Let’s be honest. The scorching summer doesn’t shout, “Curl up with a good book,” but that doesn’t mean there’s no literature this season. Literary events are held across DFW, offering a variety of ways to beat the heat and keep your mind from completely melting. Slowly but surely, a culture of poetry, writing, and spoken word is building up in North Texas, and you can find it in bookstores, libraries, parks, and bars across DFW. Hearing from authors who have done hundreds of hours of research can bring fresh perspectives and knowledge. It’s just like hearing a poet unleash his mind for the first time or her 50th time has a profound effect on how we see the world. we.
But before that, if you want to pick up a book, play some sports in the shade, and bring a cold drink to the pool, check out one of our favorite indie bookstores, from Casa Linda’s Lucky Dog Book to Denton’s Recycled Books. Please visit one. is a great place to start while keeping your cool and keeping your reuse and recycling game alive. Why not give your public library some love too? A treasure trove of free books and programs for all ages? Underrated! Here is a list of some of the best literary events in Dallas/Fort Worth.
appear! Discovery Fair at the J. Eric Jonsson Central Library
Saturday, August 5, 1515, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Once a year, Dallas-based nonprofit Big Thought takes over the J. Eric Johnson Central Library and hosts Turn Up! Discovery Fair. Upon entry, an explorer of any age is given a passport, granting him access to his eight floors of the Dallas Central Library. The library has been transformed into an immersive activity station for project-based learning that the whole family can enjoy. Fill out your passport to win free goodies and find out about the wide variety of opportunities and programs available at the Dallas Public Library. Book your spot online at eventbrite.com.
Whose book does the wild DFW author speak on?
Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 p.m., 512 W. Davis St.
Finding and embracing the natural element in a city like Dallas may seem pretentious, but Foods Books, a family-run indie bookstore in Oak Cliff, has a new collaboration with book author Amy Martin. By hosting an interview, we are trying to change that. Wild DFW: Explore Dallas-Fort Worth & Surrounding Natural Wonders Author Dave Marquis the river always wins Co-founder of Oak Cliff Nature Reserve. The event description on their website promises “deep conversations about nature’s healing qualities and where you can find it in Oak Cliff and North Texas.” Whose Books is usually open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm, and features a large selection of fun books with the whole family in mind, as well as regular authors. Talks and literary events are also held. For more information, visit whobooks.shop.
Inner Moonlight at the Wild Detectives
Wednesday, August 9, 7:30-9:30 pm, 314 W. 8th St.
We rented an old house in Oak Cliff, mixing bookstores and cafés in equal proportions, sprinkled with tables and nooks for writing, talking, and working, and added outdoor patios and performance spaces to host live music and literary events. , named it “The Wild Detectives”. The Oxford English Definition of Culture: Collectively regarded as the manifestation of the arts and other human intellectual achievements. Voila! One of his long-standing events to add to the facility’s repertoire is ‘Inner Moonlight,’ a poetry series held on the second Wednesday of each month and partly provided by The Writers’ Garret. August’s featured guest is Afeefa Kazi Seed, a UT Southwestern University medical student who grew up between Dallas and India and published her first book of poetry. our ancestors didn’t breathe this air, in 2022. Book your RSVP at writersgarret.org.
Slam Show by Dallas Poetry Slam
Event times vary, 6520 Cascades Court, Suite 200, The Colony
The mission statement of the Dallas Poetry Slam is “to create safe and inclusive spaces for individuals to express themselves and engage with others.” The collective now hosts his live events four nights a week at locations across DFW, but also at The Colony’s Twisted Bar and Grill. The event Fluid Fridays, held on the second Friday of each month at 8pm, is a space for queer artists to express themselves through art, music, and poetry. Tickets are $15. Flotic Experience Poetry Where Music Meets, held on the 4th Friday of every month at 8pm and includes an open mic if you sign up at the door. Admission is $15. Twisted Tuesday Karaoke and Open Mic will be held on Tuesdays at 8pm with free poetry.For more information, visit thedallaspoetryslam.com.
