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Monday Roundup: November 30 - December 6, 2015

Bookish events in Texas for the week of November 30 - December 6, 2015: 

Special Events:
Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States, Wichita Falls, November 1 - December 1

11th Annual Signatures Author Series, The Woodlands, December 4

Austin Writergrrls Book Fest, December 5

Local Author Book Fair, Houston, December 5

Take Your Child to a  Bookstore Day, December 5

Monday, November 30:
Aaron Family JCC, Mitch Albom presents The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Matt Zoller Seitz discusses and signs Mad Men Carousel, 7:30PM

B&N - River Oaks, J. Scott Savage signing Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention, 6PM

Irving Public Library - South, NaNoWriMo Wrap-up Party!, 6PM

Tuesday, December 1:
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, 7PM

Central Market - North Lamar, Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn will teach a cooking and history class from their new book, Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex, 6:30PM

LBJ Presidential Library, the Texas Book Festival welcomes Karl Rove to discuss his forthcoming book, The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters (book signing at 5PM), 6PM

The North Door, Owen Egerton's One Page Salon presents: Charlie Hodge, Rebekah Gainsley, Bernadette Noll, Nettie Reynolds & Helen Merino, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

The Wild Detectives, Katie Cortese reads and signs Girl Power and other Short Short Stories and Kathleen Winter reads and signs Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth Poetry Slam and Open Mic, 8PM

Katy Budget Books, join Robin Wells at the launch party for her new novel, The Wedding Tree, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Kate Morton will sign and discuss her latest novel, The Lake House, 6:30PM

Museum of Fine Arts, Alejandro Chaoul, author of Chöd Practice in the Bön Religion, presents “Stillness, Silence & Movement,” 6:30PM

Round Rock
B&N, Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention book signing with J. Scott Savage, 5PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, This is Our Land discussion and signing with Cody Ferguson, 7PM

The Korova, PuroSlam! with DJ Donnie Dee, 10PM

The Twig Book Shop, Meditation workshop with Monk and author Dada Nabhaniilananda: Close Your Eyes and Open Your Mind, 6PM

San Marcos
Wittliff Collections, Texas State MFA poetry and fiction readings, 5PM

Wednesday, December 2:
Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Texas BBQ with Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly BBQ editor and author of The Prophets of Smoked Meat, 12PM

Half Price Books Mothership, Greg Renoff will discuss and sign Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal, 7PM

SMU - McCord Auditorium, Laura Wilson lectures from and signs That Day: Pictures in the American West, 5:30PM

SMU - Tower Center, Thomas Cavanna presents Hubris, Self-Interest and America’s Failed War in Afghanistan: the Self-Sustaining Overreach, 1PM

B&N - River Oaks, Michael Strahan signs Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Accomplishing Your Goals, 5PM

Blaffer Art Museum, Gallery Talk + Lunch: Kairn A. Klieman, author of “The Pygmies Were Our Compass”: Bantu and Batwa in the History of West Central Africa, Early Times to c. 1900 C.E., discusses the Zina Saro-Wiwa exhibit, 12PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kate Morton will meet and greet fans as she signs her newest book, THE LAKE HOUSE, 11AM

Hofheinz Pavilion, Robert Jacobus signs Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, 6PM

Katy Budget Books, Kathy Duval reads her book, A Bear's Year, for story time, 10AM

Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), The Mayor’s Race and More: Murray at the MATCH with Richard Murray, author of Progrowth Politics: Change and Governance in Houston, 6:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Lucinda Hawksley discusses and signs Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise, 5PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, UTSA Poetry Readings, 7PM

B&N - San Pedro, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Recipes Lightened Up book signing, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Coleen Grissom discusses and signs The World According To Coleen, 5:30PM

Thursday, December 3:
Avaya Audtiorium, The Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin hosts readings by writers and visiting professors Jim Crace and Anthony Giardina, 7:30PM

