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

Jul
29
Fri
Amy Gentry presents new thriller, “Good as Gone” @ Murder By The Book
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
30
Sat
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY @ BookPeople
Jul 30 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 12:00 am

MHarry-Potter-and-the-Cursed-Child-artworkark your calendars! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II goes on sale at midnight and BookPeople will be celebrating up until the big moment!

“We are recapturing the magic of BookPeople’s famous midnight parking lot parties of yore for the release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child! We are dusting off our old Diagon Alley set for atmosphere and planning all kinds of festivities including a costume contest, a House Cup Tournament (including a Quidditch challenge), trivia, and a whole cast of characters (some ghostly) to wander the party and interact with guests. We will also have local food vendors and a group called The Typewriter Rodeo onsite to type up poems (on appropriately old-fashioned apparatus) in the style of each of the houses. We can’t wait to unpack our wizard robes and party like it’s 2007 again!”

For more information on the event and how to purchase your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, visit: http://www.bookpeople.com/event/harry-potter-cursed-child-midnight-release-party

Aug
2
Tue
MysteryPeople Presents: MEGAN ABBOTT, BILL LOEHFELM, ALISON GAYLIN, WILLIAM BOYLE @ BookPeople
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
3
Wed
Rob Schmitz presents his novel “Street of Eternal Happiness” @ Brazos Bookstore
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
5
Fri
Phil Force presents his book, “Letters from Limbo” @ BookPeople
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
9
Tue
Talking Translations with esteemed literary translator, Philip Boehm @ Brazos Bookstore
Aug 9 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
11
Thu
YVONNE GEORGINA PUIG presents her most recent novel: “A Wife of Noble Character” @ BookPeople
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
14
Sun
Poetry Reading with Leslie Contreras Schwartz and ire’ne lara silva @ Book Woman
Aug 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Aug
18
Thu
Elizabeth Williams presents her book, “Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans” @ Brazos Bookstore
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
26
Fri
East Texas Book Festival @ Harvey Convention Center
Aug 26 – Aug 27 all-day