Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar March 25-31, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of March 25-31, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

Special Events:

Book2Eat: 4th Annual Houston Edible Book Festival, March 30

Brazos Valley Book Festival, Bryan, March 30

Tables of Content, Dallas, March 30

Teen Book Con, League City, March 30

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

The Word Embodied: Scripture as Creative Inspiration in Twentieth-Century Book Arts, Dallas, March 1-June 15

Monday, March 25:

UTA - Texas Hall, Maverick Speaker Series presents Anna Deavere Smith, 7:30PM

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

The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House social featuring "Humor in Writing" with Adam Hold, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Salvatore Scibona reading and signing THE VOLUNTEER, 7PM

HCC Eastside Campus, Veterans' Voices in Houston: Veterans, their family and friends, and other interested civilians are invited to participate in the Veterans’ Voices reading and discussion series, 6PM

Houston Design Center, Texas Design Week: designer Bunny Williams presentation and signing of Love Affairs With Houses, 1PM

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Patton Oswalt reading from and discussing his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true crime thriller, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (in conversation with Michael Hagerty), 7:30PM [ticketed event]

River Oaks Bookstore, Dr. Scott Solomon discussing and signing Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution, 6PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam Finals! judged by San Antonio Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla, 9:30PM

Wednesday, March 27:

Central Presbyterian Church, PATTON OSWALT speaking and signing I'll Be Gone in the Dark (in conversation with Suzy Spencer), 7PM [SOLD OUT]

Easy Tiger at the Linc, Thank You For Smoking by Paula Disbrowe cookbook launch party, 5PM

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

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic featuring Samantha Slupski, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Tsitsi Dangarembga reading and signing THIS MOURNABLE BODY, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Gretchen Rubin, author of Outer Order, Inner Calm, 1PM [preceded by a ticketed reception at 12PM]

Thursday, March 28:
B&N - Arboretum, Every Word You Cannot Say with poet Iain S. Thomas, 7PM

BookPeople, AYSER SALMAN speaking & signing The Wrong End of the Table, 7PM

Burrowing Owl Books, Notes on Translations: Rilke & Beowulf with the High Plains Poetry Project, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Megan Griswold will discuss and sign her memoir The Book of Help: A Memoir of Remedies, 7PM

Interabang Books, Linda Fairstein reading and signing BLOOD OATH, 7PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Jonathan Evison reading and signing LAWN BOY, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Caleb Roehrig will sign and discuss Death Prefers Blondes, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Trinity U, Stieren Arts Enrichment Series: author Debbie Millman, 6PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, Maya Hughes Live Author Takeover!, 7PM

Friday, March 29:
UTA, Friends of the UTA Libraries present Bobbie Wygant discussing Talking to the Stars: Bobbie Wygant's Seventy Years in Television, 7:30PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Slam: Candy's Birthday Bash, 8PM

Majestic Theatre, Storytelling: Snap Judgement, 8PM

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

Interabang Books, Joe R. Lansdale reading and signing THE ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE, 7PM

Saturday, March 30:
B&N - Lakeline, Local author Glyn Haynie signing Finding My Platoons Brothers: Vietnam Then and Now, 2PM

BookPeople, AMBER ROYER speaking & signing Pure Chocolate, PATRICE SARATH speaking & signing Fog Season, and NICKY DRAYDEN speaking & signing Temper, 5PM

BookWoman, Reading & Signing: Red Bricks by Anne Muccino, 5:30PM

Malvern Books, an evening with Huda Fahmy, author of Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab, 7PM

West Austin Park, the Texas Book Festival presents Bilingual Story Time with the Little Hummingbird Society, 9:30AM

St. Edward's U, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Crafting Scenes That Go BAM Instead of Blah Blah Blah" with Lindsey Lane, 10AM

Corpus Christi
Art Museum of South Texas, the Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series: Reading by Author Brad Watson, 7PM


El Paso


San Antonio
B&N - Northwoods, There's a Witch in My Dryer book signing with Linda Lee Cross, 11:30AM

Mission San Jose, Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Megan Griswold signing The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies, 11AM

San Marcos
Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, Barrio Writers Youth Zine-Making Workshop, 12PM

Sunday, March 31:

Brazos Bookstore, Jenny Chang, Nick Flynn, Jonathan Moody & Ryan Paradiso reading from photography and poetry journal NECK V2.0, 5PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Writing Opinion Essays" with Jonathan Malesic, 3PM

San Antonio
Gallery E.V.A, Book Launch: Michael + Josephine, a novel in verse by Jo Reyes-Boitel, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, John Knox signing Prescriptions to Cure American Healthcare, 12PM

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