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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 9/4-10

Bookish events in Texas for the week of September 4-10, 2017: 

Special Events:
Black & Latino Playwrights Conference, San Marcos, September 4-10

Langdon Review Weekend, Granbury, September 6-9

29th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Lubbock, September 8-10

Children's Book Sale and International Literacy Celebration!, Houston, September 9

Writespace Writers' Family Reunion, Houston, September 9

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

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez (a Humanities Texas exhibition), Plano, August 7-September 15

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez (a Humanities Texas exhibition), Plano, August 7-September 15

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States (a Humanities Texas exhibit), Plano, September 1-29

Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, San Antonio, September 2-November 27

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA!, San Antonio, September 6-26

Monday, September 4:
Happy Labor Day, y'all!
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.--Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, September 5:
Abilene
Texas Star Trading Co., Penny Parker Klostermann signs her newest children's Book, A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale, 4PM

Austin
BookPeople, SHERRY THOMAS speaking and signing A Conspiracy in Belgravia, 7PM

Malvern Books, Meghan Lamb reading and signing Silk Flowers (with readings from J.Scott Brownlee and Bridget Brewer), 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam: NEW SHIT Slam hosted by Peter Nevland, 7PM

Dallas
B&N - Lincoln Park, Nancy Churnin reads and signs Manjhi Moves a Mountain, 6PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and Open Mic, 8PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Stephanie Elizondo Griest discusses and signs ALL THE AGENTS AND SAINTS, 7PM

Fix Coffeebar, Poetry Fix featuring Michael Galko & D. E. Zuccone, 6:30PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, SCBWI-Houston meeting: "Best of Books –Early Childhood through Teens" with Cathy Berner of Blue Willow Bookshop, 7PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam Epic Season Opening: Individual World Poetry Slam Showdown, 9:30PM

Trinity Holt Center, Kelly Grey Carlisle celebrates the release of her memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, S.C. Gwynne discusses and signs The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football, 5PM

Wednesday, September 6:
Austin
BookPeople, FINN MURPHY speaking and signing The Long Haul!, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Patricia Bernstein discusses and signs Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan, 12PM

Central Presbyterian Church, Bestselling Author LOUISE PENNY speaking and signing GLASS HOUSES, 7PM [sold out]

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

B&N - River Oaks, Randi Rubenstein signing The Parent Gap, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Michael H. Rubin will sign and discuss Cashed Out, 6:30PM

Taylor
Moody Museum, Patricia Bernstein discusses and signs Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan, 6PM

Thursday, September 7:
Austin
BookPeople, CHRIS BARTON speaking and signing Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, 6:30PM

BookWoman, Getting to Know The Goddess Series: "Faery Queens of the Tarot" with Suzanne McAnna, author of Tarot through the Witch's Eye: Tarot Wisdom for Magical and Personal Transformation, 7PM

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

Dallas
Interabang Books, Finn Murphy discusses and signs THE LONG HAUL: A TRUCKER’S TALES OF LIFE ON THE ROAD, 7PM

Scardello Artisan Cheese, Ari Weinzweig will discuss and sign The Power of Beliefs in Business (plus CHEESE), 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Wordspace Dallas annual Season Kick-Off Party featuring Inferno Texino, Brian Alan Carr, and TACOS, 7PM

Frisco 
Frisco Public Library, Tess Gerritsen will read and sign her newest book, I Know a Secret (a Rizzoli & Isles novel), 7PM [ticketed reception 6PM]

Houston
Blue Willow Bookshop, Katharine McGee will discuss and sign her new novel for teens, THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS, 7PM

Christ Church Cathedral, Louise Penny will sign and discuss Glass Houses, 7PM [ticketed event]

Cullen Performance Hall, Brené Brown discusses BRAVING THE WILDERNESS, 7PM [sold out]

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book hosts Tess Gerritsen reads and signs I Know a Secret (a Rizzoli & Isles novel), 1PM [ticketed lunch 12PM]

San Marcos
Texas State - Alkek Library, The Center for the Study of the Southwest presents Stephanie Elizondo Griest discussing and signing All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands, 11AM

Texas State - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections presents Ocean Vuong reading and signing Night Sky with Exit Wounds, 3:30PM

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

Victoria
UHV - Alcorn Auditorium, American Book Review Reading Series presents Lacy M. Johnson, author of The Other Side, 12PM

Friday, September 8:
Austin
BookPeople, STEPHANIE ELIZONDO GRIEST speaking and signing All the Agents and Saints, 7PM

Dallas
Deep Vellum Books, "Poetic Perspectives: Identity, Adversity, and Love": Free Chigger Matthews presents Poets Emery Diercks and Eric “Cire Luey” Maldonado with local favorites Ofelia “MexMama” Faz-Garza, Niko Ortiz, and Nadia Wolnisty, 7PM

Hotel Crescent Court, World Affairs Council of DFW hosts Dr. Meghan O’Sullivan discussing and signing Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, 5PM

