The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State

Due to technical issues, we have to re-build the 2022 calendars. We'll add events as we find them or as we receive them by email to  


Bookish Texas • Events Around the State

The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State



FOR 03.05.2022-03.13.2022


Want your event included? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.

Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively by Lone Star Literary Life


While we rebuild our 2022 calendars, you can always find events at your local Texas bookstores, all found on our Texas bookstores page, or visit the Book Clubs in Texas and Texas Writers’ Groups pages to find where bookish people are gathering.

Texas Bookstores

Book Clubs in Texas

Texas Writers’ Groups


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Houston, Doubletree by Hilton, All the Books Houston Book Signing Event, March 5, 2022

*Las Colinas,  North Texas Teen Book Festival, March 5, 2022

*Denton, Texas Storytelling Festival, March 10-13


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell, March 5-August 15, 2022

*Boerne, Patrick Heath Library, Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Cllifford Berryman, through March 15, 2022

*Del Rio, Whitehead Memorial Museum, Unsinkable: Voices from the Storm, through March 16, 2022

*Dallas, SMU Libraries, Fondren Library, Black Lives, Black Letters: Primary Sources in African American History and Literature, March 1-April 14, 2022

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth and the Green Book, February 11-August 31, 2022


SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writing Barn, Author Websites, Newsletters, Marketing, & More with Stefanie Hohl, 10AM, ONLINE

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: Finding the Story Thread of Your Picture Book with Deve Petty, 10:30AM, ONLINE

*Midland, Midland County Public Libraries, Centennial Library, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, 11AM

*Spring, Copperfield's Books, Book Signing with YA Western author Chris Mullen (Rowdy series), 11AM

Cara Mia Theatre La Siembra Project, Reclamation Talking Circle: Reclaiming Conversation with Anthony Falcon, 11AM ONLINE

*Houston, Houston Public Library, Public Poetry Reading, 2PM

*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL Poet Talk: BloodFresh with Ebony Stewart, 7:00 PM


SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Dr. Uchenna Umeh: How to Teach Your Children About Racism: A Letter From A Black Mother to White Parents, Sit and Sign, 12PM

Malvern Books, Tomás Q. Morín Book Launch with Laura Marris, 1PM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Carmen Tafolla reading from I'll Always Come Back to You, 2PM

*San Antonio, JCC Author Speaker Series: An Afternoon with Laura Kumin, author of All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote, 2PM

Kindred Stories, Instagram Live Author Talk with Cole Arthur Rile and Tracie Jae, 5:30PM, INSTAGRAM

*Arlington, F.O.S.S. Freedom of Speech Sundays, Poetry Open Mic, 5:30PM


MONDAY, MARCH 7 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writing Barn, Making the Personal Universal: Representing Your Unique Lived Experiences in Children’s Literature, 1st of 6 sessions, 7PM ONLINE

*Irving, The Living Room - Shisha Lounge, Rhythm & Rhymes Monday, 9PM

 The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (A BorderSenses Event), BorderSenses and Richie David Marrufo, 9PM, ONLINE


TUESDAY, MARCH 8 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Dallas Areas Writers Group (DAWG), Critique Night, 7PM, ZOOM

Katy Budget Books, Scary Reads for Spring: Jennifer Fawcett and Catriona Ward, 5PM, ONLINE

Bookwoman, Darrel Alejandro Holnes with Laurie Ann Guerrero & Hafizah Geter, 7PM, ONLINE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Mission, Spear Memorial Library, Author book signing for Gypsy Soul: R.G.V. Texas, 6PM


THURSDAY, MARCH 10 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*The Woodlands, Village Books, An Evening with Author Alda Dobbs, 6:30PM

The Wild Detectives, Elena Medel Presents The Wonders, 7PM, FACEBOOK LIVE

The Writing Barn, free evening of Write. Submit. Support. (WSS) Craft & Community Night, 7PM, ONLINE

Bookwoman, Second Thursday Virtual Poetry Reading featuring Ann Hudson, 7:15PM, ONLINE 

*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Arts, Horchow Auditorium, Viet Thanh Nguyen, 7:30PM


FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (*Denotes In-person Events)

The Writing Barn, Craft Webinar: 10 Picture Book Ideas, 5 Fresh Starts, 1 Quick Draft with Liz Garton Scanlon, 10AM, ONLINE


SATURDAY, MARCH 12 (*Denotes In-person Events)
League of Romance Writers, Branding with Creative Book Covers with Sarah Kil, 10:30AM, ONLINE

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Mel Eichelbaum, The Legal Aid Lawyer, 11AM

*Longview, Books and Barrels, Meet Author Robert Davidson (The Evil I Have Seen), 12PM

Patrick Heath Library, The Art of Writing, 1PM, ONLINE

*Boerne, The Boerne Bookshop, Book Signing Event with Author Toni Draper, 1PM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Informational Session with Tony Martinez, 1:30PM

*Houston, Kindred Stories, SAiD Institute, IRL Author Talk: Brilliance Beyond Borders with Chinwe Esimai, 3PM

*Lewisville, Kindred Creatives Art & Literary Press, Kindred Spirits Night of Poetry, Music, Comedians, Storytellers + Open Mic, 7PM

*Deep Ellum, Pop Up DFW, Rhythm and Rhymes RELOADED, 8PM


SUNDAY, MARCH 13 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Kindred Stories, BIPOC Book Fest presents Books & Brunch featuring Outspoken Bean, 11AM

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Author Appearance: Claudia Villarreal, 11AM

Malvern Books, Lone Star Lit with Kendra Fortmeyer (Hole in the Middle), 1PM, ZOOM

The Writing Barn, Dealing with Imposter Syndrome, 4PM, ONLINE


STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

Lark & Owl Booksellers, Super Silly Story Time, M, W & F, 9:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Allen Public Library – M-TH at 10:15 via Facebook Live

Leaves Books & Tea, read-aloud story time, T-Th, 2PM FACEBOOK LIVE

Seguin Public Library – Toddler & Preschool Storytime via Zoom, T & W, 10AM, or for the Whole Family, T at 11:15AM outside

Dallas Public Library, children’s story time, T & Th, 10:30AM ZOOM

*Fort Worth, Monkey and Dog Books, Story Time, T & F at 10:30AM

Old Town Books, children’s story time, T & F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

Longview Public Library – T, Facebook Live at 10:30AM

North Richland Hills Library, virtual story time, T, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, musical story time, T, 10:30AM

*Bridgeport, Bridgeport Public Library, story time, T, 4:30PM; W, 11AM

*Midland, Centennial Library, story time, W, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

*Midland, Downtown Library, story time, TH, 10:30AM & 11:30AM

Texian Books, tiny Texians story time, F, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

The Twig Book Shop, Miss Anastasia online story time, F, 10:30AM INSTAGRAM LIVE

Brazos Bookstore, virtual story time, Sat, 10:30AM FACEBOOK LIVE

*Longview, Books & Barrels, Children's Story Time, 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sat., 10:30AM

Harris County Public Libraries - Fairbanks Branch: a variety of story times throughout the week

San Antonio Public Library, children’s story times throughout the week

El Paso Public Library, a variety of children’s programming throughout the week FACEBOOK LIVE

Houston Public Library, virtual story time, daily, times vary.

Laredo Public Libraries, story time live, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

Irving Public Library, online story time, days & times vary, YOUTUBE

The Doseum, virtual story time, days & times vary.

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