Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Nov. 11-17, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of November 11-17, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Jewish Book & Arts Festival, Houston, November 2-13

TCU 2019 Texas Book Award, Fort Worth, November 14

2019 WITS Gala, Houston, November 14

The 2019 Writing Workshop of Austin, November 15

The 2019 Houston Writing Workshop, November 16

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

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

Yuyi Morales: Soñadora, Abilene, November 14-?

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11:
Austin
BookPeople, Jane Ko discussing and signing Koko's Guide to Austin (in conversation with Kana LiVolsi), 7PM

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Creative Writing Department’s Literary Coffeehouse, hosted by Charlotte Gullick, featuring Ehigbor Shultz, 7PM

Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Tim O'Brien discussing Dad's Maybe Book (in conversation with Ben Fountain), 7:30PM

SMU, guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves presents a slideshow lecture titled "Travel as a Spiritual Act," 7:30PM [ticketed event]

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Eoin Colfer reading and signing his new book, The Fowl Twins, 5PM

Congregation Emanu El, The Progressive Forum presents Karen Armstrong discussing her new book, The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts, 7:30PM

Stude Concert Hall, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Elizabeth Gilbert discussing City of Girls, 7:30PM [ticketed event - SOLD OUT]

Lubbock
Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Reading Series presents poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, 7:30PM

San Antonio
Alpine
Front Street Books, Sid Balman reading and signing Seventh Flag, 6PM

Austin
Flat Track Coffee, Living Room Lit Open Mic with Chicon Street Poets, 7:15PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave's Story Department: Cold Turkey, 7:30PM

Hotel Ella, Salon Series: Asher Price discussing and signing Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact, 6PM

Lazarus Brewing Co., LOGOS no. 16 featuring poets Nick Courtright and Kimbol Soques, 7:15PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam: Open Slam featuring Radi, 7:15PM

UT - Belo New Media Center, David Wallace-Wells discussing and signing The Uninhabitable Earth, 3:30PM

Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now: Wansgiving Community Potluck & Free Poetry Open Mic, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, An Evening with novelists Hernan Diaz (In the Distance) and Mark Haber (Reinhardt's Garden), 6:30PM

Lone Star College - N. Harris, The Human Library 2019, 9AM

Roka Akor, Laurie Warren discussing and signing Wild World, Joyful Heart: Unlock Your Power to Create Health and Joy, 6:30PM

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Blue Willow Bookshop presents Stephen Harrigan discussing and signing Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (in conversation with Judge Ken Wise), 7PM
San Antonio
Central Library, Slammin' the Stacks: poetry slam with emcee Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, 6PM

San Antonio College, Lauren Markham, author of The Faraway Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, presents "Migration Stories, Migration Myths," 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Alyssa Banta discussing and signing The Texas Ranch Sisterhood, 5PM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14:
Austin
Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Addie Tsai reading and signing Dear Twin, 6:30PM
Friday, November 15:
Austin
Austin Book Arts Center, workshop: Book Repair I, 10AM

BookPeople, Leanna Petronella reading and signing The Imaginary Age, 7PM

El Paso
Fahrenheit 180, Lupe Mendez poetry reading at BWOMS Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, ER Bills discussing and signing The San Marcos 10: An Antiwar Protest in Texas, 6:30PM
San Angelo
Angelo State, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush discussing Sisters First, 7PM [ticketed event]

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Cliff Etheredge discussing and signing Flying With One Wing, 5PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16:
Austin
Austin Community College - Highland, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Character Driven and Intricately Plotted Mysteries" with Sherry Thomas, 10AM

B&N - Arboretum, Donovan Boyd signing Clock Maintenance, 2PM

BookPeople, Brenda Marie Smith reading and signing If Darkness Takes Us, 5PM

Carver Branch Library, Austin Poetry Society meeting featuring Sandi Horton, 1:30PM

Half Price Books - Southpark Meadows, Cy Young signing his thriller, Deathload, and his YA novel, Onions, 1PM

Malvern Books, Esteban Rodríguez launches his new poetry collection, Crash Course, with readings from special guest ire’ne lara silva, 7PM
Houston
Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Lawndale Art Center, Brazos Bookstore presents An Evening with Flea and his new memoir, Acid for the Children (in conversation with Jagi Katial), 7PM [ticketed event - SOLD OUT]

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Blue Willow Bookshop presents Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush in celebration of their first children’s book, Sisters First, 7PM [ticketed event]

Murder By the Book, Tessa Arlen will sign and discuss Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders, and Sara Rosett will sign and discuss Murder in Black Tie, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, William Dylan Powell discussing and signing Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "More Than Just Hitting the Books: Researching 101" with Marian Szczepanski, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: "‘The Body Is and Is and Is:’ Poetry of the Body" with Theodora Ziolkowski, 1PM

Leander
Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Ron Franscell discussing his latest book, Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story, as well as his other true crime books, followed by a book signing, 4PM

McAllen
B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Author: Sylvia Weaver Rivera, and Meet the Author: Ana A. Cavazos, 2PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Author: Rob Paulsen, 7:30PM

New Braunfels
The Book Haus, Joseph Brooks discussing and signing The Value of a Single Woman, 11AM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, author Merilyn Howton Marriott Meet & Greet Event, 3PM

Round Rock
Baca Center, SCBWI-Austin: Full Novel Workshop with Cory Putman Oakes, Varsha Bajaj, Nikki Loftin and Jessica Lee Anderson, 8:30AM

San Antonio
Memorial Branch Library, explore spoken word poetry and creative writing with local award-winning writer and performer Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson, 3PM

Tobin Center, author Brian Kilmeade presents "America— Great From the Start," 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, E. M. Johnson signing The Greatest Treasure Ever, 11AM

San Marcos
Half Price Books, Lloyd Rosen signing Resurrection from Depression, 1PM
Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Randy Clark signing Authority from God, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Julia Yu signing Sweeter Without Sugar, 4PM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17:
Austin
Austin Book Arts Center, workshop: Bookbinding for Artists, 12PM

BookPeople, Walt Gragg reading and signing The Chosen One, 2PM
Hurst
B&N - NE Mall, The Toll (Arc of a Scythe Series #3) book signing with Neal Shusterman, 5PM

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

Lubbock
B&N, Raider Power: Texas Tech's Journey from Unranked to the Final Four book signing with Chris Beard, 12:30PM

McAllen
B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Author: Gail Rollo, 2PM

San Antonio
The Keystone School, The Twig Book Shop presents Brian Kilmeade and Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History, 1PM [ticketed event]

San Marcos
The Wittliff Collections, Steven L. Davis discussing and signing The Essential J. Frank Dobie with special guests Naomi Shihab Nye, John Phillip Santos, William Jack Sibley, Chip Dameron, and Dudley Dobie, Jr., 2PM

Sugar Land
B&N, Robert Jacobus signing Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football, 2PM

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