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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR April 23-29, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of April 2-29, 2018: 

Special Events:
Lib-Con, Abilene, April 25-28

Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, McAllen, April 26-29

15th Annual Mansfield Reads! with Carlton Stowers, April 26-27

ATX Bookstore Crawl, Austin, April 28

Authors in the Parks, various locations, April 28

2018 Dia De los Niños / Dia de los Libros, El Paso, April 28

Independent Bookstore Day, various locations, April 28

Northeast Texas Writers Organization Annual Spring Conference, Mt. Pleasant, April 28

Austin SCWBI 2018 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, April 28-29

Austin Short Short Fiction Festival, April 29

Ongoing Exhibits:
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

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

Monday, April 23:
Two Peas in a Pod (Whatever After #11), 6PM

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Suffering and Joy: The Healing Power of Poetry, 6:30PM

Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live hosts Danielle Allen, author of Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A., 7:30PM

Interabang Books, Alison Macor discussing and signing REWRITE MAN, 7PM

Stude Concert Hall, Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents poets RIGOBERTO GONZÁLEZ and KEVIN PRUFER, 7:30PM

Rice University, Fondren Library Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards Prize Winners’ Reading, 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, PW Covington reading from and signing The Motor Hotels of Central Avenue, 6PM

Tuesday, April 24:
Arlington Public Library, Kwame Alexander reading and signing Rebound, the sequel to The Crossover, 5PM

BookPeople, CHRISTOPHER MOORE speaking & signing Noir, 7PM [ticketed event]

Malvern Books, Malvern’s Multi-Verse with mónica teresa ortiz, 7PM

Spiderhouse Ballroom, Austin Poetry Slam featuring Houston VIP Poetry, 7PM

Interabang Books, Masatsugu Ono reading and signing LION CROSS POINT, 7PM

The Black Labrador, Houston Writers House meeting featuring RD Vincent, author of the Donbridge Series, 6:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Literary Couple Brendan Kiely (TRADITION; THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY; co-author with Jason Reynolds of ALL AMERICAN BOYS) and Jessie Chaffee (FLORENCE IN ECSTASY) talk books, writing, and life with author Katherine Howe (CONVERSION; THE APPEARANCE OF ANNIE VAN SINDEREN), 7PM

Houston Advanced Research Center, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts former CIA operations officer Charles Goslin discussing Understanding Personal Security and Risk: A Guide for Business Travelers, 7PM

University of Houston Hilton, Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius, author of The Grand Duke from Boys Ranch, in conversation with Jim Granato, executive director of the Hobby School (followed by a book signing), 6:30PM

San Antonio
The Mix, PuroSlam featuring Amanda Flores, 9:30PM

Wednesday, April 25:
Austin Public Library - Terrazas, Aural Literature presented by Chicon Street Poets, 7:30PM

BookPeople, CHARLES SOULE speaking & signing The Oracle Year, 7PM

Malvern Books, Pterodáctilo Presents: Poetry & Ptamales Party, 6:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Poetry: Pegasus Reading Series, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, British royalty expert and author Katie Nicholl will discuss and sign her new royal biography Harry: Life, Loss & Love, 7PM [numbered pass required]

The Wild Detectives, REJECTED: STORIES UNSOLD 2049 unpacking the supernatural, the futuristic, the things that keep Neil deGrasse Tyson up tweeting all night, 7:30PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam Finals with Ebony Stewart, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Sarah Mlynowski will discuss and sign her novel TWO PEAS IN A POD, the latest in her WHATEVER AFTER series for children, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Masatsugu Ono reading and signing LION CROSS POINT, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Paul & Christiane Galvani discussing and signing Lost Restaurants of Houston, 5PM

Talento Bilingue De Houston, 20th Anniversary of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, 7PM

University of Houston - MD Anderson Library, Poetry & Prose presents a reading by Glass Mountain contributors, 5:30PM

Texas Tech, Stanley Plumly will give a talk drawn from his forthcoming book, Elegy Landscapes: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime, 5PM

San Antonio
Bazan Branch Library, Voices de la Luna hosting a "Writing Our Lives Senior Workshop," 1PM

Thursday, April 26:
Central Branch Library, Downtown Lunchtime Book Club with Jodi Thomas speaking about MORNINGS ON MAIN, 12:15PM

UTA, Homerathon: A day-long oral recitation of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, 7AM

