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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/6-12

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Bookish events in Texas for the week of March 6-12, 2017: 

Special Events:
Writefest: A Festival for Emerging Writers, Houston, March 6-12

12th Annual Book & Author Luncheon, Bulverde, March 8

Celebration of Texas Authors, Austin, March 8

32nd Annual Tejas Storytelling Festival, Denton, March 9012

WORDfest (Writers Organizations 'Round Dallas),  Hurst, March 11

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

Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State, Del Rio, March 1-31

Texas Writers: Humanities Texas Exhibition, Salado, March 3-31

The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition, Austin, March 4-April 2

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE ART OF JAMES E. RANSOME (a National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition), Abilene, March 9-May 8

Monday, March 6:
Monkeywrench Books, AK Press Book Tour: John Flaherty discusses No More Heroes: Grassroots Challenges to the Savior Mentality, 6PM

St. Edward's University, The Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series present poet Kazim Ali, 6PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live present Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, and Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, 7:30PM

Alley Theatre, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents George Saunders in a choral reading of Lincoln in the Bardo with Alley Theatre actors, 7:30PM [sold out but will be live-streamed at and]

Murder By the Book, Tim Dorsey will sign and discuss Clownfish Blues, 6:30PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI Houston meeting: "Taking Advantage of the Nonfiction Market" with Wendy Lanier, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Writers' League of Texas Presentation and Discussion: Texas Independents, 6PM

Tuesday, March 7:
UT Arlington College Park Center, Maverick Speakers Series presents Fareed Zakaria, author of In Defense of a Liberal Education, 7:30PM

BookPeople, GEORGE SAUNDERS speaking & signing Lincoln in the Bardo, 7PM [ticket required]

Bullock Museum, Discover Texas history through art and conversation with James Crisp, author of Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett’s Last Stand, and Sam Ratcliffe, author of Painting Texas History to 1900, followed by a book signing, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam!, 8PM

SMU - McFarlin Auditorium, The Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture Series presents Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York, 8PM

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

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Waking Up Slowly: Spiritual Lessons from My Dog, My Kids, Critters, and Other Unexpected Places book signing with Dave Burchett, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Robin Preiss Glasser will share her new FANCY NANCY book, NANCY CLANCY, LATE BREAKING NEWS, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Tom Clavin discusses and signs DODGE CITY, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Angelique Jamail & Outspoken Bean, 6:30PM

Inprint House, Poetry of the City: A Talk by Alicia Ostriker, 7:30PM

Katy Budget Books, NYT Bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks premiers How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Rhys Bowen will sign and discuss her new stand-alone mystery, In Farleigh Field, 6:30PM

University of St. Thomas, 2017 B.K. Smith Lecture in History: Dr. David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 7:30PM

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

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, The Width of the World book signing with David Baldacci, 7PM

Wednesday, March 8:
BookPeople, JENNY LAWSON speaking & signing You Are Here, 7PM [ticket required]

Chez Zee, Chez Zee Author Series featuring Bill Wittliff, 6PM

LBJ Library Auditorium, The Harry Middleton Lectureship presents presidential historian Michael Beschloss, author of At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War, 6PM

The Long Center, an evening with Fran Lebowitz, author of Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, 8PM

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Arts & Letters Live presents George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, with the actors of Kitchen Dog Theater, 7:30PM

Denton Public Library South, Professor's Corner: Poems by Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach, 7PM

University of North Texas, UNT Visiting Writers Series presents a reading and book signing with poet Melissa Kwasny, 8PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Glenn Blake reads and signs THE OLD AND THE LOST, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Joanne Fluke will sign and discuss her new book, Banana Cream Pie Murder, 6:30PM

Sam Houston State, Women's Poetry Slam: Let's Get LOUD!, followed by An Afro-Latina in Texas: Poetry & Performance with Jasminne Mendez and Dr. Trevor Boffone, 5PM

San Marcos
Texas State University - The Wittliff Collections, Award presentation, reading and book signing: Jim Shepard’s novel, The Book of Aron, has won the inaugural L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize, 3:30PM

Thursday, March 9:
BookPeople, JARED KLEINERT speaking & signing 3 Billion Under 30, 7PM

BookWoman, Second Thursday Poetry Open Mic featuring Ann Howells & Michelle Hartman hosted by Cindy Huyser, 7:15PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night with Brittani Sonnenberg & Adeena Reitberger, 7PM

