Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar June 17-23, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of June 17-23, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Kitchen Dog Theater's 21st Annual New Works Festival, Dallas, June 15-29

The Moth StorySLAM's GrandSLAM Championship: THE HEAT IS ON, Houston, June 19

13th Annual African American Book Festival, Austin, June 22

Rusk County Library Festival of Words, Henderson, June 22

DFW Con: The Dallas-Forth Worth Writers Conference, Hurst, June 22-23

Austin Film Festival Writers Day Retreat, Elgin, June 23

EXHIBITS:
A Time and Place for Everything: Peter Brown, Abilene, June 6-November 1

MONDAY, JUNE 17:
TUESDAY, JUNE 18:
Austin


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

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Juneteenth Celebration and Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
Murder By the Book, Carolyn Kirby will sign The Conviction of Cora Burns, 6:30PM

Laredo
The Cold Brew Rock Bar, Laredo BorderSlam presents The Happy Hour Slam, 6PM

Pflugerville
Pflugerville Public Library, Storytime with Carolina Storyteller, 10AM & 11AM
Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, EM Rinaldi Live Author Takeover, 7PM

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19:
Austin
Austin
Austin Book Arts Center, "Between the Lines and Beneath the Spines" with book conservator and Book Whisperer Mary Baughman, plus surprise guests (Bring your own books and Mary will interpret their secrets), 6PM

BookPeople, SUSAN JANE GILMAN speaking & signing Donna Has Left the Building, 7PM

BookPeople, WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS presents "Practice Makes Pitch Perfect" with Lance Fitzgerald of The Crown Publishing Group and Becka Oliver, 7PM

BookWoman, ATX Interfaces: Reading & Open Mic featuring Faylita Hicks, Zai Sadler, and Jasmine C. Bell, 7PM

Canyon
Burrowing Owl Books, A Literary Reading by Seth Wieck, 7PM

Cleburne
Cleburne Public Library, an evening with Julie Cantrell, author of Perennials, 6:30PM

Dallas
Interabang Books, Amy Daughters discussing and signing YOU CANNOT MESS THIS UP, 6PM

Houston
Abilene
Abilene Library South, "Who I Could Be" with author Penny Klostermann, 4:30PM

Austin
Austin
BookWoman, Book Talk: Yo Soy Único e Irrepetible with Sheila Morataya, 6PM [Spanish event]

Carver Museum, "Jump Into Writing & Publishing: A Seminar" with Angela Shelf Medearis, in conjunction with the Carver Museum's exhibition of her work and the African American Book Festival, 1PM

Malvern Books, the release of Michael Parker’s new novel, Prairie Fever (in conversation with Laura Furman), 7PM

Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library, "The Art of Writing Workshops: Poetry & Prose" with author D. Ellis Phelps, 1PM

Cedar Park
Half Price Books, local author Cindy Koch will sign her self-help fable, The Wilbur Effect, 12PM

Dallas
B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs copies of his Mystery novels, Cats of the CIA books and other titles, 10AM

Dallas Contemporary, Wordspace presents "Gates: Writing and Performance" workshop with Thomas Riccio, 1PM

Dallas Contemporary, Wordspace presents "Gates: Writing and Yoga" workshop with poet Karen Minzer and yoga therapist Michelle Andrie, 3:30PM

Dallas Public Library, Juneteenth 2019: a special presentation from literary scholar Deborah Plant, editor of Zora Neale Hurston’s posthumously published book, Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo, a 1927 memoir of one of the last survivors of the transatlantic slave trade, 2PM

Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Kendra Allen, Alejandra Ramos Gómez, Simon Han, and Kevin West, 7PM

Fretz Park Public Library, Oral Fixation presents "Freedman's Town to Botham Jean: Stories For Racial Healing," 2PM

Meadows Conference Center, Dallas Area Writers Group Summer Workshop: "Making it Real" presented by Rachel Caine, 9AM

Pan African Connection, Shennette Garrett-Scott signing Banking on Freedom, 5:30PM

REvolution Cafe & Bookstore, Velvet - Nights in Harlem: a finely curated exhibition of poets, visual artists, jazz musicians, comedians, dancers, live painting, and more, 7PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Love Poems For the End of the World" with Lawrence Barrett, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Eartha Gatlin signing The Chronicles of Bria Twon, 2PM

Fort Worth Central Library, Juneteenth Jubilee with Deborah Plant, editor of Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo, 2PM

Houston


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