Books

Kristin Hannah Isn't Afraid to Talk Poop

After the surprise success of The Nightingale, the author comes to Houston to talk The Great Alone.

09/30/2019 By Ryan Pait

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Hey-We-Made-Vows Edition

We don't know about you, but we always get excited when one of our own makes the New York Times Vows section.

09/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Comedy & Readings

The Authors and Comedians We Can't Wait to See This Fall

Jonathan Van Ness? Ta-Nehisi Coates? Yes, please.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Who-Wants-Pickle-Cupcakes Edition

Have you heard? We're getting a pickle festival this month. And the third Democratic primary debate.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Don't End, Summer

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 16–18

Book readings, dad rock outings, and more.

08/15/2019 By Morgan Kinney

This one's about Houston!

Here's Another Article About Jia Tolentino

She's from Houston, and she loves Shipley's. Famous writers: They're just like us!

08/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Gimme shelter

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 26–28

This weekend, live your best "Semi-Charmed Life."

07/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Pride

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 21–23

Forecasts predict a flood of rainbows will invade downtown this weekend.

06/20/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ohio

Stephen Markley Thinks You Should Give The Catcher in the Rye a Break

Ahead of a Brazos reading, the Ohio author talks writing teenagers and the year since publishing his first novel.

06/07/2019 By Ryan Pait

Thunder Cake Forever

Author Ocean Vuong Talks Thunder Cake, Destructive Creativity, and the Myth of Timelessness

"I’m not so interested in being timeless. I’m more interested in being present in the world that we live in at the moment."

06/05/2019 By Ryan Pait

Summertime is here

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 31–June 2

Birthday parties, comedy, accordions, and more await.

05/31/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

June's Perfect Party: Summer-in-the-City Edition

Hurricanes are definitely not invited.

05/24/2019 By Catherine Matusow

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Celeste Ng Talks Generosity, Kindness, and Details of the Hulu Adaptation

The best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere stops in Houston this week.

05/20/2019 By Ryan Pait

Publishers Clearing House

This New Site Compiles Houston's Literary Scene into One Place

ReadHouston.com wants to be your one-stop shop for independent bookstores.

05/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

Weekend read

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 26–28

Support local shops for Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day, plus a bunch more ideas.

04/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Poetry

Ryan Paradiso Puts His Neck Out for Nick Flynn (and Other Friends)

The Marfa-based arts and literature journal comes to Houston for an event with heavyweight writers and poets.

03/27/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Perfect Party

April's Perfect Party: Here-Kitty-Kitty Edition

A tiger discovered by a stoner is definitely on our invite list this month.

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

baby bard

Shakespeare for Babies Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Houston's Erin Nelsen Parekh is back with her second Bard-inspired children's book, The Wild Waves Whist.

03/20/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Perfect Party

March's Perfect Party: Cheer-Up-Puddles Edition

The Puddles Pity Party is coming through town this month, and the melancholy singer appears to need a little cheering up. We’ve got you, Puddles.

02/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

big books

Marlon James on Mythology, Writing Sex, and Decolonizing Fantasy Literature

We chat with the author of the so-called "African Game of Thrones" ahead of a Houston appearance.

02/06/2019 By Ryan Pait