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Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar 12/4-10

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of December 4-10, 2017: 

Special Events:
13th Annual SIGNATURES AUTHOR SERIES featuring Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train), The Woodlands, December 8

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, Austin, December 9

Laredo Book Festival, December 9

7th Annual Austin Writergrrls Book Fest, December 10

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

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

Monday, December 4:
BookPeople, Mayor's Book Club Launch 2018, 7PM

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Literary Coffeehouse: Reading & Open Mic, 7PM

Aaron Family JCC, Martha Hall Kelly reads and signs Lilac Girls, 7PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, Houston SCBWI Holiday Party – Potluck, Book Talks & Sales, 7PM

San Antonio
Trinity University, Holiday Open Mic with the Trinity Review, 7PM

Tuesday, December 5:
Austin History Center, Jesse Sublett discusses and signs Esther’s Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas’ Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe (key performers from the troupe will also be on hand to answer questions and sign books), 6:30PM

First United Methodist Church, Dr. REZA ASLAN speaking & signing God: A Human History, 7PM [ticketed event]

Harry Ransom Center, Daniel Mendelsohn reads from, discusses, and signs his new memoir, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic, 5PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam WOWPS Qualifier featuring Ebony Stewart, 7PM

College Station
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Laura Wilson discusses and signs Watt Matthews of Lambshead, 7PM

CBS Radio Performance Showroom, Ken Moraif, of the radio program "Money Matter with Ken Moraif," discusses and signs Buy, Hold, and SELL!, 6:30PM

Royal Oaks Country Club, Friends of SMU Libraries Holiday Luncheon with Tiffany Divis, Author of Presidential Gifts, 11:30AM

Brazil Houston, Glass Mountain Volume 19 launch party, 7PM

Murder By the Book, James Rollins will sign and discuss The Demon Crown, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Kimberly Fish reading and signing Comfort Plans, 5PM

Wednesday, December 6:
B&N - Arboretum, Author Elise Kova signing The Revels of Gold, 7PM

BookPeople, KATHERINE ARDEN speaking & signing The Girl in the Tower, 7PM

BookWoman, Heather Bishop reading and signing Mercy, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Austin in the Jazz Age with author Richard Zelade, 12PM

LBJ Library, An Evening with Peter Baker, author of Obama: The Call of History (book signing at 5PM), 6PM

Malvern Books, Austin Community College Creative Writing Literary Release Party for Rio Review, 7PM

The North Door, One Page Salon Reading Series, 7:30PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, James Rollins signing The Demon Crown, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, award-winning South Korean author Jung Young Moon in conversation with David Searcy, 7PM

El Paso
B&N - Sunland Park, The Mermaid book signing with Jan Brett, 5PM

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

The Ballroom at Bayou Place, Dr. REZA ASLAN discussing God: A Human History, 7:30PM [ticketed event]

The Black Labrador, Jeremy Haft discusses and signs Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth About China’s Economic Miracle, 7:15PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Alan Berch Hollingsworth discussing and signing Killing Alan Berch, 5PM

Half Price Books, local author W. Scott Bell will sell and sign copies of his Civil War book The Camel Regiment: A History of the Bloody 43rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry, CSA 1862-65, 5:30PM

University of Houston, American Book Review reading series featuring Clay Reynolds, 12PM

Thursday, December 7:
BookPeople, MATT COYLE speaking and signing Blood Truth, DAVID ERIC TOMLINSON speaking and signing The Midnight Man, and CON LEHANE speaking & signing Murder in the Manuscript Room, 7PM

BookWoman, HeatherAsh Amara discussing and signing Awaken Your Inner Fire, 7PM

UT - Avaya Auditorium, a reading with the Michener Center for Writers Fall 2017 visiting professors Carrie Fountain and Paul Harding, 7:30PM

SMU - McCord Auditorium, Peter Baker discussing Obama: The Call of History, 6PM

El Paso
Literarity Book Shop, An Evening with El Paso Poets Rosa Alcalá and Sasha Pimentel, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Holiday Open House: get your picture taken with Sherlock Holmes and enjoy a 2017 Victorian Christmas, 5PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Virginia Bernhard discuses and signs The Smell of War: Three Americans in the Trenches of World War I, 5PM