Houston
Brazos Bookstore, Alex McElroy reads and signs DADDY ISSUES, 7PM

Cullen Performance Hall, The Moth presents "Out On A Limb" – the GrandSLAM Championship, 7:30PM

Inprint House, First Friday Poetry Reading Series presents Reyes Ramirez, 8:30PM

Murder By the Book, Tess Gerritsen will sign and discuss her new Rizzoli and Isles novel, I Know a Secret, 6:30PM

Kyle
 Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, Ocean Vuong reading and signing Night Sky with Exit Wounds, 7:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Jim LaVilla-Havelin reads and signs West: Poems of a Place, 6:30PM

Saturday, September 9:
Amarillo
B&N, Reavis Z. Wortham signing Hawke's Prey, 2PM

Austin
[location supplied at registration], "Feeding the Tiger: Women Writing Graphic Sex in Literary Fiction" workshop led by ire’ne lara silva, 10AM [half of your registration fee will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief]

Apanas Coffee & Beer, NeoSoul Slam: Return of the Soul (Individual World Poetry Slam qualifier), 6PM

BookPeople, SCBWI-Austin Monthly Meeting: "Face your Fears and Write Horror" with Chandler Baker, 10AM

BookPeople, DON TATE speaking and signing Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth, 2PM

BookPeople, LARRY SMITH speaking and signing Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America, 6PM

Malvern Books, Prudence Arceneaux reads and signs Dirt, 7PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Rock Star Publicity: Book Promotion for the Bold and Bashful" with Marika Flatt and Elena Meredith, 10AM

Burleson
Half Price Books, local author Tank Gunner will sell and sign his books Prompts and Prompts, Too, collections of fictional war stories based on real accounts, 1PM

Dallas
Dallas Public Library - Audelia Road, Eldercare Seminar with Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, author of How to Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles, 2PM

Dallas Public Library - Preston/Royal, Ann Howells, winner of the 2017 William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, will discuss creating a manuscript, and will read from her winning chapbook, Softly Beating Wings, 2:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "The Suprasegmental of Narrative" with Felípe de Ortego y Gasca, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Central Library, "My Corner Bookstore": In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Alex Hidalgo will examine the work of one rare book dealer in Fort Worth who specializes in early publications of the Americas, 10:30AM

Half Price Books - Ridgmar, local author Caroline Barthen will sell and sign her children's book, Growing Up Tobey: The First Year, 1PM

Houston
B&N - River Oaks, Joan Murray signs I MUST Pray, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Story time: Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies will read their newest picture book, NERDY BIRDY TWEETS, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Gabrielle Zevin will sign her new novel, YOUNG JANE YOUNG, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Brian Allen Carr reads and signs SIP, 7PM

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

River Oaks Bookstore, Vietnam War veteran and Houston doctor Dr. Samuel Axelrad will discuss and sign his memoir, Peaceful Bones, 3PM

Hurst
B&N - NE Mall, The Wayward Astronomer book signing with Geoffrey Thomas, The Other Side of the Mic book signing with Cecil Miller, and The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti book signing with William Bradle, 1PM

Irving
The Irving Arts Center, DFW Writers Workshop 40th anniversary celebration dinner, 6:30PM

Nacogdoches
The Bosslight/Main Street Pecan, Debra Mina Chidakwa-Akue discusses and signs The Forgotten Child of Zimbabwe, 1PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Susan Mayfield signs "Hi"-ku for You, 11AM

Southlake
B&N - Town Center, Story time: Krystal Granzow reads and signs Maddy Lou and Mack at the State Fair of Texas, 11AM

B&N - Town Center, Bridgid Coleman signing Sawyer's Visit to the Pumpkin Patch, 1PM

Webster
B&N - Baybrook II, Gulf Poets Society meeting featuring poets from Weasel Press publications, 10:30AM

B&N - Baybrook II, Meet the Author: E. Paige Burks signs Return to Royalty: A Gexalatian Tale Series, Book I, 1PM

Sunday, September 10:
Austin
BookPeople, CORY PUTMAN OAKES speaking and signing Witchtown, 3PM

Malvern Books, Austin Writers Roulette presents “Ol’ School Soul Food", 4PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "Humor and Surprise: A How-To Guide for Turning up the Fun Faucet in Picture Books" with Cate Berry, 3PM

Bellaire
Southwestern Presbyterian Church, Houston Writers House workshop: "How to Successfully Pitch to an Agent/Editor in 15 Minutes" with Shelley K. Wall, 1PM

Corpus Christi
B&N, Stephanie Elizondo Griest signs All the Agents and Saints, 1PM

Dallas
Half Price Books Mothership, local author Wyatt McDowell will sell and sign his sci-fi novel, Locker 439, and local author Gale Jackson will sell and sign her self-help book, The Boss from Hell, 1PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Mama's Leche book signing with author Michelle Hackney and illustrator Mia Ortiz, 2PM


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