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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 1/29-2/4

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of January 29-February 4, 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

Bookworm Festival, Houston, February 3

BrazCon Teen Comic Convention & Geekfest, Pearland, February 3

Ongoing Exhibits:
Fact, Fiction, and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America (a Humanities Texas Exhibition), Keene, January 29-February 23

Monday, January 29:
Patrick Heath Public Library, Naomi Shihab Nye Writing Workshop for Teens, 4:15PM

Fort Worth
TCU, Dr. Sarah Robbins Signing Learning Legacies: Archive to Action through Women's Cross-Cultural Teaching, 5PM

Cullen Performance Hall, Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winner JHUMPA LAHIRI, 7:30PM

Tuesday, January 30:
BookPeople, MEG GARDINER speaking and signing Into the Black Nowhere and MARK PRYORspeaking & signing Dominic: A Hollow Man Novel, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam 2018 Regional Team Selection & Finals, 7:15PM

Interabang Books, Derrick Levasseur discussing and signing THE UNDERCOVER EDGE, 7PM

Temple Emanu-El, Arts & Letters Live presents Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Ben Fountain, 7:30PM

Bohemeo's, Glass Mountain reading series, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Will Cannady discussing and signing FOUR HOUSES: DESIGNING FOR CHANGE, 7PM

B&N - Legacy West, Oliver Loving book signing with Stefan Merrill Block, 7PM

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

The Twig Book Shop, Raymond Caballero discussing and signing Orozco: The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary, 5PM

Wednesday, January 31:
Austin Public Library - Terrazas, Chicon Street Poets Presents Aural Literature, 7PM

BookPeople, STEFAN MERRILL BLOCK speaking & signing Oliver Loving, 7PM

Paramount Theatre, Captain Scott Scott will discuss his memoir, Endurance: My Year In Space and Our Journey to Mars, 8PM

Interabang Books, Meg Gardiner reading and signing INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE, 7PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Raymond Caballero discussing and signing OROZCO: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Tom Hunt will sign and discuss Killer Choice, 6:30PM

Rice University, Friends of Fondren Library hosts its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book, edited a journal, composed a major musical work or mounted a one-person art show in the calendar year 2017, 5:30PM

Thursday, February 1:
Perry-Castañeda Library, “Two Guys on Your Head”: Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks, and Director of UT Libraries Lorraine Haricombe discuss the role modern libraries play in creating environments for invention, 6PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: "Crafting Persona: Creating Strong Voices for Historic Pieces" with Leticia Urieta, 6:30PM

Aaron Family JCC, Patricia Bernstein discussing and signing Ten Dollars to Hate, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, New York Times bestselling-author Gregg Hurwitz will discuss and sign his new thriller, Hellbent, 7PM [numbered pass required]

Fort Worth
B&N - Hulen Center, Getting Grief Right with Patrick O'Malley, Ph.D. and Tim Madigan, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Stefan Merrill Block will discuss and sign his new novel, OLIVER LOVING, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Min Jin Lee reading and signing PACHINKO, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Meg Gardiner will sign and discuss Into the Black Nowhere, 6:30PM

San Antonio
Trinity University, MAS Alvarez Seminar: In Between Worlds: Poetry of Reclamation, 5:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State University - Alkek Library, The Wittliff Collections presents a poetry reading and book signing with Naomi Shihab Nye, 3:30PM

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

Friday, February 2:
BookPeople, RAYMOND CABALLERO speaking & signing The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary, 7PM

The Long Center, Michael Pollan: One Writer’s Trip – From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond, in conversation with Raj Patel, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Miles Arceneaux reading and signing HIDDEN SEA, 7PM

Inprint House, First Friday Reading Series: Tony Diaz, 8:30PM

Murder By the Book, Gregg Hurwitz will sign and discuss Hellbent, 6:30PM

Texas Medical Center Library, Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library will host their annual book and author fundraiser: Texas, Her Texas: The Life and Times of Frances Goff, 7PM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, Spring Open House and Book Launch for J.R. Helton's Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions: Dispatches from the Working Class, 6:30PM

Saturday, February 3:
BookPeople, W. STONE COTTER speaking & signing Saint Philomene's Infirmary for Magical Creatures, 2PM

Malvern Books, fourth-birthday edition of The Lion & the Pirate Unplugged, an inclusive open mic, 7PM

Paramount Theatre, Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, shares photographs and stories from his new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, 8PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "The Online Suite: Websites, Blogs, and Social Media for Authors" with Stephanie Barko, 9AM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters presents New York Times bestselling-author Jojo Moyes and Still Me, 7:30PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "The God of Small Things" with Kit Wren, 12:45PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Florrie Munat will sign her book, BE BRAVE: A WIFE’S JOURNEY THROUGH CAREGIVING, 3PM

Brazos Bookstore, Daniel Peña reading and signing BANG!, 7PM

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

Houston Public Library - Jungman, Library Reading Series: Featured Poets are Chris Diaz, Priscilla Frake, Haven Gomez, and Cait Weiss, plus WITS student and audience Favorite Poem open mic, 2PM

Queensbury Theatre, Free Youth Slam Workshop with Poet Chinaka Hodge, 4PM

Queensbury Theatre, WITS hosts Space City Preliminary Slam for Houston poets, spoken word artists, and emcees, ages 13-19, 6PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Creating Irresistible Narrators in Fiction" with Allegra Hyde, 1PM

Ector County Coliseum, Permian Basin Poetry Society presents "Poetry & Hockey" at the Odessa Jackalopes vs. the Amarillo Bulls game, 7PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, Meet the Author: Sherrie Brown, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Dusti Sheldon signing Izzy Mae Moves Away, 11AM

San Marcos
Half Price Books, Local author Marieta Hutchison will read, sell, and sign her children's book, Mermaids are Magical - You Can Be Too, 11AM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, April Houston signing From Damaged to Destined, 1PM

Sunday, February 4:
BookPeople, LAURA CREEDLE speaking & signing The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily, 2PM

BookPeople, Austin Mystery Writers featuring: Valerie Chandler, Kathy Waller, Laura Oles,Janice Hamrick, Alexandra Burt, Manning Wolfe, George Wier, Mark Pryor, and Scott Montgomery speaking & signing LONE STAR LAWLESS: 14 TEXAS TALES OF CRIME, 5PM

Malvern Books, the release of John Vanderslice’s historical novel, The Last Days of Oscar Wilde, 2PM

The Foundry Club, Writing Workshops Dallas presents: "A Writer’s Blueprint for The Social Media Game" with Whitney Davis, 3PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Bob May will sell and sign his book, The Best Season: The Challenging Finish, Honoring Black Ball Through Baseball Game Simulation, and motivational speaker and local author Sugar Ray Destin Jr. will sell and sign his inspirational book, Claim Your Destiny!, 1PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Introduction to Personal Essay and Memoir: Turning the Pen on Ourselves" with Mark Dostert, 3PM

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

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