The 2013 Spring semester features another exciting line-up of free events at the Wittliff Collections. Dominic Bracco II, a photojournalist, will join us on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a reception and discussion on the exhibition Life and Death in the Northern Pass. These 30 haunting, gritty images, on view at Brazos Hall, chronicles the effects of Mexican and North American border policies and the impact of America’s illegal drug market on Mexico.
The Lindsey Literary Series begins on February 7 at 3:30 p.m. with a reading, book signing, and Q&A with Mihaela Moscaliu. This award-winning poet and translator will present some of her most admired work, including selections from Father Dirt. William Giraldi, hailed as “one of our most important young chroniclers of anguish and bliss” for his novel, Busy Monsters, will read on February 28 at 3:30 p.m.
The month of March won’t disappoint as the Wittliff Collections welcome the editor of Poetry magazine, Christian Wiman on Thursday, the 21st at 3:30 p.m. The New Yorker ranked his collection Every Riven Thing as one of the best poetry collections of 2010. On April 9, at 3:30 p.m. the University Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, Cristina García, takes the podium. Enjoy a lively discussion of her National Book Award-nominated Dreams of Significant Girls, which has been translated into fourteen languages, and her forthcoming novel, King of Cuba. Karen Russell, author of St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, will be at the Wittliff on April 18, at 3:30 p.m. Her debut novel Swamplandia! was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and included in the New York Times’ “10 Best Books of 2011.”
Music fans won’t want to miss the Hill County Music Scene symposium on Friday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The day’s programs will center on the important cultural, economic, and educational impact of the creative music scenes on our community.
In conjunction with Texas State’s 2012-2013 Common Experience theme, we will be celebrating our exhibition Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Four esteemed writers—Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Manuel Luis Martinez, John Phillip Santos, and Carmen Tafolla—will converse about a variety of global experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans.
Admission to the Wittliff is free. For all the details, including RSVP info, see the Wittliff Collections events page, or call 512-245-2313.