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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/19-25

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of March 19-25, 2018: 

Special Events:
The Beall Poetry Festival, Waco, March 21-23

Houston Public Library Foundation 2nd Annual Beyond the Page Benefit Luncheon, March 22

New Visions, New Voices: Spring Playwriting Festival, Dallas, March 22-25

A Conference on the Tricentennial, San Antonio, March 23-24

Kidlit Marches for Kids: Austin March for Our Lives, March 24

Kidlit Marches for Kids: Houston March for Our Lives, March 24

Teen Book Con, League City, March 24

Galveston Island Book Festival, March 24

WORDfest, Hurst, March 24

2nd Annual "Write This Way" Indie Author Fest, Dallas, March 24

Ongoing Exhibits:
OK, I'll Do It Myself: Narratives of Intrepid Women in the American Wilderness, Selections from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection, Dallas, January 18-March 28

Texas Writers Traveling Exhibition (Humanities Texas), San Antonio, February 26-March 30

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

Association of University Presses, Book, Jacket and Journal Show, Austin, March 19-30

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez (Humanities Texas), Del Rio, March 24-May 4

Monday, March 19:
Abilene Public Library, Texas Author Series: Melissa Lenhardt, 12PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live presents "Texas Bound II": Ashley Wood reads “What Baseball Does to the Soul” by Colum McCann; Jeffrey Schmidt reads “Stranger on the Bridge” by Julia Heaberlin; Julie White reads “Leaving Cloud Drive” by Marjorie Kemper; Jeffrey Schmidt reads “Ash” by Thomas Adams; and G. W. Bailey reads “West of Nowhere” by Harry Hunsicker, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Elizabeth Kostova will discuss and sign her new novel, THE SHADOW LAND, 7PM

Murder By the Book, John Lescroart will sign and discuss his new Dismas Hardy novel, Poison, 6:30PM

Stages Repertory Theatre, Tintero Project Reading Series featuring Icess Fernandez Rojas, 7:30PM

Sam Houston State, Women's History Month Lecture: Dr. Dana Cooper, Professor of History, Stephen F. Austin and author or Informal Ambassadors: American Women, Transatlantic Marriages, and Anglo American Relations, 1865-1945 (New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations), 3PM

Richardson Public Library, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Realities of Self-Publishing" with Barbara Wilson, 7PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Landa, Women's History Month: author Kelly Grey Carlisle presents "Pistol-Packing Annie, A Frenchwoman, and the Women's Army Corps", 6PM

Tuesday, March 20:
National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Presentation by award-winning artist Javaka Steptoe, 6PM

Twelve Steps to Normal, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7PM

UT - Avaya Auditorium, The Michener Center for Writers presents poet Jane Miller, 7:30PM

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, WTAMU's Center for the Study of the American West presents award-winning Western author John Erickson speaking on "Prairie Gothic: Writing Regional History", 7:30PM

Half Price Books - The Mother Ship, former Navy SEAL Jack Carr will discuss and sign his new political thriller, The Terminal List, 7PM

El Paso
The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic (a BorderSenses event), 8PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Joelle Charbonneau will discuss and sign her novel for teens, TIME BOMB, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Robert Locander, Richard Shaw, and Kevin Bailey discussing and signing HOW TEXAS POLITICS REALLY WORKS, 7PM

San Antonio
Hotel Emma Library, Readings at Emma: "When Words Sing: An Evening of Poetry" with San Antonio Poet Laureate Jenny Browne, 6:30PM

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

B&N - Town Square, Dianna De La Garza signing Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story, 7PM

Wednesday, March 21:
BookPeople, KRISTIN CASEY speaking & signing Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh, 7PM

ESB Mex-Am Cultural Center, Voces en Contexto with Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home, 7PM

Malvern Books, fifth Austin edition of the Why There Are Words reading series with Brittani Sonnenberg, Steve Brooks, Domingo Martinez, and Kendra Tanacea, 7PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Brendan Wenzel will discuss and sign his newest picture book, HELLO, HELLO, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Steve Berry will sign and discuss his new Cotton Malone thriller, The Bishop's Pawn, 6:30PM

South Irving Library, Debut author and BuzzFeed writer Farrah Penn discussing and signing her YA novel, 12 Steps to Normal, with #1 NY Times bestselling author Julie Murphy (Dumplin'), 7PM

Thursday, March 22:
UTA - Central Library, Brief Histories Story Challenge, 12PM

BookPeople, NEAL SHUSTERMAN speaking & signing Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2), 7PM

Malvern Books, St. Edward’s University’s Literature, Writing and Rhetoric department reading with Alan Altimont, Amy Clements, Mary Helen Specht, and Michael Yang, 7PM

