Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar September 24-30, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of September 24-30, 2018: 

Special Events:
Banned Books Week, September 23-29

Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference, San Antonio, September 27-29

The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival, Austin, September 27-29

7th Annual LibroFest, Houston, September 29

3rd Annual Pflugerville Comic Con, September 29

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
Cullen Performance Hall, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents a reading with Esi Edugyan and Meg Wolitzer, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Sara Gran will sign and discuss The Infinite Blacktop, 6:30PM

Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Jose Antonio Vargas, reading from his new book, Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen, 7PM

Valley Ranch Library, Fun Fall Events with Travel Writer Michelle Ames, 7PM

Tuesday, September 25:

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam Quarterfinal 2 featuring Queen Sheba, 7:15PM

The Writing Barn, Words and Wine with author and literary agent Alexandra Penfold, 7:30PM

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, an evening of poetry about Amarillo and the American West by PEN Southwest Book Award-winning poet Chera Hammons, 7PM

WTAMU, Distinguished Lecture Series: Miguel Palomares, author of Dream to Achieve: A Practical Guide to Pursue Your Goals, Dreams, and Aspirations, 6PM

Iterabang Books, Sarah Weinman discussing and signing THE REAL LOLITA, 7PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, Tate Lecture Series: The Linda and Mitch Hart Lecture with James Baker III, Leon Panetta, and David Gergen, 8PM

Fort Worth
Monkey & Dog Books, An Evening with Anne Bogel, creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy, 6:30PM

B&N - Stonebriar, A Parade of Elephants reading and signing with Kevin Henkes, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Max Brallier will discuss and sign his new novel THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE COSMIC BEYOND, 5PM

Bohemeo's, Glass Mountain September reading, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Sandeep Jauhar discussing and signing HEART: A HISTORY, 7PM

The DeLuxe Theater, Toya and Reuben Levi will present an illustrated lecture on The Green Book: African-American Travel in the Jim Crow Era, 6:30PM

Miller Outdoor Theatre, David Gonzalez’ "Cuentos: Tales from Latino/x World," 11AM

San Antonio
Wednesday, September 26:
Dallas Morning News Auditorium, CENSORSHIP SESSION 1: “The History of Censorship, Its Development in the West, and the Phenomenon of Banned Books,” 7PM

Interabang Books, Chris Barton reading and signing WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT?, 7PM

Temple Emanu-El, World Affairs Council of DFW presents Doris Kearns Goodwin discussing and signing Leadership in Turbulent Times, 7:30PM

Avant Garden, Write about Now Poetry Open Mic featuring Kas, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Anne Bogel will discuss and sign her book I'D RATHER BE READING, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Major Garrett discussing and singing MR. TRUMP’S WILD RIDE, 7PM

LSC-Atascocita Center Library, Banned Books Read Out/Speak Out, 12:30PM

Murder By the Book, Sarah Weinman will sign and discuss The Real Lolita, 6:30PM

United Way of Greater Houston, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Aisha Ahmad, author of Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power, 6:30PM

San Antonio
SMOKE BBQ + BREW + VENUE, Build Your Brand With Your Nonfiction Book featuring Lionel Sosa, Diana Barrios Trevino, and Diane Huth, 5:30PM

Wichita Falls
Midwestern State University - Moffett Library, Millie Gore will discuss censorship and present her new picture book, All is Assuredly Well, 3PM

Thursday, September 27:
Dallas Center for Photography, Dallas Center for Photography Speaker Series presents Arthur Meyerson, followed by a signing of his newest book, The Journey, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Nonfiction Authors Association monthly DFW meet up, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Jérémie Royer Book Signing, 7PM

Interabang Books, Launch Party: The Athenaeum Review, 7PM

UNT - Sage Hall, Visiting Writers Series featuring a reading and signing with Eduardo Corral, 8PM

UTRG, Gallery 2018 Launch Party, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Dietmar Froehlich discussing and signing THE CHAMELEON EFFECT, 7PM

Carnegie Branch Library, Houston Poet Laureate Youth Workshop, 4PM

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

Saturday, September 29:

Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Kenny Braun signs As Far As You Can See, 6PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: 100 Thousand Poets for Change with Rubi Orozco Santos, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar, local author Earlina Green will sell and sign her self-help book, The Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Brave, 1PM


B&N, Jodi Thomas signing MISTLETOE MIRACLES, 2PM

Centennial Library, Permian Basin Bookies meeting featuring “How to avoid the Seven Deadly Sins of Writing" with Nancy Robinson Masters, 10AM

Dee's Art Venue, Permian Basin Poetry Society Presents: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Sue Presnall Dyke signing Banking on Cattle: Texas Settlers Growing with the West, 2PM

Deep Vellum Books, How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry with Lisa Huffaker, 12PM

Deep Vellum Books, Poetry with Cristina Rivera Garza and Sabrina Orah Mark, 6PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, local author Kena Sosa will sell and sign her children's book, The Unhuggables, 1PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Kyle Mills Book Signing, 5PM

The Mayfair on Turtle Creek, Dallas author Jeffrey Eaton signing Murder Becomes Mayfair, 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, Gabriela Wiener discussing and signing SEXOGRAPHIES, 4PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Author Platform 101: Building Your Brand without Selling Your Soul" with JR. Forasteros, 3PM

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