Clyde Warren Park Reading and Game Room
2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway
Just east of Children’s Park in the northwest corner of Clyde Warren Park is a shady spot where visitors can enjoy a book or magazine. Known as the “Reading and Games Room,” this part of the park has a lending library with shelves stocked by donations from the wonderful Lucky Dog his books. Your child can also enjoy music and storytelling with Miss His Kimberly from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on the first and third Sundays of August and September. And if that’s not enough, game carts are open daily, and there’s even a spot for a round of chess or checkers. You can play between visiting fountains and food trucks. For a full list of activities, visit klydewarrenpark.org/things-to-do.
BFI Film Classics Book Club at Interabang Books
Monday, August 14, 6:00 pm West 5600 Lovers Lane
The British Film Institute (BFI) is one of the world’s largest film and television archivists, using funds from the UK National Lottery to promote the creation of films, stories and an international ‘movie culture’. I’m here. Education plays a large role in the organization’s proclamation, and the BFI Classics series of books was introduced to analyze select films and how they achieved classic film status. Interabang Books has set up a new kind of book club around these publications, with his Director of Marketing Louis Perry leading a face-to-face conversation on a different book on the second Monday of each month. So far the club is reading David Lynch’s BFI Classics. eraser headSofia Coppola’s lost in translation and Tony Richardson taste of honey.
Dirty talk after dark at the Bathhouse Cultural Center
Tuesday, August 15, Friday, August 25, 9-11 p.m., 521 E. Lawther Drive
After celebrating Talking Dirty After Dark’s second anniversary recently, producer Raymond Butler has the scoop on what to expect in the next installment of the immersive and unforgettable event at the historic Bath House Cultural Centre. increase. A live storytelling event where people share true stories from their personal experiences to a live audience. Note that these stories are direct and completely true, but some colorful language may be used. The event is held at the Bath House Cultural Center as part of the Stewpot Open Mic Series and is open to storytellers of all levels. The performers’ names are pulled from stewpots or hats, and each narrator can share her five-minute story based on the night’s theme. No notes are allowed during the performance. It’s authentic, unfiltered, and an enchanting evening that promises laughter, tears, and unforgettable connections. ”
Bookstore Romance Day at Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences
Saturday, August 19, 10am-8pm, 221 W. Hickory St., Denton
Believe it or not, the third Saturday in August is widely celebrated in the indie bookstore community as Bookstore Romance Day — *insert heart-eye emoji*. Already insanely cute, Patchouli Joe’s is a magical place filled with colorful miscellaneous goods, artwork, craft kits, stationery and other luxuries, a true wonderland of beautiful new books. For this special indie holiday, the shop offers discounts on romance novels, mystery novels, candles, soaps and more. The bookstore alone is worth the trip, but it’s right on the popular square, with plenty of fun shops and walkable stops to turn your trip into the perfect destination date, whether you’re traveling solo or not. can.
Spider web salon Open mic with rubber gloves
Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 p.m., 411 E. Sycamore St., Denton
Spiderweb Salon is a Denton-based creative collective that hosts several events per month, including open mic nights focused on poetry, performance art, music, dance, storytelling, improvisation, or a combination thereof. increase. Each slot lasts his 6 minutes and can only play original songs. “We’re especially open to things that are queer or queer,” says Courtney Murray, one of the salon’s producers. “We encourage first-timers to join the show first to get a feel for the atmosphere before diving in, but everyone is welcome. We do not have a policy of tolerance towards hatred at home – unless, of course, it is against government or capitalism.” We are accepting ZINE submissions. what now? Inquiries are accepted by email. [email protected].
Dallas Museum of Art: Art and Letters Live
August – November 1717 N. Harwood St.
Arts and Letters Live enters its 32nd season with a roster of over a dozen events from a diverse range of authors, award-winning speakers and actors. Future events will include a fascinating new book discussion with Alice Hoffmann. invisible time, will be held on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.Next week will feature James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning novel good road bird,”[who] return with Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, a compelling story about a small town’s secrets and the people who keep them,” the DMA website says. Most events are held at the Dallas Museum of Art, but there are also a few events, including a discussion of her work by Barbara Kingsolver. Demon Copperhead, Held in October at Emanuel Temple. Be sure to check the ticket link for the full roster, location and additional information. Ticket prices on etix.com range from $10 to $58.