The most important events for writers and authors in Houston: September 2022

Kendra Scott swings through CityCentre for a book signing and a meet-and-greet | Courtesy of Kendra Scott

Dive into virtual and live book events, authors’ latest appearances, and more with a tour of books and literary events taking place in Houston in September 2022.

September brings a new series to 365 Houston, dedicated to the books and authors we’re talking about in H-Town. From crime and history to novels and more, we’ll share our picks perfect for curious minds.

Here’s the scoop on what’s happening in Bayou City this month:

Top 10 Events for Writers and Authors in Houston: September 2022

  • cook book: wok In the central market | Wednesday 7 September Home cooks and those looking to develop a kitchen game will love this hands-on course. Participants will prepare dishes from Kenji Lopez-Alt’s wokAt the end of the lesson, get a copy of the book. On the menu: fried rice, vegetables and more, as well as dinner complete with a glass of wine. Please note that Chef Lopez-Alt will not appear at this event. $85. 6:30 pm.
  • James R. Ben in the book murder | Thursday, September 8 | Free The Florida Gulf Coast writer is the author of 16 World War II-era puzzles featuring Billy Boyle. 17 lahThe tenthAnd the from the shadows, released on September 6, will sign copies of Billy Boyle’s other novels. Guests must purchase a copy of from the shadows From the store to sign it. 6:30 pm.
  • Progressive Forum introduces Nicole Hannah Jones | Thursday, September 8 | Free | virtual Pulitzer Prize-winning author Project 1619 She will discuss her work and reporting with Oni Blair, executive director of the Texas Civil Liberties Union, and Progressive Forum founder Randall Morton. This pre-recorded live broadcast promises insightful conversation about writing, research, and contemporary issues. 7:30 pm.
  • Fifth Annual Jaipur Festival of Literature in Houston at the Asia Society of Texas | Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September Internationally renowned authors and local writers highlighted this two-day event, which has been called “the greatest literary show on earth”. The weekend includes seminars, discussions, dinners, and more, all celebrating the hope that community books can offer. $20; $5 for students. $50 for a weekend pass. Friday from 7 pm to 10 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Kindred Stories Presents Josie Pickens at Concepts Studio | Saturday 10 September Near downtown, writer Josie Pickens will read from her article A Party of One, which was included in the anthology, Sex and single women. After reading, discussing and signing the book, wine and snacks will be available. free to attend; $16.99 per copy Sex and single women to sign. 7 pm.
  • Inprint Houston Presents Erika L. Sánchez in Ballroom at Bayou Place | Monday 12th September – She made it to the National Book Award finalist for her bestselling book I’m not your perfect Mexican daughterFrom her recent work, author Erika L. Sánchez will read, crying in the bathroom, followed by an on-stage discussion and book signing. Signature books can be purchased at the event at Brazos Bookstore at a 10% discount. Books $27; Attendance tickets are $5. 7:30 pm.
  • Amy Sarraj King at Blue Willow Library | Tuesday 13th September – The medium popular writer celebrates the publication of her book, Black rectangles attack. free to attend; $18.99 for a copy of Black rectangles attack, which must be purchased from Blue Willow Bookshop to enter the signature line. 5PM.
  • Kendra Scott in City Center | Thursday 15 September Legendary jewelry designer and entrepreneur in town to celebrate the release of her memoir, Born to shine. This event takes place at the Kendra Scott Store in CityCentre. Tickets include a copy of the book, autograph entry, and a photo of a meet and greet with Kendra Scott. $35. From 4 pm to 6 pm.
  • Banned Books with Nick Broel at the Downtown Houston Public Library | Tuesday, September 20 | Free | default option On the occasion of the Week of Banned Books, author and illustrator bad cat Series, Nick Bruel, will talk about his experience with banned books and share what he’s working on next. Space is limited for the in-person event, which includes a post-discussion activity. 10:30 am.
  • Mary Beth Rogers speaking with Joe Holly at the Brazos Library | Tuesday, September 20 | Free – Columnist Joe Holly Houston Chronicle Joined by Mary Beth Rogers, who ran Ann Richards’ successful campaign for governor of Texas, she is in town to discuss her latest book, Hope and Hard Truth: A Life in Texas Politics. Seats are limited, and first come first serve. 6:30 pm.

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Holly Beretto writes about food, wine, arts, and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houstonher work appeared in Arizona State University Alumni JournalAnd the Arts + Texas cultureAnd the Bio City MagazineAnd the downtownAnd the Galveston monthly And the Houston woman. She is also a regular contributor to’s Houston. She received her BA in Mass Communication with a minor in Professional Writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her MA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Journalism from Saint Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native of Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic ChurchPublished by Bright Sky Publishing.

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