BookPeople, Austin Authors MICHAEL FRY & BRADLEY JACKSON speaking & signing The Naughty List, 7PM

The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, Alva Noë and Lawrence Weschler will be signing copies of the STRANGE PILGRIMS exhibition catalogue, Noë’s STRANGE TOOLS: ART AND HUMAN NATURE, and Weschler’s SEEING IS FORGETTING THE NAME OF THE THING ONE SEES, 7PM

UT Fine Arts Library, David Hunter will discuss his new book, The Lives of George Frideric Handel, 4PM

B&N Preston/Royal, The Satellite Sisters sign You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship, 12PM

Opening Bell Coffee, Truth and Daring Story Slam, 7PM

El Paso
UTEP, Gary Shteyngart reads from and discusses Little Failure, 7PM

Grand Prairie
Betty Warmack Public Library, Jeffrey Eaton presents Murder Becomes Miami, 6:30PM

B&N - River Oaks, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Recipes Lightened Up book signing, 11AM

Katy Budget Books, Leon Hale signs One Man's Christmas, 1PM

Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge, Gulf Coast Reading Series, 7PM

River Oaks Bookstore, John C. Meyer reads and signs Time of Destruction, 5:30PM

B&N, Inherit the Holy Mountain Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism by Mark. R. Stoll book signing, 6PM

Plano Public Library - Parr, NaNoWriMo Wrap-up Party!, 7PM

San Antonio
San Antonio Public Library - Central, Join Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn, authors of Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex, for the Enchilada Red Fest with the First Edition Society: cooking demo, cocktails and book signing, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Florence Weinberg reads and signs Dolet and Linda Shuler reads and signs Hidden Shadows, 6PM

San Marcos
Albert B. Alkek Library, DJ STOUT discusses and signs his new book, Variations on a Rectangle, 7PM

Friday, December 4:
Friends of the University of Texas Libraries, Paul Chaplo discusses and signs Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country, 7:30PM

BookPeople, Baking Enthusiast SALLY MCKENNEY speaking & signing Sally's Candy Addiction: Tasty Truffles, Fudges & Treats for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix, 7PM

ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Flor de Nopal Literary Festival featured reading with Dan Vera, Sarah A. Chavez, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Ben Olguin, ire’ne lara silva, Nicole Moore, Sarah Shaney, Vincent Cooper, and Wade Martin, 7PM

Malvern Books, I Scream Social Holiday Edition: Ugly Sweater Party with Blake Lee Pate, Taisia Kitaiskaia, and Ji Yoon Lee, 7PM

Corpus Christi
B&N, J. Scott Savage book signing, 5:30PM

B&N - River Oaks, Victoria Martin reads and signs Itty Bitty Wouldn't Budge, 4PM

Inprint House, First Friday Poetry Reading featuring Michael Sofranko, 8:30PM

University of Houston - Hoffman Hall, UH Ethics in Science Lecture Series: "The Origin of Social Impulse" with Professor Abraham H. Gibson, author of the forthcoming Feral Animals in the American South, 11AM

B&N, 'Wilder Good' Series by S.L. Dahlstrom book signing, 7PM

B&N, Jay Fox signing There's a Dragon on My Bed, 7PM

San Antonio
The Winston School, an evening array of poetry and short story readings, live performances (singing, music, one act plays, juggling and more) and artwork (paintings, sculptures, photography) from students and local artists, 6:30PM

Saturday, December 5:
BookPeople, Austin Authors CHRIS BARTON & JENNIFER ZIEGLER speaking & signing The Nutcracker Comes to America & Revenge of the Angels, 4PM

BookWoman, My Unsentimental Education Cocktail Reception and Conversation with Debra Monroe, 6:30PM

Bullock Museum, Interpreting the Civil War Panel with James Magnuson, Director of the James A. Michener Center for Writers, 2PM

ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Flor de Nopal Literary Festival workshop “When all your antenna quiver, your body becomes a lightning rod”: Sensory Details & Writing From the Body” led by Sarah A. Chavez, 2PM

ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Flor de Nopal Literary Festival workshop “APPROACHING DISSONANCE: UNSETTLING OUR POEMS” led by José Antonio Rodríguez, 3:30PM

Malvern Books, Texas Poetry Calendar Reading, 3PM

Bellaire City Library, Mystery Authors Library Panel with Kay Kendall, Kay Finch and Laura Elvebak, 3PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat: 250 Recipes Lightened Up book signing, 7PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Wanda Vassallo signs her books, including Miriam Prophetess, 11:30AM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Erin Seidemann signs Postcards From the Sky: Adventures of an Aviatrix, 2PM

Dallas Public Library - Central,  Launch Partyfor Adult Coloring Book Featuring Dallas Artists, 3PM

Warwick Melrose Hotel, Professor Jeremi Suri discusses his new book, Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy, 9:30AM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Tell Me What You See" with Yvonne Collins, 12:45PM

Fort Worth
Ashton Hotel, 240th Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon, 10:15AM

The Dock Bookshop, From the Page to the Stage: Denise Montgomery & Denise Bryson Book Signing Event, 3PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, Marci Peschke signs her books in the 'Kylie Jean' Series, 2:30PM

B&N - River Oaks, Chris Bridge signs Read to Me! and The Same Heart, 11AM

Katy Budget Books, Robert Jacobus discusses and signs Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, 2PM

Murder By the Book, Rebecca Adler will sign and discuss Here Today, Gone Tamale, 1PM

Murder By the Book, Lark Brennan reads and signs Dangerously Yours: The Durand Chronicles - Book One and Laura Griffin reads and signs Shadow Fall, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, William Guest discusses and signs Who Are We: Man and Cosmology, 3PM

B&N - NE Mall, Book Signing With Religious Fiction Author Heather Stapp, 2PM

Star Furniture, Paula Deen signs Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, 11AM

The Rainmaker’s Antiquarian, Bill Boyce presents Miss Fortune’s Last Mission, 10AM

B&N, 'The Weaver Series' by Vaun Murphrey book signing, 2PM

B&N, Children's Author Monica Barios Storytime and Signing: Why Count Sheep When We Can Count Race Cars?, 11AM

B&N, Dr. Kirk Lewis signing Put Away Childish Things and The Chase: Our Passionate Pursuit of Life Worth Living, 1PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Civil War author Allen Mesch signs his biography of Charles Ferguson Smith, 2PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Derek Haas will sign A Different Lie, 5PM

San Angelo
Tom Green County Library, John Osterhout will discuss and sign The Schnoz of the Rings and David Osterhout will discuss and sign OinK! Only in Korea!, 1PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Middle Grade & YA Author Panel with Sherry Thomas, Tracy Deebs, Mari Mancusi, Cory Oakes, 2PM

South Padre Island

Paragraphs on Padre Bookstore, Meet the Author Series: Karen Klassen discusses and signs The Rhythm of Time, 1PM

Sunday, December 6:
BookPeople, A Very Special Storytime With Bestselling Author GEORGE SAUNDERS speaking & signing The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, 2PM

Malvern Books, Vision + Voice Anthology Release Party, 2PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, Danielle Shroyer signs Where Jesus Prayed: Illustrating the Lord's Prayer in the Holy Land, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, Holiday Open House, 5:30PM

B&N, Stay on Your Feet - A Life Journey by John Castleman book signing, 3PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, San Antonio Romance Authors Signing, 2PM

Sugar Land
B&N, Robert Jacobus signs Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, 2PM

Webb Gallery, co-authors Lynne Adele and Bruce Lee Webb launch their book AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930, 4PM

The Woodlands
B&N, Marilyn Harkrider signs Santa, Is It Really You?, 2PM

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Monday Roundup: November 30 - December 6, 2015


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