Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Oct. 7-13, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of October 7-13, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Texas Design Week Dallas, October 7-11

25th Annual Women Writing the West Conference, San Antonio, October 10-13

Poetry Fest 2019, October 11-13

Border Books Bash, Mercedes, October 12

Fort Worth BookFest, October 12

Texas Teen Book Festival, Georgetown, October 12

Writers in the Field 2019, Venus, October 12

Galveston Island Book Festival, October 12

15th Annual STAPLE!: The Independent Media Expo, Austin, October 12-13

5th Annual Permian Basin Writers' Workshop, Midland, October 12-13

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

The Essential J. Frank Dobie, San Marcos, through December 1

Modernist Networks: The Annette Campbell-White Collection, Austin, August 24-January 5

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7:
Austin
BookPeople, K.A. Holt reading and signing Redwood and Ponytail, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, BookPeople presents Ann Patchett discussing The Dutch House, 7PM [ticketed event]

Dallas
Crescent Club, World Affairs Council DFW presents Philip Zelikow discussing and signing To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth, 6:30PM [ticketed event]

SMU, the Bridge Builders Author Circle Lecture featuring Malcolm Gladwell discussing Talking to Strangers, 8PM [ticketed event]

Houston
Amegy Bank Tower, World Affairs Council - Greater Houston presents Nada Glass Bakos discussing and signing The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, 7PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8:
Austin
BookPeople, Debbie Dunn and Tami Lewis Brown discussing and signing Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future, 6:30PM

Flat Track Coffee, Chicon Street Poets Living Room Lit: Spoken Word Open Mic + Mingle, 7:30PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Chibbi Orduña, 7:15PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting featuring Kellie Coates Gilbert, 7PM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, A Bitter Feast (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #18) book signing with Deborah Crombie, 7PM

Belo Mansion & Pavilion, Aberg Center for Literacy presents Legacy of Literacy Breakfast, 7:30AM

Chocolate Secrets, Sanderia Faye's LitNight Reading Series, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Vellum Ouroboros - A Poetry Open Mic Salon, 6:45PM

Episcopal Cathedral of St. Matthew's, historian, humorist, author, and actress Rose-Mary Rumbley presents Footsteps, an anthology of travel columns from the New York Times, 10:30AM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors LIVE! presents Stephen Harrigan and Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas, 7PM [6PM ticketed reception]

Interabang Books, James M. Fenelon discussing and signing Four Hours of Fury, 6PM

Denton
Denton County Office of History & Culture, Paula Selzer and Emmanuel Pecontal discussing and signing Adolphe Gouhenant: French Revolutionary, Utopian Leader, and Texas Frontier Photographer, 6PM
Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

TCU, celebrate the release of Be a Girl Champion, written and illustrated by Chloe Seraspe Reynaldo, 11AM
Houston
The Ballroom at Bayou Place, Brazos Bookstore presents Malcolm Gladwell discussing Talking to Strangers, 7PM [sold out]

Blue Willow Bookshop, Brendan Wenzel reading and signing his new picture book, A Stone Sat Still, 5PM

Warehouse Live, The Moth StorySLAM present "Spooky," 7:30PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam featuring DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM
The Twig Book Shop, Tom Walker discussing and signing The Man in the Empty Suit, 5PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9:
Austin
BookPeople, Benjamin Moser discussing and signing Sontag: Her Life and Work (in conversation with Clay Smith), 7PM

Dallas
The Wild Detectives, Inner Moonlight Poetry Reading featuring Tom Farris and Harry McNabb, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar/Westover, Old School poetry reading featuring poet and founder of the Renegade Voices Collective, Austin Caraway, 7PM

Georgetown
Lark & Owl Booksellers, Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn present a book party for Instructions Not Included: How A Team of Women Coded The Future, 6:30PM [proceeds from pre-orders benefit GirlStart]

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic featuring FreeQuency, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Annalee Newitz reading and signing The Future of Another Timeline, 6:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State University, Lance Scott Walker discussing and signing Houston Rap Tapes: H-Town's Hip-Hop History and his upcoming biography of DJ Screw, 6PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10:
Austin
BookPeople, Kevin Robbins discussing and signing The Last Stand of Payne Stewart (in conversation with Bryan Burrough), 7PM

BookWoman, Second Thursday Open Mic: poet Viktoria Valenzuela, 7:15PM

Harry Ransom Center, a reading with Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies, 6PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night with Mark Falkin, Amy Gentry, and Jeff Abbott, 7PM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir discussion and book signing with Saeed Jones (in conversation with Sarah Hepola), 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Mark Haber reading and signing Reinhardt's Garden, 7PM

Interabang Books, the World Affairs Council of DFW presents James Verini discussing and signing They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, 6PM

Denton
UNT Union, the Gay Agenda Zine Release Showcase, 7PM

Fort Worth
TCU, Sarah E. Hill discussing and signing This is Your Brain on Birth Control: Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences, 6PM

Georgetown
Georgetown Public Library, Robin W. Doughty discussing and signing Unnatural Texas?: The Invasive Species Dilemma, 7PM

Houston
The Menil Collection, a memorial reading and book launch celebrating the publication of the late poet Paul Otremba’s Levee, featuring Michael Collier, Sally Keith, Tomás Morín, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Patrick Phillips, and Kent Shaw, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Deborah Crombie reading and signing A Bitter Feast, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Linda Robinson reading and signing Death at the Sanctuary, 5PM

San Marcos
Texas State University, a reading with Carmen Machado, author of In the Dream House: A Memoir, 3:30PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, Amy Daws Live Author Takeover, 7PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11:
Austin
BookPeople, Seane Corn discussing and signing Revolution of the Soul, 7PM 
Malvern Books, celebrate the recent launch of Paul D. Dickinson’s Junker Dreams: An Automotive Memoir (with special guest W. Joe Hoppe), 7PM

Dallas
Half Price Books Mother Ship, New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand reading and signing What Happens in Paradise, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: Girls Night Out featuring Nova, 8PM

Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Poets On the X+ featuring Harry McNabb, 7PM

Pan African Connection, lilD discussing and signing her debut book, Route 2: My Choice to Struggle to Succeed, 7PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, Beverly, Right Here book signing with Kate DiCamillo, 6PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, an evening of poetry with Diane Mehta and Kevin Prufer, 6:30PM

Kyle
Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, a reading with Carmen Machado, author of In the Dream House: A Memoir, 7:30PM
College Station
B&N - TAMU, Dave Campbell signing Dave Campbell's Favorite Texas Football Stories, Ron Jackson signing Bebes and the Bear: Gene Stallings, Coach Bryant, and Their 1968 Cotton Bowl Showdown, and Dave South signing You Saw Me on the Radio: Recollections and Favorite Calls as the Voice of Aggie Athletics, TBA
El Paso
Armijo Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Columbus Never Made it to the Lower 48" with David Evans, 1PM

Literarity Book Shop, Alfredo Corchado signing new edition of Homelands, 4PM

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Britney Lee reading and signing her picture book, The Boy with Big, Big Feelings, 11AM

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

Katy Budget Books, Diane Manning signing Deceitful Lies and Justice Served, 3PM

Murder By the Book, Ellie Alexander reading and signing Beyond a Reasonable Stout and A Cup of Holiday Fear, 4:30PM

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Inprint Poetry Buskers at the MFAH Fall Festival, 3PM

WITS Meeting House, Free Verse Open Mic, 5:30PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Mags to Riches: Magazine Writing 101" with Jody T. Morse, 1PM
B&N - San Pedro, Movies (And Other Things) book signing with Shea Serrano, 4PM

Collins Garden Library, Voces Cósmicas presents “Cuando Sueno”: an afternoon of poetry with Voces Cósmicas poets Fernando Esteban Flores, Jacinto Jesus Cardona, Alicia Galvan, Suzanne Green, Ed Cody, Liz Vera, and others, 2PM

Crownridge Canyon Park & Wilderness Area, Gemini Ink presents Poetry at the Park: Monarch Migration with Amalia Leticia Ortiz, 10AM

Dead Tree Books, Ruth Mini launches Sad Songs and Gray Dresses, 2PM

Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, "Words, Images, & Artifacts: A Gloria Anzaldúa Archival Exhibit," 7PM

Parman Library, Author Panel: San Antonio through the eyes of local writers, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: W.F. Strong discussing and signing Stories from Texas, 1PM

Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Rebecca Balcarcel signing The Other Half of Happy, 1PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13:
B&N - Preston/Royal, The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain: How Emme the Australian Terrier Changed My Life When I Needed It Most book signing with Rick Crandall, 1PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas-native Sunni Rain signing her autism-awareness book, After Winter Must Come Spring, and Dallas-native self-help author Janet Ellis signing Wake Up!: Break The Generational Cycle And Be Yourself, 1PM

Lucky Dog Books, Texas writer Oliver Sheppard reading and signing Thirteen Nocturnes and The Void Cantos, 4PM

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Alan Gratz reading and signing his newest book for young readers, Allies, 1PM

Inprint House, Taller de escritura con Patricia Coral (with Tintero Projects), 6PM

Mansfield
Half Price Books, Texas-native author Dre Williams signing his inspirational self-help book, It's Already Done, 1PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Lisa Leader signing The Man Haters Club: A Bobby Bain Novel, 12PM

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