Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Nov 4-10, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of November 4-10, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

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

International Literature Festival 2019, Houston & San Antonio, November 5-7

EDGE: The Texas Monthly Festival, Dallas, November 8-10

Fresh Fiction's Readers & 'ritas, Allen, November 8-10

10th Annual Wizard World Austin, November 8-10

Poetry Society of Texas 63rd Annual Awards Banquet, Dallas, November 9

Writers Guild of Texas 2019 Fall Workshop, Garland, November 9

Texas Writes in ATX, Austin, November 9-10

Beaumont Comic Con, November 9-10

South Texas Book Festival, McAllen, November 10

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

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

BookPeople, Geddy Lee signing Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass, 5PM [ticketed event]

The Long Time, BookPeople presents Melanie Falick discussing and signing Making a Life, 7PM

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Brenden Rensink discussing and signing Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands, 7PM

Cy-Woods High School, The Wrecking Ball Show: Jeff Kinney reading and discussing Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14), 5PM [ticketed event - SOLD OUT]

B&N - Lincoln Park, Toddy Smith and Darren Nuzzo signing I'll Give You a Dollar If You Consider This Art, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Lori Gottlieb discussing Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (in conversation with Sarah Hepola), 7:30PM

The Ballroom at Bayou Place, World Affairs Council - Greater Houston presents Ambassador Susan Rice discussing and signing Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, 7PM [ticketed event]

Brazos Bookstore, Francine Spiering discussing and signing Houston Cooks, 6:30PM

Rice University, "Time Machines: Animating the Past in Fiction" lecture and discussion with author Julie Orringer, 4PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI-Houston meeting: "The Illustrated Biography of an Illustrator & Muralist, Too" with Bill Ferguson, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Sid Balman, Jr. reading and signing Seventh Flag, 5PM

Conversations from a Page, Literary Salon with Fiona Davis (The Chelsea Girls) and Julie Satow (The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel), 8:45AM

Houston Zoo, Carl-Christian Elze reading Zoo Stories: Oda and My Stuffed Father (in conversation with the translator, Bradley Schmidt), 4PM

Murder By the Book, John Billheimer discussing and signing Primary Target and Hitchcock and the Censors, 6:30PM

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

BookPeople, P.J. Steeps and Benchalak Srimart Stoops discussing and signing Texas Seafood, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talks: editor Rachel Ozanne discussing the late Norman Brown's Biscuits, the Dole, and Nodding Donkeys, 12PM

Central Presbyterian Church, BookPeople presents Rachael Ray discussing Rachael Ray 50, 7PM [ticketed event] 

Chez Zee American Bistro, Chez Zee Texas Author Series featuring Aaron Franklin, author of Franklin Steak, 6PM

LBJ Library, Gloria Steinem discussing The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion, 6PM [Friends event]

North Village Branch Library, Workshop: "Rewrite Your Storywith Dr. James Pennebaker, 4:30PM
El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Sergio Troncoso reading and signing A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son, 5PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Jeff Kinney and Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14), 6PM



BookPeople, Karamo Brown and Jason Brown discussing and signing I Am Perfectly Designed, 6:30PM [ticketed event]

Harry Ransom Center, an evening with Tracy K. Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, 7PM

Malvern Books, Jessica Reisman reading and signing her first short story collection, The Arcana of Maps, 7PM

St. Edward's University, Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series presents poet Ada Limón, 6PM

West Texas A&M University, a poetry reading by 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla Kay Morton, 7PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors LIVE! presents S.C. Gwynne discussing and signing Hymns of the Republic, 7PM [ticketed reception 6PM]
River Oaks Bookstore, Alyssa Banta discussing and signing Texas Ranch Sisterhood: Portraits of Women Working the Land, 5PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with S.C. Gwynne, author of Hymns of the Republic, 1PM [ticketed reception 12PM]
San Marcos
Texas State University, a reading with Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me: Memoirs, 3:30PM
Austin Central Library, The Library Foundation presents Stories Gala & Storytime Bash, 6PM

BookPeople, Sid Balman Jr. reading and signing Seventh Flag, 7PM

First Baptist Church, Tim McGraw discussing Grit & Grace (in conversation with Aubrey Marcus), 7PM [ticketed event]

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

Galena Park
Galena Park Branch Library, WITS Workshop and Open Mic Series with Monica Davidson, 4PM
Murder By the Book, Lisa Jewell reading and signing The Family Upstairs, 6:30PM

Rice University, Poetry Reading and Workshop: English, Spanish & Bengali with Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras Schwartz, ire’ne lara silva, and Lopa Banerjee, 11AM

Half Price Books, Double Barrel Texas Tour: Reavis Z. Wortham reading and signing Hawke's Target, and John Gilstrap reading and signing Total Mayhem, 7PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, a reading with Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me: Memoirs, 7:30PM

Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, "The Raspberry Cordial Catholic Literary Gathering": a conversation between Tish Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World: Reflecting o Belonging While Wandering the Globe, and Haley Stewart, author of The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture, followed by a book signing, 5PM [conversation is ticketed]
Galveston Bookshop, Kathleen Steele signing Beyond Tears: A Story of One Family’s Survival of the 1900 Hurricane, 2PM

Art League Houston, WITS Free Verse Open Mic, 5:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Micki Fine Pavlicek reading and signing her picture book May All People and Pigs Be Happy, 11AM

Body Mind & Soul, an evening with Mark Anthony, author of Evidence of Eternity and Never Letting Go, 7PM

French Country Wines, Jordan Zucker with her new cookbook, One Dish - Four Seasons: Food, Wine, and Sound - All Year Round, 12PM

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

McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library, 5th annual Literacy in the Bag kick-off, 10AM

Murder By the Book, William Dylan Powell discussing and signing Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Victoria Laurie reading and signing Coached to Death, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, author and photographer Margaret Wilson Reckling discussing and signing Woody Creek: Views from a Homestead, 3PM

Transart Foundation for Art & Anthropology, Denfunkt Magazine presents a LatinX Showcase featuring Roberto Tejada, ire’ne lara silva, and Em Felker, 7PM

Writespace, Workshop: "What Authors Need to Know about Small Business, Taxes, and Copyright Law" with Mike Kowis, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: "Prompts, Prompts, and More Prompts! A Generative Poetry Workshop" with Andreana Binder, 1PM

South Irving Library, Irving Chautauqua: guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow, 2PM

West Irving Library, National Picture Book Month party and author visit: David Goodner, author of the Ginny Goblin books, 2:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Road Kill 4 book release party, 3PM

Round Rock
Half Price Books, Double Barrel Texas Tour: Reavis Z. Wortham reading and signing Hawke's Target, and John Gilstrap reading and signing Total Mayhem, 2PM

Round Rock Public Library, SCBWI-Austin: Picture Book Workshop for Authors & Illustrators with the Ransomes, 12:30PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, Luc Vors signing Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, 2PM

Gemini Ink, Workshop: "The Art of the Opening" with Andrew Porter, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Haleigh Wenger signing The Art of Falling in Love, 11AM
Writespace, Workshop: "Writing Between the Lines: Speculative Nonfiction" with Matthew Hefti, 3PM

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

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Event Poetry: Tracking Personal Revelation" with Christopher Stephen Soden, 3PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Scrivener 101" with Blake Atwood, 3PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Ervin Mendlovitz signing Galvestorm 1900: A Story of Twin Flames, 12PM

Wild Stallion Vineyards, Aggie Authors Event, 2PM

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