Monday, July 8, 2019

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

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

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 27-July 28

Barrio Writers Summer Workshop for teens, Pflugerville, July 8-12

Camp Spitfire: Creative Writing Summer Camp for Kids, Austin, July 8-19

Summer Camp: Art & Writing Workshop, Nacogdoches, July 9-12

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Summer Conference, Denton, July 11-13

Kensington Cozy Con, Houston, July 13

Read Between the Wines, Grapevine, July 13

Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat, Kerrville, July 14-19

EXHIBITS:
Austin
BookPeople, Riley Sager reading and signing Lock Every Door (in conversation with May Cobb), 7PM

The Brewtorium, Austin Liti Limits featuring authors James L. Haley and Charlotte Gullick reading from their latest work, 7PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave Story Department presents "The Best Part," 7:30PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam presents a Housewarming Slam, 7:15PM

Palomino Coffee, Chicon Street Poets presents Living Room Lit, 7:15PM

Scholz Garden, Austin Sierra Club meeting featuring Ed Crowell discussing and signing Barton Creek, 7PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting featuring playwright and award-winning short story author David Douglas, 7PM

Dallas
Chocolate Secrets, LitNightDallas Reading Series features authors from D Magazine's July Short Story Issue, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Noelle Salazar reading and signing The Flight Girls, 7PM

Hall of State at Fair Park, the Dallas Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Lindsay Baker discussing Gangster Tour of Texas, 12PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM
Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
Dallas
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors Live: Jeff Guinn presents The Vagabonds, 7PM [ticketed reception 6PM]

The Wild Detectives, Inner Moonlight Poetry Reading featuring Princess McDowell and Gabby Edwards, 7:30PM
Denton
Embassy Suites, Poetry Master Class: "Finding Your Voice(s): Writing Outside Yourself" with poet/singer-songwriter Nathan Brown, 9:30AM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration book signing with Alfredo Corchado, 6:30PM

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam featuring Breanna McGowan, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Robert Fieseler discussing and signing Tinderbox, 6:30PM

THURSDAY, JULY 11:
Austin
B&N - Arboretum, Author and Beto O'Rourke campaign photographer Casey Chapman-Ross signing True to Form, 7PM

BookPeople, Sharon Lamb discussing and signing The Not Good Enough Mother, 7PM

BookWoman, Second Thursday Poetry Open Mic featuring Susan Niz, 7:15PM

Half Price Books - Southpark Meadows, Free writer's workshop with author Sugar Ray Destin, Jr., 7PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night with M. Ward Leon (Blood of the Beast), Jesse Guerra Carrillo (When Enchiladas Fly), and J. Darris Mitchell (Fireflies and Cosmos: Interstellar Spring Book 1), 7PM

Dallas
Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc., Poetry Smash # 8 presents "In The Words Of A Sistah: Just Fine," 7:30PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Elaine Welteroth, author of More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), in conversation with Brandon Maxwell, award-winning designer and Project Runway judge, 7PM [SOLD OUT]

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen, Jeff Guinn discussing and signing The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip, 6:30PM

Frisco
B&N, We Hunt the Flame (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Sands of Arawiya Series #1) book signing with Hafsah Faizal, 7PM

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Abbi Waxman reading and signing The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, 7PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, Al Jackson live author takeover, 7PM
FRIDAY, JULY 12:
Austin
BookPeople, Chuck Wendig reading and signing Wanderers, 7PM

Malvern Books, interview series "Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice": Chaitali Sen speaking with Raj Patel, co-author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet, 7PM

Dallas
Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Battle Of The Republic: Five Texas slam teams do battle in a four-round poetry slam, hosted by Austin NeoSoul Slammaster Christopher Michael, 8PM

Margo Jones Theatre at Magnolia Lounge, Naked Girls Reading: Banned Books, 8PM

Houston
Inprint House, First Friday Reading Series 44th Anniversary featuring poet Cindy Huyser, 8:30PM

Murder By the Book, Ace Atkins will sign and discuss The Shameless, 6:30PM

Plano
B&N - Legacy West, Bill Blalock signing Live Your Legacy Now, 7PM

Portland
Books Ink, Poetry Night, 7PM

SATURDAY, JULY 13:
Austin
BookPeople, Austin SCBWI Monthly Meeting: "What I Learned From My Debut Year" with Cate Berry, Samantha M Clark, Kendra Fortmeyer, and Vanessa Roeder, 10AM

BookPeople, Bob Shea reading and signing Unicorn is Maybe Not So Great After All, 2PM

BookPeople, Frances de Pontes Peebles reading and signing The Air You Breathe (in conversation with Dalia Azim of the Blanton Museum), 5PM

Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library, Second Saturday Author Signing featuring local poet Bette Lafferty, author of An Offering of Love, 11AM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, Dave Campbell signing Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories, 2PM

Grauwyler Park Branch Library, Storytelling: "Tall Tales and High Heels," 1PM
The Twig Book Shop, Edward Polansky signing Oscar the Osprey: The Bird Who Was Afraid of Heights, 12PM

Southlake
B&N, Deanna King signing Twist of Fate-A Jack West Novel, 1PM

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