Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar Nov 18-24, 2019

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of November 18-24, 2019 compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life by Texas Book Lover. 

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Border Tuner/ Sintonizador Fronterizo, El Paso, November 18


Heritage Auctions: Comics, Dallas, November 21-23

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-May 28, 2020

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18:
Austin
BookPeople, Ace Atkins reading and signing Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes, 7PM

Central Presbyterian Church, Cecile Richards discussing Make Trouble Young Readers Edition, 6:30PM [ticketed event]

Dallas
The Hockaday School, World Affairs Council DFW presents Ambassador Samantha Power discussing and signing The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
TCU, The Live Oak Reading Series featuring Taneum Bambrick aned Graham Barnhart, 6:30PM

Houston
Project Row Houses, Brazos Bookstore presents Sarah Broom reading and signing The Yellow House (in conversation with Emerson Zora Hamsa), 7PM

Richardson
Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "The Organized Writer" with Kathryn McClatchy, 7PM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19:
El Paso
The Station at Sunset, Barbed Wire Open Mic Night, 8PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM
Houston
Murder By the Book, Michael Pullara discussing and signing The Spy Who Was Left Behind, 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, NaNoWriMo Writing Workshop: From Draft to Print, 7PM

San Antonio
Robin Library at Oakwell, Voices de la Luna monthly literary workshop with 2018 Texas Poet Laureate Carol Coffee Reposa followed by an open mic, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Marc Grossberg reading and signing The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors, 5PM

Waco
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Autumn Krause reading and signing A Dress for the Wicked, 7PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20:
Austin
Austin Central Library, Stephen Harrigan discussing and signing Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (in conversation with Texas Monthly Executive Editor Mimi Swartz), 7PM

LBJ Library, An evening with Ambassador Susan Rice, author of Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, 6PM [Friends event]

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Creative Writing Event: A Night with Spoken Word Artists Joaquín Zihuatanejo and Taria Person, 7PM

Conroe
Lone Star College - Montgomery, winners of the Student Veteran Creative Writing Contest will read their winning prose and poems with Dr. W. D. Ehrhart, 7PM

Dallas
Alexander Mansion, The Dallas Women's Forum presents bestselling Texas authors Jodi Thomas, Rachael Miles, and Celia Bonaduce for a book signing and discussion of A Texas Kind of Christmas, 6PM
Houston
Avant Garden, Write About Now: Poetry Slam featuring Pages Matam, 7:30PM

Rice University, Graduate Colloquium Public Lecture: Eli Clare, author of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, will discuss Cure, Disability, and Natural Worlds, 4PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Terri Havens discussing and signing Beautiful Living: Cooking the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Way, 5PM

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

San Antonio
Berry to Bean, Sun Poet's Society Open-Mic Poetry Readings, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Camaron Brooks discussing and signing Lost Between the Mess and the Magic, 5PM

San Marcos
Texas State University, author Donna Marie Miller and the Broken Spoke's founder James White discuss The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk, 2PM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21:
Arlington
UTA, Bilingual Poetry Reading with Balam Rodrigo, author of el libro centroamericano de los muertos, 12:30PM

Austin
Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, Sabrina Fountain and Greg Garrett discussing and signing The Courage to See, 7PM

Friday, November 22:
Austin
BookPeople, Pete Souza signing Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, 7PM [voucher event]

Dallas
Deep Vellum Books, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Taneum Bambrick, Graham Barnhart, Molly Bess Rector, and Jess Smith, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Finger Snaps & Laugh Tracks, 8PM

Houston
Lawndale Art Center, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Benjamin Garcia, 7PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23:
Abilene
Texas Star Trading Co., Richard Beck signing The Gospel According to Johnny Cash, 11AM

Austin
B&N - Arboretum, a book signing with J.M. Buckler, 2PM

BookPeople, Alyssa Banta discussing and signing The Texas Ranch Sisterhood, 5PM

dadageek, Hello Neighbor (group exhibition by vurv & Chicon Street Poets), 7PM

Malvern Books, the launch of Roberto Ontiveros’s debut story collection, The Fight for Space, 7PM

Boerne
Patrick Heath Public Library, workshop: The Art of Writing with D. Ellis Phelps, 1PM

Cypress
Lone Star College - CyFair, Poetry of Gratitude: An Interactive Writing Workshop, 1PM
Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Interabang Books presents Walt Gragg reading and signing The Chosen One, 7PM

Denton

River Oaks Bookstore, Artist Carolyn Dahl reading and signing Art Preserves What Can’t Be Saved, 3PM

McAllen
B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Author: K.T. Castle, 2PM

Paris
The Blind Pig, Open Mic Night, 7PM

San Antonio
Bihl Haus, Beyond Service: Poetry and Prose Reading, 2PM

Quaker Meeting House, Tellabration: night of storytelling with the San Antonio Storytellers Association, 7PM

Tobin Library, poet Kristin T. De La Garza signing Grains of Graphite, 1:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Micki Pavlicek signing May All People and Pigs Be Happy, 11AM

Southlake
B&N - Town Square, Laura Sook Duncombe signing A Pirate's Life for She, 1PM
The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night - Dallas Edition, 7PM

Houston
Brasil Houston, Public Poetry presents Enough Anthology book launch, 3PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, NaNoWriMo writing sprints: win a gift card!, 12PM

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

Richardson
The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "How to Pitch to Magazines" with Alex Temblador, 3PM

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

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