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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Texas Literary Calendar May 16 - 22

Bookish events in Texas for the week of May 16-22, 2016: 

Special Events:
Author Con, Sachse, May 21

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

Monday, May 16:
BookPeopleThe Mirror Thief, 7PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career book signing with Hillary Kerr, 7PM

Half Price Books Flagship, New York Times Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe will discuss and sign copies of her new novel, A Lowcountry Wedding, 7PM [numbered pass required]

The Wild Detectives, Literary Underground poetry reading and discussion with Courtney Marie, Leah Tieger, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi and Bess Whitby, 7:30PM

Brazos Bookstore, Women Writing Books: join Ellevate Network a discussion of the changing face of publishing and how that allows a platform for women’s voices, ideas, and stories, 6:30PM

Irving Public Library - South, Launch party for Jenny Martin's new novel, Marked, 7PM

Tuesday, May 17:
BookPeople, Founder of Life Empowerment Center in Austin, JAMES OCHOA, speaking & signing Focused Forward: Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, 7PM

Cheer Up Charlie's, Everything Is Bigger Reading Series with Muriel Leung, Grace Shuyi Liew, Sasha West, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho & Adam Edelman, 7PM

Spider House BallroomAustin Poetry Slam, 8PM

B&N - Lincoln Park, Talya Tate Boerner signs The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee, 7PM

The Wild Detectives, Dark Moon Poetry Arts reading with meira, A. Kendra Greene, Sacred Udders and artist Francine Thirteen, 7:30PM

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

Blue Willow Bookshop, Mary Alice Monroe will discuss and sign her novel A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING, 11AM

Brazos Bookstore, Martin Seay reading and signing THE MIRROR THIEF, 7PM

Horchow Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live presents Amy Stewart and Girl Waits With Gun, 7:30PM

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager will discuss Our Great Big Backyard, 4PM

Murder By the Book, Launch Party: Joy Preble will sign and discuss It Wasn't Always Like This, 6:30PM

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

The Tobin Center, Luncheon Benefit: Our Literary Mission Luncheon featuring Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager, 10:30AM

Wednesday, May 18:
Did You Ever Have a Family, 7PM

Texas Public Policy Foundation, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 1PM


The Wild Detectives, Skip Hollandsworth reads and signs The Midnight Assassin, 7:30PM

Houston Public Library, Kirstin Downey will discuss and sign Isabella: The Warrior Queen, 6PM

Murder By the Book, Alex Grecian will sign and discuss the new Scotland Yard Murder Squad novel, Lost and Gone Forever, 6:30PM

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MFAH / Kinder Institute Forum Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan discusses and signs Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, 6:30PM

New Braunfels
Hastings, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 4:30PM

San Antonio
B&N - La Cantera, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 7PM

Thursday, May 19:
B&N - Arboretum, Boar Island book signing with Nevada Barr, 7PM

BookPeople, Award Winning Author GEOFF DYER speaking & signing White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, 7PM

BookPeople, Writers' League of Texas Third Thursday Panel "Me, Myself, & I: Writing the Personal in Nonfiction and Memoir" with Michael Hall, Donna Johnson, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, and Deb Olin Unferth, 7PM

BookWoman, Liv Hadden reading and signing In the Mind of Revenge, 7:PM

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

B&N - Lincoln Park, theological scholar Brian Schmisek signs Ancient Faith for the Modern World, 7PM

The Margo Jones Theatre at Fair Park, Wordspace Dallas presents Three Literary Short Films by Richard Bailey, 7:30PM

B&N - Stonebriar, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 7PM

Blue Willow Bookshop, Bill Clegg will discuss and sign his novel, DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, 7PM

Menil Collection, Writers in the Schools (WITS) presents The Watchful Eye: A WITS Student Reading, 7PM

Murder By the Book, Craig Johnson will sign and discuss The Highway Man, 6:30PM

Museum of Fine Art Houston, MFAH/AIA Lecture - The Womb of Culture: African Maternity Imagery Through the Ages presented by Professor Herbert Cole, author of Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa, 6:30PM

Round Rock
B&N - La Frontera, Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely if You're Reading This Book book signing with Bobby Bones, 7PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, Book Talk With Leila Meacham, author of Titans, 10:30AM

Hastings, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 11AM

Wichita Falls
Hastings, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 3PM

Friday, May 20:
The Granada Theater, Front Street Books presents Skip Hollandsworth discussing and signing The Midnight Assassin, 6:30PM [RSVP required]

Bookpeople, JENNIFER ARMENTROUT speaking & signing The Problem With Forever, 6PM

BookWoman, Anne Odom reading and signing I'll Go To Texas (The Cherokee Years), 7PM

Malvern Books, I SCREAM SOCIAL reading series featuring young women poets and fiction writers from the Austin community + Amy's Ice Cream, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam with Obbie West, 8PM

Brazos Bookstore, Anton DiSclafani reading and signing THE AFTER PARTY, 11:15AM

Murder By the Book, Nevada Barr will sign and discuss her latest Anna Pigeon novel, Boar Island, 6:30PM

Pleasanton Public Library, Barbara Dornak-Christian will sign copies of Hearts and Hounds, 3:30PM

San Antonio
Viva Tacoland, Gemini Ink reading with J. R. Helton, Billy Taylor, and Todd Wright, 6:30PM

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

Saturday, May 21:
B&N, Dale Goldsmith Signing his religion and inspirational titles, 2PM

