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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/20-26

Bookish events in Texas for the week of February 20-26, 2017: 

Special Events:
Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Austin, February 21-22

Johnson City Library 9th Annual Writers Conference, February 22

Symposium: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917: A CENTENNIAL VIEW, Dallas, February 22-23

Estamos Aqui Hispanic Storytelling Festival, Midland, February 23-24

People's Poetry Festival, Corpus Christi, February 23-25

Wild Wicked Weekend, San Antonio, February 23-25

NAACS Tejas Foco 2017, Bryan, February 24

Artists Writings on Materials and Techniques: EODIAH Symposium, Dallas, February 24-25

31st Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine, February 24-25

Poetry Out Loud Texas State Finals, Austin, February 25

2nd Annual Southwest Regional Slam, Austin, February 25

SCBWI Austin Book Marketing Boot Camp, Round Rock, February 25

Speer Memorial Library Book Festival, Mission, February 25

WordWyse 2nd Annual Marketing Workshop for Authors, Mount Vernon, February 25

One Day Jewish University, Dallas, February 26

Ongoing Exhibits:
Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, February 6-July 16

The Human Experience: From Texas to the World literacy initiative, Houston, January 18-May 18

The Lost Generation: World War I Poetry, Denton, January 17-May 11

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, Fort Worth, January 21-May 7

Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art (an exhibition from the book of the same title), San Angelo, February 16-April 9

Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own Exhibition, San Marcos, February 15-July 1

Monday, February 20:
BookPeople, Write Like An Animal Workshop with Terri Farley, Author of Phantom Stallion, 10AM

Dozen Street, Chicon Street Poets featuring Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi + plus Haiku challenge and open mic, 7PM

Lone Star College - Greenpoint Center, Book Discussion with author and professor Mignette Dorsey - Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer, 11:30AM

County Museum/Gibbs-Powell House, Gary Pinkerton discusses and signs Trammels Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North, 5:30PM

Irving Public Library - East Branch, Multicultural Stories with the five-time Texas State Storytelling Champion, Decee Cornish, 2:30PM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Romance Fiction: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why Writers Need to Know" presented by Virginia Boylan, 7PM

Tuesday, February 21:
BookPeople, ALEXANDRA BURT speaking & signing The Good Daughter, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam hosted by Jomar Valentin, 8PM

College Station
George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Presidents Day with Kate Andersen Brower, author of The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House and First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies, 7PM

GVEC boardroom, Mary O. Parker and Jeff Parker discuss Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide, 7PM

Crescent Club, DFW World Affairs Council presents Geneive Abdo, author of The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Joe Lansdale reads and signs Rusty Puppy, and Kathleen Kent reads and signs The Dime, 7:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series featuring Rachel Marie, 2016 Frontera Poetry Slam Champion, 8PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and open mic!, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Amanda Eyre Ward reads and signs THE NEARNESS OF YOU, 7PM

Houston Maritime Museum, HMM History Lecture presents Chase Untermeyer as he discusses his book Inside Reagan’s Navy, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Tracee de Hahn will sign and discuss Swiss Vendetta, 6:30PM

Obsidian Theater, The Shout: Matters of the Heart with poets Lupe Mendez and Gerald Cedillo, 7:30PM

Rothko Chapel, Poetry: Through the Spoken Word: Reflections on the Sacred Concept of the Divine with Willis, Aliki, and Tony Barnstone, 7PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

B&N - Town Center, Terri Farley reads and signs Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them, 6PM

Wednesday, February 22:
UTA Central Library, Dr. Robert Jensen will discuss his book The End of Patriarchy, 1PM

Austin Public Library - Terrazas, Aural Literature: Local writers read their own work aloud for the public, 7PM

BookPeople, AMANDA EYRE WARD speaking & signing The Nearness of You, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts book signing with Zelda Link, 7PM

Kettle Arts Gallery, Pegasus Reading Series featuring Sara Henning, Fowzia Karimi, and Robin Turner, 7PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Karl Jacoby discusses and signs THE STRANGE CAREER OF WILLIAM ELLIS, 7PM

Burke Baker Planetarium, HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series presents Dr. Priya Natarajan discussing and signing Mapping the Heavens, The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos, 6:30PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Stéphane Gerson discusses and signs DISASTER FALLS, 7PM

Lone Star College - North Harris, Book Discussion with author and professor Mignette Dorsey - Speak Truth to Power: The Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer, 2:30PM

Murder By the Book, Joe Lansdale reads and signs Rusty Puppy, and Kathleen Kent reads and signs The Dime, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Rebar, Kinyo Poetry Live: "Spursless," 8:30PM

Thursday, February 23:
UTA Central Library, Eyewitness to Chaos: Personal Accounts of the Intervention in Haiti, 1994 public lecture and book signing by Walter Kretchik, 7PM

BookPeople, Joe Lansdale speaking and signing Rusty Puppy, and Kathleen Kent speaking and signing The Dime, 7PM

Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

Paramount Theatre, Snap Judgment Live! storytelling, 8PM

Texas State Library & Archives, an evening with best-selling author Ben Fountain in correlation with the Texas Center for the Book's Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Pearl Harbor survivor Lt. Jim Downing signs The Other Side of Infamy, 7PM

SMU - Fondren Library, Texas Man of Letters: Bill Wittliff/Virgil Musick Exhibit, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing, 6PM

SMU - McCord Auditorium, Gilbert Lecture Series presents Heather Houser, author of Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect, 6PM

