Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar September 16-22, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of September 16-22, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

Big Texas Comicon, San Antonio, September 20-22

FenCon XVI: Gateway to the Future, Irving, September 20-22

DFW Literary SoulFEST, Fort Worth, September 21

Banned Books Week 2019, nationwide, September 22-28


Humanities Texas exhibit: Shakespeare, Austin, September 1-October 1

BookWoman, Matthew Riemer discussing and signing We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation (in conversation with Curran Nault), 7PM

Resource Center, World Affairs Council DFW presents Bob Satawake discussing and signing Breaking Protocol, 6:30PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, #ElPasoStrong Author Event with Brian Vukadinovich & R.A. Monday, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Dina Nayeri discussing and signing The Ungrateful Refugee, 6:30PM

Cullen Performance Hall, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Colson Whitehead reading from The Nickel Boys, followed by an interview with Houston author Bryan Washington, plus a book sale and signing, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Rice University, author Dr. Sami Schalk presents "504 and Beyond: The Disability Politics of the Black Panther Party," 4PM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Strong Female Characters" with Melissa Lenhardt, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Christopher Phillips, PhD. discussing and signing A Child at Heart: Unlocking Your Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason at Every Age and Stage of Life, 5PM

BookPeople, Lara Prescott reading and signing The Secrets We Kept (in conversation with Elizabeth McCracken), 7PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam Quarterfinal 2019 hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7:15PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Tracy Chevalier reading and signing A Single Thread, 7:30PM

Hotel Crescent Court, World Affairs Council DFW presents "Declassified: Secret Literature" with Lea Carpenter, 6PM

Interabang Books, Esteban Rodriguez reading from and signing his poetry collection, Dusk and Dust, 6PM

El Paso
The Back Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series presents: Writers & Músicos for Migrant Justice, 9PM

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

Bohemeo's, Glass Mountain reading and open mic, 7PM

The Hub, A special presentation, Q&A, and signing with Ralph Bivins on his new book, Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up, 8AM

Round Rock
Round Rock Public Library, get the buzz on forthcoming books with Penguin Random House at Book Buzz, 7PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, David Odle reading and signing Markus, 5PM

BookPeople, Rachel Brathen discussing and signing To Love and Let Go, 7PM [ticketed event]

Carver Library, Workshop: Come As You Are Writing Series: "Writing Your Truth" with Badgerdog's Mac Irvine, 6:30PM

Ransom Center, Poetry on the Plaza: Actors from the London Stage, 12PM

Malvern Books, Why There Are Words Austin reading series featuring “Silver Linings” with Kathryn Schwille, Kristen Staby Rembold, Mark Solomon, Marian Szczepanski, Joanna Howerton, and Michael Cross, 7PM

Monkeywrench Books, ATX Interfaces reading and open mic featuring annalyse gelman, Loyce Gayo, and Nour Al Ghraowi, 7PM

Lone Star College, Montgomery County Literary Council presents poet David Baker, 7PM

George W. Bush Presidential Center, U.S. Supreme Court justice. Justice Neil Gorsuch discussing his upcoming book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It, 6:30PM [ ticketed event]

Interabang Books, Denaye Barahona discussing and signing Simple Happy Parenting, 6PM

SMU, The Bridge Builder Lectures: "The Bridge of Faith and Religion: The Necessity of Viewpoint Diversity in American Higher Education" with author Eboo Patel, 12PM [ticketed event]

SMU, The Bridge Builder Lectures: "The Bridge of Politics: Anger, Mourning and Empathy in American Politics" with author Dr. Arlie Hochschild, 7PM [ticketed event]

SMU, The Bridge Builder Lectures: "The Bridge of Racial Difference" with author W. Kamau Bell, 7PM [sold out]

Fort Worth
Texas Christian University, 7th Annual Crossroads Lecture on Faith and Public Life: activist Mary DeMuth, author of We Too: How the Church can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis, 7PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam featuring Teresa Johnson, 7:30PM

B&N - Legacy West, Open-Mic Poetry Night, 7PM

San Antonio
University of the Incarnate Word, Looking back at "No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed" and Co-creating the Future": a panel including author Dr. Cynthia Orozco, 6:30PM

University of Texas, 2nd Annual Human Library, 12PM

University of Texas, Maverick Speakers Series: "The State of the American Presidency" with Bob Woodward, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

BookPeople, Bridget Farr reading and signing Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home, 6:30PM [kids event]

BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas presents "Learning to Write by Watching TV?" with Wendi Aarons, Samantha M. Clark, Eugene Fischer, and Scott Von Doviak, 7PM

BookWoman, Hilah Johnson discussing and signing The Little Local Texas Cookbook, 7PM

grayDUCK Gallery, The Literary Witches Oracle launch party with Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan, 7PM

LBJ Library, the Tom Johnson Lectureship presents U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, discussing A Republic, If You Can Keep It, 6PM

Plaza Colombian Coffee, Corazón, a fundraiser for Resistencia Bookstore/Red Salmon Arts: silent arts and crafts auction and readings featuring Carmen Tafolla, Oscar Casares, Natalia Sylvester, ire’ne lara silva, Alejandro Puyana, Leticia Urieta, and Marilyse Figueroa, 7PM

Ransom Center, "Why Should We Read Ezra Pound?" with author Daniel Swift, 4PM

College Station
Texas A&M, Halbert W. Hall Speaker Series on Science Fiction and Fantasy: Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse presenting “Diverse Voices in Speculative Short Fiction,” 5:30PM

Corpus Christi
Texas A&M, Windward Review reception, reading, and open mic, 6PM

Ashton Gardens, TWU Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series: author and former Secret Service agent Kathryn Childers, 7:30AM

