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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 11/13-19

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Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of November 13-19, 2017: 

Special Events:
Odessa Shakespeare Festival, November 17-18

2017 Wizard World Comic Con Austin, November 17-19

Ongoing Exhibits:
Fact, Fiction, and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America (a Humanities Texas exhibition), Midland, October 1-December 31

Lone Star imPRESSions: A History of Small Press in Texas, Austin, October 27-November 30

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibition: The Illustrations of Melissa Sweet, Abilene, November 9-January 27

Monday, November 13:
BookPeople, HEROES & VILLAINS book party: MARISSA MEYER speaking & signing Renegades (cosplay rewarded), 7PM [ticketed event]

Dozen Street, Chicon Street Poets hosts "The Mic is Yours" with featured reader Christopher Michael, 7PM

Half Price Books - North Lamar, Vanessa Spina will discuss and sign her diet book, Keto Essentials, 7PM

The Long Center, an evening with Annie Leibovitz, who will present a selection of defining works from her newly published Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005 – 2016, 7:30PM

Aaron Family JCC, Steve Dorff presents I Wrote That One, Too...: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, 7PM

Interabang Books, Norm Diamond discusses and signs WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND: STORIES FROM ESTATE SALES, 7PM

The Kitchen Chick, Lisa Fain (aka The Homesick Texan) will discuss and sign Queso! Regional Recipes For The World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip, followed by a queso crawl, 5:30PM

Stude Concert Hall, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series hosts VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizers (in conversation with William Broyles, founder of Texas Monthly), 7:30PM [sold out; live-stream at Houston Public Media]

Tuesday, November 14:
BookPeople, JAMES HALEY speaking & signing A Darker Sea, 7PM

South Congress Hotel, Austin Bat Cave Story Department's second annual Eat Your Words event, 6PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam Hosted by Tova Charles, 7PM

UT - Department of French & Italian, Deep Vellum Publishing's Will Evans and translator Adria Frizzi discuss the art of translation, 4PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting with novelist David Haynes, 7pm

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lisa Fain (aka The Homesick Texan) will discuss and sign Queso! Regional Recipes For The World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip, 5PM


SMU - McFarlin, Arts & Letters Live hosts Annie Leibovitz presenting a selection of defining works from her newly published Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016, 7:30PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series featuring A.N.T., 8PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Mary Lindsey signs Haven, and Victoria Scott signs Violet Grenade, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Joe Holley and Peter Brown discuss and sign HOMETOWN TEXAS, 7PM

Cafe Brasil, Austin author Chelsey Clammer reads and signs her essay collection, CIRCADIAN, 7PM

Museum of Fine Arts, Lois Farfel Stark discusses and signs her newest book, The Telling Image, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Laura Bohn discusses and signs Laura Bohn: Ways of Seeing, 5PM

Wilchester Elementary School, Jeff Kinney will sign the newest book, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE GETAWAY, 4:30PM [sold out]

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Writing Camp: The Business of Writing with local author Trakena Prevost, 6PM

San Antonio
The Korova, PuroSlam featuring Chicago Poet Adrienne Nadeau, 9:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, James McCollom discusses and signs The Last Sheriff in Texas-A True Tale of Violence and the Vote, 5PM

Wednesday, November 15:
BookPeople, JACKSON GALAXY speaking & signing Total Cat Mojo, 7PM

BookWoman, A Reading and Tea Hour with Mitra Mostofi, author of This Was No Coincidence, 7PM

The Long Center, Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen discuss their new book, You Can’t Spell America Without Me, with Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune, 7:30PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Mary Lindsey reads and signs Haven, and Victoria Scott reads and signs Violet Grenade, 7PM

Interabang Books, Jackie Goldstein discusses and signs VOICES OF HOPE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS, 7PM

Latino Cultural Center, Wordspace Dallas presents an evening with award-winning poet Natalie Diaz, 7:30PM

SMU, "The Middle East and the Legacies of the First World War" with Michael Provence, author of The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East, and Aimee Genell, author of Empire by Law: The Ottoman Origins of the Mandates System in the Middle East, 1840-1923, 12PM

