Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar April 29-May 5, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 29-May 5, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

Special Events:


Fan Expo Dallas, May 3-5


Free Comic Book Day, internationally, May 4


Blue Willow Bookshop, Delia Owens will discuss and sign WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, 7PM

Tuesday, April 30:

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

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

Georgetown
Lark & Owl Booksellers, New York Times best-selling author Delia Owens discussing and signing WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, 7PM [ticketed event]

Houston
Austin

Lone Star College, The Annual Gathering of Poets Dinner Reading, 5:30PM

Dallas
Austin
B&N - Lincoln Park, Author visit: Chris Perondi and Vinny Valentino of The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever: A Step-by-Step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Athenaeum Review Issue 2 Launch Party, 7PM

Fellowship Dallas, Arts & Letters Live presents Melinda Gates discussing her new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, 7:30PM

Denton
Golden Boy Coffee Co., Spiderweb Open Mic, 6PM

Houston 
Blue Willow Bookshop, Joe Kelly and Tim Kelly will discuss American History and sign their books, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jennifer DuBois reading and signing THE SPECTATORS, 7PM

Discovery Green, WITS: Youth Performance Poetry Sessions, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, James Patterson signing The 18th Abduction, 10AM [ticketed event]

San Antonio
Saturday, May 4:
Austin
BookPeople, Austin SCBWI Monthly Meeting: The Amazing Idea of Play with author Charlotte Sullivan Wild, 10AM

BookPeople, Authors from AUSTIN BAT CAVE speaking & signing The Austin Bat Cave Anthology, 2PM

BookPeople, DEB GABOR speaking & signing Irrational Loyalty, 5PM

Malvern Books, journalist and author Asher Elbein reading and signing of his new book, Ghost Days, 7PM

St. Edward's U, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Adapting and Learning From Classic Literary Works" with Jess Hagemann, 10AM

Cleburne
The Published Page Bookshop, Susan Langlois reading, discussing, and signing her new children's book, Everything is Going to Be All Right - A Story About Hurricane Harvey, 1PM

Corpus Christi
By the Book Bookstore, local author Esther Bonilla reading and signing her latest work, From the Porch Steps: Little Stories To Warm The Heart, 12PM

Dallas
Interabang Books, Shakespeare Unlocked, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, Shakespeare in the Bar Groundling Gala fundraiser, 7PM [tickets are by donation to Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT)]

Denton
B&N - Golden Triangle, Local author Tally Adams signing Shadow Pact, 2PM

El Paso
Murder By the Book, Rosemary Poole-Carter will sign and discuss Only Charlotte, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Sam Brown will sign and discuss Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, David R. Dow reading and signing Confessions of an Innocent Man, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "More than Just Describing Place: The Rules of Setting and When to Break Them" with BC Oliva, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: "Bring Your Writing to Life" with Marian Szczepanski, 1PM

Irving
West Irving Library, NEA Big Read Irving 2019: What is a Memoir? with Author, editor, and public speaker Lisa Dale Norton, 2PM

Laredo
Laredo Public Library, Meet the Author - Hilda L. Treviño, 2PM

New Braunfels
The Book Haus, Book signing with children's author Carolyn Leiloglou, 10AM

Odessa
UTPB, Permian Basin Poetry Society Poetry Readings, 7PM

San Antonio
Crownridge Canyon Park and Wilderness Area, Gemini Ink presents Poetry at the Park: The Ode and Nature, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Catherine Stier signing If I Were a Park Ranger, 11AM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, May the Fourth Be With You Author Signing with Colleen Hoover, Molly McAdams, Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros, 12PM [ticketed event]

Sunday, May 5:
Half Price Books Mother Ship, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

The Wild Detectives, Bard's Birthday Bash: To Know or not to Know, 7PM

Edinburg
Museum of South Texas History, Sunday Speaker Series: Emma Gonzalez discussing Field Mice-Memoirs of a Migrant Child, 2PM

Houston
Writespace, Workshop: "How to Outline Your Novels" with D.L. Young, 3PM

Irving
West Irving Library, NEA Big Read Irving 2019: Memoir Writing Workshop with author, editor, and public speaker Lisa Dale Norton, 1PM

Mansfield
Half Price Books, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Richardson
The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: Submitting to Journals & Magazines with Mag Gabbert, 3PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: The Alchemy of Character with Jaye Wells, 3PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, Ernest D Hernandez signing The Legend of Azul, 4PM

The Twig Book Shop, Norma Elia Cantu signing Cabanuelas, 12PM

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