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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR May 9 - 15

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 9-15, 2016: 

Special Events:
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Austin 2016 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, May 14 - 15

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

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

Texas Writers Exhibition, Dallas, April 17 - May 14

Monday, May 9:
BookPeople, JUAN THOMPSON, son of Hunter S. Thompson, nn conversation with Douglas Brinkley about Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson, 7PM

Half Price Books Flagship, New York Times Bestselling author Ace Atkins will discuss and sign Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn, 7PM [numbered pass required]

The Mercury, Friends of SMU Library annual dinner & meeting: Skip Hollandsworth will discuss "The Story of Bernie: The Strangest Murder Case in Modern Texas History," 6PM [RSVP required]

Sixth Floor Museum, Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill will discuss and sign Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, performative reading of the epic poem, Brand New Ancients, by Kate Tempest, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Corinna Nicolaou discusses and signs A NONE’S STORY, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Camille Perri will sign her novel, The Assistants, 6:30PM

Tuesday, May 10:

BookPeople, Writer CORINNA NICOLAOU speaking & signing A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam, 7PM

BookWoman, Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta reads and signs Refusing to be Enemies, 7PM

Bullock Museum, The Path to the Presidency: From Lincoln to the Present: panel discussion followed by a signing of A Friend of Mr. Lincoln with Stephen Harrigan, 7PM

Home Slice Pizza, Eat Your Words fundraiser for Austin Bat Cave: true stories from celebrity foodies + 4-course dinner, 6PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

Cedar Hill
Cedar Hill Library, Dallas Area Writers Group meeting featuring Reavis Z. Wortham, 7PM

Dallas City Performance Hall, Oral Fixation Storytelling: "Icing on the Cake," 8PM

The Wild Detectives, women galore: readings of new work by Merritt Tierce and Kendra Greene, 7:30PM

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

Katy Budget Books, Melanie Chrismer discusses and signs Lone Star Legacy, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Paul Charles will sign and discuss St. Ernan's Blues, 6:30PM

Warehouse Live, Houston Moth StorySLAM: Siblings, 7:30PM

Charles W. Eisemann Center, Arts & Letters Live! presents Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic, 7:30PM

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

Wednesday, May 11:
BookPeople, MYSTERYPEOPLE PRESENTS Austin author MILES ARCENEAUX speaking & signing North Beach and novelist PAUL CHARLES speaking & signing St. Ernan's Blues, 7PM

Elisabet Ney Museum, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho talks with filmmaker Juan Pablo González about LOS PERROS DESCALZOS, 7PM

Malvern Books, release of the Spring 2016 edition of Austin Community College’s journal, The Rio Review, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, women galore: Claudia Kalb discusses and signs Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, 7:30PM

B&N - Palms Crossing, Meet the Authors: P.J. Hoover and Mari Mancusi, 9:30AM

Thursday, May 12:
BookPeople, YA Authors SHANNON MESSENGER speaking & signing Let the Wind Rise and CHRIS HOWARD speaking & signing Night Speed, 7PM

BookWoman, Second Thursday Open Mic featuring Anis Shivani, 7:15PM

Malvern Books, Novel Night with Gudjon Bergmann & Richard Lee Price, 7PM

Mr. Catfish & More, NeoSoul Poetry ATX, 8PM

Monkeywrench Books, Cristen Smith discusses and signs Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil, 6:30PM

Threadgill's, MysteryPeople Presents NOIR AT THE BAR featuring authors LES EDGERTON - Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, JORDAN HARPER - Love and Other Wounds: Stories, CON LEHANE - Murder at the 42nd Street Library, and JESSE SUBLETT - 1960S Austin Gangsters, 7PM

Patrick Heath Public Library, reception and book signing for David Langford's two books about Hillingdon Ranch, 6:30PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Miku Expo Let's Draw! workshop with Hatsune Miku, 7PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors Live!: Angela Duckworth presents GRIT: The Power and Passion of Perseverance, 6PM

Latino Cultural Center, Juan Felipe Herrera will headline Literacy in Motion: An Evening of Poetry and Performance, which also features Dallas poets Will Richey, Alejandro Perez Jr. and Joaquin Zihuatanejo, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, First Hearings: Melissa Ginsburg in discussion with Merritt Tierce about her debut novel Sunset City, 7:30PM

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Women's Club, Debra Winegarten discusses and signs OVETA CULP HOBBY, 10AM
Brazos Bookstore, Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses and signs THE ROMANOVS, 6PM
House of Blues, Floetry, 8PM

Kaboom Books, a reading from Leslie Contreras Schwartz's debut poetry collection, Fuego, 7:30PM

Museum of Fine Art, Glassell School Core Program Lecture: Jennifer Doyle, author of The Athletic Turn: Contemporary Art and the Sport Spectacle, 7PM

Friday, May 13:
UT Arlington - Central Library, Debra Winegarten discusses and signs Oveta Culp Hobby, 7:30PM

Bookpeople, Award Winning Author ADAM HASLETT speaking & signing Imagine Me Gone, 7PM