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

Herman Brown Library, Coffee Talks presents Debra Winegarten, author of Oveta Culp Hobby, Winner of 2015 BestBiography from Texas Author Association, 1:30PM

Texas A&M, The Mayo Review issue launch featuring Courtney Craggett, 6:30PM 

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Noah Galloway signs Living With No Excuses, 7PM

Warwick Melrose Hotel, DFW World Affairs Council presents Scott Miller's discussing and signing Agent 100: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Andre de Korvin reads and signs THE DAY THE CLOCKS SPOKE RUSSIAN, 7PM

La Colombe d'Or, 2017 Distinguished Diplomat Lecture: "China: Then and Now" with Ambassador Nicholas Platt, author of China Boys, 6:30PM
Murder By the Book, Brad Parks will sign and discuss Say Nothing, 6:30PM

University of Houston - Central, Cargo and Carrier Lecture Series: Q&A with Jeff VanderMeer, author of Southern Reach, 5PM

South Padre Island
South Padre Island Community Center, History at Noon with local author Steve Hathcock, 12PM

University of Houston, American Book Review reading series presents T. Geronimo Johnson, author of Welcome to Braggsville, 12PM

Friday, March 10:
Front Street Books, E. DAN KLEPPER presents his latest work Why the Raven Calls the Canyon, 5:30PM

Carrizo Springs
Dimmit County Public Library, Texas Touring Roster Artist ire'ne lara silva will read, discuss, and sign her books, 4PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam hosts a Women of the World Poetry Slam Fundraiser (hosted by Candy), 8PM

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, Poets on X+ hosted by Opalina Salas and Carlos Salas, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, an evenening with Ken Liu and Kelly Luce - Writefest 2017 Keynote Speakers, 7PM

San Antonio
Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink readings featuring Timothy Donnelly, Ellie Francis Douglass, Bárbara Renaud González, 6:30PM

Saturday, March 11:
B&N - Arboretum, Byron Browne signing of Spanish Missions of Texas, 2PM

BookPeople, SCBWI Austin meeting: Ten Reasons you Should Absolutely Not Give Up with P. J. Hoover, 10AM

JW Marriott, Greenleaf Book Group hosts "The Power of Personal Brand Storytelling" Meetup (part of SXSW), 11AM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Shanalee Sharboneau Signs Copies of Her Picture Books, 1PM

Denison Public Library, Meet the Author Series: Steve Lanore, 11AM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: :Everybody’s Got a Home But Me: The Rowdy, Roving Life and Stories of Lucia Berlin" with Mark Pumphrey, 12:45PM

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Clayton Library Lecture Series presents Kelvin Meyers, forensic genealogist and author of NGS Research in the States: Texas, 10:30AM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, CAMH Gallery Talk: Terry R. Myers, author of Painting: Documents of Contemporary Art, 2PM

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

Murder By the Book, Patricia Briggs will sign and discuss the newest book in the Mercy Thompson series, Silence Fallen; and Anne Bishop will sign and discuss Etched in Bone, a novel of The Others, 4:30PM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, Master Poetry Workshop with Timothy Donnelly, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Amy Jackson reads and signs Cassandra and the Night Sky, 11AM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: “A Mexican Dream and Other Compositions”
Conversation and Book signing with author Barbara Gonzalez Cigarroa, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Neil White Book Signing Closure, 1PM

Sugar Land
Fort Bend County Libraries - First Colony Branch, Creative-Writing Workshop: Developing Strong Female Characters for Texas Fiction with Cash Anthony, Laura Elvebak, Charlotte Phillips, and Becky Hogeland (members of The Final Twist Writers Society), 2PM

Half Price Books, Robert Devine will be signing Ketchup in My Veins and Southeast to Panama, 1PM

West Waco Library & Genealogy Center, Creative Minds Writers’ Group Workshop: "Paranormal Alchemy: Mastering the Suspension of Disbelief" with Lorelei Buckley, 11AM

B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Stacy Nigliazzo, 10:30AM

Sunday, March 12:
BookPeople, BABETTE HUGHES speaking & signing The Secret of Happiness: And other essays from The Huffington Post, 2PM

Malvern Books, Austin Writers Roulette presents "Survival 101," 4PM

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

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: “Lion Manor” Conversation and Book signing with author Bronwyn Fiyremore, 1PM

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