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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/5-11

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 5-11, 2018: 

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

Lone Star Ink Writing Conference, Dallas, February 8-10

Humanities Texas presents Texas Storytime: A Family Reading Program, Midland, February 8-March 15

North Texas Comic Book Show, Irving, February 10-11

10th Annual Romance Readers Social, Pflugerville, February 10

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

Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards (NCCIL exhibition), Abilene, February 8-May 19

Monday, February 5:
BookPeople, TERRY SHAMES speaking and signing A Reckoning in the Back Country, JAMES ZISKIN speaking and Signing Cast the First Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery, and LAURA OLESspeaking and signing Daughters of Bad Men, 7PM

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

Interabang Books, Gay Gaddis discussing and signing COWGIRL POWER: HOW TO KICK ASS IN BUSINESS AND LIFE, 7PM

SMU, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Rwandan Women Rising with Swanee Hunt, 5:30PM

Tracy Gee Community Center, Houston SCBWI meeting: "Turning Life Experiences into Books That Kids Want to Read" with award-winning Author Sneed Collard III, 7PM

Tuesday, February 6:
BookPeople, Author Guest Story Time: Yolanda King reading and signing Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas and Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush, 10:30AM

Chez Zee American Bistro, Author Series with Kate Winkler Dawson, author of Death In the Air, 6PM

The North Door, One Page Salon with Owen Egerton, Christopher Robert Cargill, Bob Schneider Music, Lindsey Allison, Laura​, and Nathan Osburn​, 7:30PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam presents New Shit Slam featuring Sam Rush, 7:15PM

Angelika Film Cente, Award-winning advertising executive, filmmaker and author David Baldwin discussing his new book, The Belief Economy: How to Give a Damn, Stop Selling, and Create Buy In, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines' Battle for Survival book signing with Gary Kennedy, 7PM

Checkered Past Winery, Truth & Daring presents #MeToo: open mic storytelling, 7:30PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Friends of the SMU Libraries present Daniel H. Pink and WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, 6PM

Interabang Books, Steve Stoler discussing and signing TONIGHT AT TEN, 7PM

El Paso
Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Night featuring Celia Aguilar, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Samantha Hunt reading and signing THE DARK DARK, and Joe Hagan discussing and signing STICKY FINGERS, 7PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, a lecture by Patricia Bernstein, author of Ten Dollars to Hate, 6:30PM

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

Wednesday, February 7:
Austin Public Library - Central, BRYAN MEALER speaking and signing The Kings of Big Spring, 7PM

BookPeople, Author Guest Story Time: Kat Kronenberg reading and signing Dream Big, 10:30AM

BookPeople, Elizabeth Crook speaking and signing The Which Way Tree, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol with Mike Cox, 12PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home, 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Chris Barton reading and signing DAZZLE SHIPS, 4:30PM

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

Brazos Bookstore, Francisco Cantú discussing and signing THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Lisa Gardner will sign and discuss her new novel, Look For Me, 6:30PM

United Way of Greater Houston, SWAC Insider Series: Why the History of the Presidency Matters in the Age of Trump, with Professor Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office, 5:30PM

Thursday, February 8:
BookPeople, Fancy Tea Party: Illustrator ROBIN PREISS GLASSER speaking and signing Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens, 4PM

BookPeople, MATT HAIG speaking and signing How to Stop Time, 7PM

BookWoman, Second Thursday Open Mic featuring poets in the anthology Red Sky, hosted by Cindy Huyser, 7:15PM

Herman Brown Free Library, Coffee Talks: Vicki Tongate reading and signing Another Year Finds Me In Texas, 1:30PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, The Gate Keeper (Inspector Ian Rutledge Series #20) book signing with Caroline Todd, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Bryan Mealer discussing and signing The Kings of Big Spring, 7PM

House of Blues Dallas, "wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love" - Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester touring nationally in support of their best-selling book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark, 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Francisco Cantú discussing and signing THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Terry Shames will sign and discuss A Reckoning in the Back Country, and James W. Ziskin will sign and discuss Cast The First Stone, 6:30PM

Silver Street Studios, 2nd annual Texas Monthly Whiskey Affair: tastings, talks, and book signings, 6PM

South Irving Library, Melissa Albert discussing her YA debut novel, Hazel Wood, with New York Times bestselling-author Julie Murphy, 7PM

North Richland Hills
North Richland Hills Library, Behind the Book: Lisa Gardner reading and signing Look For Me, 7PM (reception at 6PM - reservations required)

UTPB, Gust Author Presentation Series featuring Greg Anderson and Chocolate Feast, 6PM

San Antonio
Shades of Love, What Dat Mouf Do pt 2 Erotic Poetry Slam, 8PM

Houston Advanced Research Center, Woodlands Series: Why the History of the Presidency Matters in the Age of Trump, with Professor Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office, 6:30PM

