Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar for September 17-23, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of September 17-23, 2018: 

Special Events:
Writers' Feast 2018, Dallas, September 21

SCBWI North Texas 2018 Keep On Truckin' Conference, Addison, September 21-22

FenCon XV, Irving, September 21-23

Wizard World Comic Con, Austin, September 21-23

McKinney Square Book Festival, September 22

Literary Frontiers Author Event, San Marcos, September 23

Ongoing Exhibits:

The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust exhibition (from the book The Texas Liberators: Veteran Narratives from World War II), Houston, September 7-October 28
Brazos Bookstore, Bethany McLean discussing and signing SAUDI AMERICA, 7PM

Petroleum Club of Houston, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Bethany McLean discussing and signing Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World, 11:30AM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Plot from Character" with Tex Thompson, 7PM

Tuesday, September 18:
Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Layla Crawford, 7:15PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Kristan Higgins will discuss and sign her new novel, Good Luck With That, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Bob Shea will discuss and sign his new picture book, CRASH, SPLASH, OR MOO!, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Guadalupe Nettel reading and signing AFTER THE WINTER, 7PM

Stages Repertory Theatre, Tintero Projects open mic & featured reader, 7PM


West Irving Library, Andra Watkins Author Event: Hard to Die and I Am Number 13, 6:30PM

Aboca's, Friends of the Richardson Public Library Annual Dinner Featuring Kathleen Kent, 6PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro,  R. L. Toalson reading and signing The Colors of the Rain, 7PM

Central Library, San Antonio Book Festival presents Get Lit with Mimi Swartz, author of Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart, 5:30PM

The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

Texas Lutheran University, Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist, 7:30PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World book signing with Bethany McLean, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam hosts El Jefe - Teaching Artist/Touring Poet, 7PM

Recycled Books, Open mic night, 6PM

Avant Garden, Write about Now presents 1,2,3 Minute Poetry Slam + Lino Anunciacion Book Release Show, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Craig Johnson will sign and discuss Depth of Winter, 6:30PM

Spring Forest Middle School, Marie Lu will discuss and sign her new novel WILDCARD, 7PM [ticketed event]

University of Houston - MD Anderson Library, Poetry & Prose reading series, 5:30PM

Richardson High School Auditorium, Richardson Reads One Book Author Event: Dave Eggers will discuss and sign The Circle, 7:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Arnold LeUnes discussing and signing Okie Boy; Texas Aggie and Sentimental Journey Home I (1965 to 2018): Stamping Out Ignorance in Aggieland: One Professor's Memories and Reflections, 5PM

Thursday, September 20:
UTA - Library Mall, UTA Human Library, 12PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live: Sarah Bird presents Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, 7:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Richard J. Gonzales discussing and signing Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, author of the Longmire series, Craig Johnson, will discuss and sign Depth of Winter, 7PM

Hotel Crescent Court, World Affairs Council of DFW presents David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times, discussing and signing The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age, 6:30PM

Interabang Books, Andrew Gross reading annd signing BUTTON MAN, 7PM

SMU - McCord Auditorium, Will Hitchcock discusses his latest book, Age of Eisenhower: America and the World of the 1950s, 6PM

B&N - River Oaks, Story time featuring Julie Beasley reading and signing H is For Harvey, 11AM

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

Friday, September 21:

Patrick Heath Public Library, Poets for Peace: An evening of poetry, 6PM
Murder By the Book, Andrew Gross will sign and discuss Button Man, 6:30PM

Saturday, September 22:

Trade Mart Grand Pavillion at Dallas Market Center, Sally Field presents her new memoir, IN PIECES, 7PM

Tom's Daiquiri, literary event with the staff of American Literary Review: Rapid Fire, 6PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Falling into Winter" with Mónica Gómez, 12:45PM

Galveston Bookshop, Kimber Fountain signing Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line, 2PM

The Wind, the Willows Bookstore, C Derick Miller book signing, 10AM


Brazos Bookstore, Mike Brooks discussing and signing TECH GENERATION, 7PM

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

Kaboom Books, An Evening of Poetry, Music & Art with Mong-Lan, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Joseph M. Schreiber will sign and discuss Ghosts of the Mid-Country, 4:30PM

Gemini Ink, Literary Café: “Pitch Frenzy” with seasoned literary agent Ann Collette, 10AM

La Botánica, release party for NWA Zine: How Do You Feel, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, local author Mark Stuertz will sell and sign Secret Dallas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, and local author Michelle Rene will sell and sign Hour Glass, 1PM

Fort Worth
Monkey and Dog Books, author signing with Josh Funk, 1PM

B&N - Stonebriar, The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond book signing with Mark Brallier, 2PM

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