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Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 1-7, 2017: 

Special Events:
The Writer's Garret "Beyond 21 Celebration," Dallas, May 5-7

Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair, Houston, May 6

Free Comic Book Day, statewide, May 6

8th Annual Books Alive! Children's Book Celebration, Houston, May 6

10th Annual DFW Writers Conference, Dallas, May 6-7

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

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

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE ART OF JAMES E. RANSOME (a National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition), Abilene, March 9-May 19

Texas Writers Exhibition, Fredericksburg, May 1-31

Monday, May 1:
The Color of Law, 7PM

BookWoman, An Evening of Queer Memoir with Sam Peterson & Paige Schilt, 7PM

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, a conversation with Dr. Beck Weathers, author of Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Kristen Radtke discusses and signs IMAGINE WANTING ONLY THIS, 7PM

University of Houston, Bassem Youssef, author of Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring, presents ’The Joke is Mightier Than the Sword,’ 7PM

Tuesday, May 2:
How to be a Supervillain, 7PM

Malvern Books, Echo Literary Magazine Launch, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring SC Says & NEW SHIT Slam, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Becky Wade signs True to You, 7PM

Parish Episcopal School – Midway Campus, DFW World Affairs Council hosts Adam Roberts discussing and signing Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation, 6:30PM

SMU, Tate Lecture Series hosts Alan Alda, actor and author of If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating (Relating to and Communicating with Others), 8PM

The Wild Detectives, Women Galore Festival: Chris Kraus, author of Aliens & Anorexia, Where Art Belongs, and I Love Dick, will read selected texts and participate in a brief discussion moderated by Ann Friedman, 7:30PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Voices Breaking Boundaries celebration for the release of BORDERLINES VOL. THREE, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Savannah Blue & Winston Derden, 6:30PM

University of Houston, The Power of Political Satire: A Conversation with Bassem Youssef (Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring) and Jòn Gnarr (The Outlaw), 3PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam!, 10PM

Wednesday, May 3:
BookPeople, JEFF GUINN speaking & signing The Road to Jonestown, 7PM

BookWoman, Lyn Coffin & Transcendental Zero Press present This Green Life: New & Selected Poems/The Adventures of a Boy Named Piccolo, 7PM

Bullock History Museum, High Noon Talk: Caroline Gnagy will discuss Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History, 12PM

Chez Zee American Bistro, Author-Speaker series featuring David Eric Tomlinson, 6:15PM
Malvern Books, ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party for The Rio Review, 7PM

Lone Star College, SWIRL Literary & Arts Journal Unveiling Party, 5:30PM

Latino Cultural Center, an evening of poetry, music, conversation, and Book Signing with Natalia Toledo Paz, 7:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Women Galore Festival: Join journalist Ann Friedman for a conversation about online criticism, gender, and media, followed by a Q&A with Sara Button, editor of The Dentonite, 7:30PM

Stonebriar Country Club, DFW World Affairs Council hosts Adam Roberts discussing and signing Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation, 7:30AM

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

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene, 7:30PM

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

Thursday, May 4:
B&N - Arboretum, Brian Smith signs The Birth of a Brand, 7PM

BookPeople, LEMONY SNICKET and LISA BROWN speaking & signing Goldfish Ghost, 6PM

Malvern Books, Fantastical Fictions Presents: Book Discussion with Rebecca Schwarz, 7PM

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

Grand Stafford Theater, Rob Clark launch party for Live From Aggieland, 7PM

Lone Star College, Writer in Performance Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration featuring Zachary Turpin, the graduate student who discovered the lost novel by Walt Whitman, 3PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 7PM [wristband required]

The Wild Detectives, Women Galore Festival: Shay Youngblood will read an excerpt from her novel in progress, Widows of America, 7:30PM

B&N - Stonebriar, TBH: 51 True Story Collabs book signing with Hunter March, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Gail Carson Levine will discuss and sign her newest novel THE LOST KINGDOM OF BAMARRE, 5PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Rachel Cohn will be in conversation with Jennifer Mathieu as she discusses and signs KILL ALL HAPPIES, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Cindy Wang discusses and signs LITERARY YARNS, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Jeff Guinn will sign and discuss The Road to Jonestown, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Lyn Coffin reads and signs This Green Life: New and Selected, 4PM

Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library, Free Comic Book Day presents a meet & greet and book signing with Dave Roman, author of the Astronaut Academy series, 4PM

Lone Star College, Writers Speakers and Ideas: Ramiro Martinez discusses They Call Me Ranger Ray: From the UT Tower Sniper to Corruption in South Texas, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Guadalupe Theater, Autograph Series Free Public Reading Featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, 7PM

