A Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas

When: February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Central Library, Living Room (6th Floor), 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

In honor of African American History Month and communities of color, join the Austin Public Library and KAZI Book Review for the second annual Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices of Texas.   There will be author readings as[…]

Luis Alberto Urrea – THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS

When: March 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Luis Alberto Urrea was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton. The Devil’s Highway. In this novel, Urrea writes about a beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz who  has[…]

Kermit Schweidel – FOLLY COVE: A SMUGGLER’S TALE OF THE POT REBELLION

When: March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Kermit Schweidel, co-founder of a successful Dallas advertising agency, grew up in El Paso, the site of a brief but eventful detour that would bring him face to face with the Department of Justice and[…]

Analicia Sotelo – VIRGIN

When: February 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Selected by Ross Gay as winner of the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize, Analicia Sotelo’s debut collection of poems is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman. In Virgin, the poems devour and complicate[…]

Bryan Mealer – THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING @ Blue Willow Bookshop

When: February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079, USA

Bryan Mealer is the author of Muck City and the New York Times bestseller The Boy Who Harnessed – written with William Kamkwamba – which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and will soon[…]

San Antonio Book Festival

When: April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

The Sixth Annual San Antonio Book Festival is a free, all-day event featuring author presentations, panel discussions, and book signings.   Central Library 600 Soledad St San Antonio, TX 78205, USA More information about this[…]

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho — BAREFOOT DOGS

When: March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Joynes Reading Room, Carothers Dormitory, 2501 Whitis Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho is an Austin-based writer born and raised in Toluca, Mexico. His debut collection of stories Barefoot Dogs was named a Best Book of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews. His talk is part of the Spring[…]

Gay Gaddis — COWGIRL POWER

When: February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Interabang, 10720 Preston Rd #1009b, Dallas, TX 75230, USA

Owner of one of the largest female-owned independent advertising agencies in the U.S., Gay Gaddis shares her story in Cowgirl Power. A Texan, Gaddis says the fearlessness of cowgirls have motivated her throughout her life, as she[…]

Jhumpa Lahiri — IN OTHER WORDS

When: January 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Where: University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USA

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri is giving a free “craft talk” at 4:30 at the UH Central Campus, followed by a reading at 7:30 at the Cullen Performance Hall. Her latest book, In Other Words, is[…]

Junot Diaz — ISLANDBORN

When: April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

A picture book from Junot Diaz, Islandborn tells the story of a young girl named Lola. At school, she and her classmates are asked to draw a picture of where their families are from, but Lola can’t[…]

Teen Bookfest by the Bay

When: February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: American Bank Center, 1901 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, USA

The fourth annual Teen Bookfest by the Bay is a free all-day event, where teens can meet authors and learn about the writing and publishing process. This year’s writers include Ashley Dotson, Xavier Garza, Heather[…]

Writefest 18

When: April 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am – May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Sawyer Yards, Houston, TX, USA

Designed for emerging writers, Writefest 18 features writing workshops, one-on-one pitch sessions, panels, readings, and more. The keynote speaker is Justin Cronin, and presenters include a number of book agents and book and journal editors.[…]

Francisco Cantú — THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER

When: February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Interabang, 10720 Preston Rd #1009b, Dallas, TX 75230, USA

In his memoir, The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantú shares his experience as a Mexican-American U.S. Border Patrol agent, where he learns to track humans—dead and alive—along the border. The memoir illuminates the violent impact[…]

Elizabeth Crook — THE WHICH WAY TREE

When: February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Award-winning, Austin-based author Elizabeth Crook’s latest novel chronicles the journey of a young girl in the remote Texas Hill Country. After a panther attacks her family, Samantha and a team set out to kill the[…]

André Aciman — CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

When: February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Fiction, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a blossoming summer romance between an adolescent boy and a guest at his parents’ home on the Italian[…]

Lone Star Book Festival

When: October 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am – October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Main St. Gardens Park in Downtown Dallas., 1902 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

 

Lubbock Book Festival

When: October 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Where: Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K, Lubbock, TX 79401, USA

The Lubbock Book Festival is free and open to the public. Some of the featured authors include: John R. Erickson, Terry Jennings, Adan Medrano, and Jodi Thomas.

Marissa Meyer – RENEGADES

When: November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Renegades is about the renegades – humans with super capabilities – who established peace in a crumbled society and are therefore enemies of the villains, and Nova, a girl who seeks vengeance on the renegades. The[…]

Joyce Maynard – THE BEST OF US

When: October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

The Best of Us is the story of Joyce and her late husband. It follows the story of their romance and wedding and the struggle of fighting cancer. On their one year anniversary, her husband was[…]

Walt Gragg – THE RED LINE

When: August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA

The Red Line focuses on the thin line between victory and defeat and life and death in WWII.

Craig Johnson – THE WESTERN STAR

When: September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Book People is a hosting a discussion with Craig Johnson over The Western Star, his thirteenth novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series and the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire. 

