Texas Lit Events

Literary happenings in Austin and ’round the State you won’t want to miss – author sightings, readings, panels,
parties . . . a variety of literary events you might enjoy.  

If you are an author, publisher, bookstore, literary organization and have an event happening in Texas that you would like listed to be considered, please send all the pertinent info to: bookfest@texasbookfestival.org

Dec
21
Mon
Ongoing Event: Shakespeare in Print and Performance @ Harry Ransom Center
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – May 29 @ 10:10 pm

Nshakespeareo writer is more central to the English literary tradition than William Shakespeare. For centuries, his works have intrigued and inspired generations of readers, audiences, and scholars. Four hundred years after his death, the Harry Ransom Center commemorates Shakespeare’s legacy by presenting a selection of rare and unique materials relating to his plays. These materials, primarily drawn from the Ransom Center’s collections, demonstrate how much we can learn about his historical context, sources, texts, and productions of the plays from early printed books and theatrical archives.

For more information visit the Harry Ransom Center online at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2015/shakespeare/

May
29
Sun
Gail Folkins Reading and Signing at BookWoman @ BookWoman Bookstore
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Light in the Trees, new from Texas Tech University Press, is a memoir of home, nature, and change in the American West. Light in the Trees makes cultural and environmental topics personal through a narrator’s travels between past and present, rural and urban. Growing up on a mountain foothill in western Washington, Gail Folkins offers a small-town viewpoint of the Pacific Northwest. Sasquatch myths and serial killer realities, a runaway Appaloosa, and turbulent volcanoes beneath serene mountaintops help chronicle a coming of age for both a narrator and a place. Later, a move to the Southwest expands Folkins’s view of the West. From this new perspective paired with frequent journeys to the Northwest, she explores challenges of the natural world, from wildlife habitat and water quality to a changeable climate and wildfires, navigating new versions of home and self along the way.

 

For more information on the author and the event, please visit http://www.ebookwoman.com/event/light-trees-reading-signing-may-29

Collin Campbell at Brazos Bookstore @ Brazos Bookstore
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Join us a9780385682893t Brazos Bookstore for a reading and signing of Free Days with George: Learning Life’s Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog.

FREE DAYS WITH GEORGE is an uplifting, inspirational story about the healing power of animals, and about leaving the past behind to embrace love, hope and happiness.

For more information on the author and the event, please visit: http://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/colin-campbell-free-days-george

Jun
2
Thu
Manuel Gonzales, THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK @ BookPeople
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
9
Thu
Children’s Art and Literacy Festival @ Downtown Abilene
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day
Katie Chase, MAN AND WIFE @ BookPeople
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
10
Fri
Summer Reading by Writers from S. Kirk Walsh’s Fiction Workshop @ Malvern Books
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Participating writers include Cristina Adams, Dena Afrasiabi, Kalli Angel, Morkeh Blay-Tofey, Nicole Beckley, Megan Coxe, Julien Devereux, Katherine Moore, Victoria Rossi, Kirk Wilson, Karen Valby, and Ryan Vaughn. This accomplished group of writers features published fiction and nonfiction writers and poets and translators. For the past nine months, they have participated in an intensive fiction workshop, drafting and revising novels and short stories throughout the year. Come and celebrate their wonderful work and distinctive voices with this end-of-the-workshop reading.

Jun
11
Sat
Justin Cronin, CITY OF MIRRORS @ BookPeople
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
16
Thu
Charles Klosterman, BUT WHAT IF WE’RE WRONG @ BookPeople
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
23
Thu
Cara Black, MURDER ON THE QUAI @ BookPeople
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm