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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 7/17-23

Bookish events in Texas for the week of July 10-16, 2017: 

Special Events:
Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, June 29-July 30

The LaNana Creek Press Summer Letterpress and Book Art Intensive, Nacogdoches, July 8-August 5

Build A Better World “Adventures in Writing” Kids’ Writing Camp, Midland, July 17-21

Gemini Ink Writers Conference, San Antonio, July 21-23

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Grapevine, July 21-23

Literary Non-Fiction Workshop, Archer City, July 23-30

Ongoing Exhibits:
Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, Austin, June 5-August 13

Illustrator of the Century Garth Williams, Abilene, June 8-September 1

George Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, San Antonio, June 23-September 4

Monday, July 17:
BookPeople, P.C. CAST and KRISTIN CAST speaking & signing Loved, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Linda Castillo will sign and discuss her newest release, Down A Dark Road, 6:30PM

Tuesday, July 18:
BookPeople, JEFF ABBOTT speaking & signing Blame, 7PM

Spider House Ballroom, Austin Slam featuring Houston VIP Slam, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents naturalist Terry Tempest Williams discussing and signing The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Linda Castillo discusses and signs Down a Dark Road, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, local author panel: "Publishing on Amazon: A Discussion on the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
Funky Town Festival, Fort Worth Writer's Boot Camp workshop: "The Blinking Cursor" with Mark A. Noble, 6:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Story time with author Emma Virjan's rhyming books, 11AM

Wednesday, July 19:
BookPeople, ANNE HELEN PETERSEN speaking & signing Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, 7PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "Essential Elements: Keeping Your Story’s Heart Beating" with Natalia Sylvester, 6:30PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Jeff Abbott signs Blame, 7PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Kathy Reichs reading and signing Two Days, 7:30PM

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

Houston Chronicle office, Houston Public Library's Books & Bylines: "Houston Through Writers’ Eyes" with journalist Mimi Swartz and former Houston poet laureate Gwen Zepeda (moderated by Chron books editor Alyson Ward), 7PM

Valley Ranch Library, Storyteller Ann Marie Newman: stories from different cultures, with an emphasis on creative thinking, 2:30PM

Plainview Country Club, Joe Specht, author of The Roots of Texas Music and The Women There Don't Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song, discusses Texas music as part of the 9th annual Texas Plains Trail Region Tourism & Preservation Roundup, 5:30PM

Thursday, July 20:
BookPeople, TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS speaking & signing The Hour of Land, 7PM

BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas Third Thursday panel: "The Secret to Great Picture Books" with Chris Barton, Jason Gallaher, Liz Garton Scanlon, and Emma J. Virján, 7PM

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

Deep Vellum Books, Josué Gabriel de Montemayor presents his bilingual poetry collection, El Vértigo de Camaleón, 7PM

Interabang Books, Ace Atkins reads and signs The Fallen, 7PM

The Heritage Society, Finger Lecture Series: "Fourth Ward Cottage: A building too significant not to have been saved" with author and historian Randy Pace, 12PM

Murder By the Book, Michael Connelly will sign and discuss The Late Show (in conversation with fellow crime novelist Theresa Schwegel), 6:30PM [line number required]

George W. Bush Childhood Home, Laura Bush Literacy Program Reading Event, 4:30PM

Plainview Civic Center, Ryann Ford discusses and signs The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside (part of the 9th annual Texas Plains Trail Region Tourism & Preservation Roundup), 2:30PM

B&N - Preston/Park, Dionda Fugitt signs Adjust Your Crown, 12:30PM

San Antonio
Roosevelt Library, Gemini Ink presents a "Conversation/Interview: Real Women Have Words" with Marilyn Atlas, award-winning producer of HBO’s Real Women Have Curves, winner of the 2017 Jackson Poetry Prize, Patricia Spears Jones, and radio personality Molly Cox, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jeffrey Hunt discusses and signs Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling Waters to Culpeper Court House, July 14-31, 1863, 5PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony, Story time with local author Maria Ashworth, 10AM

