Bayou City Book Festival 2017

Arts and Entertainment

March 30, 2017

From: Bayou City Book Festival

The Bayou City Book Festival is a new initiative coming out of Lone Star College's (LSC) Center for Civic Engagement.The Center desires to effectively and efficiently integrate literacy and literary works within the lives of their students and the wider Houston-area. BCBF seeks to create the venue for nationally and internationally known authors to speak to audiences about unique ideas, meet with attendees on an individual basis, provide free literary programming, promote diverse works of literature and their authors, and focus attention on literacy within the City of Houston.

Schedule of Events:

April 3, 2017

7:30 - 8: 30 pm: Inprint Reading: Ada Limon and Gregory Pardio

Location: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave., Houston

Mystery Monday:

4 - 4:45 p.m: Panel Discussion (G100)

Writing Great Mysteries
with Russell Little and Kay Kendall

Austin Starr Mystery Series and Murder for Me

5 - 5:45 p.m: Writing Workshop (G202)

James R. Hannibal: When a Plan Comes
Together: Plot and Structure in the Mystery Genre

Shadow Maker

5 - 5:45 p.m: Featured Author (G102)

"Woman of Mystery"
An Author Talk with Kathryn Lane

Waking Up in Medellin: Intrigue, Romance, and Suspense in Colombia

6 - 6:45 p.m: Panel Discussion (G100)

Writing Thrillers and Suspense with Tony Burnett and Meg Hafdahl

Southern Gentlemen and Twisted Reveries Vol. II

7 - 8 p.m: Featured Author (G102)

"What is a Thriller?"
An Author Talk with Jon Land

Strong Cold Dead and The Rising (with Heather Graham)

Location: LSC-Montgomery, 3200 College Park Dr., Montgomery

April 4, 2017

Romance Genre

4 - 4:45 p.m: Panel Discussion (West Dining)

Writing Great Romance with The Houston Writer's Guild

Olympian Love Trilogy, Out of the Box Trilogy, & Initiation

5 - 5:45 p.m: Panel Discussion (West Dining)

Hook Your Readers on the First Page (And Don't Let Go)

6 - 6:45 p.m: Writing Workshop (West Commons)

Hook Your Readers on the First Page (And Don't Let Go) with the Northwest Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America

Dead Man's Kiss, Echoes of the Heart, When Love Leads You Home

7 - 8 p.m: Featured Author (West Dining)

Robin Wells

The French War Bride

Location: LSC-University Park, 20515 SH 249, Houston

4:00 - 8:00 pm: Creative Writers

4 - 4:45 p.m: Student Readings (Main Stage)

Reading from students published in literary journals across Lone Star College

5 - 5:45 p.m: Student Drama Production (Main Stage)

Shorts Presented by LSC-Kingwood Drama and based upon student written plays

6 - 6:30 p.m: Student Readings (Main Stage)

Writing in a Second Language

The Immigrant Advantage by Claudia Kolker

6:30 - 7 p.m: Student Reading (Main Stage)

BCBF Writing & Poster Awards

7 - 8 p.m: Featured Author (Main Stage)

Miah Arnold

Sweet Land of Bigamy

Location: LSC-CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Rd., Cypress

April 5, 2017

Dia De Los Libros

3 - 3:45 p.m: Latino Poetry Jam

Latin American Student Organization with host, Tony Diaz

The Aztec Love God HECHO EN TEJAS Latino Heretics

4 - 4:45 p.m: Reading & Activity

Listen to the newest story of Willy Nilly & Thumper en Espanol & then join the family in a fun, interactive activity based upon the story!

Las Aventuras De Willy Nilly y Thumper: El Tesoro Perdido Del Monte Matusalen. Las Aventuras De Willy Nilly y Thumper: Los Ultimos Cabellos Del Ermitano.

5 - 5:45 p.m: Memoir Reading

Jose Antonio Rodriguez

House Built on Ashes: A Memoir

6 - 7 p.m: Poetry Reading

Sarah Cortez

Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston & Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials

Location: LSC-North Harris, 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr., Houston

April 7, 2017

Family Fun Night

4 - 8 p.m: Literary Character Costume Contest

Dress Up as your favorite literary character for a chance to win free books and prizes!

4 - 8 p.m: Drop In Coloring (Library)

Stop by the Library for a relaxing chance to color with our partner, Blue Star Coloring.

Adult Coloring Books: Stress Relieving Patterns, Celebration Edition & Stress Relieving Animal Designs, Celebration Edition

4 - 4:45 p.m: Story Hour and Discussion (Multipurpose Room)

Kyle Solak & Jennifer Solak

Goodnight Houston

4 - 4:45 p.m & 5 - 5:45 p.m: Digital Storytelling (102B)

Presented with students from Tomball's Association of Arts in Teaching

5 - 6:30 p.m: Writing Workshop (Library)

Weaving a Timeless Tale with Melissa Studdard and Katie Olson

I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast
Six Weeks to Yehidah

6 - 7 p.m: Panel Discussion (Multipurpose Room)

Emily Willingham, Tara Haelle & Latoya Lewis

The Informed Parent: A Science Based Resource for Your Child's First Four Years; Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

6 - 7 p.m: Panel Discussion (102B)

Illustrating Children's Books with members of the Houston Writer's Guild

7 - 8 p.m: Author Reading (Front Stairwell)

Jim Henry & Jimmy Patterson

For every Willy Nilly & Thumper book purchased, one will be donated to a non-profit/charity.

8 p.m: Raffle Prizes & Costume Contest Winners Announced (Front Stairwell)

Location: LSC-Creekside Center, 8747 West New Harmony Trail, The Woodlands

April 8, 2017

10:00 - 6:30 pm: Bayou City Book Festival

Location: LSC-Kingwood, 2000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood

Fest Date: April 3 - April 8, 2017

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