Friday, May 5:
BookPeople, ELIZABETH WEIN speaking & signing The Pearl Thief, 7PM

Malvern Books, Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamale Party, 6:30PM

B&N - Parkdale, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 7PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 2PM

Deep Vellum Books, an evening of poetry and conversation with poets Bruce Bond and Cyrus Cassells, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Kathryn Scoblick discusses and signs DITCH THE DIETS, 7PM

Inprint House, First Friday Reading Series featuring Anis Shivani, 8:30

Texas Tech University Press Bookstore, As part of First Friday Art Trail, Bob Horton will sign Of Bulletins and Booze: A Newsman's Story of Recovery, 7PM

San Antonio
The McNay Leeper Auditorium, Autograph Ticketed Author Luncheon/Colloquium Featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, 11:30AM

San Benito
The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, Bárbara Renaud González reads from Las Nalgas de JLo/JLo's Booty: The Best & Most Notorious Calumnas & Other Writings by the First Chicana Columnist in Texas 1995-2005, 7PM

Saturday, May 6:
BookPeople, CAROLINE LEECH speaking and signing Wait For Me, and JENNIFER PARK speaking & signing The Shadows We Know by Heart, 2PM

Malvern Books, An Evening with poets Charles Alexander, Ash Smith & Ken Jacobs, 7PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "How to Conceive and Structure Personal Essays" with Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, 10AM

Southwest Presbyterian Church, Houston Writers House workshops: "How to Write a Short Story in One Day" and "How to Publish a Book" with Marianne Dyson, 10AM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Will Wilder #2: The Lost Staff of Wonders book signing with Raymond Arroyo, 3PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 10AM

Dallas Public Library - North Oak Cliff, Charolette Washington reads The Champ's Great Fight, 11AM

The Wild Detectives, Sady Doyle will be reading from her book Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why, 12:30PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: "Power of Voice, Power of Place" with Mong-Lan, 2PM

B&N - Firewheel, Dave Burchett Discusses and signs Waking Up Slowly, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life book signing with Wade Phillips, 2PM

B&N - Westheimer, Local author Ambit Welder signing The Case of the Barille Blood, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, DF Brown poetry reading, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Sara Rosett will sign and discuss the newest Ellie Avery mystery, Mother's Day, Muffins and Murder, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Guest editor Sandi Stromberg and featured poets read from Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston, 4PM

Writespace, Spring Open House, 2PM

B&N, Mary Jo Saavedra signs Caregiving 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care and Wellbeing, 11AM

B&N - Creekwalk, Guest Author Rosie Pova reads If I Weren't With You at storytime, 11AM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Andrea' Porter Meet & Greet and Book Signing of Second Chance at Love, 3PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Michael Kihntopf discusses and signs Wars Without End, Battles Without Winners, France to Petrograd March 1918-December 1920, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Steve Copling book signing Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares, 2PM

B&N, Kantorbury Tails book signing with Anna Schuster Kantor, 11AM

Sunday, May 7:
Austin Books & Comics, James Venhaus signs Night Owl Society #1, 12PM

BookPeople, DONNA MARIE MILLER speaking & signing The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk, 2PM

BookPeople, ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT speaking & signing City of Miracles, 5PM

BookWoman, Grow Happy with authors Jon Lasser & Sage Lasser-Foster: An Interactive Reading, 2PM

Malvern Books, Analecta 43 Release Party, 1PM

Malvern Books, Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party, 4PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "Sticking the Landing: How to End Your Novel" with Sara Kocek, 3:30PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, George Arnold signs Tragedy of the Commons, 10AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letter Live hosts Scott Westerfeld discussing and signing The Spill Zone, 3PM

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

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, The Dock Bookshop 9th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser, 4PM

Half Price Books - Montrose, Raymond Arroyo signing Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders, 2PM

MaryScott Hagle’s historic Heights home, WITS fundraiser: Poetry Concert with internationally acclaimed youth poets from the Meta-Four Houston team, 7PM

George Memorial Library, Graphic Novel Day featuring special guest appearances and book signings by popular graphic novelists Falynn Koch, Dave Roman, and Ru Xu, 1:30PM

San Antonio
South Texas Museum of Popular Culture, Join Laredo-born artist-musician-writer Salvador Macias for a round of poetry from el corazon followed by a set by accordion master Santiago Jimenez, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, K Wendt reads and signs Emma's Journey, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Christine Granados reads and signs Fight Like a Man & Other Stories We Tell Our Children, 3PM

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