Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar February 11-17, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 11-17, 2019: 

Special Events:
4th Annual World Languages and Literatures International Film Festival, Dallas, January 29-February 26

ConDFW XVIII, Fort Worth, February 15-17

Richardson Storytelling Festival 2019, February 16

San Antonio Pop Con, February 16

Teen Bookfest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, February 16

Ongoing Exhibits:

Our People: The Life and Works of Author Angela Shelf Medearis, Austin, February 2-June 22

Worlds of W O N D E R: David Ezra Stein, Abilene, February 14-May 18

Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton, Austin, February 17-May 26

Monday, February 11:
Chez Zee American Bistro, Author Series: Joy Selak book launch for Cee Gee's Gift, 6PM

Chicon Street Poets, Living Room Lit and Spoken Word Open Mic, 7:15PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave Story Department presents "No Me Queda Más," 7:30PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring IWPS Champ Mike Ting, 7:15PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting: "Show, Don't Tell" with Erin Lee Golden, 7PM


Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM

The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Charlotte Sullivan Wild reading and signing THE AMAZING IDEA OF YOU, 5PM

Wednesday, February 13:
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry: Petty Weight Championship Slam featuring Individual World Poetry Slam Champion Michael Ting, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Chris Cander will discuss and sign her new novel THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Roja Chamankar reading from and signing her poetry collection DYING IN A MOTHER TONGUE, 7PM

San Antonio
St. Philip's College, Lila Cockrell discussing and signing Love Deeper Than a River, 4PM

The Twig Book Shop, Brad Taylor discussing and signing Intentional Success: The Power of Entrepreneurship-How to Build an Extraordinary Small Business, 5PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Book signing, discussion and reception with Lynn McLaughlin, author of Child of the System: Life as Adult Lynn, 1PM

Thursday, February 14:

Independence High School, Angie Thomas, author of the best-selling The Hate U Give, discussing and signing her new novel, On the Come Up (in conversation with Rose Brock, editor of the anthology Hope Nation), 6:30PM [ticketed event]


Friday, February 15:

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: Everything Is Love Slam, 7:30PM

El Paso
Fahrenheit 180, Barbed Wire Series Open Mic Night, 8PM

Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Analicia Sotelo, Grace Wagner, Stalina Villareal, and Laura Biagi, 7PM

Murder By the Book, 2019 Irregulars Open House: champagne, snacks, and upcoming books recommendations, 5PM

Icehouse Theater, LHUCA Literary Reading Series presents poet Diana Khoi Nguyen, 7PM

Crowley Theater, Joe Nick Patoski discussing and signing Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas, 6PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, David Ravelo reading and signing There Love Lies, 5PM

Saturday, February 16:

BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center, Space City Slam Preliminary #3: Compete for your chance to join the internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, 10AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Crystal Duffy will discuss and sign her book TWIN TO TWIN, 11AM

Bohemeo's, Joseph Machado launches Soup With the Moon: Unrelenting Poetry (benefiting Iconoclast Artists), 2PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Isles Eatery and Rhum Bar, Soular Nights, a Night of Romance hosted by Poet Goddess Fe and Travis M, 7PM
Martini Blu Jazz Cafe, Zen Ase Poetry presents "Laughz & Lyrics: Brillianz," 7PM

Murder By the Book, Laura Benedict will sign and discuss The Stranger Inside, 4:30PM

Writespace, Workshop: "How to Write Amazing Dialogue" with Joshua Dewain Foster, 1PM

B&N - Legacy West, Patrick Kilpatrick signing Dying for a Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot, 7PM
Blanton Museum of Art, "Words/Matter: Latin American Art & Language" opening day, 1PM

Lions Municipal Golf Course, FORE the Kids: A Golf Benefit for Austin Bat Cave, 11AM

Malvern Books, award-winning author Michael Blumlein reading and signing All I Ever Dreamed,  1PM

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