Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar August 12-18, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of August 12-18, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover.

Heritage Auctions - Dallas: The Glynn and Suzanne Crain Science Fiction Collection Comics Sale, August 13-14

Literacy First presents the 6th Annual Study Social, Austin, August 16

Texas Sports Hall of Fame 3rd Annual Book Festival, Waco, August 17


Brazos Bookstore, Katherine Center reading and signing Things You Save in a Fire, 6:30PM

BookPeople, Christopher Brown reading and signing Rule of Capture (in conversation with Fernando A. Flores), 7PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave's Story Department presents "Watch the Queen Conquer," 7:30PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Lyrite Sketch Improv, hosted by Tova Charles, 7:15PM

Palomino Coffee, Living Room Lit with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

Prohibition Creamery, Texas Book Festival's Literary Libations: book discussion with Lit Crawl partners from American Short Fiction, Austin Bat Cave, Black Poets Speak Out, and Chicon Street Poets; TBF Literary Director Julie Wernersbach will give a sneak peek of some of the best and biggest books hitting shelves this fall; featuring literary-themed cocktails, 5:30PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting featuring author Trisha Faye, 7PM

Chocolate Secrets, LitNight Reading Series with Sanderia Faye, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, food blogger and author Kyndra Holley discussing and signing her latest cookbook, Dairy-Free Keto Cooking, 7PM

El Paso
The Station, Barbed Wire Series Open Mic Night, 8PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kristan Higgins reading and signing Life and Other Inconveniences, and Katherine Center reading and signing Things You Save in a Fire, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, An Evening with local press Anklebiters Publishing: publications will be for sale, featured readers will be curated by Anklebiters Editor in Chief Kalen Rowe and will showcase published Anklebiters authors, followed by a community open mic, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Steve Cavanagh reading and signing Thirteen, 6:30PM

Warehouse Live, the Moth StorySLAM presents "Animals," 7:30PM

Sibley Nature Center, author and photographer Bill Wright presents stories from his most recent book, People’s Lives, 6PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam: La Lengua Returns, 9:30PM

BookPeople, Steve Cavanagh reading and signing Thirteen (in conversation with Chandler Baker), 7PM

Interabang Books, Dan Fesperman reading and signing Safe Houses, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Inner Moonlight: poetry reading with Machele Johnson and Sarah Friday, 7:30PM
Avant Garden, Write About Now: Back to School 1,2,3 Minute Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Reception and Seedlings zine release with Bayouth Collective and Writers in the Schools, featuring performances by local poets, readings from selected writers published in the zine, and interactive activities, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, T. Jefferson Parker reading and signing The Last Good Guy, 6:30PM

Austin Book Arts Center, 3rd Thursday Space-y Book Sculpture, 7PM
BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas presents "The Art of Personal Essays" with M. M. (Maude) Adjarian, Charlotte Gullick, and Chaitali Sen, 7PM

BookWoman, ATX Interfaces Reading and Open Mic featuring Thanh Bui, Faylita Hicks, and Heather Lefebvre, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Katherine Center reading and signing Things You Save In A Fire, 7PM

Interabang Books, Vicky Skinner reading and signing We Are the Ghosts, 6PM

Fort Worth
Leaves, Writer's Bloc [sic]: As part of the Near Southside’s Third Thursday casual art walk series, Writer’s Bloc [sic] will feature photographic portraits of prominent local writers and writerly quotes from Fort Worth journalists, bloggers, and editors, 6PM

The Wind, The Willow Book Store, Sara Zimmerman signing her debut novel Cliff Jumpers, 6PM
Brazos Bookstore, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort discussing and signing Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, 6:30PM

San Antonio
McNay Art Museum, Community Conversation: sociologist Mary Robertson, author of Growing up Queer: Kids and the Remaking of LGBTQ Identity, will moderate this program, 6:30PM

Texian Books, Meet and greet with Charlie Kouba, who will sign Still Crazy: The Adventure of a Lifetime (all proceeds go to Camp Rainbow, a summer camp for those living with Type 1 diabetes), 5:30PM

