Its not too late to add some native flavor to your summer reading. Brazos Bookstore will host its first Local Authors Day to give literary fans a chance to meet, greet and hear readings from a healthy crop of Houston and Gulf Coast writers. No taste will be left unsatisfied, as the lineup will include writers of every genre, from poetry to mystery to creative nonfiction and everything in between. Among the authors appearing will be Burton Chapman (Telephone Road, Texas), Daniel Jason (Texas Secedes), John Moroney (Power Struggle: World Energy in the 21st Century), T. L. James (The MPire Trilogy) and Stella Brice (Outgrow). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Sat., Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2008