Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar April 8-14, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 8-14, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

Special Events:
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

Texas Writers: a traveling exhibit by Humanities Texas, San Antonio, April 3-30

Monday, April 8:
Bayou City Event Center, Avondale House presents Challenging Autism Luncheon with Ron Suskind, author of Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, 11:30AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Biographer Susan Page will sign her new book on Houston's beloved Barbara Bush, THE MATRIARCH, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Douglas Brinkley discussing and signing AMERICAN MOONSHOT, 7PM

Taylor High School Performing Arts Center, book signing and meet-and-greet with Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, authors of #IMomSoHard, 7PM

UT Dallas, French author and translator Brice Matthieussent and his English language translator,  Emma Ramadan, discussing and reading from The Revenge of the Translator, 7PM

San Antonio
Trinity U, Stieren Arts Enrichment Series: An Evening with poet Sharon Olds: A Reading with Commentary, 8PM

Tuesday, April 9:

UTA, Dr Robert Jensen discussing The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, 12PM

Austin History Center, Meet the Author: Joe Nick Patoski presents From Austin to ATX, 6:30PM

BookPeople, T. KIRA MADDEN speaking & signing Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (in conversation with Maya Payne Smart), 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, BookPeople presents CASSANDRA CLARE and WESLEY CHUspeaking and signing Red Scrolls of Magic (in conversation with Katie from Mundie Moms), 7PM

Chez Zee American Bistro, Chez Zee Author Series featuring Bill Wittliff and The Devil's Fork, 6PM

Flat Track Coffee, Chicon Street Poets Living Room Lit | Spoken Word Open Mic, 7:15PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave Story Department presents "Road Trip," 7:30PM

Malvern Books, Octavio Solis reading and signing Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Addy Lugo, 7:15PM

WTAMU, Garry L. Nall/CSAW/DLS Lecture: Growing up Dead in Texas presented by author Stephen Graham Jones, 7PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting featuring "Finding Your Voice" with Rebecca Balcárcel, 7PM

Dallas Central Library, Half Price Books presents USA Today’s Susan Page discussing THE MATRIARCH: Barbara Bush and the making of an American Dynasty with Mike Wilson, editor-in-chief of The Dallas Morning News, 7PM [ticketed event]

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live featuring Madeline Miller presenting Circe and Mary Norris presenting Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, 7:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Brice Matthieussent in conversation with Emma Ramadan, translator of his new novel, Revenge of the Translator, 7PM

Hall of State at Fair Park, Dallas Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture: Max Krochmal, author of Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, 12PM

Heritage Auctions Design District Annex, Art & Design Speaker Series: William Middleton, author of Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil, 6PM

Fort Worth


Thursday, April 11:

BookPeople, SLOANE CROSLEY speaking & signing Look Alive Out There, 7PM [ticketed event]

BookWoman, Second Thursday OPEN Mic featuring Lucy Griffith, 7:15PM

Harry Ransom Center, Rachel Cusk reading from Kudos, 6:30PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night with Brice Matthieussent, 7PM

WTAMU, An Evening with Tim Seibles: A Poetry Reading, 7PM

Lone Star College, Spring 2019 Poetry Slam, 7PM

Body, Mind &Soul, An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony, followed by a book signing, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Rachel Cusk reading and signing The Outline Trilogy, 7PM

Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Justin Torres, Erika Jo Brown, Dallas Saylor, and Brenden Oliva, 7PM

U Houston, 2019 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, 10PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with Joe R. Lansdale who will be signing The Elephant of Surprise, 5PM

San Antonio
B&N - Northwoods, Meadowbrook: The Neighborhood That Made Me book signing with Joe Bax, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, The Larger Geometry: poems for peace reading, 5PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Nashville recording artist and best-selling author Robert Hunter will be performing an acoustic set of his original music and signing copies of his novel, Relapse: A Love Story, 5PM