B&N - Arboretum, Cassius Mullen and Betty Byron signing Before the Bell, 2PM

BookPeople, MysteryPeople and Sisters in Crime Workshop workshop featuring Crime Authors JAMES DENNIS and BRENT DOUGLAS of Miles Arceneux, and GEORGE WIER, 9:15AM

BookPeople, Local YA Author CAROLYN COHAGAN speaking & signing Time Zero, 3PM

BookPeople, Writer LINDY WEST speaking & signing Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman, 7PM

Half Price Books - North Lamar, local author Donna Birdwell will sell and sign Shadow of the Hare, 1PM

Half Price Books - South Lamar, local author Hunter Taylor will sell and sign The Journey Moon, 1PM

Malvern Books, an afternoon with writer and musician Don Paul, who will share with us his one new book, Animals Are Always Making Music, and four new albums, 3PM

Malvern Books, celebrate the launch of two new books: Tony Burnett’s The Reckless Hope of Scoundrels – selected poems 1985-2015 and Carlotta Stankiewicz’s Haiku Austin (love song to Austin / in 17 syllables / wonderful and weird), 7PM

Monkeywrench Books, Party for McCallum High School's Excalibur Literary Magazine, 7:30PM

The Writing Barn, Workshop: Elements of Fiction: Creating Conflict and Crafting Settings with Joy Preble and Samantha Mabry, 12PM

B&N - Parkdale Mall, Bill Davis Book Signing his true crime titles, 2PM

B&N - Preston/Royal, William Vargas signs A Family Living in Darkness and A Father's Covenant, 1PM

Half Price Books Flagship, Chef Evandro Caregnato, Culinary Director of Texas de Brazil, will discuss and sign Churrasco: Grilling the Brazilian Way, 2PM

The Wild Detectives, Arts Writing Workshop with Justine Ludwig, curator at Dallas Contemporary, 11AM

El Paso
Memorial Park Public Library, Tumblewords Project workshop with Rachel Marie: "Building Bridges Out of Broken Bricks," 12:45PM

Galveston Bookshop, Mark Lardas signs Texas Shipwrecks (Images of America), 2PM

B&N - River Oaks, The God Wave: A Novel book signing with Patrick Hemstreet, 2PM

Katy Budget Books, Michelle Nott signs Freddy, Hoppie, and the Eyeglasses, 2PM

Murder By the Book, Stephen Graham Jones will sign and discuss Mongrels, 4:30PM

River Oaks Bookstore, Barnes Carr discusses and signs Operation Whisper: The Capture of Soviet Spies Morris and Lona Cohen, 3PM

Silver Street Studios, Writespace Writers of Color Showcase Reading, 7PM

Writespace, Workshop: How to Write for Magazines with Katherine Shilcutt, 1PM

B&N - North East Mall, Meet the Author of Married in Holy Matrimony Drama, Velma Scott-Philips, 1PM

B&N - North East Mall, King George's Favorite Watch: Return To Maker story time with author Momma Daisy, 3PM

Jourdanton Public Library, Barbara Dornak-Christian will sign copies of Hearts and Hounds, 10AM

Books-A-Million, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 4PM

B&N, Author Loman Jones and Illustrator Nita Henderson signing The Tick-Tock of Nature's Clock, 2PM

B&N, Lauretta Hill signing The Legacy I Am, 12PM

B&N - Preston/Park, John Gibson signs Gracie's Law, 1PM

San Antonio
B&N - San Pedro, The First Immortal: Dark Angel book signing with Stone Palatin, 1PM

Bihl Haus Arts, An Afternoon with Bryce Milligan: a casual couple of hours of poetry, songs, and reminiscences about a life in paper and ink, 2PM

San Antonio Public Library - Oakwell Branch, The Tobin Writers Group Author Event: local author signings with April A. Luna/Michelle L. De La Garza, Christina Kirby, Daron Shrode, Dee Ramdass, Jaye Garland, Miranda D. Gonzalez, and Patricia W. Fischer, 2PM

The Twig Book Shop, Sandy Loker reading and signing Can I Sniff My Way to Heaven?, 11AM

The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and Ron Franscell discuss and sign Morgue: A Life in Death, 5PM

B&N - Town Square, Christy Taylor signing Rainbow Wings, 1PM

Comfort Suites, Marionette Publishing Book Launch: Meet Doniel Ervin, author of Innocence Invasion, 7PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 1:30PM

Sunday, May 22:
BookPeople, YA Novelists SAMANTHA MABRY & JOY PREBLE speaking & signing A Fierce and Subtle Poison and It Wasn't Always Like This, 1PM

Malvern Books, an afternoon with poets Brandon Lamson and Brian Nicolet, 1PM

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Authors Live!: Dr. Buzz Aldrin presents No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon, 7:30PM

Horchow Auditorium, Arts & Letters Live presents Drew Daywalt and The Day the Crayons Came Home, 3PM

B&N - Golden Triangle Mall, Meet Jet Arnett, author of the 'Miracles and Murder' Series, 1PM

Fort Worth
Half Price Books - Ridgmar, Governor Greg Abbott will sign Broken But Unbowed: The Fight to Fix a Broken America, 2PM

B&N - Creekwalk Village, Governor Greg Abbott signs Broken but Unbowed, 1PM

B&N - Town Square, Jenny Martin signing Marked, 1PM

Sugar Land
B&N - First Colony Mall, Lindsey Scholl signing The Advocate Trilogy and Cindy Wu signing Our Global Families: Christians Embracing Common Identity in a Changing World, 3PM

The Woodlands
B&N - Woodlands Mall, Mike Sasser signs Simple, Inexpensive, and Painless Weight Loss, 2PM

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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Texas Literary Calendar May 16 - 22


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