Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar October 8-14, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of October 8-14, 2018: 

Special Events:
Lone Star Storytelling Festival, Frisco, October 12-13

Houston Poetry Fest 2018, October 12-14

Indie Author Day 2018, Dallas, October 13

Tweens Read 2018, South Houston, October 13

North Texas Book & Map Show, Fort Worth, October 13-14

Permian Basin Writer's Workshop, Midland, October 13-14

Writers in the Field: Chapter Two, Venus, October 13-14

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Lauren Oliver will appear in conversation with author Liara Tamani to discuss and sign BROKEN THINGS, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Cyrus Farivar discussing and signing HABEAS DATA, 7PM

University of Houston, The School of Art presents a talk by Caroline Jones, professor of art history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of The Global Work of Art: World’s Fairs, Biennials, and the Aesthetics of Experience, 6:30PM

B&N - NE Mall, Dry B&N Exclusive Edition signing with Neal Shusterman, 7PM

San Antonio
Central Library, Joel Salcido will discuss and sign The Spirit of Tequila, 6PM [includes a tequila tasting--attendees must be 21 years old and bring a valid state-issued picture ID]

Tuesday, October 9:

BookWoman, Dr. Mara Karpel discussing and signing The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age, 7PM

Flat Track Coffee, Living Room Lit: Spoken Word Open Mic + Mingle with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Jackson Neal, 7:15PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting with Jim Donovan of Jim Donovan Literary, 7PM

Aaron Family JCC, Dallas Jewish Bookfest presents Alexandra Zapruder, author Twenty-six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film, 7PM

Interabang Books, Erin Gibson will discuss and sign FEMINASTY, 7PM

Klyde Warren Park, The Wild Detectives' Locals Only Book Club hosts Harry Hunsicker and The Devil's Country, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, a wine- and literature-fueled bacchanal for book lovers with Rachael Small, Director of Publicity at Europa, and Terrie Akers, Director of Marketing at Other Press, 7:30PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Dry B&N Exclusive Edition book signing with Neal Shusterman, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Charlaine Harris will sign and discuss An Easy Death, 6:30PM

Warehouse Live, The Moth StorySLAM presents "Disguises," 7:30PM

Centennial Library, Project Literacy author visit with Mac Barnett and Extra Yarn, 4:30PM

San Antonio
SMU - Fondren Library, Anne R. Keene discussing and signing The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II, 5:30PM

Murder By the Book, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker will sign and discuss Dracul, 6:30PM

United Way of Greater Houston, the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Bob Spitz discussing and signing Reagan: An American Journey, 6:30PM

South Irving Library, The Darkdeep Tour featuring Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, 6PM

Centennial Library, Project Literacy author visit with Nathan Hale and Hazardous Tales: Lafayette, 4:30PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas: "How to Start a Career in Journalism" with Cyrus Farivar, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Ira Sukrungruang and Mobi Warren Gemini Ink Reading, 6PM

Thursday, October 11:
Deep Vellum Books, Writing Workshops Dallas MFA Panel, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Fangoria magazine staff writer Preston Fassel will discuss and sign copies of his debut horror novel, Our Lady of the Inferno, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, tea with Kate Morton discussing her new novel, THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, Ramachandra Guha discussing and signing GANDHI: THE YEARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, 7PM

Jewish Community Center, 46th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival Sneak Preview Night, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Aaron Mahnke will sign and discuss The World of Lore: Dreadful Places, 6:30PM

Sam Houston State, SHSU Common Reader Keynote with Dan Rather, author of What Unites Us, 2PM [for current SHSU faculty, staff & students - ticketed event]

Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Reading Series featuring poet and translator Curtis Bauer, 7:30PM

Centennial Library, Project Literacy author visit with Katherine Applegate and The One and Only Ivan, 4:30PM

San Antonio
Palo Alto College, National Coming Out Day and Poetry Open Mic, 11AM

Mighty Fine Arts, Poets on X+ Feature and Open Mic: Brian Cox, 8PM

Christ Church Cathedral, Mitch Albom reading and discussing THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Murder By the Book, John Sandford will sign and discuss his new Virgil Flowers novel, Holy Ghost, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Saturday, October 13:
Galveston Bookshop, Lance Scott Walker signing Houston Rap Tapes, 12PM

Galveston Bookshop, Jan Johnson signing Unforgettable Galveston Characters, 3PM

Brazos Bookshop, Special Story Time with Joy Sewing, 10:30AM

The Hunt Store, Mike Marvins at The Hunt Store as he discusses his book, "The Texas Hill Country: A Photographic Adventure, ?

South Irving Library, Unexpected Texas Historic Cemeteries and Bucket List Day Trips of North Texas with author and travel blogger Tui Snider, 2PM

Olton Are Library, Writers' League of Texas presents Texas Writes with authors Jennifer duBois and David Eric Tomlinson, 1PM

Wild Magnolias, NeoSoul Poetry Slam featuring Teresa Johnson, 6PM

Chocolate Angel, Fresh Fiction Afternoon Tea with Lorraine Heath, 3:30PM

El Paso

Dr. Pepper Arena, Dav Pilkey's Howl with Laughter Tour, 2PM

Inprint Houston, Tintero Projects: Fall Writing Workshop Series featuring Natasha Carrizosa, 6PM

Last Concert Cafe, TZ Press presents the Fall Shindig, 7PM

Screwed Up Records & Tapes, Houston Rap Tapes book launch, 12PM

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