BookWoman, Lambda Award-winning poet Valerie Wetlaufer reading and signing Call Me by My Other Name, 7PM

Bullock Museum, book release and signing for How to be a Texan: The Manual by Andrea Valdez, 7PM [members only event]

in.gredients, join the Austin Public Library and the Texas Center for the Book for Books and Beer Friday the 13th Edition: Bad Luck Story Hour and the unveiling of in.gredients' very own Little Free Library, 6PM

Malvern Books, a reading with three acclaimed Texas novelists: Mary Helen Specht, Elizabeth Harris, and Thomas McNeely, 7PM

Horchow Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live! presents Kate Tempest: Musician, Poet, Playwright, and Author of The Bricks That Built the Houses, 7:30PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, George Arnold signs Mulligan: Justice Reclaimed, 4PM

Brazos Bookstore, Judy Frost discusses and signs LET HEAVEN AND NATURE SING, 7PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Sagebrush Volume XI release party!, 7PM

Trinity University, a reading and conversation with novelist David Shields, genre-bending author of Reality Hunger, 7PM

Saturday, May 14:
Half Price Books - Lincoln Square, Kathie Truitt will sell and sign False Victim, 1PM

Half Price Books - South, local author S. Courtney Killian will sell and sign Days of the Kill, 12PM

BookPeople, Local Author BERNADETTE NOLL speaking & signing Look at Us Now, 3PM

Malvern Books, a reading to celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, 3PM

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

St. Edward's University, Writers' League of Texas workshop: "Losing Yourself, Finding Your Voice: The Art of Revision" with Thomas McNeely, 9AM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Our Great Big Backyard book signing with Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, 10AM [wristband required]

B&N - Preston/Royal, Risa Leigh signs Surrender at the Border, 2PM

The Wild Detectives, women galore: join Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music, along with Dallas-based musicians singer-songwriter Carolina Armstrong and underground synth-pop act, Rat Rios for an evening of music and literature, 3PM

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Meet Heather Patterson, Author of Passing the Bone: America's Next POTUS, 1PM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop with Adriana López Villarreal: "Engaging: From the Page to the Stage," 12:45PM

Fort Worth
LaMancha Business Centre, Fort Worth Writers Boot Camp workshop: Finish That Book! with Michael H. Price, 9AM

Galveston Bookshop, Eileen M. Benitz Wagner signs The Ghost City of San Luis Island, 2PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, George Arnold signs Mulligan: Justice Reclaimed, 11AM

B&N - Westheimer, Thistle Downe book signing with Molly and Gary Whitney, 10AM

Blue Willow Bookshop, YA authors Chris Howard, Shannon Messenger and Amy Tintera talk about their new books for teens, 3PM

Houston Public Library - Central, Books Alive! 7th Annual Children’s Book Celebration with Dan Santant, 12PM

Murder By the Book, Hannah Dennison will sign and discuss A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall and Con Lehane will sign and discuss Murder at the 42nd Street Library, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Ruby Wicked discusses and signs Gold Boys, 3PM

B&N - North East Mall, Cooking on the Broken Road Farm with Lauren Boehm Lynch, 1PM

B&N - Vista Ridge, R. R. Ford and C. T. Ford sign Rainbow Wings, 1PM

B&N, Pablo De Leon signing Limitless, 2PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Meet Author Polly Holyoke: The Neptune Challenge, 2PM

San Antonio
B&N - Bandera, Book signing: Under the Watchful Eye by C.J. Roberson, 1PM

Gemini Ink, Literary Collage: An Evolution Beyond Narrative workshop with David Shields, 10AM

B&N - Town Square, Gale Chance signing The Angel Knows My Name, 1PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony Mall, Barnes Carr signing Operation Whisper, 3PM

Sunday, May 15:
Half Price Books - South, local author Jeannie Ruth will sell and sign Something of Value, 1PM

Austin Public Library - Yarborough, Sisters in Crime Twelfth Annual Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers’ Event, 2:15PM

Austin Public Library - John Henry Faulk, Stephen Harrigan will read from A Friend of Mr. Lincoln and discuss the novel with KUT's Jennifer Stayton, signing to follow, 2PM

BookPeople, New York Times Bestselling Author MARY ALICE MONROE speaking & signing A Lowcountry Wedding, 3PM

Half Price Books Flagship, Ericka Ellis will sell and sign Misguided by Love, Redirected by Faith: My Journey to Freedom, 1PM

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Meet Bill Vargas, author of A Family Living in Darkness, 2PM

B&N - Firewheel Mall, George Arnold signs Mulligan: Justice Reclaimed, 11AM

B&N - River Oaks, Unofficial Hatsune Mix with Hatsune Miku, 2PM

Myers Park and Event Center, Judy Barrett signs Easy Edibles: How to Grow and Enjoy Fresh Food, TBA

B&N, Book Signing: Jim Henry and Jimmy Patterson of the New The Adventures of Willy Nilly & Thumper Children's Series, 1PM

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Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR May 9 - 15


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