Monday, May 27, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar May 27-June 2, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of May 27-June 2, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Writefest, Houston, May 27-June 2

Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas, May 28-June 1

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Book Sale (supporting summer reading programs), May 31-June 1

Agave Festival, Marfa, June 1-9

Authors in the Parks, various locations, June 1

18th Annual Book History Workshop, College Station, June 2-7

EXHIBITS:
Dead Tree Books, Memorial Day Poetry Readings, 12PM

TUESDAY, MAY 28:
Austin
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry and Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
The Mix, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jo Watson Hackl reading and signing Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, 5PM

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:
Austin
Central Presbyterian Church, BookPeople presents ADMIRAL WILLIAM MCRAVEN speaking and signing Sea Stories, 7PM [ticketed event]

Terrazas Branch Library, Chicon Street Poets presents Aural Literature May Reading, 7:30PM

Dallas
Austin
Blue Willow Bookshop, Abbigail N. Rosewood will discuss and sign her novel IF I HAD TWO LIVES, 7PM

Brasil, AIA Houston presents a talk comparing two cases of research, advocacy, and preservation of modern built heritage in U.S. cities, drawing on recent books, Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston and Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, State of the Art: A Discussion on Art Criticism organized by Gulf Coast, 6:30PM

Irving
South Irving Library, Retired City of Irving police officer Doug Hutchison and his wife Carol discussing and signing Behind the Texas Badge (proceeds to Texas chapters of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and Texas Game Warden Association's Great Fall Huntventure, a program for the children of fallen officers), 7PM

San Antonio
Carmen De la Calle, Meditations on the Mind and Mouth: Jazz and Poetry with a Purpose featuring Andrea “VOCAB” Sanderson, 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MAY 31:
Austin
BookPeople, LORENE CARY speaking & signing Ladysitting, 7PM

BookWoman, Book Talk & Reading: Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization by Karyne Messina, 7PM

George Washington Carver Museum, KAZI Book Review 10th Anniversary: Hopeton Hay in conversation with Dr. Randal Jelks, author of FAITH AND STRUGGLE IN THE LIVES OF FOUR AFRICAN AMERICANS: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali, 6:30PM

Hearth & Soul ATX, A Mile Above Texas book signing with Jay B. Sauceda, 5PM

Dallas
Heroes Grill, Dallas Poetry Slam presents: Glowetry, 8PM

Interabang Books, the Dallas Books & Ideas Festival presents "The Literary City" with keynote speaker Oscar Cásares and a panel discussion with Sarah Hepola, Sanderia Faye, Ben Fountain, and Dr. Jaina Sanga (moderated by Lauren Smart), 7PM

Houston 
Brazos Bookstore, Writefest Keynote with Phong Nguyen, 6PM

Paris
The Blind Pig, Grand Opening Speakeasy Soiree, 8PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 1:
Austin



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: "How to Break into Ghostwriting" with  Blake Atwood, 3PM

Watauga

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