Fort Worth
Tarrant County College, Max Krochmal discusses and signs Blue Texas, 12PM

Brazos Bookstore, Ann Christensen discusses and signs SEPARATION SCENES, 7PM

Cristo Rey Jesuit, Space City Preliminary Slam, 6PM

Cullen Theater, Brilliant Lectures Series presents a conversation with Harry Belafonte, author of My Song: A Memoir of Art, Race, and Defiance, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Louise Riofrio discusses and signs Speed of Light, 4PM

University of Houston - Clear Lake (Art Gallery), UHCL Writing Center will host a public night of flash fiction and poetry, 7PM

Sam Houston State, 2017 Black History Month lecture series presents Jakobi Williams, author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago, 5:30PM

Texas Tech, Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents poet Bob Holman, 7:30PM

San Antonio
Carmens de la Calle, A Very Jazzy Gemini Ink Black History Month Celebration featuring readings by special guests with live music by The Rene Saenz Jazz Trio, 8PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections reading series presents Elisa Albert, 3:30PM

South Padre Island
South Padre Island Community Center, local author and historian Steve Hathcock discusses local history, 12PM

Friday, February 24:
BookPeople, Restaurateur TOM GILLILAND and Chef MIGUEL RAVAGO speaking & signing Fonda San Miguel: Forty years of Food & Art, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series: Galentine’s Day, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam: Glowetry Night, 8PM

UT Dallas, Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology Lecture Series: The Power of Science Fiction with Nnedi Okorafor, author of Binti: Home, 7PM

Warwick Melrose Hotel, Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Dark at the Crossing, 4:30PM

B&N - River Oaks, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts book signing with Zelda Link, 7PM

B&N - Westheimer, Elise Kova signing Alchemists of Loom, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Krishna Dronamraju discusses and signs POPULARIZING SCIENCE, 7PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, KAP reading series presents Elisa Albert, 7:30PM

Eldorado Country Club, Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Dark at the Crossing, 11:45AM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Doneane Beckcom signs Eat, Drink and Be Merry through Menopause, 2PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Vijay Chopra discusses and signs Colors of Leaves, 1PM

Saturday, February 25:
BookPeople, NATALIE GRIGSON speaking & signing Just Call Me Is: An Introduction to Mindfulness, 2PM

BookPeople, Musician & Songwriter JOHN DARNIELLE speaking & signing Universal Harvester, 6PM [TICKET REQUIRED]

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Succeeding in the Current Self-Publishing Market" with Deanna Roy, 9AM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Colin Cahoon signs The Man With the Black Box, 1PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Jessi Klein, author of You'll Grow Out of It, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mothership, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor Bret Baier will sign copies of Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission, 2PM

The Wild Detectives, Elliot Ackerman discusses and signs Dark at the Crossing with Ben Fountain, 1PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: Flash Fiction, Postcard Essays, and Micro Prose: Exploring Short Forms with A. Kendra Greene, 1PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: Nancy Lorenza Green presents Inspirational Voices: Junot Diaz, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Monkey & Dog Books, Rosalind Bunn will sign Thunder and a Lightning Bug Named Lou, 11AM

Hood County Library, Writers' League of Texas workshop: Texas Writes with Meg Gardiner and Susan Wittig Albert, 1PM

Harker Heights
B&N, Beyond the Quest to Become a Physician: Insightful and Inspirational Tales of Parenting, Perseverance, and Pediatrics book signing with Dr. Robert Burke, 1PM

B&N - River Oaks, Houston Soups and Sips cookbook signing with Erin Hicks, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, Ursula Werner reads and signs THE GOOD AT HEART, 7PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release!, all day

Writespace, Workshop: The Power of Point of View with Joy Preble, 1PM

North Lake College - Central, DFW Writers Workshop: The Three Elements of a Powerful Narrativewith Shawn Scarber, 2PM

B&N - Vista Ridge, Closure: A Novel book signing with Neil A. White, 2PM

B&N, Marcy McKay signs Pennies From Burger Heaven, 2PM

B&N, Joseph A. Willis signs Teaching Lessons: Creating a Cultural Infrastructure for Great School, 11AM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, By Signs and Symbols book presentation and signing With Dr. Paul Clark, 4PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Gail Cawley Showalter signs Living, Learning, Loving, 2PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Bruce Henderson discusses and signs White Pages, 11AM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: Sue Boggio discusses and signs Long Night Moon, 1PM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, Darrellon Prince will sign Princess Grace and the Pincushion Gang, 1PM

Sunday, February 26:
4th Tap Brewing Co-op, Revel Unclassified Sunday Brunch: musicians, writers, and artists will collaborate to tell stories through music, spoken word, and visual art, 12:30PM

BookPeople, JON LASSER & SAGE FOSTER-LASSER speaking & signing Grow Happy, 2PM

Malvern Books, poet G F Harper launches Savage Yard with Jenna Martin Opperman and Jim Trainer, 4PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Yvette Grove Reads and signs Lily's Deliciously Different Day, 1PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Adam Gidwitz, author of The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, 3PM

Deep Vellum Books, Dark Moon Poetry, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, all day

Frisco Public Library, Sisters in Crime North Dallas workshop: "Writing Powerful Emotions" presented by Kathleen Baldwin, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, February Sunday Storytime: Guest Author Shanalee Sharboneau, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Rick Goff reads and signs A Gorilla Ridin' on a Half a Hot Dog, 2PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission book signing with Britt Baier, 1PM

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