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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 2/12-18

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of February 12-18, 2018: 

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

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

South By and By: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference 2018, Austin, February 15-18

ConDFW XVII, Fort Worth, February 16-18

Teen Bookfest by the Bay, Corpus Christi, February 17

Sur Fest 6, Houston, February 17

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

HOMETOWN TEXAS photography exhibition, Dallas, February 17-May 5

Monday, February 12:
The Line Becomes a River, 7PM

Interabang Books, Elizabeth Crook reading and signing THE WHICH WAY TREE, 7PM

Alley Theatre, Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents PAUL AUSTER reading from 4 3 2 1: A Novel, 7:30PM

Stages Repertory Theatre, Tintero Reading Series presents poets Jonathan Mendoza and Eloísa Pérez-Lozano de Castelan, 7PM

San Antonio
One Trinity Place, Darwin Day: Lecture by Harry Greene, "Natural History and Aesthetics: Why Do We Care About Nature?", followed by book signing, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Bryan Mealer discussing and signing The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream, 5PM

Tuesday, February 13:
Almost Della, 7PM

Home Slice Pizza, Austin Bat Cave Story Department presents "Love Is in the Air", 8PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam hosted by Tova Charles, 7:15PM

Cedar Hill
Zula Bryant Wylie Library, Dallas Area Writers Group: guest speaker Jeaninne Stokes, a Christian poet, author, speaker, and educator, 7PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Nationally-recognized, award-winning psychiatrist and author Dr. Joe Bates will be sharing exact steps to have "The Best Valentine's Day" (followed by a book signing), 3PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents Shawn Achor and Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, POWER OF LOVE: An Evening of Poetry, Spoken Word, and Music, 8PM

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Chris Fussell, Former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer and Aide-de-Camp to General Stanley McChrystal, and One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, 12PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Bryan Mealer will discuss and sign his new novel THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING, 7PM

Brasil, Fuente Collective presents Bad Love: A Dark Valentine's Eve Reading & Open Mic with Chelsey Clammer, Jasminne Mendez, and Adrienne Perry, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Elizabeth Crook reading and signing THE WHICH WAY TREE, 7PM

The Junior League, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents Chris Fussell, Former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer and Aide-de-Camp to General Stanley McChrystal, and One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, with retired Lt. Gen. Jim Huggins, 7PM

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

The Twig Book Shop, Naomi Shihab Nye launches Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners, 6PM

Wednesday, February 14:
Moody Performance Hall, Oral Fixation presents "Stick Together," 8PM

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

Murder By the Book, Tom Sweterlitsch will sign and discuss The Gone World, 6:30PM

Thursday, February 15:
Benson Latin American Collection (UT Austin), celebrate the opening of the María Luisa Puga Papers with a lecture by Irma López, professor of Spanish at Western Michigan University and author of Historia, escritura e identidad: La novelística de María Luisa Puga, 4PM

BookPeople, CAROLYN HELSEL speaking & signing Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism, 7PM

BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas presents "Making the Most of the Author/Editor Relationship" with Carolyn Cohagan, Casey Kittrell, Sara Kocek, and Kate Rodemann, 7PM

BookWoman, We Who March: conversation and signing with Ellen Feldman (all profits from this book donated to Planned Parenthood), 7PM

Harry Ransom Center, The New Writers Project at UT Austin presents a reception and poetry reading by National Book Award-winner Nikki Finney, 6PM

SEAD Gallery & Bookshop, Author Talk with Teri Metcalf, 6:30PM

Lone Star College, Writers in Performance Series presents Skip Hollandsworth, author of The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer, 7PM

African American Museum, lecture by Dr. John Gruesser, Ph.D, editor of the scholarly edition of The Hindered Hand, and biographer of Dallas-born Baptist minister Sutton E. Griggs, 7PM

Half Price Books Mothership, a night of music, poetry and essays with Jimmy and Jane Baldwin, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Emily Ecton will meet and greet customers and sign her new novel for children, THE AMBROSE DECEPTION, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Bill Bentley discussing and signing SMITHSONIAN ROCK AND ROLL, 7PM

Cullen Performance Hall, The Houston Public Library Quarterly Author Series presents A GOOD CRY with Nikki Giovanni, 7:30PM

Fondren Library, Meet the Author: Diana Strassmann, founding editor of Feminist Economics, 6PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Dr. Michelle Fennick discussing and signing Her Story: Turning Pain Into Purpose, 5PM

