Court, the World Affairs Council of DFW luncheon: Admiral Jim Stavridis USN (Ret.) discussing and signing Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans, 12PM

Interabang Books, Andrew Sean Greer reading and signing LESS, 7PM

Hall of State at Fair Park, Dallas Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture: Lora-Marie Bernard discussing The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas, 12PM

Interabang Books, Alfredo Corchado discussing and signing HOMELANDS, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Natalia Sylvester reading and signing Everyone Knows You Go Home, 7:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era discussion and signing with Jorge Ramos, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Marisha Pessl reading and signing NEVERWORLD WAKE, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix Presents Weasel Patterson & Assorted Poets (Perhaps You), 6:30PM

Half Price Books, Make Maden signing Tom Clancy Line of Sight, 7PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam Southern Fried Poetry Slam kickoff party, 9:30PM

Wednesday, June 13:

BookWoman, Second Thursday Open Mic featuring Jim LaVilla-Havelin, 7:15PM

LBJ Library, a conversation with Lynda Johnson Robb, LBJ White House aide Tom Johnson, professor and author Kyle Longley, and Mark Updegrove, author of LBJ's 1968 (preceded by a book signing 5PM), 6PM [a members and Friends event]

Interabang Books, Rick Bragg discussing and signing THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD, 7PM

Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas Jewish Historical Society annual meeting featured speaker is Charley Rosen, former basketball coach and author of The Chosen Game, 7PM

The Depot at the Heritage Center, a presentation by Steve Huddleston, senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and author of Easy Gardens for North Central Texas, 7PM

Katy Budget Books, Sara Wolf signing Bring Me Their Hearts, the first title in a new YA trilogy, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Rosella Coffee Co., Trinity University Press celebrates the publication of Humans of San Antonio by Michael Cirlos, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Alfredo Corchado discussing and signing Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration, 5PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony, Story time with local author Maria Ashworth, 10AM

San Antonio
B&N - Arboretum, Dr. Ronald E Bell II signing Reflections of God's Provision from Genesis, 1PM

B&N - Arboretum, Anne Keene signing The Cloudbuster Nine, 2PM

BookPeople, MIKE NEMETH speaking and signing The Undiscovered Country and TIM BRYANT speaking & signing Dead and Buried, 2PM

Deep Vellum Books, David Bowles reading and signing Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart Of Sky: Myths of Mexico, 7PM

Interabang Books, Story time: Stephanie Parsley Ledyard reading PIE IS FOR SHARING, 1PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Under the Nighttime Sun" with Cecilia Tate, 12:45PM

Frisco Public Library, SCBWI of North Texas workshop: World Building with author Sean Easley, 11AM

B&N - River Oaks, Shanalee Sharboneau's Father's Day story time, 11AM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, C.R. Shuman signing The Land of Artemis, 12PM

Port Neches
San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Michael Cirlos signing Humans of San Antonio, 2PM

Sunday, June 17:
BookPeople, DAVID SEDARIS speaking and signing Calypso, 6PM [ticketed event]

Half Price Books - The Mother Ship, POWER MOMS LOCAL AUTHOR PANEL: POWER Moms is a collection of self-help stories written by 12 mothers, including Sherrie Walton, Jaquithia Stinson, Tashara Robinson, Dr. LaTonya Woodson, Shantania Leggins, Mary Smith, Dr. Kanini Brooks, Trina Smith, Shirley Walker-King, Shakeena Brantley, Katrina Hudson and Anita Bowman Roussel, with inspiring stories to tell, 1PM

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