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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 1/22-28

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of January 22-28, 2018: 

Special Events:
FronteraFest 2018, Austin, January 16-February 17

How to Self-Publish Your Book -- Economically, Quickly, and Professionally, Dallas, January 23-February 6

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

Monday, January 22:
BookPeople, Iron Gold, 7PM [ticketed event]

Interabang Books, Georgia Hunter discussing and signing WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Anthony Graves discussing and signing INFINITE HOPE, 6:30PM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "The Secret of Clarity" with Lori Freeland, 7PM

Tuesday, January 23:
BookPeople, ERIC BRYANT speaking & signing Not Like Me, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Mike Rosen (Host: Christopher Michael), 7:15PM

Interabang Books, Writers’ League of Texas panel discussion: Building Your Writing Community: How to Find Writing Groups & Support Other Writers with Kathleen Kent, Blake Kimzey, Melissa Lenhardt, and Arianne "Tex" Thompson, 7PM

Black Labrador Pub, Houston Writers House meeting featuring Shelley K. Wall discussing pitching and query letters, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, E.R. Bills and Friends reading and signing ROAD KILL 2, 7PM

Houston Maritime Museum, lecture with Chet Van Duzer, author of Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript. 7PM

Murder By the Book, Nicholas Petrie will sign and discuss his third Peter Ash thriller, Light It Up, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Mix, Puroslam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author Series: author and poet Lynn McLaughlin discussing and signing Child of the System: Little Lynn’s Story, 1PM

Wednesday, January 24:
Interabang Books, Katherine Arden reading and signing THE GIRL IN THE TOWER, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Literary Arts in Dallas: a panel discussion (part of the Dallas Cultural Plan 2018. Led by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs), 7:30PM

Fort Davis
Fort Davis County Library, Ben English discussing and signing Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend, 6PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Visiting Treasures from the UH Rare Books Collection, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Alafair Burke will sign and discuss The Wife, 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Mary Moorman discusses and signs Indulgences: Luther, Catholicism, and the Imputation of Merit, 5PM

Thursday, January 25:
Austin Public Library- Central, Mayor's Book Club Author Event with Osama Alomar (The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories) and Wendy Pearlman (We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled), 6:30PM

BookPeople, GARY P. NUNN speaking & signing At Home with the Armadillo, 7PM

Malvern Books, an evening with queer poets Jenny Johnson, Shangyang Fang, and Travis Tate, 7PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Friends of the SMU Libraries present Lea Berman and TREATING PEOPLE WELL, 6PM

Hotel Crescent Court, Max Boot discussing and signing The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, 6:30PM

Interabang Books, Mandy Mikulencak reading and signing THE LAST SUPPERS, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Simón Elías Barasoain discussing Alpinismo Bisexual, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Katherine Arden reading and signing GIRL IN THE TOWER, 7PM

Half Price Books - North Oaks, popular blogger and author Suzanne Ryan will discuss her new book, Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes, 7PM

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Dr. James M. Adovasio lectures from The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History, 6:30PM

Poison Girl Bar, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Alex McElroy, Kerry Beth Neville, and Javier Zamora, 8:30PM

The Printing Museum, Open House: The Print Museum reopens!, 6PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Gay Gaddis discussing and signing Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life, 5PM

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

Friday, January 26:
BookPeople, GAY GADDIS speaking & signing Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life, 7PM

LBJ Library, an evening with former White House Social Secretaries Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard as they discuss their joint book, Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life, 6PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading and Open Mic featuring Charlotte Gullick, Aimée Mackovic, and Vivé Griffith, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Writers' League of Texas Panel Discussion: "What Makes Books Sell?" with ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Benjamin Rybeck, and Marina Tristán, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book: Laura Bush's Social Secretary Lee Burman, 1PM

Saturday, January 27:
Half Price Books - North Lamar, local author Therone Shellman will sell and sign his spiritual book, Third Eye Awakening, 1PM

Malvern Books, the Austin Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations hosts We Are ALL America! Open Mic Night, 7PM

Resistencia Bookstore, Austin Barrio Writers release the Barrio Writers 8th Edition anthology, 2PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Crafting Story Openings That Will Capture Readers" with Lindsey Lane, 9AM

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Chef Mary Chamberlin Book Signing & Demo, 11AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Selected Shorts: For Better and For Worse: Tales of Marriage with guest readers Michael Cerveris, Jane Kaczmarek, and Maria Tucci, 7:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Micro Fiction: The Shortest Story" with Tafari Nugent, 12:45PM

Flower Mound
Flower Mound Public Library, Former U.S. Women's Chess Champion Dr. Alexey Root will sign Prepare With Chess Strategy, plus simultaneous chess exhibition. Players who defeat Root in chess win a copy of the book, 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, K.M. Pohlkamp will discuss Locusta, the world's first serial killer from Gaul and poisoner of Emperor Claudius. Locusta was the inspiration for her novel, Apricots and Wolfsbane, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Preston Pierott discussing and signing Cheat Codes to High School: Written by a Student, 3PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, Meet the Author: Abraham Moreno, 2PM

Half Price Books - Huebner, Bowie Ibarra signing El Aire vs. The Mummies of San Uvalde, 12PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jessie Simpson and Al Rendon discussing and signing The King William Area, 11AM

Sunday, January 28:
Malvern Books, Kallisto Gaia Press presents The Ocotillo Review Volume 2.1 (Numerous poets and writers will read excerpts of their work from this edition, including Gloria Amescua, Catherine Castoro, Karen Collier, Marilyn Duncan, Gayle Guernsey, Stephen Hamilton, Lindsey Lane, and Allyson Whipple), 4PM

First Presbyterian Church, Arts & Letters Live presents Ronald C. White, Jr. and A. Lincoln, 4PM

The Foundry Club, Writing Workshops Dallas presents: Seminar on Getting to THE END with David Eric Tomlinson, 3PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Cristee Cook will sell and sign her children's book, Your Hands Can Change the World! and local author Richard Armstrong will sell and sign his thriller, The Counsel of the Wicked, 1PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Tarif Youssef-Agha discussing and signing The Chronicles of the Syrian Revolution: The Orphan Uprising the Entire World Betrayed, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Writing Young Adult Fiction" with Joy Preble, 10AM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Marnie Olson signing Grateful, 12PM


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