Friday, July 21:
BookPeople, ACE ATKINS speaking & signing The Fallen, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Night One of "Two Roads A Synesthesia Of Bonfires & Beer" presented by Poets on X+ & Pandora's Box Poetry Showcase (learn the secret handshake for entrance to night two at a private residence), 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Fiona Barton will sign and discuss The Child, 6:30PM

Plainview Civic Center, Vicki Hamblen signs The Rim to Rim Road: Will Hamblen and the Crossing of Texas' Palo Duro Canyon (part of the 9th annual Texas Plains Trail Region Tourism & Preservation Roundup), 11AM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Jan Reid reads and signs Sins of the Younger Sons, 4PM

Saturday, July 22:
Texas Star Trading Company, Dr. Sandip Mathur signs Cowboys and Indian: A Doctor's First Year in Texas, 11AM

B&N - Arboretum, Geoffrey Thomas signs The Wayward Astronomer, 2PM

B&N - Sunset Valley, Expedition Austin: A Kid's Guide to the Weirdest Town in Texas book signing with Jill Coody Smits, 1PM

BookPeople, JASON GALLAHER speaking & signing Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, 2PM

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged inclusive open mic, 7PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "Essential Elements: Rhythm, Rhyme and Word Play in the Picture Book" with Susan Kralovansky, 3:30PM

El Hueso Cafe, Brownsville Slam Poetry, 6:30PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Coleen Rasco signs Annabell's Talent Search, 12PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Derek Sean Carlton signs A Divine Pathway, 1PM

Lucky Dog Books - Casa Linda, Meet the Author Story Time: Becky Villareal reading from Halito Gianna: The Journey Continues, 10:30AM

Emily Fowler Library, Family Chess Challenge: former U.S. women's chess champion Alexey Root will play 10 chess players simultaneously! Anyone who can win against her gets a free copy of her new book, Prepare With Chess Strategy, 2PM 

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, Beverley Blount Signing The Blount Guide to Phonetic Reading, 2PM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Fudge the World" with Chauncey Lowe, 12:45PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Reavis Wortham discusses and signs Hawke's Prey, 11AM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Reavis Z. Wortham signs Hawke's Prey, 2PM

B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Karen J. January signs Lessons Mama Never Taught Me, 1PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Leah Harper Bowron will discuss and sign her novel COLORBLIND, 1PM

Clayton Library Center, Speak!Poet with SAVANNAH BLUE and JEREMYAH "THE FLUENT ONE" PAYNE, 2PM

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Words & Art: Writing Workshop, 1PM

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

Hogg Middle School, Brazos Bookstore presents Chris Colfer, reading from his new book THE LAND OF STORIES 6: WORLDS COLLIDE, 4PM [ticketed event]

Murder By the Book, Jeff Abbott will sign and discuss his newest thriller, Blame, and Ace Atkins will sign and discuss his new Quinn Colson novel, The Fallen, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Davonte' Marshall reads and signs #DefendingBlackwomanhood: the poetic intensities of womanology, 3PM

West Irving Library, The Human Library: build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue, 10AM

The Bosslight, Storyteller's Night #1 at the Main Pecan, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Terra Lynee signs Nathan's Fate, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Autumn Carpentier signing Walking on Water, 1PM

Sunday, July 23:
4th Tap Brewing Co-Op, 2017 REVEL SOLSTICE FEST: "MUSIC FOR STEVE, ELECTRONICS, AND YOU" with poet Nathan Brown, 12:30PM

BookPeople, OWEN EGERTON speaking & signing Hollow, 3PM

Malvern Books, "Women Write Hard Sci-Fi: Continuing the Tradition" featuring Nancy Smith and Christy Esmahan, 2PM

Deep Vellum Books, Why Would I Get an MFA in Creative Writing: A Roundtable Discussion, 1PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest releasewhile supplies last

Frisco Public Library, Sisters in Crime North Dallas host "Seven Deadly First Page Sins" with Tex Thompson, 2PM

Julia Ideson Building, Hip Hop for Literacy with Trae tha Truth, 12PM

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