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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Texas Literary Calendar April 4 - 10

Bookish events in Texas for the week of April 4 - 10, 2016: 

Special Events:
Richland College 33rd Annual Literary Arts Festival, Dallas, April 4 - 8

Our Lady of the Lake University 2016 Literary Festival, San Antonio, April 5 - 7

The Beall Poetry Festival, Waco, April 6 - 8

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 7 - 10

Lone Star College Book Festival, Kingwood, April 8 - 9

North Texas Book Festival, Denton, April 9

Books in the Basin, Odessa, April 9 - 10

National Library Week, April 10 - 16

Ongoing Exhibits:
Shakespeare in Print and Performance, Austin, December 21 - May 29

Encounters and Discoveries in Literature: Celebrating Arte Público Press and Twentieth Century Latina/o Literature, Houston, January 18 - June 30

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez, San Antonio, March 15 - April 30

Humanities Texas Exhibit: Shakespeare, Hurst, April 1 - 30

Necessary Work: Bryce Milligan's World of Words and Design, San Antonio, April 9 - May 21

Monday, April 4:
BookPeople, Summerlost, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Stan “The Man” Curtis discusses and signs COVERING ALL THE BASES, 7PM

Tuesday, April 5:
The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, 7:30PM

Latino Cultural Center, An evening with Carmen Boullosa, author of Before, 7PM

UNT - Willis Library Forum, Visiting Writers Series Q&A with Colm Toibin, 4PM

UNT, Visiting Writers Series Reading and Book Signing with Colm Toibin, 8PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Helen Simonson will discuss and sign her new novel THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Blaine Harden discusses and signs THE GREAT LEADER AND THE FIGHTER PILOT, 7PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, Dr. Timothy Snyder will discuss and sign Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Skip Hollandsworth will sign and discuss The Midnight Assassin, 6:30PM

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

B&N - Town Square, The Empress of Bright Moon book signing with Weina Dai Randel, 7PM

Wednesday, April 6:
BookPeople, Journalist and Essayist WENDY PARIS speaking & signing Splitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part Well, 7PM

Bullock Museum, High Noon Talk: Michael Barnes, a columnist for the Austin American Statesman and author of Indelible Austin, will present a discussion of the people, places, and history of Austin, 12PM

The North Door, One Page Salon presents: Owen Egerton, Emily Hooks, Josh Magnuson, James Young, Ralphie Hardesty & Oscar Rodriguez, 7PM

AvantGarden, Write About Now poetry open mic, 7:30PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Kathleen Grissom will discuss and sign her new novel GLORY OVER EVERYTHING, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Tina Davis & Jessica Resnick-Ault discuss and sign HESS: THE LAST OIL BARON, 7PM

Thursday, April 7:
Avaya Auditorium, Michener Center for Writers Reading Series presents Jane Miller, author of Thunderbird, 7:30PM

BookPeople, Memoirist MARGARET OVERTON speaking & signing Hope for a Cool Pillow, 7PM

Malvern Books, Austin International Poetry Festival: Day One - Readings, 11AM

St. David's Episcopal Church, Award-Winning Author & Radio Host KRISTA TIPPETT speaking & signing Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living, 7:30PM

UT - Perry-Castañeda Library, Hamilton Book Awards Author Showcase and Reception, 5:30PM

SMU - Hyer Hall, Gilbert Lecture Series: Randall Kenan will read selections from his works, 6:30PM

UT - Dallas, Carmen Boullosa will read from her newest novel to be published in English by Deep Vellum, Before, translated by Peter Bush, and will discuss her work with Shelby Vincent (who is translating her Heavens on Earth for Deep Vellum), 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Ann Packer reads and signs THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE, 7PM

MECA, Women's Stories from the Margins workshop and reading with Sarah Rafael Garcia, Jasminne Mendez, and Isabel Quintero, 6PM
Poison Girl Bar, , 8:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Gregg Nystrom presents Golden Age of Hollywood Paper Dolls with Glitter and B-Movie Bombshells Paper Dolls, 5PM

