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SPRING 2017 EVENTS
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JANUARY – MAY, 2017
INSTRUCTING  • ILLUMINATING  •  INSPIRING
The Wittliff Collections will continue to bring you events that will enrich your life! Please stay tuned! To be updated about upcoming events, CLICK HERE!


Pickers & Poets

MARCH 2, THURSDAY, 7:00 PM 
PICKERS & POETS

Panel Discussion  |  Book Sale + Signing  |  Q&A
Join Craig Hillis and Craig Clifford for a panel discussion and musical performance with authors from the book PICKERS & POETS: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singers-Songwriters of Texas. This new release from A&M Press includes chapters on Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Terri Hendrix, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, and more. Sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History. 


MARCH 7, TUESDAY, 5:00 PM 
MFA POETRY + FICTION READINGS
Texas State’s Master of Fine Art students read from their work in the creative writing program.


Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

MARCH 8, WEDNESDAY, 3:30 PM 
CLARK FICTION PRIZE: Jim Shepard with Book of Aron
Award Presentation  |  Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing
Jim Shepard’s novel, The Book of Aron, has won the inaugural L.D. and LaVerne Harrell Clark Fiction Prize. Join us as Shepard will be honored with the $25,000 award. Established by Texas State’s English Department and funded by the Clark Literary Endowment, the prize is one of the largest literary awards in the country. Jim Shepard will be reading from his work and signing his books following the reading. More information here.


Stephen Dunn

MARCH 30, THURSDAY, 3:30 PM 
STEPHEN DUNN READING
Poetry Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  |  Q&A
Stephen Dunn appears as part of the visiting writer series sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation and Texas State University’s Department of English, the Wittliff Collections, the Therese Kayser Lindsey Endowment, and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center. More information here.


Ben Fountain

APRIL 4, TUESDAY, 3:30 PM 
BEN FOUNTAIN
COMMON EXPERIENCE EVENT  Discussion  |  Q&A  |  Book Sale + Signing 
Ben Fountain is the author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2012), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The novel was adapted into the film by the same name, directed by Academy Award-winner Ang Lee, released in November 2016. Fountain is also the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories (2007), winner of the PEN / Hemingway Award. He holds a law degree from Duke University and was the Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State, 2014-2016. Sponsored by Texas State University’s Department of English. More information here.


Sisters Morales

APRIL 5, WEDNESDAY, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
17th ANNUAL TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY UNPLUGGED
Featuring THE SISTERS MORALES BAND!

The Sisters Morales Band will perform and discuss the history of Texas-Mexican music.
FREE and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Sponsored by Texas State’s Center for Texas Music History, the Wittliff Collections, the Office of Equity & Access, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, and the Department of History. For more information email krb121@txstate.edu or follow the CTMH on Facebook.


Tim Z Hernandez

APRIL 6, THURSDAY, 5:30 PM 
TIM Z. HERNANDEZ: ALL THEY WILL CALL YOU
Reading  |  Q&A  |  Book Sale + Signing
Poet & novelist Tim Z. Hernandez’ latest work, All They Will Call You, tells the stories of the people who lost their lives in “the worst airplane disaster in California's history.” This 1948 crash took the lives of 32 people, including 28 Mexican citizens being deported by the US government. Come listen to Tim tell the incredible story of these individuals! Sponsored by Texas State’s Center for the Study of the Southwest.


APRIL 11, TUESDAY, 5:00 PM 
MFA POETRY + FICTION READINGS
Texas State's Master of Fine Art students read from their work in the creative writing program.


Marlon James

APRIL 20, THURSDAY, 3:30 PM 
MARLON JAMES READING
Fiction Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  |  Q&A
Marlon James appears as part of the visiting writer series sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation and Texas State University’s Department of English, the Wittliff Collections, the Therese Kayser Lindsey Endowment, and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center. More information here.


T Geronimo Johnson

APRIL 25, TUESDAY, 3:30 PM 
T. GERONIMO JOHNSON READING
Fiction Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  |  Q&A
T. Geronimo Johnson appears as part of the visiting writer series sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation and Texas State University’s Department of English, the Wittliff Collections, the Therese Kayser Lindsey Endowment, and the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center. More information here.


APRIL 30, SUNDAY, DETAILS TO COME SOON
THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS PRESENT:

SANDRA CISNEROS: A House of Her Own

Sandra Cisneros
Reception  |  Special Program  |  Q&A  |  Book Sale + Signing  
Hold this date on your calendar! You don't want to miss it!
To be updated about this and upcoming events, CLICK HERE! 


MAY 2, TUESDAY, 5:00 PM 
MFA POETRY + FICTION READINGS
Texas State's Master of Fine Art students read from their work in the creative writing program.


ADMISSION
Wittliff Collections events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE, unless noted. Call 512.245.2313 if you need more information about upcoming events.

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VIDEOS
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Videos of the Therese Kayser Lindsey Literary Series readings can be viewed on the site for Texas State's literary journal, Front Porch.