Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar June 24-30, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of June 24-30, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Poolside Reads: Texas Book Festival Book Giveaway, Austin, June 26

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 27-July 28

Writers' League of Texas 2019 Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, June 28-30

North Texas Comic Book Show, Irving, June 29-30

EXHIBITS:
Austin

Dallas
Checkered Past Winery, Dallas Poetry Slam presents DFW Unplugged, 8PM

Interabang Books, Lauren Kate reading and signing THE ORPHAN’S SONG, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, The Writer's Garret Stone Soup Poetry Workshop, 7PM

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

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

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now: Haiku Death Match featuring Christopher Michael, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Michael Parker reading and signing PRAIRIE FEVER, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Lauren Kate will sign and discuss The Orphan's Song, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Jack Grubbs discussing and signing The Legacy of Maggie Dixon, 5PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 27:
BookPeople, JIMMY & CHRISTINE MOORE speaking & signing Real Food Keto & KEN BERRY speaking & signing Lies My Doctor Told Me, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, ELAINE WELTEROTH speaking and signing More Than Enough, 7PM [ticketed event]

Canyon
Burrowing Owl Books, Poetry Circle with the High Plains Poetry Project, 7PM

Dallas
DART's Westmoreland Station, Writer's Garret's Rail Writer's Community Ride, 9AM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will discuss and sign her latest novel, The Summer Guests, 7PM

Interabang Books, Michael Parker reading and signing PRAIRIE FEVER, 6PM

Lochwood Branch Library, Tejana Cosmica with Latina poets, 6:30PM

El Paso
B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Barbed Wire Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Mehnaaz Momen discussing and signing POLITICAL SATIRE, POSTMODERN REALITY, AND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY: WHO ARE WE LAUGHING AT?, 7PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, renowned author Alex Kershaw will discuss his latest book, The First Wave, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Jode Millman will sign and discuss The Midnight Call, 6:30PM

Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge, June Poison Pen Reading with Cameron Dezen Hammon, Amanda Ortiz, and JP Gritton, 8:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Amy Daughters discussing and signing You Cannot Mess This Up: A True Story that Never Happened, 5PM

Richardson
Alamo Drafthouse, a special screening of the season one finale of A Discovery of Witches with New York Times bestselling historical fantasy author Deborah Harkness plus a special Q&A discussion and book signing, 7PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, LK Farlow Live Author Takeover!, 7PM

Watauga
Watauga Public Library, Tui Snider discussing and signing 100 Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die, 6:30PM

Weslaco
The Storybook Garden, Ron Ramírez reading and signing A PERFECT BOOK FOR FRIDA, 4PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 28:
Austin
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Poetry: END GAME ~METAPHORICALLY CHALLENGED, 7:40PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series 4th Birthday Bash, 7PM

Dallas
Bachman Lake Branch Library, Tejana Cosmica with Latina poets, 6PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling thriller author Brad Thor will discuss and sign copies of his latest novel, Backlash, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents a Dallas Youth Poets Fundraiser, 8PM

Houston 
Brazos Bookstore, SPEED READING: WALT WHITMAN!, 6PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 29:
Austin
Austin History Center, the release of a new book by photographer Bill Leissner: Austin Icons of the Eighties: Music, Theater, Politics, 1:30PM

BookPeople, CASEY CHAPMAN ROSS speaking & signing True To Form, 5PM

Malvern Books, celebrating the launch of McAllen Poet Laureate Edward Vidaurre’s new collection of poetry, JAZzHOUSE, with readings from Edward, as well as Daniel García Ordaz, Reyes Cárdenas, Jo Reyes-Boitel, and Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, 7PM

The Townsend, Stories From the Road: short stories and off-the-cuff music featuring Audrey Malone, 7:30PM

Dallas
B&N - Preston/Royal, Crystal Scott-Lindsey signs Communication and You: Explore Issues & Enhance Relationships, 1PM

Bishop Arts Theatre, "Behind Closed Doors: Stories, Taboos, & Life Uncensored" with Executive Artistic Director Teresa Coleman Wash, International Business & Life Strategist Rose Colarossi, and award-winning author Darlene Ellison, 3PM

Interabang Books, Randy Schmidt discussing and signing THE CARPENTERS: AN ILLUSTRATED DISCOGRAPHY, 6PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "El Paso: North of the Pass" with Gustavo Enriquez, 12:45PM

Houston

Houston
Writespace, Workshop: "Crafting Unconventional Narratives" with Mark Haber, 3PM

Richardson
The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Grant Writing Fundamentals" with Megan Harrison, 3PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Twinkle Zaman signing Love Notes, 1PM

The Good Kind Southtown, Good Poems at the Good Kind featuring Naomi Shihab Nye (with San Antonian Evan Beaty and San Marcos’ Vanessa Couto Johnson), 4PM

The Twig Book Shop, R.A. Reynolds signing 91 Day Fiancee Marriage: Love or Green Card, 12PM

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