Under the Radar Brewery, Radar Talk: author Francois Pointeau hosts a live podcast on Houston's indie theater scene with guests Traci Lavois Thiebaud and Greg Dean, 6PM

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

Friday, February 16:
BookPeople, Bill Bentley and Alejandro Escovedo speaking and signing Smithsonian Rock and Roll (in conversation with Raoul Hernandez of the Austin Chronicle), 7PM

Malvern Books, acclaimed poet Carl Phillips celebrates the recent release of his new collection, Wild Is the Wind (event sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers), 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam featuring Lyrique Jaye, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Peter Heller reading and signing CELINE, 7PM

Rice University, 2018 Cagle Series speaker: Professor Nahum Chandler, author of The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, 4:30PM

Rudyard's Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Carmen Maria Machado, Chelsea B. DesAutels, Dan Chu, and Kaj Tanaka, 7PM

Saturday, February 17:
BookPeople, author BETHANY HEGEDUS and illustrator ERIN MCGUIRE speaking & signingAlabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, 2PM

BookPeople, EMILY ECTON speaking & signing The Ambrose Deception (in conversation with author Jo Whittemore), 6PM

BookWoman, How to Write Visually: a conversation with Austin authors and illustrators Tillie Walden, Tammy Stanley, and Pamela Ellen Ferguson, 1PM

Little Walnut Creek Library, Austin Poetry Society: guest poet Alan Berecka, poet laureate of Corpus Christi, 1:30PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Finding a More Natural Structure for Memoir" with Rachel Starnes, 9AM

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

PDNB Gallery, artist reception and book signing for Peter Brown and Hometown Texas, 5PM 

Warwick Melrose Hotel, World Affairs Council of DFW presents Jeffrey Engel and When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War, 9:30AM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project Workshop: "Live, Love, Desire" with author Lucy Hopple, 12:45PM

Half Price Books, local author Amy Winfield will sell and sign her children's book, Cautious Fred, 1PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Ann Leis and Gail Klein will sign their book, MUSIC OF THE BUTTERFLY: A STORY OF HOPE, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, poet Analicia Sotelo reading from and signing VIRGIN, 7PM

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, William D. Darling will sign and discuss Anahuac, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Anetral Hall discussing and signing Revelations: The Untold Truth and My Little Princess: Count with Teddy and Me from 1 to 20, 3PM

Writespace, Workshop: "Turning Points in the Arc of Memoir" with Joyce Boatright, 1PM

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, Houston Writers Guild workshop: "Plotting with Theme" with Fern Brady, 12:30PM

Black World Books, Black History Celebration: storytelling, music, dance, genealogy, Geechie language history and demonstration, Ethiopia outreach, 2PM

B&N, Days of Judgement book signing with Heath Daniels, 2PM

B&N, Professor Douglas Spence signing Andrew Jackson Donelson, 12PM

The Bosslight, Tim Bryant discussing and signing A World of Hurt, 1PM

San Antonio
Carver Library, Black History Month: Telling Our History Our Way - Writers and poets speak out on why their perspective counts, 11AM

San Antonio Central Library - Latino Collection & Resource Center, celebrate the release of All Around Us, an acclaimed new picture book by San Antonio natives Xelena González and Adriana Garcia, 2PM

Trinity University, the Black Student Union presents Spoken Word with 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion Porsha Olayiwola, 5PM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author RD Vincent will sell and sign books from his Donbridge fantasy series, 12PM

B&N, Joe Pappalardo discussing and signing Spaceport Earth, 6PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Lynn Wilson signing At Ease, 12PM

Sunday, February 18:
BookPeople, ELIZABETH H. CLARE speaking & signing The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900, 2PM

BookPeople, poet ANALICIA SOTELO speaking & signing Virgin, 5PM

BookWoman, Serving the Broccoli Gods: a reading with Mary Purdy, 4PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Sarah Beth Marr signs Dreaming with God: A Bold Call to Step Out and Follow God's Lead, 1PM

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

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Tank Gunner will sell and sign his military fiction books, Cookie Johnson, Prompts and Prompts, Too, and local author Wayne Peterson will sell and sign his science fiction book, Canopy of Hope, 1PM

Writespace, Workshop: "From the Page to the Stage: How to Read Your Writing Aloud" with Cynthia Childress, 9:30AM

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