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


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 06.18.2022 - 06.26.2022


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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.


SPECIAL EVENTS (*Denotes In-person Events.)


EXHIBITIONS (*Denotes In-person Events.)

*Temple, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, Lonesome Dove exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through June 25, 2022

*Denton, Denton Public Library, Telling a People's Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature Exhibit, June 1-30, 2022

*Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Historical Museum, Shakespeare exhibition, (Humanities Texas), through July 9, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Women and the Making of Joyce's Ulysses, through July 17, 2022

*Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Stories to Tell, through August 15, 2022

*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth and the Green Book, through August 31, 2022


SATURDAY, JUNE 18 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Arlene Scott Veazey signs Meet Me at the Lions, 11AM
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library, Healing through Writing, 11AM,
Gemini Ink, Poesía Migrante: Writing about the Migrant Experience with Juan Felipe Herrera, 11 AM VIA ZOOM
*Houston, The Printing Museum, Before the Xerox Machine: Rediscovering Obsolete Copying Technology + DIY PUblishing, 11AM,
*Houston, Houston Public Library Presents: John Paul Brammer, 11AM
*Boerne, Boerne Bookshop, Kimberly Fish signing, 1PM,
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Pflugerville Pride, 1PM
*San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library,The Astonishing Mr. Pitts, 1:30PM,
*San Antonio, Dead Tree Books, Book Signing with Melina Nemecio (Don't Stop Dreaming, Abby, 2PM 
Tumblewords Project, Diosa Xochiquetzalcóatl Getting Down with Diosa X, 2PM ONLINE,
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Brandon Webb and John David Mann discuss Cold Fear, 5PM
*Boerne, Hotel Giles, Book Chat with Kimberly Fish, 6PM,
*Lubbock, Wild Lark Books, Author Meet & Greet and Signing with Kate Khavari (A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons), 6PM


SUNDAY, JUNE 19 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, James Parker signs Infinity's Gateway, 11AM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 1PM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Milena Nemecio, Don't Stop Dreaming, Abby, 1:30PM,
The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Prose Workshop with Diane Parker, 2PM ONLINE
The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Mixed Genre Workshop with Duana Cockrell, 3PM ONLINE
*Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Arts & Letters Live Presents Silvia Moreno-Garcia (The Daughter of Doctor Moreau), 7:30PM


MONDAY, JUNE 20(*Denotes In-person Events)

*Houston, Blue Willow Bookstore, Marcus Rashford | You Are a Champion, 6PM,
Write About Now, WAN Academy: Tell the Truth w/Charle(s) (Writer's Suite), 6PM ONLINE
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Riley Sager in conversation with Abby Endler, 6:30PM,
*Richardson, Writers Guild of Texas, Richardson Public Library, Crafting Irresistible Scenes: Manipulating Energy, Tension, & Pacing with Amber Helt, 7PM, HYBRID
Brazos Bookstore, Amy Weinland Daughters - DEAR DANA, 7PM ONLINE,
The Writing Barn, The Business Side of Writing: How to Build an Online Presence with Stefanie Hohl, First of 6 sessions, 7PM, ONLINE


TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market, 3PM
Blackstone Publishing, Cold As...Hell Divers 9 ft. Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle!, 3PM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Rob Johnson reads and signs Did Beatniks Kill John F. Kennedy: Bongo Joe's Requiem for the President, 5PM
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, Trinity Arts Writers Workshop, 6PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Tame the Submission Process with Chibbi Orduña, 6PM, HYBRID,
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Abigail Stewart - THE DROWNED WOMAN, 6:30PM,
Murder By The Book, Sandra SG Wong in conversation with Tess Gerritsen, 7PM ONLINE,
*Waco, Fabled Bookshop, John David Mann Signs Cold Fear 7PM,
*Austin, Austin Poetry Slam, CA$H MONEY SLAM Hosted by Christopher Michael, 7:30PM


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Amarillo, Region 16, 2022 Panhandle Social Studies Conference, Jodi Thomas speaker, 10:50AM & 1:15PM
Book World: The Great Escape, Jana Morrow - Beta Readers, 1PM, ONLINE
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Abigail Stewart reads and signs The Drowned Woman 5PM
*Houston, Conversations from a Page, Evening Literary Salon with Houston authors Chris Cander, Amy Daughters, Tabitha Forney, Ashley Winstead, & Alison Wisdom, 5:30PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at Willard's Brewery, 6PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Fabian Nicieza - The Self-Made Widow, 6:30PM,
Kindred Stories (and others), Virtual Author Talk: Good Morning Love with Ashley M. Coleman & Pauleanna Reid, 6:30PM
Texas Poetry Roadshow, hosted by Lupe Mendez, Virtual Reading featuring Texas poets Emmy Pérez, Chibbi Orduña, Ayokunle Falomo, 7PM, ONLINE **POSTPONED**
Gemini Ink, The Big Texas Read: Wondra Chang's debut Novel Sonju, 7PM ONLINE


