Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of October 28-November 3, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Buns and Roses Romance Tea for Literacy, Richardson, October 27

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture 2019 Education Forum, October 28-29

50th Anniversary Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, Dallas, October 31-November 3

Dobie Dichos, Oakville, November 1

Alamo City Comic Con, San Antonio, November 1-3

iWrite Anniversary Luncheon and Book Signing, Houston, November 2

2019 Comic Indie Con, Houston, November 2

Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Houston, November 2-13

Tyler Comic Con, November 2-3

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 28:
Austin
BookPeople, L.A. Chandlar reading and signing The Pearl Dagger, Mark Coggins reading and signing The Dead Beat Scroll, Heather Harper Ellett reading and signing Ain't Nobody Nobody, 7PM

Ground Floor Theatre, The Bulb Story Slam, 7:30PM

Dallas
Checkered Past Winery, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Buddy Wakefield, 8PM

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Andy Griffiths will reading and signing The 117-Story Treehouse, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Saeed Jones discussing and signing How We Fight for Our Lives, 6:30PM

Jung Society, An Evening of Poetry with francine j. harris and Meg Day, 7PM

Mongoose vs. Cobra, Brazos Bookstore presents Jung Young Moon reading and signing Seven Samurai Swept Away In a River (in conversation with Taylor Davis Van-Atta, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Steph Cha reading and signing Your House Will Pay, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Jeanie Sanders discussing and signing Book of the Dead, 5PM

The Woodlands
B&N, Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America book signing with Jeanine Pirro, 6PM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29:
Austin
TCU, Green Honors Chair Public Lecture: Dr. Ayanna Thompson, author of Shakespeare in the Theatre: Peter Sellars, 5PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Josh Campbell discussing and signing Crossfire Hurricane, 6:30PM

Congregation Beth Israel,  River Oaks Bookstore presents CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley discussing his latest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Amazing Space Race, 7PM

Cullen Performance Hall, Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Ta-Nehisi Coates discussing The Water Dancer, 7:30PM [ticketed event - SOLD OUT]

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Lord Brown discussing Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization, 6:30PM [ticketed event]

The Montrose Center, Blue Willow Bookshop presents Adam Rippon discussing his new memoir, Beautiful On the Outside, 7PM [ticketed event]

Murder By the Book, Yrsa Sigurdardottir reading and signing The Reckoning, and Michael Stanley reading and signing Shoot the Bastards, 6:30PM

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

Trinity University, Distinguished Lecture Series: author General Stan McChrystal presents "The Changing Geopolitical Landscape," 7:30PM

Southlake
B&N - Town Square, The Autoimmune Protocol Comfort Food Cookbook: 100+ Nourishing Allergen-Free Recipes book signing with Michelle Hoover, 7PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30:
Arlington
UTA, alumnus Shaun Hamill reading and signing Cosmology of Monsters, 12PM

Austin
BookPeople, James Haley reading and signing The Devil in Paradise, 7PM

Terrazas Branch Library, Aural Literature Reading with Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

Dallas
Highland Park Village, World Affairs Council DFW presents Sid Balman Jr. reading and signing Seventh Flag, 6PM

Hyatt Regency Dallas, Bouchercon Literary Gala Fundraiser for Literacy: A Conversation with James Patterson, 6PM

UTD, Dr. Jacob Stegenga presents a lecture from his book Medical Nihilism and Care and Cure: An Introduction to Philosophy of Medicine, 7:30PM

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam featuring R.J. Wright, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Pete Souza discussing and signing Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, 6PM

Lawndale Art Center, The Unsung Masters Series & Music & Literature with Meg Day, Niki Herd, and Taylor Davis-Van Atta, 6:30PM

Moody Center for the Arts, River Oaks Bookstore presents a celebration of the publication of Glenn O’Brien’s Intelligence for Dummies and the launch of ZE Books (The evening will feature readings by noted Houston authors.), 7PM

Murder By the Book, Amy Stewart reading and signing Kopp Sisters On the March, 6:30PM

Rice University, Gray/Wawro Lecture in Gender, Health, and Well-being: Dr. Ann Gleig, author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity, 6:30PM

Huntsville
Sam Houston State, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth: A Reading, 5PM

Lubbock
Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Reading Series presents David Sedaris and Calypso, 7PM [ticketed event]

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Sergio Troncoso in conversation with Carmen Tafolla about his new story collection, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son, 5PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31:
Arlington
Arlington Music Hall, Half Price Books Mother Ship presents an evening with popular YouTube comedians Rhett & Link discussing their new book, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, 7PM [ticketed event]

