Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar May 6-12, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of May 6-12, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Comicpalooza, Houston, May 10-12

Listen to Your Mother, San Antonio, May 11

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, Austin, May 11

4th Annual Frisco Book Fest, May 11

EXHIBITS:

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, MAY 6:

Fort Worth
Thomas Place Community Center, Poet J. Todd Hawkins at Poets of Tarrant County May meeting, 10AM

Houston
Amarillo
Amarillo Public Library, Jodi Thomas launches The Little Teashop on Main, 4:30PM

Austin
Attabar ATX, 1 Year of Hearsay Poetry! Open Mic, 8PM

BookPeople, ERIC SILVERSTEIN speaking & signing The Peached Tortilla, 7PM [ticketed event]

Central Library, a visit with cookbook author, culinary anthropologist, and self-identified ethnogastronomer Diana Kennedy as she shares stories from her fifty years of traveling and cooking in Mexico, 12PM

Hotel Ella, Hotel Ella Salon Series: a Recent Studies Indicate Happy Hour for the Harried & Hopeful with Sarah Bird, 6PM

Malvern Books, Pterodáctilo presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party, 6PM

The North Door, Owen Egerton hosts One Page Salon with Ethan Azarian, Grant Cross, David Jewell, Jedah Mayberry, and Brad Powell, 7:30PM

The Peached Tortilla, Eric Silverstein is offering a taste of dishes directly from his highly anticipated cookbook, The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas, with a limited-time coursed Cookbook Menu, 5PM

Interabang Books, Louis Bayard reading and signing COURTING MR. LINCOLN, 7PM

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

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection book signing with Victoria Aveyard, 6:30PM [ticketed event]

Georgetown
Lark & Owl Booksellers, Conversation with Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home, 7PM

Houston
The Mix, PuroSlam 20 Year Anniversary, 9:30PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8:
Austin
B&N - Arboretum, Paula King-Harper signing Prosperous Living Devotional, 7PM

BookPeople, LAIRD BARRON speaking & signing Black Mountain, 7PM

BookPeople, WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS presents "On the Business of Writing" with literary agent Kirby Kim, 7PM

BookWoman, Second Thursday Open Mic featuring poet, editor, educator, and life coach K. F. Anthony, 7:15PM

Central Library, Rachel Kushner will discuss The Mars Room with author Deb Olin Unferth, 7PM

Elisabet Ney Museum, Heidi Pitre: "A Permanent Record" opening day (ink drawings on vintage library cards shows how they uniquely merge art and literature, nostalgia and history, and recycling and reusing), 12PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night: Joe Giordano book launch with Kathryn Lane and Phil Hewitt, 7PM

The Peached Tortilla, Eric Silverstein is offering a taste of dishes directly from his highly anticipated cookbook, The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas, with a limited-time coursed Cookbook Menu, 5PM

Riverbend Centre, "Tell Me More" will feature a lively conversation with best-selling authors (and friends) Jen Hatmaker and Kelly Corrigan, 6PM

Dallas
Blue Willow Bookshop, Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will discuss and sign her new picture book LAMBSLIDE, 5PM

Murder By the Book, Hilary Davidson will sign and discuss One Small Sacrifce, 6:30PM

Irving
South Irving Library, Author Visit: Aurora Rising Tour with Jay Kristoff, Astrid Scholte, and Laure Eve, 7PM

San Antonio
Cody Library, Meet the Author: Jim Denning, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Sehba Sarwar reading and signing Black Wings, 5PM

Tahoka
Takoka City County Library, brunch with Jodi Thomas, author of The Little Teashop on Main, 10AM

FRIDAY, MAY 10:
Austin
Dead Tree Books, An Evening with Houston food writer David Leftwich, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Wendy Barker & Octavio Quintanilla Poetry Reading, 5:30PM

SATURDAY, MAY 11:
Austin
B&N - Arboretum, Eric Silverstein signing The Peached Tortilla, 2PM

BookPeople, CARMEN OLIVER speaking and signing A Voice for the Spirit Bears, and DEBBIE GONZALES speaking and signing Girls with Guts, 2PM

BookPeople, E. LEE WALKER speaking & signing Imagination House, 6PM

Malvern Books, Austin Audio Fiction: Introduction to Local Fiction Podcasts, 7PM

The Peached Tortilla, Eric Silverstein is offering a taste of dishes directly from his highly anticipated cookbook, The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas, with a limited-time coursed Cookbook Menu, 5PM

St. Edward's U, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Creating Buzz for Your Book" with Isobella Jade, 10AM

Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library, Second Saturday Author Signing with Shawn Settle, 11AM

Dallas
Blue Willow Bookshop, Cassy Joy Garcia will discuss and sign COOK ONCE, EAT ALL WEEK, 1PM

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

McGovern-Stella Link Library, Stella Link Reopening Celebration, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Book signing with Melissa Algood, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Darynda Jones will sign Summoned to Thirteenth Grave, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Sam Brown signing Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston, 3PM

Writespace, Monthly Workshop Open Mic, 7PM

Richardson
Chocolate Angel, Fresh Fiction Afternoon Tea with Magan Vernon, 4PM

San Antonio

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