A handful of literary events happening this week. The list is not exhaustive, but if you don’t know what’s going on around the literary side of town, here are some events to point you in the right direction!
Monday, January 15:
- Murder in the Afternoon Book Club — Land of Shadows by Rachel Howzell Hall at BookPeople, 1pm
- Ludicrous Speed Book Club — Morning Star by Pierce Brown at BookPeople, 7pm
- MLK Day Open-Mic Poetry at the VORTEX, 7pm
- Fort to Famous Open Mic at The Buzz Mill, 9pm
Tuesday, January 16:
- Nightmare Factory Book Club — Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix at BookPeople, 7pm
- Austin Poetry Slam feat. Anthony McPherson Hosted by Jomar Valentin at Spiderhouse Ballroom, 7:15pm
- Freedom To Speak: An Open Mic Showcase at Mr. Catfish & More, 7pm
Wednesday, January 17:
- Author Melanie Benjamin speaking & signing The Girls in the Picture at BookPeople, 7pm
Thursday, January 18:
- Writers’ League of Texas presents: How to Start or Restart a Writing Project at BookPeople, 7pm.
- Finnegans Wake Reading Group at Malvern Books, 7pm
Friday, January 19:
- Author Helen Thorpe speaking & signing The Newcomers at BookPeople, 7pm.
Saturday, January 20:
- Authors Matt de La Peña and Loren Long speaking & signing LOVE at BookPeople, 7pm
- Comic Swap at Hops & Heroes Comics, 8pm
- Speak Piece Workshop at Dougherty Arts Center, 12pm
- Book Discussion: We Crossed a Bridge & It Trembled at Austin Public Library, 10:30am
Sunday, January 21: