Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Oct 22-28, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of October 22-28, 2018: 
Special Events:
Friends of the Dallas Public Library Annual Gala, Oct 25

2018 Kirkus Awards Ceremony, Austin, Oct 25

National Black Book Festival, Houston, Oct 25-27

East Texas Rose Con, Tyler, Oct 26-28

Lit Crawl Austin, Oct 27

Texas Book Festival, Austin, Oct 27-28

Bloody Bacchanal (The Witchery's annual masquerade for charity), Galveston, Oct 27

Halloween ComicFest, various locations, Oct 27

ROCO Connections: Musical & Literary Ofrenda 2018, Houston, Oct 28

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

Cullen Performance Hall, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown reading series presents Barbara Kingsolver discussing and reading Unsheltered, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston, Rice Architecture presents Sharing Lecture Series: Jack Self, architect, director of the REAL foundation, writer, and editor-in-chief of the Real Review, 7PM

B&N - Vista Ridge, playwright Don Zolidis signing his first novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Mark Falkin reading and signing The Late Bloomer, 5PM

Tuesday, October 23:
David Sutherland (Dallas Design Center), Martyn Thompson signs Work Space: An Insight Into the Creative Heart and Interiors, 6PM

Deep Vellum, Censorship Session 2: the history of censorship, its current reach, and the reasons for its staying power, 7PM

Moody Performance Hall, Storytelling: Oral Fixation presents "The Best of Season 6," 7:30PM

UNT, Visiting Writers Series hosts Colin Barrett, 8PM

Fort Worth
TCU, 2018 Fogelson Honors Forum: An Evening with Cathy Davidson, author of Now You See It and The New Education, 7PM


Murder By the Book, an evening of refreshments and a peek at Penguin Random House's upcoming season with sales reps Brian Contine, Liz Sullivan, and Emily Smolarek (All preview titles will be 20% off), 6:30PM

Rice University, Israeli poet and writer Tehila Hakimi will read from and discuss her work and talk about work as a place of tension as well as inspiration in writing, 12PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Brazos Bookstore hosts Yuyi Morales reading and signing DREAMERS, 6PM

Wilchester Elementary School, Blue Willow Bookshop hosts Nathan Hale discussing and signing LAFAYETTE!, his newest graphic novel for young readers, 5PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Alice Rhea Mitchell & Sheryl K. Perry reading and signing Our Game and Scooter Mouse and the Teddy Bears, 5PM

Thursday, October 25:

Murder By the Book, Michael Harvey will sign and discuss Pulse, 6:30PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Michelle Orsi, Ryan Cal, and Jason Koo, 8:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Jay Wehnert discussing and signing Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars, 5PM

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, Mike Marvins discusses and signs The Texas Hill Country: A Photographic Adventure, ?

Trinity University, Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series: Gretchen C. Daily will discuss and sign her books with photographer Charles Katz, Jr., The Power of Trees and One Tree / Un árbol único, 7:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Brandon Dion discussing and signing The Remote Generation, 5PM

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

Friday, October 26:
Bath House Cultural Center, Storytelling: 15th Annual Ghost Tales at the Bath House for Adults, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Cassia Hameline, Emily Riggert, Alex Temblador, and Dashaun Washington, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents GNO's 50th Birthday Celebration, 7PM

Fort Worth
Ridglea Country Club, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian and author, discussing and signing Presidents of War, 11:30AM

Books-A-Million, Meet & Greet with Tucker Carlson signing Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, 4PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, I Read YA Event: Kody Keplinger, Eliot Schrefer, and Scott Westerfeld, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Reyna Grande discussing and signing A DREAM CALLED HOME, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Jeff Abbott will sign and discuss his newest stand-alone thriller, The Three Beths, and Lou Berney will sign and discuss November Road, 6:30PM

Revention Music Center, Glenn Beck presents his new book, Addicted to Outrage, 8PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Series, KAP Literary Series hosts a reading with Kim Barnes and Robert Wrigley, 7:30PM

San AntonioB&N - San Pedro, Guadalupe Garcia McCall and David Bowles signing All the Stars Denied and They Call Me Guero, respectively, 5PM

Fort Wort
Monkey & Dog Books, Halloween in Four Acts, 10:30AM

B&N - River Oaks, Jonathan Feigen signing 100 Things Rockets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jeff Kripal and Elizabeth G. Krohn discussing and signing CHANGED IN A FLASH, 7PM


Round Rock
B&N - San Pedro, Annual Halloween Bash, 11AM

B&N - San Pedro, Mick J. Prodger and Vito Cellini signing Cellini: Freedom Fighter, 2PM

Bihl Haus, "When the Politics Became Art: Willie Velasquez and the Creative Journey toward Democracy," a gallery talk by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez and signing for her new book on Willie Velasquez, Dear San Antonio, I'm Gone but Not Lost, 2PM

Hotel Emma, pitmaster Adrian Davila and Cowboy Barbecue: Fire & Smoke from the Original Texas Vaqueros, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Neela Vaswani signing This is My Eye, 11AM

B&N, Jan F. Whitaker signing Power Words: How to Live Successful in a Challenging World; Revitalizing Inspirational Thought Conditioners, 2PM

Sunday, October 28:
BookWoman, TORCH: A Reading with Shayla Lawson & Anastacia-Renee and open mic (hosted by Amanda Johnston), 1PM

College Station
Brazos Bookstore, Scott Kelly discussing and signing INFINITE WONDER, 5PM

Inprint House, Tintero Project writing workshop featuring Zachary Caballero, 6PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Jeffery Tracey, Sr. discussing and signing Brainwashed by Foster Parents, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Start Your Novel: Conquering the Freshman Fifteen (Pages!)" with Tex Thompson, 9:30AM

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