Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar October 15-21

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of October 15-21, 2018: 

Special Events:
Inkstravagaza Gala: The Writers Life, San Antonio, October 18

Teachers, Write! Workshop for Language Arts Teachers, Houston, October 18-19

Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival, Bryan, October 18-20

West Texas Book Festival, Abilene, October 18-20

Indiepalooza, Houston, October 19-20

The Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) Presents“Write to Publish: Climbing Toward Success!”, DeSoto, October 20

Mid-Cities Teen Book Fest, North Richland Hills, October 20

Fort Worth BookFest, October 20

EPCC Literary Fiesta, El Paso, October 20

San Anto Zine Fest, October 20

13th annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy, Richardson, October 21

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

Texas Writers exhibition, Fort Stockton, October 1-22

Traversing Dimensions: An Exploration of Diversity in Science Fiction, Austin, October 1-31

Finding Sophie Blackall Exhibition, Abilene, October 11-February 1

Monday, October 15:

UT - Joynes Reading Room, a reading of fiction by LENI ZUMAS, 7PM

Beaumont
Sunrise Records, Houston Rap Tapes book launch, 7PM

Archway Gallery, Gulf Coast presents An Evening with Three Irish Poets: Conor O'Callaghan, Elaine Feeney, and Jessica Traynor, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera reading and signing WHAT IF IT’S US, 7PM

Richardson
Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Fire Up Action Scenes" with Scott Bell, 7PM

Tuesday, October 16:
Austin
BookPeople, DEBORAH HARKNESS speaking & signing Time's Convert, 7PM [ticketed event]

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Xavier CoolKid, 7:15PM

Canyon
WTAMU - Cornette Library, WTAMU Faculty Poetry Reading, 7PM

Dallas
Deep Vellum Books, Houston Rap Tapes book signing, 7PM


Murder By the Book, Joe Ide will sign and discuss Wrecked, 6:30PM

Stages Repertory Theatre, Tintero Projects Open Mic and reading featuring Hugo E. Rodriguez, 7PM

San Antonio
Trinity U - Fiesta Room, Poetry and Politics: An Evening With Remi Kanazi, 7PM

Thursday, October 18:
Deep Vellum Books, Ófeigur Sigurðsson reading and signing The Wasteland (with David Searcy), 7PM

SMU, The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World: Robert Kagan, Washington Post columnist and author, 5:30PM

El Paso
Literarity Bookshop, Kim Schweidel signs Folly Cove, 5PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Kim Sagwa reading and signing MINA, 7PM

Lawndale Art Center, a reading with poet and Guggenheim Fellow Ange Mlinko, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, an evening of enlightenment and delight when Louisiana poets Bessie Senette and Clare L. Martin read their works, 5PM

Westchester Academy, Blue Willow Books hosts award-winning author Markus Zusak discussing and signing BRIDGE OF CLAY, 7PM [ticketed event]

Midland
George W. Bush Childhood Home, Laura Bush Literacy Program Reading Event, 4:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Char Miller discussing and signing San Antonio: A Tricentennial History, 5PM

Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Frank Cole signing The Eternity Elixir, 6PM

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

Friday, October 19:
Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Girls Night Out, 8PM

Interabang Books, Elliot Ackerman reading and signing WAITING FOR EDEN, 7PM

Jazz Becuzz Art Center, “OFF THE TOP OF THE DOME” poetry series, 8PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Houston Poetry Fest Closing Celebration: Robin Davidson & Houston’s Favorite Poems, 7PM

Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Jamel Brinkley, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Charles Belfoure will sign and discuss The Fallen Architect, 6:30PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Brazos Bookstore presents Anne Lamott reading from her new book, ALMOST EVERYTHING: NOTES ON HOPE, 7PM [ticketed event]

Writespace, Women's Voices Open Mic, 7PM

Marfa
Marfa Book Company, Houston Rap Tapes with Lance Scott Walker, 7PM

BookPeople, JON LASSER & SAGE FOSTER-LASSER speaking & signing Grow Grateful, 2PM

BookPeople, MEREDITH LEE speaking & signing Digging Up the Dead, 6PM

BookWoman, Poetry Launch: with the dogstar as my witness by John Fry, 6PM

Malvern Books, an evening of enlightenment when Louisiana poets Bessie Senette and Clare L. Martin and Austin poet Robert Okaji share their work, 7PM

Twin Oaks Library, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring haiku with Agnes Eva Savich, 1:30PM

Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library, UTSA's Daniel Gelo and Christopher Wickham discuss their book, Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier, 10:30AM

College Station
Half Price Books, local author Erica Dubois will sell and sign her semi-autobiographical novel, The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath, 12PM

Dallas
Half Price Books Mother Ship, longtime Dallas Morning News sports writer and columnist Matt Wixon will sell and sign his novel, Fourth Down In Texas, 1PM

Interabang Books, Beth Vrabel reading and signing THE RECKLESS CLUB, 1PM

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Crystal Allen will discuss and sign her new novel for children, THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: MYA IN THE MIDDLE, 1PM

Brazos Bookshop, Elliot Ackerman reading and signing WAITING FOR EDEN, 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, Julie Maloney will sign and discuss A Matter of Chance, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Amy Stewart will sign and discuss her novel Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Gary Myers discussing and signing How 'bout Them Cowboys? Inside the Huddle with the Stars and Legends of America's Team, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Scrivener 101" with Cassandra Rose Clarke, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: "Writing the Immigrant Experience" with Onyinye Ihezukwu, 1PM

Lubbock
B&N, Kurt Caswell will be signing Laika's Window, 2PM

Plano
B&N - Preston/Park, Haunted Plano book signing with Mary Jacobs, 2PM

San Antonio
Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Pamela Taylor signing Second Son, 1PM


El Paso
Literarity Bookshop, Homelands – A Conversation with Author Alfredo Corchado, 2PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Lance Scott Walker discussing and signing HOUSTON RAP TAPES, 5PM

Inprint Houston, Tintero Projects: Fall Writing Workshop Series featuring Leslie Contreras-Schwartz, 6PM

Richardson
Hyatt Regency North Dallas, Buns and Roses Romance Tea with Jodi Thomas, 2PM

San Marcos

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