Austin
Austin Books & Comics, Trick or treat at ABC, 4PM

Austin Books & Comics, Halloween Party: horror, music, and art, 6PM

BookPeople, Eva Chen and illustrator Derek Desierto reading and signing Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure, 6PM

Chez Zee American Bistro, Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe, 8PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Halloween Mystery Panel featuring authors Mindy Mejia, Wendy Walker, Meg Gardiner, and Kimberly Belle, 7PM

Houston
Poison Girl, Poison Pen Hallowreading, 8:30PM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1:
Austin
BookPeople, Tegan and Sara Quin signing High School, 12:30PM [voucher required - SOLD OUT]

BookPeople, André Aciman reading and signing Find Me, 7PM [ticketed event]

Dallas
Fort Worth
Commonplace Books, Sid Balman Jr. reading and signing Seventh Flag, 6PM

Georgetown
Lark & Owl Booksellers, Dia de Los Muertos Open-Mic Poetry Night, 7:30PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2:
Abilene
Texas Star Trading Co., Julie Kibler signing Home for Erring and Outcast Girls, 10AM

Texas Star Trading Co., Mark McDonald signing Beyond the Big Shootout: 50 Years of Football’s Life Lessons, 12PM

Austin
Austin Community  College - Highland, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret to Successful Story Structure" with Jill Chamberlain, 10AM

B&N - Arboretum, Ruth Chou Simmons signing Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship, 2PM

BookPeople, Carole Bumpus discussing and signing Searching for Family and Friends at the French Table, 5PM

Half Price Books - Southpark Meadows, King Jerome signing Volume 1 of King Jerome's Library, 12PM

Malvern Books, The Lion & the Pirate inclusive open mic, 7PM

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Bouchercon World Mystery Convention Authors Panel featuring thriller authors Jack Carr, Mark Greaney, Brad Taylor, Marc Cameron, Anthony J. Tata, and K.J. Howe (moderated by Nick Petrie), 2PM [ticketed signing line]


Denton
The Bearded Monk, American Literary Review Reading Series, 4PM

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Spiderweb Salon presents "Spider Dead," 7PM
Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, writers workshop, 11:30AM

TCU, Ron Tyler discussing The Art of Texas: 250 Years, 10:30AM

Galveston
Galveston Bookshop, Ervin Mendlovitz signing his two books focusing on Galveston’s 1900 storm, a novel and a collected oral history, 2PM

Houston
B&N - Town & Country, Marc Grossberg signing The Best People, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Casey Giles reading and signing Indifferents, 6:30PM

Houston Museum of African American Culture, a book launch event for Dr. Bertie Simmons's new book, Whispers of Hope, The Story of My Life, 5PM

Murder By the Book, Ava Morgyn reading and signing Resurrection Girls, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Tyler Broussard discussing and signing My Haunted Life: True Tales of a Texas Weirdo, 1PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Micki Fine reading and signing her new picture book, May All People and Pigs Be Happy, 4PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Introduction to Memoir Writing" with Pat Baldwin, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: "Personal Essay: Investigating the Self" with Alex Wukman, 1PM

Kerrville
Butt-Holdsworth Library, Writers' League of Texas presents "The Craft and Business of Writing" with Michael Noll and Becka Oliver, 10:30AM
Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Deanna King signing Twist of Fate, 1PM

Webster
B&N, Marcy Smith signing Little Autumn Rose, 2PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3:
Austin

Corpus Christi
Half Price Books Mother Ship, Heather Morris, New York Times bestselling-author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, discussing and signing her latest release, Cilka's Journey, 7PM [ticketed event]

Garland
Half Price Books, Double Barrel Texas Tour: bestselling thriller authors Reavis Z. Wortham and John Gilstrap reading and signing Hawke's Target and Total Mayhem, respectively, 2PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Bettina Elias Siegel discussing and signing Kid Food, 5PM

Writespace, Workshop: "How to Find an Agent" with Joy Preble, 3PM

Leander
Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, NaNoWriMo Writers' Refuge, 11AM

Mansfield
Half Price Books, Local Author Sundays: meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Richardson
The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Submission Tools and Tricks" with Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, 3PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Suanne Schafer signing Hunting the Devil, 12PM

San Marcos
The Wittliff Collections, a reception and program celebrating the new exhibition "Blessings and Besos: Photographs by Bill Wittliff" and the new book SunriseSunset: Solargraphs from Plum Creek, 2PM

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