San Antonio
Hotel Emma Library, Joel Salcido will read and sign copies of his new book, The Spirit of Tequila, 6:30PM

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

Smart Financial Centre, American Promise Tour: Vice President Joe Biden discusses his new memoir, PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, 8PM

B&N - Baybrook, Meet Andrew Fairchild, author of Have You Seen My Egg?, 5PM

Friday, December 8:
BookPeople, K.P GRESHAM speaking and signing Murder in the Second Pew, DAVE SWANSON speaking and signing The Dot on the Left, and RACHEL GAUNA speaking & signing The Thinking Log, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading Series Ugly Sweater Party featuring readers Chessy Normile and Annelyse Gelman, 7PM

Paramount Theatre, American Promise Tour: Vice President Joe Biden discussing his memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, 8PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Slam presents The GNO Show featuring DJ Unladylike, 8PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, A poetry reading with David Taylor and Bryce Milligan, 5PM

Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink’s Writer in Communities program showcase their own poetry and fiction at this reading with Viktoria Valenzuela, Eddie Vega, Antoinette Franklin, and Marisela Barrera, 6:30PM

Saturday, December 9:
Apanas Coffee & Beer, NeoSoul WOWPS 2018 Qualifier hosted by Ebony Stewart, 6PM

Malvern Books, celebrate the launch of Ryan Sharp’s new chapbook, my imaginary old man: poems, 4PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Honing the Spark and Mapping Out Your Revision" with Charlotte Gullick, 9AM

Patrick Heath Public Library, Geraldine Guadagno signs her new picture book, A Christmas Story with St. Joseph, 11AM

Cedar Hill
B&N - Hillside Village, Dana Barney signing HALF LIFE, 1PM

100W Corsicana, award-winning South Korean author Jung Young Moon in conversation with David Searcy, 5PM

Interabang Books, Laney Nielson reading and signing PEPPERMINT COCOA CRUSHES, 1PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Writing in Light" with Lucy Hopple, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Forth Worth Restaurant of the Mind, Meet & Greet with author John J. Smith, 7PM

Galveston Bookshop, E.R. Bills signing Texas Far and Wide, a collection of tall tales, 2PM

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

Katy Budget Books, Local author Liara Tamani signs her debut YA novel, Calling My Name, 5PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Warner Bourgeois discusses and signs Having Confidence in Yourself, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "How to Pitch an Idea to an Editor" with Katharine Shilcutt, 9:30AM

East Branch Library, annual Posadas celebration featuring award-winning author and poet Dr. Carmen Tafolla, 2:30PM

West Branch Library, third annual Harry Potter Yule Ball, 5PM

B&N, Tammie Williams signing Random Thoughts From a Simple Believer, 12PM

San Antonio
Market Square, San Antonio's Historic Market Square book signing with Edna Campos Gravenhorst, 2PM

Trinity University Holt Center, Gemini Ink/Trinity University Press present "Writing Gifts: A Celebratory Workshop" with Naomi Shihab Nye, 10AM

The Twig Book Shop, Book-reading party with author Charity Marie, 10AM

Sugar Land
Fort Bend County Libraries - University Branch, Holiday Open House, 2PM

Sunday, December 10:
Malvern Books, Austin Writers Roulette presents "Festivus Miracles," 4PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Tracy Lawson will sell and sign books from her young-adult series Resistance, 1PM

The Mix Co-Working Space, Writing Workshops Dallas Publication Seminar: "Submitting to Journals & Magazines" with Mag Gabbert, 3PM

El Paso
Pershing Inn, Cinco Puntos' La Mama Bravo’s Book Club & Social Hour: Benjamin Alire Sáenz reading from The Last Cigarette on Earth, 6PM


San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, A.L. Kaplan signing Star Touched, 1PM

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Monday Roundup: Texas Literary Calendar 12/4-10


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