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

May
5
Thu
Fantastical Fictions with Stina Leicht @ Malvern Books
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
6
Fri
Pterodáctilo Poetry & Ptamale Party @ Malvern Books
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Readers/performers include:

Ignacio Carvajal Regidor (poet)
Judith Santopietro (poet)
Jaime Perez Gonzalez (poet)
Nicolas Emilfork (guitar)

May
7
Sat
O. Henry Pun-Off @ O. Henry Museum
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Malvern Books’ Club: Reading Classics from New York Review Books @ Malvern Books
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Hothouse Literary Journal Release Party @ Malvern Books
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May
8
Sun
Mother’s Day Reading with Revolution Writing Workshop @ Malvern Books
May 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This all-women reading features writers from the Revolution Writing Workshop led by Abe Louise Young. Join us for poetry and prose about mothering, queer and straight parenting, being mothered and unmothered, sex, Mother Earth, river otters and more!

Featuring Abe Louise Young, Angeliska Polachek, Beth Remsburg, Erin Flynn, Jack Darling, Jamie Harris, Margaux Binder, Margaret Halpin, Robin Bradford, Susannah Frischman-Phillips, Tonya Lyles, Vive Griffith, and Melynda Nuss.

Austin Writers Roulette @ Malvern Books
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Austin Writers Roulette features a different monthly theme and line up of artists who love to perform their original written works such as poetry, essays, spoken word, singer-songwriting, or excerpts from novels for 5-8 minutes (1200 words or fewer). Interested artists who would like to perform for an upcoming event can email their submission to mathdreads@yahoo.com. Or you can show up during the day of the event and sign up for the open mic after all the featured artists perform. And of course, performance art lovers are always welcome!

This month’s theme is “Saying the Magic Words.” Visit the Austin Writers Roulette websitefor more information.

May
9
Mon
Juan Thompson in Conversation with Douglas Brinkley @ BookPeople
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
11
Wed
ACC Creative Writing Literary Release Party @ Malvern Books
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
12
Thu
Novel Night with Gudjon Bergmann & Richard Lee Price @ Malvern Books
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This month’s readers will be Gudjon Bergmann, who will be reading from The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself, and Richard Lee Price, who will be reading from
Troubadours.