Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Oct 14-20, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of October 14-20, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Illustration Art Signature Auction, Dallas, October 15

16th Annual Lone Star Storytelling Festival, Frisco, October 17-18

Fandemic Comic Con, Houston, October 18-20

Houston Literary Awards Gala, October 19

Mid-Cities Teen Book Fest, North Richland Hills, October 19

Tweens Read, Pasadena, October 19

El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta, October 19

11th Annual Georgetown Poetry Festival, October 19

Fall Foliage Festival, Canadian, October 19

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 14:
Abilene
Abilene Public Library, SCBWI-North Texas Abilene Area Meet-Up: First 200 Words - Drawing Your Reader In, 5:45PM

Austin
BookPeople, KUT Book Club conversation about Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact with author Asher Price, 7PM

Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Benjamin Moser and Sontag: Her Life and Work (in conversation with Ben Fountain), 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, a conversation with Paul Theroux, author of On the Plain of Snakes, and KERA's Krys Boyd, 7PM

UT Dallas, Athenaeum Review Issue 3 release party, 5:15PM

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Elin Hilderbrand reading and signing What Happens in Paradise, 7PM

Private home, Conversations from a Page hosting a literary salon with Elin Hilderbrand for her new release, What Happens in Paradise, 8:30AM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15:
Austin
BookPeople, Paul Theroux discussing and signing On the Plain of Snakes, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, BookPeople presents Leigh Bardugo discussing Ninth House, 7PM [ticketed event]

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam hosted by Peter Nevland, 7:15PM

University of Texas, Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series presents Brian Van Reet reading and signing Spoils, 7PM

Writers' League of Texas office, Workshop: "Crafting an Effective Novel Synopsis" with Richard Santos, 6PM

Dallas
Hotel Crescent Court, World Affairs Council DFW presents Brigadier General Robert Spalding (Ret.) discussing and signing Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept, 6:30PM

Interabang Books, Marc Grossberg reading and signing The Best People, 6PM

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

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM
San Antonio
The Alamo, San Antonio Book Festival presents Get Lit with Stephen Harrigan and Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas, 6PM

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

Waco
Baylor University, the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of Keston College and the Michael Bourdeaux Keston Library and Archives by launching Voices of the Voiceless: Religion, Communism, and the Keston Archive, 3:30PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16:
Austin
BookPeople, Cleo Wade discussing and signing Where to Begin, 7PM [ticketed event]

LBJ Library, an evening with best-selling Texas authors S.C. Gwynne (Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War) and Stephen Harrigan(Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas) (moderated by Elizabeth Crook), 6PM [ticketed event - "Friends" members only]

Monkeywrench Books, ATX Interfaces: Reading & Open Mic featuring Hazem Fahmy, Audrea Diaz, and Sahib Chandnani, 7PM

St. Edward's University, Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series presents Jennifer duBois, author of The Spectators, 6PM

Dallas
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors LIVE! presents Jojo Moyes and The Giver of Stars, 6PM
Interabang Books, Shea Serrano discussing and signing Movies and Other Things, 7PM

UT Dallas, an evening with poet, author, editor, translator, and critic A.M. Juster, 7:30PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, Penguin Teen Game Night with authors Rosaria Munda (Fireborne), Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls), and Natalie C. Parker (Steel Tide), 6PM [ticketed event]

Houston
John Cooper School, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Sean Spicer discussing and signing The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President, 7PM

Murder By the Book, James R. Benn reading and signing When Hell Struck Twelve, 6:30PM

Rice University, Dr. Sophie Esch discussing Modernity at Gunpoint, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Jojo Moyes and The Giver of Stars, 1:30PM [ticketed reception 12:30PM]

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:
Austin
Austin Book Arts Center, Kyle Schlesinger letterpress presentation, 7PM

BookPeople, Markus Zusak reading and signing Bridge of Clay, 7PM [ticketed event]

BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas October Third Thursday: "Writing Great First Pages and Chapters" with Salima Alikhan, Robert Ashcroft, Bridget Farr, and Stacey Swann, 7PM

BookWoman, Patricia Eagle discussing and signing Being Mean––A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival, 7PM

Mercury Hall, American Short Fiction presents "The Stars at Night 2019," 8PM [ticketed event; VIP party 7PM]

Texas Exes Alumni Center, Asher Price discussing and signing Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact, 3:30PM

Conroe
Lone Star College - Montgomery, Poets reading from the anthology By the Light of a Neon Moon: Poetry Out of Dance Halls, Honky Tonks, Music Halls, and Clubs, 7PM

Dallas
Interabang Books, Thatcher Wine discussing and signing For the Love of Books, 6PM

SMU, lecture by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, author of Charles Dickens and His Circle, 6PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Marc Grossberg reading and signing The Best People, 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, John Connolly reading and signing the new Charlie Parker book, A Book of Bones, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, poet Julia Guez reading and signing In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame, 5PM

Kerrville
Wolfmueller's Books, Steven L. Davis signing The Essential J. Frank Dobie, 4PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Susan Schulten discussing and signing A History of America in 100 Maps, 5PM

Waco
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Stephen Harrigan discussing and signing Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas, 7PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:
Austin
Malvern Books, Alisar Eido releases her new novel, Wake of War (with special guests Brennan Utley and Kendall Smith), 7PM
Denton
Golden Boy Coffee Co., Liminal Stories: a spiderweb showcase, 7:30PM

Frisco
B&N - Stonebriar, Bridge of Clay book signing with Markus Zusak, 7PM

Houston
Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Corey van Landingham and Christopher Kempf, 7PM

MATCH Houston, Glasstire presents OFF ROAD: Conversations with Artists Offline featuring Houston-based artist Vincent Valdez and writer and MacArthur Fellow John Keene, 7PM

University of Houston, Creative Writing Program Poetry & Prose New Student Reading, 5:30PM

Rockport
Bella la Brew, October Poetry Open Mic, 6PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Karen Keilt & Tyra Manning discussing and signing The Parrot's Perch & Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling, 5PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19:
Austin
Asian American Resource Center, Workshop: Asian Pacific American Zine-Making, 1PM
Fort Worth
Commonplace Books, Jason Graff releases his new novel, Stray Our Pieces, 2PM

Texas Wesleyan University, A Time to Heal Symposium: Dr. Mathew Knowles discussing and signing Racism from The Eyes of a Child, 9AM

Houston
B&N - River Oaks, Adan Medrano signing Don't Count the Tortillas, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, story time with Cheryl Pilgrim, author of Big and Little, 10:30AM

Brazos Bookstore, Teen Creative Writing Workshop with Julia Guez, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Julia Guez reading and signing In an Invisible Glass Case which Is also a Frame, 6PM

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

Murder By the Book, Rachael Tamayo reading and signing Break My Bones, 4:30PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Writing and Drawing: A WIVLA Collaboration" with Andreana Binder and Marie Casamayor, 9:30AM
San Antonio
B&N - Northwoods, M.L. Blackburn signing Bethel Island: Saving Earth, 2PM

B&N - San Pedro, Tammie Jo Shults signing Nerves of Steel, 2PM

Dead Tree Books, G.R. Williamson signing Hell Bound, 10:30AM

The Twig Book Shop, Ava Morgyn signing Resurrection Girls, 11AM

Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Dawn Milson signing Invisible to Invincible, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, John Richmond signing Savant, 4PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20:
B&N - Preston/Royal, Deanna King signing Gracie's Stories and Twist of Fate, 2PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas native Perry Cockerell signing his historical novel, Tatiana's War, and Dallas native YA thriller author Paul Slavonik signing Legacy Drive, 1PM

UT Dallas, Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series presents Dr. Mark Roseman, author of Lives Reclaimed: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany, 2PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night-Dallas Edition presents "Bones," 7:30PM

El Paso
Literarity Book Shop, Daniel Chacón reading and signing Kafka in a Skirt: Stories From the Wall, 3PM

Houston
Inprint House, Tintero Projects presents taller de escritura con Mauricio Patrón Rivera, 6PM

Writespace, Workshop: "How to Finish Strong" with Dr. Cynthia Childress, 3PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, David Mizejewski discussing and signing National Wildlife Federation(r) Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, 10AM

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