San Antonio
Gemini Ink, Poetry Manuscript Reading and Celebration, 7PM

The Twig Book Shop, Karan Mahajan will read and sign The Association of Small Bombs, 6PM

Friday, April 8:
BookPeople, Local Author Night: BRETT BURLISON speaking & signing Riverside, 7PM

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Judy Barrett discusses and signs Easy Edibles: How to Grow and Enjoy Fresh Food, 11:30AM

Malvern Books, Austin International Poetry Festival: Day Two - Readings, 11AM

Malvern Books, Kirk Lynn presents Rules for Werewolves, 7PM

Lucky Dog Books - Oak Cliff, Poets on X+ with Opalina and Carlos Salinas, 8PM

First United Methodist Church of Dallas, Arts & Letters Live presents Padma Lakshmi, author of Love, Loss, and What We Ate, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Stephanie Ford recites from and signs ALL PILGRIM, 7PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City book signing with Laura Tillman, 7PM

Saturday, April 9:
BookPeople, Physician and Author MELISSA CADY speaking & signing Paindemic: A Practical and Holistic Look at Chronic Pain, the Medical System, and the Antipain Lifestyle, 3PM

Malvern Books, Austin International Poetry Festival: Day Three - Readings, 11AM

Malvern Books, The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged: an inclusive open mic, 7PM

El Paso
B&N - Fountains at Farah, local author L.C. Hayden signs Secrets of the Tunnels, 2PM

Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop: "Blackout Poetry: The Art of Re-Membering" with Sarah Walker, 12:45PM

Galveston Bookshop, Larry Watts signs Murder on the Seawall, 2PM

B&N - Champions, The Skylighter book signing with Becky Wallace, 4PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Meredith Moore will discuss and sign her new novel for teens, FIONA, 1PM

Brazos Bookstore, Calypso Editions Poetry Reading, 7PM

Capsule Gallery, Artist Alison Brady will be giving a brief artist talk followed by a book signing, 4PM

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, L’Dor Vador: Three Generations of Poetry and Dance, 8PM

MECA, 2016 Space City Poetry Slam Series: Nebula and Sirius Semifinals, 12PM and 3:30PM, respectively

Murder By the Book, Martha Wells will sign and discuss The Edge of Worlds and J. Kathleen Cheney will sign and discuss Dreaming Death, 4:30PM

The Printing Museum, Hardcover Accordion Book Class, 12PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Jack H. Emmott presents Prayerful Passages: Asking God’s Help in Reconciliation, Separation, and Divorce, 3PM

United Way/Grtr. Houston Community Resource Center, 16th Annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium: African-Americans in Texas History from Spanish-Colonial Times to Annexation, 9AM

B&N - Northeast Mall, Meet childrens's authors David Davis, Kena Sosa and Jan Peck for story time and book signings, 3PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Iona Cordero reads and signs If Only You Knew, 6PM

B&N, John Borgstedt signs I Love You Mom, Please Don't Break My Heart, 1PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Standing Strong: An Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History book signing with Diane Reeve, 2PM

San Antonio
Bil Haus Arts, Opening reception for Necessary Work: Bryce Milligan's World of Words and Design, 6PM

The Twig Book Shop, Cecilia Garcia Akers discusses and signs The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. Garcia, 5PM

B&N - Town Square, George Dalton signing The Sound of Silence, 1PM

Sunday, April 10:
BookPeople, MYSTERYPEOPLE PRESENTS Bestselling Author LAURIE KING speaking & signing The Murder of Mary Russell, 2PM

Malvern Books, Austin Writers Roulette presents "Best Sincerest Lie," 4PM

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, L’Dor Vador: Three Generations of Poetry and Dance, 3PM

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, CJLL Spring Scholars Series: Jewish Ethics & The Price of Life - Does the Texas Death Penalty Violate Jewish Law? with Professor David R. Dow, author of Things I've Learned From Dying, 4PM

San Antonio
Oblate School of Theology, Voices de la Luna Gala celebrating Wings Press and benefitting Gemini Ink's Writers in Communities Program, 5PM

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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Texas Literary Calendar April 4 - 10


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