THURSDAY, JUNE 23 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*San Marcos, San Marcos Public Library, Mermaids in the Morning Author Marieta Hutchinson, 11AM,
The Printing Museum, TPM Talk: "Keys to the Office" with Peter Weil, 12PM ONLINE,
*San Antonio, Encino Library, Storyteller Sue Kuentz, 1:30PM,
*Denton, Denton Public Library, "Vitamina T for Tacos" Book Party with Martha Samaniego Calderón, 2PM,
*Post, Caprock Cultural Association and Post Public Library present Jodi Thomas, 2PM,
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, readings & signings with Wendy Hinote Lanier (Too Many Pigs in the Pool); Michelle Medlock Adams (I Love You Bigger Than the Sky); Nancy Churnin (Dear Mr. Dickens), 5PM
*Wimberley, Rustic Moon Bookshop, Journaling Workshop with Aimee Luna, 6PM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Patrick Strickland discusses The Marauders, 6PM,
*Hurst, Hurst Public Library, DIY Altered Books, 6PM,
*Georgetown, Lark & Owl, So You Want To Be A Screenwriter, 6:30PM,
*San Antonio, Gemini Ink, Breakaway Republics, Debut Novels, & Tireless Fiddlers: A Night with Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Ken Waldman, 6:30PM,
Brazos Bookstore, June Summer of Indies Book Club featuring guest author Emily Hall (The Longcut), 7PM, ONLINE
*Irving, Irving Public Library, Valley Ranch Library, Author Panel featuring Axie Oh, Natalie C. Parker, and Sarah Tolcser, 7PM
*Denton, Denton Public Library, John B. Denton Lecture with Mike Cochran, 7PM
*Houston, Kindred Stories, IRL AUTHOR TALK + Cocktail Class: Watermelon and Red Birds with Nicole A. Taylor , 7PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Wendi Aarons - Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian, 7PM,
*Arlington, Arlington Public Library, Night Owls: Creative Writing for Teens, 7PM,


FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Granbury, Arts & Letters Bookstore, Book Signing with Teal Gray (Haunted Denton), 4PM
*Round Rock, Piranha Records, DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution, 5PM
*Pflugerville, The Book Burrow pop-up at the Three Legged Goat, 6PM
*Austin, BookPeople, Kelis Rowe - Finding Jupiter, 7PM,


SATURDAY, JUNE 25 (*Denotes In-person Events)

Writespace, Reading Like a Writer, 9:30AM ONLINE
*Austin, Austin African American Book Festival, 10AM,
*Austin, Austin Parks Foundation, Playdates in the Park, Reading by Author Nicholas Solis, 10AM
*North Richland Hills, SCBWI North Texas, Humor Me with Author Lori Scott, 10AM
*Dallas, Interbang Books, Rachel Teichman - Author Reading/Storytime, 10:30AM,
The Dock Bookstore, 2022 Summer Reading Kickoff with authors Leah Henderson and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, , 12PM ONLINE,
*Houston, Writespace, Midyear Writer Check Up and Check In, 1PM,
*San Antonio, Pan American Library, Storyteller Sue Kuentz, 1:30PM,
*New Braunfels, The Book Haus, Author signing - Michael Earney, 2PM
Tumblewords Project, Kris Kaila - What’s Love Got To Do With it?, 2PM ONLINE,
*Denton, Patchouli Joe's Books, Author Visit - Shahla Ala'i-Rosales & Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, 2PM,
*Fort Worth, Fort Worth Public Library, #FortWorthReads Author Series featuring Lance Scott Walker (DJ Screw), 2PM
*Houston, Murder By The Book, Kate Khavari will sign and discuss A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons, 3:30PM
*Houston, Brazos Bookstore, Amy Weinland Daughters - DEAR DANA, 4PM,
*Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop, Lydia Schrandt and Biju Sukumaran | Oldest Houston, 4PM


SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Dallas, The Writer's Garret, Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups - Prose & Poetry, 10AM
*San Antonio, The Twig Book Shop, Steve Burney (Purty Dang Good: From Bartender to Barbecue Tender), 11AM
*Houston, Houston Sisters In Crime (SinC), Alicia Richardson: Audio for Authors, 2PM, HYBRID
Writespace, Poetry: Members-Only First Page Feedback Session, 3PM ONLINE
*Austin, BookPeople, Ottessa Moshfegh - Lapvona, 7PM,


RECURRING STORY TIMES (*Denotes In-person Events)

*Taylor, Libros Bookmobile, Family Storytime at The Loose Screw, M, 12:30PM

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 

*Bryan, Whimsy & Wild Emporium, children's story time, T & Th, 10:30AM

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

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, Toddler Story Time, 10AM & 11AM

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

*Pflugerville, Pflugerville Library, baby time, W, 9AM; story time, W, 10AM

*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

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, story time, TH, 11AM

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

*Sachse, Sachse Public Library, Baby Bounce Story Time, F, 10:30AM

Boerne Radio, Early Bird story time, Sat., 7:45AM

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

*Laredo, Laredo Public Library, story time, Sat. 10:30AM & 4PM

*San Angelo, Old Time Books, Children's Story Time on the Patio, Sat., 11AM

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

*The Woodlands, Buy the Book, Children's Story Time, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 2PM

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.



Don't see your book or literary event here? Email with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll share it with our readers.