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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/20-26

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

Special Events:
21st Annual ASU Writers Conference in Honorof Elmer Kelton, San Angelo, March 23-24

2017 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Awards, March 24

Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival, Houston, March 24-25

Building a Writing Life! A weekend writing retreat led by ire'ne lara silva, Maxwell, March 25-26

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

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 20:
Abilene Public Library, Texas Author Series: Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd discusses and signs MizHat: The Life Journey of Roy Helen Herndon Mingus Ackers, 12PM

BookPeople, WILL SCHWALBE speaking and signing Books For Living, 7PM

SMU Tower Center, "The American Dream in the Age of President Trump" with Dr. Calvin C. Jillson, author of The American Dream in History, Politics, and Fiction, 12PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kathy Hepinstall will discuss and sign THE BOOK OF POLLY, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Stan Crawford reads and signs RESISTING GRAVITY, and poet Varsha Saraiya-Shah reads and signs VOICES, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Meg Howrey will sign and discuss The Wanderers, 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book with Lisa See, author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, 12:45PM [ticketed reception at 12PM]

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "The Dramatic Dilemma" presented by Shawn Scarber, 7PM

Tuesday, March 21:
BookWoman, BENJAMIN ALIRE SÁENZ speaking and signing The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, 7PM

LBJ Library, Future Forum: UT System Chancellor Admiral William H. McRaven (Ret.), author of the forthcoming Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, will discuss US national security, 3PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam Quarterfinals 4 Hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7PM

Benbrook Public Library, Presentation: The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins: An Editorial Exorcism with Laura Maisano and Tex Thompson, 6:30PM

British Beverage Co., Art House Dallas presents For the Love of Words, 6:30PM

Craft and Growler, Deep Vellum Books hosts Literary Trivia Night! (all proceeds benefit Deep Vellum Publishing), 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Pulitzer Prize–winning author and photojournalist Paul Watson discussing and signing Ice Ghosts, 7:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Colin P. Cahoon reading and signing The Man With the Black Box, 7:30PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Will Schwalbe will discuss and sign BOOKS FOR LIVING, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Cassandra Rose Clarke reads and signs STAR’S END, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Rebecca Oxley & Gerald Cedillo, 6:30PM

Houston Museum of Natural Science, HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Pascal Lee, author of Mission: Mars, winner of the 2015 Prize for Excellence in children’s science (followed by a book signing), 6:30PM

Murder By the Book, Lyndsay Faye will sign and discuss The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, 6:30PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, an evening with Colson Whitehead, National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad, 6:30PM [ticket required]

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

Wednesday, March 22:
BookPeople, YA Author DANIELLE PAIGE speaking and signing The End of Oz (In Conversation With REGAN PERUSSE of the Peruse Project), 7PM

Aaron Family Jewish Center - Schultz Rosenberg Campus, Roger Horowitz discusses and signs Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food, 7PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Educators’ Night with Leopoldo Gout, author of GENIUS: THE GAME, 5PM

Murder By the Book, Kathy Hepinstall will sign and discuss The Book of Polly, 6:30PM

Thursday, March 23:
Allen Public Library, Cultural Art Series presents Rusty Williams, author of Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle, 7:30PM

BookPeople, first Austin KissCon with Avon Books authors Sophie Jordan, Jill Shalvis, Ilona Andrews, Lorraine Heath, Lori Wilde, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Cathy Maxwell, and Cheryl Etchison, 7PM [VIP reception, voucher required, 5:30PM]

Malvern Books, Fantastical Fictions presents: A Discussion of Chocky with Rebecca Schwarz, 7PM

Michener Center for Writers, Irish novelist Colm Toibin returns to give a reading of new work, 7:30PM

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

UT Center for Mexican American Studies, Salon Cultural: Race, Writing, and Culture featuring Natalie Diaz, Emmy Perez, John Moran Gonzalez, and Dagoberto Gilb, 7PM

UT Perry-Castañeda Library, 2016 Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase with Charles Ramirez Berg (The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films), Luis H. Zayas (Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans), Madeline Y. Hsu (The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority) and a presentation about Kamran Asdar Ali's book Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972 will be included though the author will not be in attendance, 3PM

UT Perry-Castañeda Library, Documenting Joy: Shifting the Narrative in Undocumented Storytelling with undocumented American poet and activist Yosimar Reyes, author of For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…, 7PM

Lone Star College–Montgomery, Writers in Performance Series presents Pushcart Prize-winning author Daniel Pena, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, The Polygamist's Daughter: A Memoir book signing with Anna LeBaron, 7PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Poetry Slam and Catalogue Release Party, 6:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Writers' League of Texas presents Celebrating Texas Independents with Karen J. DeVinney (University of North Texas Press), Will Evans (Deep Vellum Publishing and Cinestate), and Matthew Limpede (Carve Magazine), 7PM

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MFAH Author Talk: A Conversation with Cristina García, author of Dreaming in Cuban (followed by a book signing), 7PM [VIP ticket-holder reception 6PM]

serj books, workshop: "Writing Out of the Wilderness: How to Craft a Memorable Story, Survive Rejection, and Forge a Path to Publication" with Blake Kimzey, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Bilingual presentation: Carlos Velázquez reading and signing The Black Pig of Pink Literature (with Vicky Sanz), 7:30PM

El Paso
501 Bar & Bistro, FrontEra Poetry Slam featuring Liz Tina, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Richard Russo reads and signs EVERYBODY’S FOOL, 7PM

Merfish Teen Center Ballroom, Author Talk with Kim Friedman and Kate Siegel, author of Mother, Can You Not?, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Harry Huniscker will sign and discuss The Devil's Country, 6:30PM

Friday, March 24:
UTA Central Library, Professor Max Krochmal discusses and signs Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, 7:30PM

BookPeopleCartoonist & Illustrator SARAH ANDERSEN speaking and signing Big Mushy Happy Lump, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series with local women writers, + open mic, 7PM

UT Hogg Auditorium, March On! A Conversation: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell discuss their National Book Award-winning graphic memoir series, March, 11AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone, in conversation with Will Evans of Cinestate, 7:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Join "The Reality Is" podcast for an evening of candid discussion highlighting the importance of the woman’s role in society, live music and poetry in celebration of Women’s History Month, 6:30PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Tamika Newhouse discusses and signs The Words I Didn't Say 2, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Randy Wayne White will sign and discuss Mangrove Lightning, 6:30PM

Rudyard's, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts reading series featuring Jonathan Moody, Matthew Krajniak, Melanie Brkich, and JP Gritton, 7PM

Saturday, March 25:
B&N - Lakeline Crossing, Glyn Haynie signing When I turned Nineteen, 3PM

Malvern Books, poet Miriam Bird Greenberg launches In the Volcano’s Mouth, and poet Donika Kelly launches Bestiary, 7PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "How to Workshop Your Writing" with Stephanie Noll, 9AM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Anthony Magyar signs Dare Ya!, 1PM

Museum of Biblical Art, "Art as an Apologetic" with Nancy Pearcey, author of Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Wild Beats: The Wild Detectives 3rd Anniversary Party!, 2PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Portraits" with Victor Hernández, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Celebrate Women's History Month at The Dock: Enjoy drumming, story telling, artistic expressions, games, food and more, plus buy a $5 bag and fill it up with books, 4PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Golden Books: 75 Years of Joyful Reading Presentation: Drs. Venita and Ben Lovelace-Chandler, share from their collection of over 20,000 Golden treasures dating from 1942 to the present, 11AM

B&N - Westheimer, N.B. Grant signing A Journey to Freedom Through Prayer, 12PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Jennifer Hamburg launches her new novel for children, HAZY BLOOM AND THE TOMORROW POWER, 3PM

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

Houston Maritime Museum, William Geroux will discuss and sign THE MATHEWS MEN: SEVEN BROTHERS AND THE WAR AGAINST HITLER’S U-BOATS, 2PM

MECA Houston, Space City Semifinal Slam!, 10AM & 1PM

Murder By the Book, C.J. Box will sign and discuss the newest Joe Pickett novel, Viscious Circle, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, A.J. Holdaway reads and signs Brother Wolf, 3PM

St. John the Divine, Suzy LaForge, author of Remembering What Matters: Stories from an Amazing Place Reveal the Unexpected Lessons of Dementia, will be the featured speaker at Interfaith Care Partners mini-conference, 8AM

Writespace, Workshop: Tension: How to Build It, Keep It, and Increase It with Cassandra Clarke, 9:30AM

Johnson City
TASTE Wine + Art, Margie Crisp and William Montgomery sign The Nueces River, 4PM

B&N, Ashley's Own Eats & Treats book signing with Ashley B. Smith, 2PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, local author Jessica Newsome discusses and signs An Unconventional Loveletter To The LGBTQ Community, 10AM

B&N - Palms Crossing, journaling workshop with Katherin Brittain, author of The Curandera, 2PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Win Scott Eckert Meet & Greet and Book Signing, 3PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, six contributing authors signing When Heaven Touches Earth, 1PM
The Twig Book Shop, Marshall Maresca reads and signs The Holver Alley Crew, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Contributors Appearance: Texas Weather: An Anthology of Poetry, Short Fiction, and Nonfiction, 2PM

B&N - Town Square, Susan Chapman Brown signing Of God and Genders: The Bride of Christ A Portrait of the Men and Women of the Church, 2PM

Sunday, March 26:
4th Tap Brewing Co-Op, Revel Unclassified: arts-infused Sunday brunch and collaborative storytelling with musicians, writers, and artists, 12:30PM

BookPeople, JOHN SCALZI speaking and signing The Collapsing Empire, 3PM

BookWoman, Susan R. Nelson Speaking & Signing The Only Light I Saw Was in Galveston: My Six Year Journey After Death, 3:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Other People's Poetry: Adrienne Rich, featuring Margaret Allyson, Fran Carris, Orion Centauri, Logen Cure, Brenda Gaba, Megan Giesecke, Reivin Johnson, Jean Lamberty, Morgan Lionheart, Andrea Luttrell, Amanda Mitchell, Roberto Munguia, Gayle Reaves-King, Thoele Sarradet, Desmene Statum, Connor Stratman, Leah Teiger, Robin Turner, and Bess Whitby, 4PM

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

Elgin Public Library, Margi Crisp and William Montgomery discuss and sign The Nueces River, 2PM

Frisco Public Library, Sisters in Crime North Dallas workshop: "PLUG IN AND GET CONNECTED: Getting the Most Out of Writers Conferences" presented by Stephen Manning, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jack Davis discusses and signs THE GULF, 5PM

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Author Talk: Lisa F. Smith, author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, 7PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio authors Bonnie Lyons and Deb Field, along with photographer Linda Harris, will introduce their book, Wow: Wonderful Old Women, 3PM

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