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

Friday, February 9:
Front Street Books, Author & Sul Ross Professor Dr Sean Graham dispels myths about snakes and explores their relationship with humans in his new book, American Snakes, 6PM

B&N - Lakeline, The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For book signing with Jo Saxton, 10AM

BookPeople, SHARI RAMMING speaking and signing Heart's Compass and ROBERT J. BARNHART speaking & signing Phoebe's Five Little Fairies, 7PM

Paramount Theatre, "wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love" - Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester touring nationally in support of their best-selling book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark, 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Terry Shames reading and signing A RECKONING IN THE BACK COUNTRY, and James Ziskin reading and signing CAST THE FIRST STONE, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser reading and signing the final FANCY NANCY picture book, FANCY NANCY: OODLES OF KITTENS, 5PM

Cesar Chavez High School, Space City Preliminary Slam: Compete for your spot on the Meta-Four Houston youth slam team, ranked #5 in the world, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Alex Berenson will sign and discuss his newest John Wells novel, The Deceivers, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, A. Lokey discussing and signing Texas Quail Rigs, 5PM

San Antonio
Trinity University, Trinity Review Love & Anti-Love Poem Contest, 4:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Gay Gaddis discussing and signing Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life, 5PM

UTSA, Public Reading and Q&A by Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen, 7PM

Saturday, February 10:
Apanas Coffee & Beer, NeoSoul $200 Slam Hosted by Christopher Michael, 6PM

Austin Public Library - Manchaca Road, Karen Bartell launches her new novel, Sacred Heart, and conducts an e-publishing workshop, 1:30PM

BookPeople, Author Guest Story Time: Ben Clanton reading It Came in the Mail and Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, 10:30AM

BookPeople, ALEX BERENSON speaking and signing The Deceivers and DON M. PATTERSON speaking and signing Sierra Blanca, 2PM

BookWoman, Unadoptable Joy: A Reading with J.L. Wright, 5:30PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Write Before You Write: Steps to Take Before You Draft" with Jennifer Ziegler, 10AM

Patrick Heath Public Library, Paula King-Harper will sign her books, including Prosperous Living, 11AM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Zora's Story" with Nancy Lorenza Green, 12:45PM

Art Studio on the Boulevard, The Ocotillo Review - Winter Edition Release Party, 6PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Obert Skye will sign his new book, GEEKED OUT, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, A.M. Rose will sign her debut novel, ROAD TO EUGENICA, 1PM

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

Half Price Books - Westheimer, Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor, and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. signing Peaceful Bones, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Jaime Questell will sign and discuss her debut novel, By a Charm and a Curse, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Dana Barney reading and signing Half Life, 3PM

Wildflowers on the Wall, Bestselling Lampasas author Michael Lee Lanning will sign his books Double T Double Cross Double Take and Texas Aggies in Vietnam: War Stories, 11AM

B&N, Apocalypse Breed book signing with Adrian Rockwell, 1PM

B&N, Hidden History of the Llano Estacado book signing with Paul Carlson, 4PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Christina DeMara book signing to benefit Global Family Visions Inc., 9AM & 3PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, Meet the Author - Ellie Elle signing Back to Yesterday, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Carina Chocano signing You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages, 11AM

B&N - Town Square, Scharlotte Celestine signing The Bride Set Free, 2PM

Sugar Land
First Colony Branch Library, Houston Writers Guild workshop: Character Development Session with HWG Press Director Andrea Barbosa, 1PM

Half Price Books, local author David K. Vaughan will sell and sign his memoir, Solo Stages: A Recollection of Jet Pilot Training in the United States Air Force, 1962-1963, 12PM

B&N, Gulf Coast Poets meeting featuring Amir Safi, 10:30AM

Sunday, February 11:
BookPeople, DELBERT McCLINTON and DIANA FINLAY HENDRICKS speaking & signing One of the Fortunate Few, 2PM

BookPeople, BOX BROWN speaking and signing Is This Guy For Real?, 5PM

Malvern Books, Austin Writers Roulette presents "Talk Dirty to Me", 4PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Paul Auster, author of 4 3 2 1, in conversation with Will Evans of Deep Vellum Publishing, 7PM

The Foundry Club, Writing Workshops Dallas presents: "Should I Self-Publish or Seek Traditional Publishing?" with Blake Atwood, 3PM

Interabang Books, Alex Berenson reading and signing THE DECEIVERS, 3PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Charity Marie will sell and sign copies from her children's book series, Jason & Lizzy, and local author Ryan Armstrong will sell and sign his romance book, Back to the Start, 1PM

House of Blues Houston, "wellRED Comedy Tour: From Dixie With Love" - Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester touring nationally in support of their best-selling book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark, 6PM

Rudyard's Pub, The Passion Series featuring poets Kevin Prufer, Mark Irwin, John Gorman, and Andrew Clegg, 1PM

Half Price Books, retired, decorated combat-cavalry soldier and local author Tank Gunner will sell and sign his military book, Cookie Johnson, 1PM

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