UT, Joynes Reading Room Literary Speaker Series presents a "Beyond Borders Talk" with translator Kareem Abdulrahman, 6PM

Layland Museum of History, The Published Page Bookshop presents "The Care and Repair of Old Books," 6PM

Dallas Heritage Village, E.R. Bills will present his research and his book, Texas Far and Wide: The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg’s Last Casualty, The Celestial Skipping Stone, and Other Tales (book signing will follow), 6:30PM

Maggiano’s NorthPark Center, Luncheon: Half Price Books hosts Steve Berry discussing and signing The Bishop's Pawn, 11:30AM [ticketed event]

Interabang Books, Simone St. James reading and signing THE BROKEN GIRLS, 7PM

Spiderweb Salon HQ, Angsty Zine workshop, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Chelsea Clinton will sign her new picture book, SHE PERSISTED AROUND THE WORLD, 6PM

Brazos Bookstore, Michael Noll discussing and signing THE WRITER’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE CRAFT OF FICTION, 7PM

Katy Budget Books, discussion and signing with YA authors CC Hunter (This Heart of Mine) and Farrah Penn (Twelve Steps to Normal), moderated by author Aminah Mae Safi (Not the Girls You’re Looking For), 6PM

Murder By the Book, John Hart will sign and discuss The Hush, 6:30PM

Serene Beans, Meet & Greet with Farrah Penn, author of Twelve Steps to Normal, 4PM

Texas Tech, Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents poet Melissa Range, author of Scriptorium, a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series, 7:30PM

The Bosslight, Mystery Book Club: Tim Bryant will answer questions about his first novel, DUTCH CURRIDGE, 6:30PM

San Marcos
Texas State - Alkek Library, Wittliff Collections hosts a reading, discussion, and book signing with poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney Martín Espada, 3:30PM

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

University of Houston-Victoria, American Book Review Reading Series presents Debra Di Blasi, 12PM

Friday, March 23:
BookPeople, Greg Boyle speaking & signing Barking to the Choir, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social reading series featuring women-identified writers, 7PM

UNT, Creative Writing faculty reading with Scott Blackwood, Bruce Bond, Jehanne Dubrow, Bonnie Friedman, Corey Marks, Miro Penkov, John Tait, and Jill Talbot, 7:30PM

B&N - River Oaks, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women book signing with Kate Moore, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Houston debut of Music & Literature, the international magazine dedicated to publishing and celebrating outstanding artists from around the world, 7PM 

Murder By the Book, Simone St. James will sign and discuss The Broken Girls, 6:30PM

Rudyard's Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Allegra Hyde, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, Josie Mitchell, and Annie Shepherd, 7PM

Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, One Romantic Evening and Salon: award-winning Texas romance authors Lorraine Heath, Cindy Dees and Angi Morgan will read selections from their works and discuss them with the audience (moderated by author Elizabeth Essex, president of Dallas Area Romance Authors), 6:30PM

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, A reading, discussion, and book signing with poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney Martín Espada, 7:30PM 

San Antonio
Mission San Jose, "Then and Now: The Arts and Culture in San Antonio": the San Antonio Chamber Choir will present poetry of a local poet to music, in addition a local artist will paint a mural as the world premiere of this music unfolds, 6PM [an SA300 event] 

The Movement Gallery, Raspa Magazine's Rough Nights Reading Series featuring Anel Flores, August Huerta, Joe Jiménez, and Mónica Teresa Ortiz, 7PM

Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink reading series featuring Jesse Cardona, Fernando Esteban Flores, Pablo Miguel Martínez, and Mobi Warren (followed by open mic), 6:30PM

Saturday, March 24:
Texas Star Trading Company, Gary P. Nunn will sign his autobiography, At Home with the Armadillo, 1PM

B&N - Arboretum, Elizabeth H. Clare signing The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900, 2PM

B&N - Lakeline, Kathy Mursch signing The Secret Language of Angels, 2PM

BookPeople, CAROLYN COHAGAN speaking & signing Time Next, 2PM

BookPeople, ANTHONY GRAVES speaking and signing Infinite Hope: How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul, 6PM

Central Austin, Austin chapter of Romance Writers of America workshop: "Characters as Architects, Not Architecture" with Chuck Wendig, 9AM [location provided upon registration]

Half Price Books - Parmer Crossing, local author Shannon Mokry will sell and sign her children's books Bubbles and the Berry Bush and Escaping Gardenia, 1PM