Front Street Books, Jody Ginn discussing and signing East Texas Troubles, 6PM

BookPeople, Katherine Center reading and signing Things You Save in a Fire, 7PM

Waterloo Records & Video, Brian T. Atkinson launches The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard, 5PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam qualifier slam, 8PM

Interabang Books, Alan Paul and Andy Aledor discussing and signing Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jia Tolentino discussing and signing Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, 6:30PM

B&N - Arboretum, Daniel Duke signing Jesse James and The Lost Templar Treasure, 2PM

BookPeople, Austin SCBWI Monthly Meeting: "An Unlikely Path to Publication" with author Xelena Gonzalez and illustrator Adriana Garcia, 10AM

BookPeople, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort discussing and signing Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, 2PM
BookPeople, David Marlett reading and signing American Red, 5PM

Malvern Books, Women in Translation Month celebration with readings and discussion from award-winning poet and acclaimed Spanish translator Liliana Valenzuela, who will read from Puro Amor by Sandra Cisneros, and Marian Schwartz, who translates Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art, will read from The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being by Olga Slavnikova, 7PM

2nd & Charles, Local Author Celebration: Erica Babino discussing and signing Rolling into Peace: Speaking in Green and the upcoming Petey Peacemakers: Speaking in Green, 12PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Meet Genie Massey, author of Murdered Without Cause, 1PM

Interabang Books, M.G. Velasco reading and signing Cardslinger, 1PM [kids event]

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, Local seventeen-year-old author Thomas Venters reading and signing Crooked, 1PM

Meadows Conference Center, Dallas Area Writers Group Summer Writing Series Workshop 3: - "Want to Write a Children's Book?" with Janee Trasler, 9AM

Pan African Connection, The PH Balance Open-Mic, 6:30PM

El Paso
B&N - River Oaks, RJ Nevens signing Walking Point, 11AM

B&N - River Oaks, Neil Bockoven signing Moctu and the Mammoth People, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, First annual Bookstore Romance Day, all day [cocktails at 4PM]

Blue Willow Bookshop, Angelique Jamail reading and signing her new book of poetry, The Sharp Edges of Water, 3PM

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

Katy Budget Books, First annual Bookstore Romance Day with Sara K. Parker signing Security Measures, 1PM

Murder By the Book, C.J. Box reading and signing The Bitter Roots, 4:30PM

Visionary Heights, A reading, party, and celebration of The Ocotilo Review, plus poets and writers may submit their work directly to staff on-site, 7PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Writing Intense Emotion Without Melodrama" with Onyinye Ihezukwu, 1PM

Cultura Beer Garden, Laredo Border Slam meeting and elections, 3PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Meet Rolf Stibbe, author of The Isle of the Dragon, 2PM

B&N - La Cantera, Thank You for My Service book discussion and signing with Mat Best, 5PM

San Antonio Central Library, FlowerSong Books Showcase: Gemini Ink presents FlowerSong Books' Small Press Showcase, featuring Reyes Cardenas, Gris Munoz, Daniel Garcia Ordaz, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, jo reyes-boitel, Eddie Vega, and FSB publisher Edward Vidaurre, 2PM

The Cherrity Bar, Puroslam and the Circle School present a Saturday night poetry slam, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Jay Smith signing The Adventures of Chewy the Chihuahua and Her Sidekick Cupcake, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Lisa Lynn book signing, 1PM

B&N, Fred Wiesen signing Jesus in His Glory, 1PM

The Woodlands
B&N, Dr. Lynette Louise (aka The Brain Broad) book signing, 1PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas native T.F. Hanlon signing his self-help book, The Final Pattern: The Critical Need for Critical Thinking, and Dallas native Deanna King signing her mystery, Twist of Fate, 1PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Teresa Sabankaya discussing and signing The Posy Book, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail reading and signing Alis the Aviator, 3PM [kids event]

Writespace, Workshop: "Poetry: How Form Informs Meaning" with Dr. Cynthia Childress, 3PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet Jaime Farias & Cristina Farias, authors of The Money Funnel System: The Common Sense Guide to Financial Organization, 2PM

New Braunfels
The Book Haus, BYOP (Bring Your Own Poetry), 4PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Tamara Pizzoli signing Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Katherine Center reading and signing Things You Save in a Fire, 5PM

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