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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/27-4/2

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Bookish events in Texas for the week of March 27-April 2, 2017: 

Special Events:
New Visions, New Voices Playwriting Festival, Dallas, March 29-April 2

Fan Expo Dallas, March 31-April 2

Houston Books2Eat - Second Annual Edible Books Festival, March 31

Austin Edible Book Festival, April 1

Lone Star LesFic Festival, Austin, April 1

New Fiction Confab, Austin, April 2

8th Annual Teen Book Con, Houston, April 1

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 27:
BookPeople, HARI KUNZRU speaking and signing White Tears, 7PM

Dozen Street, Chicon Street Poets presents Justin Booth - "Outlaw Poet", haiku challenge, and open mic, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, John Scalzi reads and signs THE COLLASPING EMPIRE, 7PM

Tuesday, March 28:
BookPeople, DANIEL PINCHBECK speaking and signing How Soon Is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation, 7PM

Bullock Museum, B Movies and Bad History: Slavery on the Silver Screen with Dr. Dwight Watson, author of Black Bayou: African-American Life and Civil Rights in Houston and Race and the Houston Police Department: A Change Did Come, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam Semi-Finals Hosted by Christopher Michael, 7PM

St. Edward's University, The Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series presents Karan Mahajan, author of National Book Award-finalist The Association of Small Bombs, 6PM

Deep Vellum Books, Dark Moon Poetry readings, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, John Scalzi signs The Collapsing Empire, 7PM [WRISTBAND REQUIRED]

Warwick Melrose Hotel, DFW World Affairs Council presents Doug Mack, author of The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA, 6:30PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Hari Kunzru reads and signs WHITE TEARS, 7PM

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

Pearl Studio, Ambassador Luncheon with the Right Honourable Henry McLeish, author of Rethinking Our Politics—the Political and Constitutional Future of the United Kingdom, 11:30AM

Wednesday, March 29:
Austin Books & Comics, Val Mayerik and Jim Berry sign Of Dust and Blood, 4PM

Austin Public Library - Old Quarry, Austin Out Loud featuring local sci-fi authors Christy Esmahan, M.G. Herron, Nancy Smith, and Steve Statham, 7PM

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

BookPeople, DEB OLIN UNFERTH speaking and signing Wait Till You See Me Dance (in conversation with Elizabeth McCracken), 7PM

Malvern Books, Why There Are Words Austin: Flight, featuring Bob Ayres, Nan Cuba, BettySoo, and W. W. McNeal, 7PM

Kettle Arts Gallery, Wordspace Dallas presents the Pegasus Reading Series featuring M.H. Clay, Detrick Hughes, Christopher Stephen Soden, and B. Randall, 7PM

Laura Lee Clark Interior Design Inc., Moll Anderson signs Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color, 4PM

Fort Worth
The Last Word Bookstore, Steampunk Night with Stephen Sanders, author of Songs for a Mechanical Age: A Volume of Steampunk Poetry, 6PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Melissa Febos discusses and signs ABANDON ME, 7PM

Museum of Fine Arts, screening of Ang Lee's film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on Ben Fountain’s novel, followed by a discussion with the author, 6:30PM [reception at 5:30PM]

Eldorado Country Club, DFW World Affairs Council presents Doug Mack, author of The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA, 11:45AM

UTSA, Tejana Myth, Memory, and Fiction: a reading by ire’ne lara silva, 1PM

Thursday, March 30:
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL), Author/Artist talk: POP-UP ADVENTURES WITH ROBERT SABUDA (part of the 20th anniversary celebrations), 6PM

BookPeople, MARY JENNINGS HEGAR speaking and signing Shoot Like A Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, 7PM

BookWoman, TORCH: Wildfire Reading Series featuring Sequoia Manor and Sheree Renée Thomas, 6:30PM

Malvern Books, Malvern’s Multi-Verse with poet Nick Courtright, author of Let There Be Light, 7PM

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

UT Perry-Castañeda Library, Rex Lee Poetry Reading, 4PM

Deep Vellum Books, Launch of the DFW chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association, 7PM

University of North Texas, Department of English presents Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Marriage Plot, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Robert Jensen discusses and signs THE END OF PATRIARCHY, 7PM

Nuestra Palabra Art & Books, A Night of Huizache featuring readings by Lorna Dee Cervantes, Simon J. Ortiz, Christine Granados, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and Dagoberto Gilb, 7PM

Poison Girl, Poison Pen Reading Series, 8:30PM

San Antonio
Carmens de la Calle Café, Jazz & Poetry with Purpose featuring local poet Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson & jazz saxophonist Rene Saenz, 7:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Tyra Manning presents "Writing to Heal" Workshop, 5:30PM

VIA Metro Center, VIA's 8th Annual Poetry on the Move Winners' Reception, 6PM

San Marcos
TSU - Alkek Library, Visiting Writer Series presents a poetry reading and discussion and book signing with Stephen Dunn, 3:30PM

Friday, March 31:
NCCIL, dinner with author and artist ROBERT SABUDA (part of the 20th anniversary celebrations), 6PM [ticketed event]

BookPeopleKIMBERLY WILLIS HOLT speaking and signing Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel, 4PM

BookPeople, SKYLER WHITE speaking and signing The Skill of Our Hands, 7PM

Malvern Books, INF Press Launch and Reading with poets Jenna Martin Opperman (Shattering is Gradual) and Andrea Eames (New Monsters), 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Michael Merschel, books editor for the Dallas Morning News, discusses and signs his debut YA novel, Revenge of the Star Survivors, 7PM

SMU Tower Center, Coffee & Conversation with Amy Freedman, author of Nontraditional Security Threats in Southeast Asia, 1PM

Wyly Theatre, HearHere Series presents Fran Lebowitz, author of the Fran Lebowitz Reader, 8PM

University of North Texas, Willis Library Forum: Postwar Faculty Colloquium with Professor Thomas Doherty, author of Hollywood and Hitler, and Professor Laura McEnaney, author of Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties, 10AM

University of North Texas, Visiting Writers Series presents Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Marriage Plot, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Writers' League of Texas presents Celebrating Texas Independents: Our Great Literary State’s Independent Presses, Journals, Bookstores, and More, feature panelists are LeeAnne Carlson (Glass Mountain), Will Evans ( Deep Vellum Publishing and Cinestate), Jill Meyers (A Strange Object), and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Arte Público Press), 7PM

Forty Five Ten Houston,  Moll Anderson signs Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color, 4PM

Rothko Chapel, as part of "An Act of Justice" Symposium, Writers in the Schools (WITS) and Meta-Four Houston will give a poetry performance on the plaza, 6PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Visiting Writer Series presents a poetry reading and discussion and book signing with Stephen Dunn, 7:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with author Bill Davis, 3PM

Saturday, April 1:
NCCIL, Pop-up Workshop with author and artist Robert Sabuda, 10AM

Austin History Center, Meet the Author: book discussion with Carol Dawson, Roger Polson, and Geoff Appold, authors of Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department, 2PM

BookPeople, Special Guest Story Time: CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA speaking and signing Lucía the Luchadora, 11:30AM

BookPeople, LLOYD SACHS speaking and signing T Bone Burnett: A Life In Pursuit, 2PM

BookPeople, Actor KATEY SAGAL speaking and signing Grace Notes: My Recollections, 6PM

BookWoman, Cynthia Leonor Garza reads from her picture book debut, LUCIA THE LUCHADORA, 2PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Structure in Narrative Nonfiction: How to Put the Pieces Together" with Michael Hall, 9AM

Stateside at the Paramount, Austin Poetry Slam GRAND SLAM Finals featurig Danny Strack Hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7:30PM

B&N - Parkdale Mall, Joy Miller House signs The Nesting Place: A Bird's Eye View of Easter, 2PM

Jones Day, DFW World Affairs Council presents Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist and author of Megachange: The World in 2050, 9:30AM

SMU - Fondren Library, An evening of dinner, conversation, and the 8th Annual Literati Award presentation to Rena Pederson, author of THE BURMA SPRING: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation, 6PM

Wyly Theatre, HearHere Series presents Fran Lebowitz, author of the Fran Lebowitz Reader, 8PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Riddle Me This" with Robin Scofield, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Spring Writers & Readers Roundup with author Shewanda Riley, 11AM

Harker Heights
B&N, Chentell Merriman reads and signs Fireflies On Night Patrol, 1PM

B&N - Champions, Award-Winning Author DiAnn Mills presents a writing workshop at 12PM, followed by a signing of her FBI Task Force series at 1PM

Boy Scout Headquarters, as part of STEM-boree, Amy Jackson will read and sign Cassandra and the Night Sky, 1PM

Community Artists' Collective, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, internationally recognized art historian and curator, will sign copies of Charles Alston, 2PM

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

Katy Budget Books, Abbi Glines signs her latest novels, Up in Flames and The Lights, 2PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Sengiz Sisman discusses and signs The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Deonmes, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: Introduction to Writing Flash Fiction with Patricia Flaherty Pagan, 9:30AM

Writespace, Workshop: How to Be Genuinely Funny in Your Writing with Adam Holt, 1PM

North Lake College, The Writers Bloc Workshop: A Spoonful of Subplot Sugar: Adding Romance to Your Story with Amanda Arista, 2PM

B&N, Mary Andrews signs her Fireborn Chronicles series, 1PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Bronwyn Fiyremore discusses and signs Lion Manor, 3PM

B&N, Leslie Williams signs Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer and When Anything Goes: Being Christian in a Post-Christian World, 12PM

Half Price Books, local author Professor J will sell and sign his children's book, Jacque,12:30

Richardson Civic Center, Writers Guild of Texas – Spring Workshop: "The Language of Dialogue: How to use your characters' voices to amp up your story" presented by Melissa DeCarlo and Rosemary Clement-Moore, 9AM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, 2016 Mentorship Celebratory Reading featuring Amanda Ward, Connie Voisine, and their mentees, 6PM

San Antonio Public Library - Landa, National Poetry Month celebration with Alamo Area Poets Open Mike Session, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Kelli Donley reads and signs Basket Baby, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Poets read from their Poetry on the Move winning submissions, 2PM

B&N - Town Square, Jeanne Skartsiaris signs Dance Like You Mean It, 1PM

Sunday, April 2:
Abilene Public Library - South, Texas Author Series: Rachel Caine will discuss Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire from her new series, The Great Library, 2PM

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

B&N - Arboretum, Anna LeBaron discusses and signs The Polygamist's Daughter, 2PM
BookPeople, Lawyer & NFL Coach DARON K. ROBERTS speaking and signing Call An Audible, 2PM

BookPeople, DAN CHAON speaking and signing Ill Will, 5PM

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged inclusive open mic with David Borden, author of And Yet We Rise, 2PM

Malvern Books, An Afternoon with poets Dan Boehl, Katy Chrisler, and Cindy St. John, 4PM

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

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Neil A. White signs Closure, 2PM

Discovery Green, Writers in the Schools (WITS) presents the Space City Grand Slam!, 3PM

San Antonio
SAY Sí, Voices and Vibes poetry and live music, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Cynthia Leonor Garza reads and signs Lucia the Luchadora, 2PM

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