B&N, Tracy Richardson signing The Field, 6PM

Baylor U, Armstrong Browning Library & Museum proudly presents "Celebrating Elizabeth Barrett Browning Through Cinematic Virtual Reality," 3:30PM

Saturday, April 13:
Austin History Center, Mike Miller, author of Austin's First Cookbook, presents “How to Prepare a Possum: 19th Century Food in Austin,” 11AM

BookPeople, T.C. BOYLE speaking & signing Outside Looking In, 3PM [ticketed event]

BookPeople, PAULA DISBROWE speaking & signing Thank You for Smoking, 6PM

Howson Branch Library, Local Author Day with Lindsay Leslie (11AM), Mark Pryor (2PM), and Anne Keene, 3PM

Malvern Books, No Love Signs: Readings by Melissa Duclos, Mo Daviau, and Josh Denslow, 7PM

St. Edward's U, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Structure in Narrative Nonfiction: Putting the Pieces Together" with Michael Hall, 9AM

Canadian River Art Center, Literature & Lattes featuring Jodi Thomas, 6PM

The Published Page Bookshop, Meet Texas storyteller Weldon Reed who will be signing Tales of Old Texas, or The Adventures of Bull Frog, 1PM


El Paso
El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Igniting the 12 Senses" with Robin Scofield, 12:45PM

Galveston Bookshop, William Warren signing Murder on Galveston Bay, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, James Martin signing M.U.T.T. Night Jackal, 4PM

Body, Mind &Soul, An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony, followed by a book signing, 7PM

Discovery Green, annual Writers in the Schools Blooms reading event, 11:30AM

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

Hogg Middle School, Blue Willow Bookshop presents Abby Wambach will appear in conversation with Jen Hatmaker to discuss her new book, WOLFPACK, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Patrice Sarath will sign and discuss Fog Season, and Amber Royer will sign and discuss Pure Chocolate, 4:30PM

Writespace, Monthly Workshop Open Mic, 1PM

East Branch Library, NEA Big Read Irving 2019: One-Panel Cartoon with Julio Suarez (Session 1), 2PM; NEA Big Read Irving 2019: One-Panel Cartoon with Julio Suarez (Session 2), 3:30PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet The Author: Ruben Degollado, 3PM

Port Neches
B&N - Northwoods, Noah Green: Junior Zookeeper and the Garage Sale Pet book signing with Carolyn Leiloglou, 1PM

Igo Library, Arlene Gonzales reading from Out of the Dark, 2PM

Las Palmas Library, National Poetry Month Open Mic, 2PM

San Pedro Creek Culture Park, Writers Take a Walk: Poets, writers, and journalists are invited to explore art and nature at the new San Pedro Creek Culture Park, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Cynthia Freeman Gibbs signing Reasonable Insanity, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Lucy Warner signing Zap! Bam! Now! Superheroes of Music, 2PM

San Marcos
Texas State, French author and translator Brice Matthieussent and his English language translator,  Emma Ramadan, discussing and reading from The Revenge of the Translator, 4PM

Sugar Land
First Colony Library, Houston Writers Guild Library Workshop, 1PM

B&N, Gulf Coasts Poets meeting featuring Ken Jones, 10:30AM

Sunday, April 14:
BookPeople, RUSS WHITLOCK speaking & signing The Texas White House, 2PM

BookPeople, ROBERT A. CARO speaking & signing Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, 5PM [ticketed event]

Malvern Books, Pierre Jarawan reading and signing The Storyteller, 4PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live featuring Susan Choi presenting Trust Exercise and Nell Freudenberger presenting Lost and Wanted, 3PM

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

Dan's Silverleaf, Spiderweb Salon presents a Happy Hour Poetry Workshop, 2PM

JCC Houston, Brunch and Conversation with Ariel Burger, author of Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, 10:30AM

Valley Ranch Library, NEA Big Read Irving 2019: Chai Tea and Tai Chi, 2PM

Half Price BooksLocal Author Sundays: Meet local indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Bartee Haile signing Texas Entertainers: Lone Stars in Profile, 12PM

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