SMU - Fondren Library, Presentation of the 2016 Weber-Clements Prize for Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America to David Wallace Adams for Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990 (followed by a lecture and book signing), 5:30PM

UNT - Willis Library, Visiting Writers Series: Padma Viswanathan Q&A, 4PM

UNT - Sage Hall, Padma Viswanathan reads from her bestselling debut novel, The Toss of a Lemon, 8PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Jonathan Stokes signs Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan, 9AM

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

Murder By the Book, Michelle Hodkin will sign and discuss The Becoming of Noah Shaw, and C.C. Hunter will sign and discuss The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave, 6:30PM

UH - MD Anderson Library, Poetry & Prose presents readings from Martha Serpas’s Eco Poetics Course, 5:30PM

Vidor Public Library, Alene Veatch Dunn will sign her new book Memories Of The Way It Was, 10AM

Thursday, November 16:
BookPeople, WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS presents "How To Find Drama in Historical Details" with James L. Haley, Dan Oppenheimer, Natalia Sylvester, and Sherry Thomas, 7PM

LBJ Library, Mark K. Updegrove will discuss and sign his new book The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, 6PM

UT - Joynes Reading Room, poetry reading by New Writers Project Visiting Poet Natalie Diaz, 7PM

The Writing Barn, Witchy Words and Wine with Cory Putman Oakes and Typewriter Tarot, 7:30PM

First United Methodist Church of Dallas, Arts & Letters Live presents Dan Rather discussing What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism with Krys Boyd of KERA's "Think," 7:30PM

SMU - Fondren Library, Friends of the SMU LIbraries presents David D. Kruger discussing and signing J. C. Penney: The Man, the Store, and American Agriculture, 6PM

The Wild Detectives, Anthony Chaney reads and signs Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kwame Alexander will discuss and sign his books for young people, including SOLO, his newest YA novel, 5PM

Christ Church Cathedral, Bestselling author David Eagleman and Rice professor and Musiqa director Anthony Brandt discuss the science behind the creative spirit in conjunction with their new book, The Runaway Species, 7:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Beverly Barrett discusses and signs Globalization and Change in Higher Education: The Political Economy of Policy Reform in Europe, 5PM

Texas Tech, TTU Creative Writing Program Reading Series hosts award-winning poet Jasmine V. Bailey, 7:30PM

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

The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, an evening with Eric Metaxas, author of Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World, 7PM
San Angelo

Private residence, Dana Glossbrenner presents "One Writer's Trip: The Lark", 3:30PM
San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Martha Miller discusses and signs Times New Roman: How We Quit Our Jobs, Gave Away Our Stuff & Moved to Italy, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Kate Winkler Dawson discusses and signs Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City, 5PM

San Marcos
Alkek Library, Wittliff Collections hosts award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi reading from and signing her new collection, Rocket Fantastic: Poems, 3:30PM

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

University of Houston-Victoria, American Book Review Reading Series hosts Frederick Luis Aldama, 12PM

Friday, November 17:
BookPeople, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON signing What Happened, 12PM [sold out]

BookPeople, JACLYN FRIEDMAN speaking & signing Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All, 7PM

Malvern Books, launch of Rob Jackson’s The Witness, a collection of meditations in the form of poems and stories, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Slam featuring Brent Green, 8PM

Interabang Books, Natalie J. Graham, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, reads from and signs BEGIN WITH A FAILED BODY, 7PM

B&N - Champions, Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling book signing with Jim Ross, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, included poets read from and sign the Texas Poetry Calendar 2018, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, James P. McCollom discusses and signs THE LAST SHERIFF IN TEXAS, 7PM

Rudyard's Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Beth Ann Fennelly, Molly McCully Brown, Theodora Bishop, and Justin Jannise, 7PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi reads from and signs her new collection, Rocket Fantastic: Poems, 7:30PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Horror author Nicholas Paschall discusses and signs The Father of Flesh, 5:30PM

Saturday, November 18:
Texas Star Trading Co., Bill Neal will sign his newest book, Death on the Lonely Llano Estacado: The Assassination of J.W. Jarrott, a Forgotten Hero, 1PM