BookPeople, SARAH KAY speaking & signing All Our Wild Wonder, and CRISTIN O'KEEFE APTOWICZ speaking & signing How to Love the Empty Air, 7PM

Malvern Books, fields magazine and the New Writers Project present an evening with Kaveh Akbar, author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, Acclaimed literary translator Philip Boehm in conversation with Dr. Nils Roemer, director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT-Dallas, to discuss his work as a literary translator and his recent translation of CHASING THE KING OF HEARTS, 7PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Collectible Conversations: The Joys & Perils of Self-Publishing with authors Bob Reitz and Gardner Smith, 6PM

Interabang Books, Don Graham discussing and signing GIANT, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Dallas Lit Hop: WordSpace presents a live recording session of Hidden Scribes, featuring work by Ben Fountain, Jesus Galvan, and Aubrey Moraif, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Joshua Wheeler discussing and signing ACID WEST, 7PM

Poison Girl Bar, Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Micha Bateman, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, and Antonya Nelson, 8:30PM

Texas Tech, the Creative Writing Reading Series presents poet, scholar, and teacher Stanley Plumly, 7:30PM

Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Shepperd Institute Distinguished Lecture Series presents "Shale and Texas Energy: Past and Future" panel discussion, which includes Gary Sernovitz, author of The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy, 7PM

San Antonio
Barshop Jewish Community Center, Leigh Olson discussing and signing The Joys of Jewish Preserving with a hands-on cooking demonstration with the author, 7PM

Memorial Library, National Poetry Month-Open Mic Readings, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Barbara Ortwein reading and signing her Texas trilogy, 5PM

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

Half Price Books, local author Trolonda Terrell will sell and sign her children’s book, Danken the Pygmy Elephant, 4PM

B&N - Baybrook, Harry Milman signing Soyuz: The Final Flight, 6PM

Friday, April 27:
Malvern Books, I Scream Social Reading & Open Mic featuring Vanessa Couto Johnson, Taisia Kitaiskaia, and Amanda North, 7PM

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Dallas Poetry Project: Common Language with Tammy Gomez and Lyn Lyric, 7:30PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Finger Snaps and Laugh Tracks, 8PM

Interabang Books, Swanee Hunt discussing and signing Rwandan Women Rising, and Helen LaKelly Hunt discussing and signing And the Spirit Moved Them, 6PM

B&N - Westheimer Crossing, Harry A. Milman signing Soyuz: The Final Flight, 11AM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Ginger Zee, "ABC News'" chief meteorologist, will meet and greet fans and sign her books, 5PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jenny Molberg and Christian Bancroft will be joined by UH’s Michael Snediker for this evening of readings from ADELAIDE CRAPSEY: ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF AN AMERICAN MASTER, 7PM

Inprint House, The Poetry Lab at Inprint hosted by Poets Reading the News, 6PM

Rudyard's British Pub, Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Carlos Hernandez, Katie Condon, and Jennifer Lowe, 7PM

Saturday, April 28:
Northwest Branch Library, Writing Round Table: Writing as a Career or Hobby? A conversation with Jodi Thomas who has spent 30 years in the game as a working writer, 10AM

B&N - Arboretum, Harry A. Milman signing Soyuz: The Final Flight, 2PM

BookPeople, Special Guest Story Time: author Xelena González and illustrator Adriana M. Garcia will share their Pura Belpré Honor book, All Around Us, 10:30AM

BookPeople, Lidia Bastianich signing My American Dream, 3PM [voucher required]

Malvern Books, celebrate the launch of Weaving the Terrain: 100-Word Southwestern Poems with host David Meischen and readings from contributors, 3PM

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: , 10AM

College Station
Half Price Books, local author Regina Rowleywill sell and sign her self-help book, I Am Priceless: Voices of Victory Over Violence, 2PM

Half Price Books Mother Ship, actor, photographer, bestselling author, and "Pretty Little Liars" star Keegan Allen will sign his new book Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland, 2PM [numbered pass required]

Hall of State at Fair Park, Dallas Historical Society presents Historic City Tour: Historic Neighborhoods with author Rose-Mary Rumbley, 1PM

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Local Author Jim West signing Genocide by GMO, 2PM

Dan's Silver Leaf, Spiderweb's Happy Hour Poetry Workshop with Sebastian and Caitlin, 4PM