Alex Lemon – FEVERLAND

When: September 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Book Peple, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Join Book People in welcoming Alex Lemon for Feverland, where Lemon explores what it means to be a man in the twenty-first century.

MELISSA DEL BOSQUE-Bloodlines

When: September 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Join Book People for a discussion with Melissa del Bosque over her novel, Bloodlines. Bloodlines follows two young FBI agents who are tracing down one of the drug cartel’s leaders. Melissa del Bosque turned decades of reporting on the[…]

Tomas Morin – PATIENT ZERO

When: September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brazos Book Store, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Patient Zero is a poetry collection that explores heartbreak and love gone awry among lovers, parents and children, humans and the divine.

Attica Locke – BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD

When: September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brazos Book Store, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Bluebird, Bluebird analyzes race and Justice in America by following the narrator, Darren, as he strives to solve a crime involving the death of a black lawyer from Chicago and local white woman in East Texas.

Sisters First Tour: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

When: November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Texas Capitol Grounds, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Join the Texas Book Festival as it welcomes the Bush sisters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, to Austin on part of their Sisters First Tour. Jenna and Barbara will give readers a behind[…]

Stephanie Elizondo Griest – ALL THE AGENTS AND SAINTS

When: September 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brazos Book Store, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Join Brazos Books in a discussion of All the Agents and Saints, a book that analyzes the impact of international borders by focusing on the people who live there.

Literary Libations

When: August 14, 2017 @ 9:30 pm – August 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Bars in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Houston are serving literary-themed cocktails in honor of Lit Crawl, an event that occurs in November and is a collaboration between the Texas Book Festival and the Litquake[…]

Martin Perlman – THINKS OUT LOUD, Book Launch

When: August 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books, 613 W 29th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

Join Malvern Books in a book launch for Thinks Out Loud, a personal blog turned novel by Martin Perlman.

Marfa Poetry Festival

When: August 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – August 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Marfa, TX.

The first annual Marfa Poetry Festival is free and open to the public; it includes readings, a book fair, film screenings, exhibitions, live music, and more. For exact times, locations, and showcases, visit the schedule[…]

Larry Correia and D. J. Butler reading/discussion

When: August 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy #106, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

 

Anna LeBaron – THE POLYGAMIST’S DAUGHTER

When: August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Interbang Books, 10720 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA

 

Scott Parazynski – THE SKY BELOW

When: August 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brazos Book Store, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Dr. Parazynski has lived an adventurous life and reveals how perseverance and endurance has helped him focus and make decisions in life-threatening situations.

Chandler Baker – THIS IS NOT THE END

When: August 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Join Book People in a discussion with Chandler Baker about her new book, This Is Not the End. This Is Not the End follows a teenage girl who was the sole survivor of a car crash but who[…]

Odie Lindsey – WE COME TO OUR SENSES, in conversation with John Pipkin

When: August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

Join Book People for a discussion with their guest, Odie Lindsey, on his book, We Come to Our Senses, a novel centered on the aftermath of combat and war.

Texas Book Festival Weekend

When: November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Texas Capitol Grounds, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA

 

SPOONBENDERS — Daryl Gregory @ BookPeople

When: July 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA

 

Self Publishing Workshop @ Austin Half Price Books

When: July 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Half Price Books North Lamar, 5555 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, USA

 

SINS OF THE YOUNGER SONS — Jan Reid @ The Twig Book Shop

When: July 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

 

LAS NALGAS DE JLO/ JLO’S BOOTY — Bárbara Renaud González @ The Twig Book Shop

When: July 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

 

THE RIGHT SIDE — Spencer Quinn @ Murder by the Book

When: July 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

 

THE ABCs TO RANCHING — Patty York Raymond @ Paragraphs on Padre

When: July 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Paragraphs on Padre , 5505 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

 

THE RIGHT SIDE — Spencer Quinn @ Half Price Books Flagship

When: July 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Half Price Books Flagship, 5803 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231, USA

 

Women Write Hard Sci-Fi: Continuing the Tradition

When: July 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Malvern Books , 613 W 29th St, Loveland, CO 80538, USA

 

McAllen Book Festival

When: November 11, 2017 all-day
Where: McAllen Public Library , 4001 N 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504, USA

 

Santiago Gamboa- RETURN TO THE DARK VALLEY @ Brazos Bookstore

When: September 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

 

Wimberly Book Festival

When: June 15, 2017 @ 6:56 pm – 7:56 pm

 

National Black Book Festival

When: October 27, 2017 @ 12:00 am – October 28, 2017 @ 11:45 pm
Where: Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Rd, Houston, TX 77014, USA

 

Houston Poetry Fest

When: October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 am – October 15, 2017 @ 11:45 pm
Where: Willow Street Pump Station , 811 N San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

 

Fort Worth BookFest

When: October 12, 2017 @ 12:00 am – October 15, 2017 @ 11:45 pm
Where: Tarrant County College- Trinity River Campus , 300 Trinity Campus Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA