Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar February 18-24, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 18-24, 2019: 

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

“Crossing Borders: Connecting the Past, Present and Future” workshop, San Antonio, February 18-22

2nd annual First Impressions Festival for Local Playwrights, Dallas, February 20-23

23rd Annual ASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton, San Angelo, February 21-22

Heritage Auctions: Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, Dallas, February 21-23
33rd Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, February 22-23

Southwest Book Awards Banquet, El Paso, February 23

11th annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Conference, Richardson, February 23

3rd Annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas, Austin, February 23

15th annual Friends of Belton Library Book and Author Luncheon, Belton, February 23

Library Palooza: That Author Thing, San Antonio, February 23

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 18:

Tuesday, February 19:

Interabang Books, Story Time with WORDY BIRDY author Tammi Sauer, 10;30AM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic featuring UH CoogSlam, 7:30PM

Junior League, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents James Lindsay discussing and signing The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership, 6:30PM

Katy Budget Books, Victoria Scott signs her newest young adult thriller, We Told Six Lies, 5PM

Murder By the Book, Lisa Gardner will sign and discuss Never Tell, and Karen Rose will sign and discuss Say You're Sorry, 6:30PM

U Houston - MD Anderson Library, Poetry & Prose featuring Chinelo Okparanta & Hayan Charara, 5:30PM

UT, Dr. Thomas Guderjan discussing and signing The Value of Things: Prehistoric to Contemporary Commodities in the Maya Region, 11:30AM

Baylor U, The Texas Collection hosts Dr. T. Michael Parrish discussing and signing Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement, 6PM

Thursday, February 21:
BookPeople, W. K. STRATTON speaking & signing The Wild Bunch in conversation with Steve Harrigan (co-sponsored by SXSW), 7PM

BookPeople, WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS presents "Writing about Mental Health" with Laura Creedle, Saundra Goldman, and Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, 7PM

BookWoman, Austin Interfaces: Reading & Open Mic featuring local writers Katelin Kelly, Zoë Fay-Stindt, and Alana Torrez (with fields magazine), 7PM

Harry Ransom Center, Mark Dery presents an illustrated lecture based on his new book, Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, 7PM

Milwood Branch Library, Love Month Author Visit - Kat Kronenberg, 3:30PM

Wexel Art Displays, pop up art featuring original art for purchase by Turk Pipkin and Darden Smith, readings from both artists' new book, music, drinks, and framed art, 6PM


Highland Park High School, The 23rd annual Highland Park Literary Festival keynote address by international award-winning novelist and NY Times bestselling author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor, 7PM


North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book: Lisa Gardner reading and signing Never Tell, 1PM [ticketed reception at 12PM]

Wild Magnolias, NeoSoul Poetry Slam: $200 Slam, 8PM

Haggard Library, Lisa Gardner reading and signing her new novel, Never Tell, 7PM [ticketed reception at 6PM]

San Antonio

Friday, February 22:
Austin Central Library, An Evening with Leonard Pitts, Jr., 7PM

BookPeople, JASPER FFORDE speaking & signing Early Riser, 7PM [ticketed event]

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Galentine’s Edition, 7PM

Paramount Theatre, stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Bert Kreischer presents his "Body Shots Tour", 7PM & 9:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Shannon Hardwick, Andrew Koch, Danielle Sellers, and Virginia Lee Wood, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: Poetic Jam Session featuring Alfreda, 8PM

Pan African Connection, For Poets Only, Writers Workshop, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Mark Greaney will sign and discuss Mission Critical, 6:30PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, KAP readings hosts poet Nikky Finney, 7:30PM

B&N, Overworld Adventure Series and Overworld Heroes Adventure Series book signing with Danica Davidson, 6PM

Crowley Theater, reading with poet and artist Sommer Browning, 6PM

Saturday, February 23:
El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Storytime with author Patrice Loge, 12PM

El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Magic and the Body" with Rios de la Luz, 12:45PM

Gufo di Milano, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 7PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Black History Celebration: African American Read-In, 12PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, June Chapko signing The Estate Sale, 2PM
Grace United Methodist Church, An Evening of Chamber Music and Spoken Word, 6PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Writing About Your Life: An Introduction to the Personal Essay" with Mark Dostert, 3PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Self-Publishing Class" with Shayla Raquel, 3PM
San Antonio

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