Half Price Books - South Lamar, local author Kevin Perizzolo will sell and sign his book As I See It, and local author A.J. Jaafari will sell and sign his fantasy book First Empress of Mortar, 1PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "The Self-Publishing Go Bag: What You Need to Know to Get Started" with Lori Ryan, 10AM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Amy Nelson Hannon of Euna Mae's signs her cookbook Love Welcome Serve: Recipes that Gather and Give, 3PM

Interabang Books, Vivian Thomson discussing and signing CLIMATE OF CAPITULATION, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Gentrified Dallas: Georgeen Theodore, Tobias Armborst, and Daniel D’Oca from New York firm Interboro Partners present their book The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, 1:30PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Women's Herstory Month Celebration with the authors of Power Moms, 4PM

Half Price Books - Ridgmar, local author Misty Hayes will sell and sign her fantasy book The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger Volume 1, 1PM

Galveston Bookshop, Local author LuLynne Streeter signs Frozen Lives, her biography of Karl and Anna Kuerner, neighbors of Andrew Wyeth and frequent subjects of his paintings, 2PM

B&N - Vanderbilt, Dr. Samuel Axelrad signing Peaceful Bones, 1PM

Body, Mind & Soul, An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony, followed by a book signing, 7PM [ticketed event]

Brazilian Arts Foundation, Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team hosts a writing workshop followed by a poetry slam, 7PM

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 Pastor Ann Loutfi signs Across a Field of Angels, 1PM

Maggiano's Little Italy, Murder By the Book hosts a brunch with author Elizabeth George, 11:30AM [ticketed event]

MECA Cultural Center, Space City Semifinal Slam, 10:30AM

Murder By the Book, Elizabeth George will sign and discuss the newest Inspector Lynley book, The Punishment She Deserves, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Russell Sanders reading and signing Titanic Summer, 3PM

Rothko Chapel, Anniversary of Archbishop Óscar Romero's Martyrdom: Music and Spoken Word, 4PM

Writespace, Workshop: "How to Win Writing Contests" with Patricia Flaherty Pagan, 9:30AM

Iowa Park
Tom Burnett Memorial Library, Writer's League of Texas presents "Texas Writes" with feature presentations from authors Kathleen Kent and Jeramey Kraatz, 10AM

B&N, I Know Him: Risking It All So That All May Know book signing with Rachel Sweatt, 1PM

B&N, Prayer Matters book signing with Marily Wragg, 2:30PM

B&N, Susie Jackson signing If You Were A Commandment, 12PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Dr. Len Zwelling reading and signing Congressional Malpractice, 12PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Meet & Greet with Gary Brice, author of The Birds, Their Carols Raise, 3PM

San Antonio
Dead Tree Books, Poetry Day: Dead Tree Books is celebrating poetry month by inviting all local poets, young and old, published and not yet published, to share their work, 2PM

Mission San Jose, "Then and Now: The Arts and Culture in San Antonio": the San Antonio Chamber Choir will present poetry of a local poet to music, in addition a local artist will paint a mural as the world premiere of this music unfolds, 6PM [an SA300 event] 

The Twig Book Shop, Mary Moorman signing Indulgences: Luther, Catholicism, and the Imputation of Merit, 11AM

South Padre Island
Paragraphs on Padre, Meet the Author: Pino Shah and Eileen Mattei discuss and sign Brownsville Architecture: A Visual History, 1PM

Copperfield's Books, Fundraiser Sale Benefiting Barbara Bush Library, 10:30AM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author Jerry Poscovsky will sell and sign his children's book Hippidi & Dippidi, 12PM

Argos Brewhouse & Bookseller, Open Mic Night, 7PM

B&N - Baybrook, Meet the Author: Astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet, 1PM

Sunday, March 25:
B&N - Arboretum, Kathy Mursch signing The Secret Language of Angels, 2PM
BookPeople, GALEN STRAWSON speaking & signing Things That Bother Me: Death, Freedom, The Self, Etc., 2PM

Half Price Books Mothership, local author Amy Winfield will sell and sign her children's book Cautious Fred, and local author English Minter will sell and sign her children's book Filly's Day on the Farm, 1PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night: Dallas edition, 7PM

Body, Mind & Soul, An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony, followed by a book signing, 7PM [ticketed event]

San Antonio
Institute of Texan Cultures, "Ballads of the Borderland" is a sweeping tale of our cultural history–weaving together powerful texts of John Phillip Santos and Carmen Tafolla with the spirited stores and artifacts of those who lived the tale and helped mold our cultural mosaic (with the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio and SOLI Chamber Ensemble), 3PM

The Twig Book Shop, Barbara Nye reading and signing Somewhere a Bell is Ringing, 12PM [children's event]

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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR 3/19-25


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