Tom's Daiquiri, American Literary Review student reading, 6PM

El Paso
El Paso Public Library - Memorial Park, Tumblewords Project workshop: "What's the Matter?" with Gene Keller, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Power Session and book signing with Sharetha Nicole, author of Purpose Defined: A Guide Towards a Renewed State of Mind, 5PM

Galveston Bookshop, T. Felder Dorn will sign The Downfall of Galveston’s May Walker Burleson, 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, John Evans signing Catalyst, 2PM

Blue Willow Bookstore, Marshall Cobb, a former Nottingham Forest resident, will discuss and sign his novel THE PROMISE OF THE ORB, 11AM

Brazilian Arts Foundation, Writing workshop followed by a poetry slam hosted by Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team, 7PM
Brazos Bookstore, Rodrigo Fresan reading and signing BOTTOM OF THE SKY, 7PM

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

Murder By the Book, Meg Lelvis will sign and discuss Blind Eye, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, D.F. Brown reading from and signing Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag, 3PM

Centennial Park, Poetry in the Park: A Celebration of National Poetry Month, 2PM

Irving Library - East, El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day): stories from award-winning author and illustrator Joe Cepeda, followed by children's crafts and refreshments, 2:30PM

B&N, Signing with young authors McKinley Noel (The Caterpillar's Big Day) and Jaden Murray Evans (Magical Block Tower and Rain), 12PM

Centennial Library, Jimmy Patterson signing Midland from A to Z, 1:30PM

Pflugerville Public Library, National Poetry Month Contest Reading, 4PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Mark Stuertz discussing and signing Secret Dallas, 2PM

Richardson Civic Center, Writers Guild of Texas workshop: "Troubleshoot Your Novel, Simplified: The Pitch as a Tool" with author Annie Neugebauer, 9AM

San Antonio
Carver Library, Ladi Smooth Hall signing Transgression to Transformation, 3PM

Collins Garden Branch Library, celebrate "Trafficking in Words" for National Poetry Month with Voces Cósmicas poets Fernando Esteban Flores, Jacinto Jesus Cardona, Alicia Galvan, Suzanne Green, Ed Cody, Liz Vera, and Stephanie Velasquez, 2PM

Dead Tree Books, Diana Anderson-Tyler signing Armor for Orchids, 1PM

San Antonio Central Library, MENTE REBELDE, CUERPO AUTÓNOMO: a writing workshop + open mic in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with Ana Ortiz Varela and Isabel Zepeda Ramos, 12:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Byron Browne signing Spanish Missions of Texas, 11AM

Spicewood Community Library, Writer's League of Texas workshop: "Texas Writes" with presentations from former literary agent Becka Oliver and author Michael Noll, 10AM

Sugar Land
Half Price Books, local author Sonya Hurst will sell and sign her Christian living book, Prayers that Open the Portals of Heaven, 1PM

Sulphur Springs
The Bookworm Box, April Author Signing: E.K. Blair, Sierra Cartwright, Anne Conley, Tigris Eden, Misha Elliot, Nicole Flocton, Olivia Hardin, Barbara Blue Johnson, Wren Michaels, and K.D. Robichaux, 1PM

B&N - Baybrook, Shelly Brown signing Mustaches for Maddie, 11AM

Sunday, April 29:
Malvern Books, celebrate the launch of Loren Stell’s new poetry collection, Topknot Analysis, with readings from Loren, and David Meischen will read from his memoir in progress, Crossing the Nueces: Reflections on a Divided Life, 4PM

Half Price Books - The Mother Ship, local author JB Bean will sell and sign Mister's Garden, and local author Christine Crockett Smith will sell and sign 18 Master Values: Be the Parent You Wish You'd Had, 1PM

The Kessler Theatre, Dallas Lit Hop 2018 headliner: Wordspace Dallas presents Walter Mosley - Social Commentary, Storytelling and Selected Readings, 8PM

Museum of South Texas History, Sunday Speaker Series: Gerald A. Padilla discussing Pedro Larez and Aztectopia, 2PM

San Antonio
SAY Sí, Voices, Vibes, and Visions with Martha Grant, 11:30AM

Tobin Center, an afternoon with David Sedaris featuring all-new stories and observations as well as an audience Q&A and book signing, 3PM

The Twig Book Shop, Zane Carson Carruth signing The World's First Tooth Fairy... Ever, 12PM

Half Price Books, local photographer and author Farah Janjua sell and sign her photography book, Jerusalem - Three Souls in One City, 1PM

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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR April 23-29, 2018


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