Interabang Books, Lara Prescott reading and signig The Secrets We Kept, 6PM

UT Dallas, Anlin Ku Lecture Series: "The Woman Who Could Not Forget" with Dr. Ying-Ying Chang discussing her daughter, author Iris Chang, and her works, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, an evening of poetry with Joseph Campana and David Baker, 6:30PM

Gallery Sonja Roesch, official book release of Ariane Roesch's memoir and how-to guide, How to Build: a House, a Life, a Future, 6PM

Private home, Conversations from a Page hosting the Houston book launch for Mary Laura Philpott's I Miss You When I Blink and Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire, 8:30AM

Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents Nick White, 7:30PM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, Gemini Ink Literary Programs Director Patrick Stockwell launches The Light Here Changes Everything, 2018 winner of Texas Review Press’s Clay Reynolds Novella Prize (with special guest reader Florinda Flores-Brown), 7PM

Parman Library, "Legendary Monsters in Texas" with author Ken Gerhard, followed by a book signing, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Kathryn Schwille discussing and signing What Luck, This Life, 5PM

San Marcos
Texas State University, the Lindsey Literary Series presents a reading with Luis J. Rodríguez, 3:30PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, Lilly Wilde Author Takeover, 7PM

Front Street Books, Raymond Caballero reading and signing McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks, 6PM

University of Texas, Friends of the Libraries presents Julie Kibler, author of Home for Erring and Outcast Girls, 7:30PM
BookPeople, Jonathan Safran Foer discussing and We Are the Weather (in conversation with Megan Kimble from the Texas Observer), 7PM [ticketed event]

Dallas Baptist University, Arts & Letters Live and the World Affairs Council DFW present General Jim Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense, discussing and signing Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Deep Vellum Books, poet Amanda Galvan Huynh reading and signing Songs of Brujería, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Wayne Henry, 8PM

The Wild Detectives, punk rock legend John Doe (X) reading and discussing his latest book, More Fun in the New World, 7:30PM

El Paso
Fahrenheit 180, Barbed Wire Series Open Mic, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Gretchen Hirsch discussing and signing Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses, 6:30PM
Murder By the Book, Nevada Barr reading and signing What Rose Forgot, 6:30PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, the KAP reading series presents Luis J. Rodríguez, 7:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Dan Schilling author meet & greet, 5PM

San Antonio
Franky Diablos, PuroSlam Roadshow, 7PM

Our Lady of the Lake University, Anthony Head discussing and signing Spirit: The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, W. Caleb McDaniel discussing and signing Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, 5PM

B&N - Town Square, Frank Gertcher signing his murder mystery series, 12PM

BookPeople, Guest story time with Mary Sullivan, author of My Name Is Wakawakaloch!, 10:30AM
BookPeople, Amy Long discussing and signing Codependence (in conversation with Amy Gentry), 2PM

BookPeople, Ian Brennan discussing and signing Silenced By Sound, 6PM

Carver Library, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring guest speaker Joyce Gullickson, poet, co-producer of the Georgetown Poetry Festival, and editor of Blue Hole, 1:30PM

Malvern Books, L.B. Deyo reading and signing The God-Damned Fool, 7PM

St. Edward's U, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Layering: A Structured Approach to Revision" with Chaitali Sen, 10AM


McCulloch County Library, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Texas Writes" with Meg Gardiner and Rachel Starnes, 10AM


Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Ben Folds reading and signing his first book and memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Gerardo Delgadillo reading and signing Fractalistic, 1PM

Pan African Connection, Brandi Brown launches The Masked Verity, 1PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Pick an e-Equanimity, Enlightenment, Emancipation" with Lucy Hopple, 12:45PM

El Paso Public Library, Meet Texas football legend and author Robert "Radar" Holt, 4:30PM

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen Center, local author Edward Graves signing It Took What It Took, 12PM

Haltom City
Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, Half Price Books and Scholastic present award-winning New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Dav Pilkey in celebration of the release of his newest book, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, 2PM [sold out]

Blue Willow Bookshop, Jennifer Mathieu launches The Liars of Mariposa Island, her new novel for teens, 1PM
Writespace, Workshop: "The Ins and Outs of Great Sex Scenes" with Marian Szczepanski, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: "Worldbuilding" with Charlotte Wyatt, 1PM

East Branch Library, Hispanic heritage celebration featuring author Claudia Rueda, 2:30PM

B&N, Robert D. Jacobus discussing and signing Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football, 2PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Rie Anders author meet & greet, 3PM

San Antonio
Institute of Texan Cultures, Mary S. Black discussing and signing Secrets in the Dirt: Uncovering the Ancient People of Gault, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Erik Mehlen signing Did Dinosaurs Have Dentists? and Do Penguins Have Pediatricians?, 10:30AM [kids event]

B&N - Town Square, Margaret Bryant signing Who Rescued Whom, 1PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Frank Gertcher signing books from his murder mystery series, 11AM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas-native poet David Gibbons signing Frayed, and Dallas-native author Allison Catalani signing her new healthy cookbook, Sweeten Your Day The Healthy Way, 1PM

Interabang Books, Rosemary Wells reading and signing Max and Ruby and Twin Trouble, 1PM [kids event]

Fort Worth
Central Library, Banned Books Film Series: The Lord of the Rings, 2PM

Leaves, An Afternoon with Authors featuring Misty Hayes, D.H. Jonathan, Deanna King, and Lori Ann Stephens, 2PM

B&N - Town & Country, Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy, and Kick Ass at Life book signing with Oonagh Duncan, 1:30PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Finding The Right Voice in your Writing" with Joy Preble, 3PM

Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Author Platform 101: Building Your Brand without Selling Your Soul" with JR Forasteros, 3PM

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