Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar January 21-27, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of January 21-27, 2019: 

Special Events:
14th Annual MLK Symposium, Dallas, January 21

Lampasas Book Festival, January 26

Round Rock Local Author Fair, January 26

Visiting Literary Scholar in Residence with Meir Shalev, Houston, January 27-30

Ongoing Exhibits:
Finding Sophie Blackall Exhibition, Abilene, October 11-February 1

30 Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy, San Antonio, December 3-April 25

Inside Books Archive Exhibit, Austin, January 15-February 22
Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective, Austin, January 17-April 28

Monday, January 21:

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam 2019 Team Selection Slam, 4PM

Interabang Books, Madhuri Vijay reading and signing THE FAR FIELD, 7PM

Fort Worth
Christ Church Cathedral, multi-media event to celebrate the launch of Chris Cander’s third novel, THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO: Instead of a traditional book reading, Cander has written a brief stage play that interprets three key scenes from the novel, which will be directed by local director Elizabeth Keel, and performed by renowned local actors Bonnie Langthorn, Ian Lewis, Robert Meek, Tasha Gorel, and Blake Jackson; Konner Scott, the musician who composed the original piece of music that appears at the end of the novel, will debut “Die Reise” as well as perform other pieces that appear in the novel; after the performance, Cander will appear in conversation with author and bookseller Mark Haber; there will also be a drawing to take home one of eight stunning 11x14 canvas prints of images that Cander took during her research trip to Death Valley National Park, 7PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic featuring T. Odis, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Roshani Chokshi reading and signing THE GILDED WOLVES (in conversation with Fort Worth author Rachel Caine), 7PM

First Methodist Houston, An Evening with Bob Goff, author of Love Does and Everybody Always, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Terry Watkins reading and signing Darling Girl, 5PM

Thursday, January 24:
SEAD Gallery and Bookshop, Author Talk with Arnold LeUnes, 6PM


Interabang Books, Chris Cander reading and signing THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO, 7PM

Oakland Park, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Daniel Krauthammer discussing and signing Charles Krauthammer’s The Point of It All, 5:30PM

SMU, The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies and The Friends of the SMU Libraries host Don Graham discussing and signing GIANT and the Making of a Legendary American Film, 5:30PM

Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Club, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Daniel Krauthammer discussing and signing Charles Krauthammer’s The Point of It All, 11:30AM

Friday, January 25:


El Paso
Gufo di Milano, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series presents Beat Reading by Chuck Taylor & Friends, 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, Taylor Stevens discusses and signs Liars' Paradox, 4:30PM

Wortham Theater Center, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show: four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 1PM and 4PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Tension: How to Build It, Keep It, and Increase It" with Stephanie Jaye Evans, 9:30AM

Lampasas Book Festival, Jodi Thomas gives the keynote, 11AM

B&N, The Bright Lights of Muleshoe book signing with Alice Liles, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women-Always #HealthyAF, Never Boring book signing with Kevin Curry, 1PM

Dead Tree Books, David Norman signing South of Hannah, 2PM

B&N - Town Square, Marjorie Herrera Lewis signing When the Men Were Gone (joined by Emmy-winning documentarian and sports broadcaster Scott Murray), 1PM

Sunday, January 27:
BookPeople, KAT KRONENBERG speaking & signing Love Big, 2PM
The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Project Management for Writers: Finish Your Book!" with Allie Pleiter, 3PM

San Marcos
Texas State, The Wittliff Collections presents: KEITH CARTER FIFTY YEARS Book Release & Exhibition Reception, 2PM

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