The Oasis, Texas High Plains Writers meeting featuring author and founder of Texas Authors, B. Alan Bourgeois, 9:30AM

Mardel Christian & Education, Candace Payne will meet fans and sign her new book, Laugh It Up, 12PM

Half Price Books - South, local author Maddie Marcarelli will sell and sign her sci-fi book, The Journey: The Only Survivors, 1PM

BookPeople, LIARA TAMANI speaking & signing Calling My Name, 2PM

BookPeople, DAVID HANSARD speaking and signing How the Dark Gets In, and MILES ARCENEAUX speaking & signing Hidden Sea, 6PM 

Half Price Books - North Lamar, local authors Bryan and Selah Douglas will sell and sign their book The Dimensionals!, a color comic book featuring girl superheroes and STEM-Fantasy, 1PM

Half Price Books - South Lamar, motivational speaker and local author Sugar Ray Destin will sell and sign his inspirational book, Claim Your Destiny!, 1PM

Hotel Vegas, The Canción Cannibal Cabaret, a punk rock musical written by Tejana artist/writer/activist Amalia Ortiz, and poetry readings by members of Chicon Street Poets, 7PM

Sharp Noggin, Cider Spoon Stories workshop: "Graphic Novels & Novel Graphics" with Jess Hagemann, 10AM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Taking the Mystery Out of Writing Mysteries" with Karen MacInerney, 9AM

University Hills Library, Austin Poetry Society Monthly Meeting featuring guest speaker Alan Birkelbach, 1:30PM

McWha Book Store, book signing with missionary Dorris Fortson, Sue Hamby, PhD, and Glenda Kyle, RN, 10AM

Interabang Books, James Haley reads and signs A DARKER SEA, 3PM

PDNB Gallery, Peter Brown and Joe Holley will speak about and read from their new book, Hometown Texas, 6PM

The Sixth Floor Museum, "What Has the Government Been Hiding? 54 Years of Secrets & the Release of the JFK Records" with author Dr. Larry Sabato and Philip Shenon (followed by a book signing), 2PM

The Writer's Garret, Workshop: "Modes in Poems" with Natasha Sajé, Ph.D, 1PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, Lorena Hughes reads and signs The Sisters of Alameda Street, 2PM

El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Ripping the Veil: Images, Incantations, and the Creative Writer" with Daniel Chacón, 12:45PM

Galveston Bookshop, Bartee Haile signs Unforgettable Texans, 2PM

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

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

Murder By the Book, Brandon Sanderson will sign and discuss Oathbringer, 2PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Johnnie Bernhard reads and signs A Good Girl, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: Technical Writing with Andreana Binder, 1PM

B&N - NE Mall, Meet & Greet and book signing with Alan Elliott, author of Willie the Texas Longhorn, and Meet & Greet and book signing with Neil A. White, author of Closure: A Novel, 1PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with author Jake "Buddy" Saunders, and Meet & Greet and book signing with author Will Murray, 3PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Pam Canington signs I Went, I Saw, I Shared, 11AM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author Elizabeth Dettling Moreno will sell and sign her children's book, Sancho the Silly Billy Goat, 1PM [plus story time at 3PM]

Sunday, November 19:
BookPeople, DAVE ENGLEDOW speaking & signing The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Go to Bed, 2PM

BookWoman, Poetry a' Plenty: TORCH Reading Series featuring Natalie Graham, 2PM

BookWoman, A Poetry Reading with Natasha Sajé and Cyrus Cassells, 4PM

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative, Nathan Brown reads from his new poetry collection, An Honest Day's Prayer, 12:30PM

Westbank Community Library, Sam Bond’s Book Release Party for Operation Pharaoh’s Curse, 1PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Local Author Sundays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

Brazos Bookstore, David Biespiel discusses and signs EDUCATION OF A YOUNG POET, 5PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, San Antonio Romance Authors signing with Priscilla Oliveras, J. Kenner, Holly Castillo, and LM Gonzalez, 2PM

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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 11/13-19


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