Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar February 25-March 3, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 25-March 3, 2019: 

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

Festival of International Books & Arts (FESTIBA), Edinburg, February 25-March 3

10th biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Austin, February 26-27

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 28-March 2

Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis with WITS Youth Poets, Houston, February 28-March 2

Gemini Ink presents UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TERRANCE HAYES, San Antonio, February 28–March 1

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 25:
Tuesday, February 26:

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

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

The Twig Book Shop, poet Clarence Wolfshohl, reading from and signing Chupacabra, 5PM

Wednesday, February 27:
BookPeople, KATHRYN ORMSBEE speaking & signing The Great Unknowable End, 7PM

Terrazas Branch Library, Aural Literature February Reading with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

Collectors Covey, Becky Crouch Patterson will give a talk and sign her new book, Luckenbach Texas - The Center of The Universe, 5:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Mary Adkins reading and signing When You Read This, 7PM

SMU - Fondren Library, Friends of the SMU Libraries hosts Thomas Mallon reading and signing LANDFALL, 5:30PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Roma Calatayud-Stocks signing A Symphony of Rivals, 5PM

Austin Central Library, CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI speaking & signing The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, 7PM [ticketed event]

BookPeople, THOMAS MALLON speaking & signing Landfall, 7PM [ticketed event]

Frank Irwin Center, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, 8PM [ticketed event]

Harry Ransom Center, Collated & Perfect: panel discussing the changing standards that collectors—and institutions—have used to describe and evaluate early printed books, 4:30PM

Malvern Books, ACC’s Creative Writing Department introduces the Balcones Prize winners: Alessandra Lynch will read from her poetry collection, Daylily Called it a Dangerous Moment, and Brian Van Reet will read from his novel, Spoils, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Storytelling: Testify presents "Matched," 7:30PM

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM

Burrowing Owl Books, Poetry Circle with the High Plains Poetry Project, 7PM


The Wild Detectives, The hit podcast, Dr. Death, tells a true Dallas story reported and hosted by Laura Beil, who will be in conversation with NY Times best-selling author, Michael J. Mooney, 7:30PM

UNT, reading and Q&A with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, author of Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, 6:30PM

Dripping Springs
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, David K. Langford discussing and signing Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 6:30PM

UTRGV, poet Juan Morales will be reading from his latest book, The Handyman's Guide to the End of Times, 12:15

El Paso
B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM


San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Michael Nye discussing and signing My Heart is Not Blind, 5:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State - The Wittliff Collections, Joe Nick Patoski discussing and signing Austin to ATX, 4PM

Friday, March 1:
BookPeople, CHARLOTTE SULLIVAN WILD speaking & signing The Amazing Idea of You, 2PM

BookPeople, JAMES HALEY speaking & signing The Handy Texas Answer Book, 5PM

Emma S. Barrientos MACC, discussion and reception for Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, featuring a panel discussion with co-editors and contributors Maylei Blackwell, María Eugenia Cotera, Martha P. Cotera, Dionne Espinoza, and Brenda Sendejo, 5PM

Harry Ransom Center, Open House, 11AM

Malvern Books, an evening with author Allison Cobb and poet mónica teresa ortiz, 7PM

Museum of Human Achievement, Wires: A Choose Your Own Audio Adventure, 7PM

The Vortex, the Austin debut of international touring poet and author Jason Bayani with his critically-acclaimed "Locus of Control," 8PM


BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown Campus, Space City Slam Preliminary #4: Compete for your chance to join the internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, 10AM

B&N - River Oaks, Erin Nelsen Parekh launches The Wild Waves Whist, 2PM

B&N - Vanderbilt, Failure is Not an Option booking signing with Zeljko Pavlovic, 3PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Peter Reynolds will discuss and sign his new picture book SAY SOMETHING, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, A Special Story Time with Varsha Bajaj, 10:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Laura-Eve Engel reading from and signing THINGS THAT GO, 7PM

Carnegie Branch Library, Public Poetry Reading Series presents Sean Johnson, Marie Brown, D.F. Brown, and Jose Ramon Ruisanchez, 2PM

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

Toyota Center, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, 8PM
San AntonioThe Twig Book Shop, Karen Oakes signing Drewsilla the Shelter Puppy, 12PM
The Twig Book Shop, Lonn Taylor signing Turning the Pages of Texas, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Steven Schneider discussing and signing Borderlands, 1PM

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