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Wittliff Collections events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE, unless noted.

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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.


FALL 2015 EVENTS

WE ARE CONTINUALLY UPDATING THIS EVENTS WEBPAGE — PLEASE KEEP CHECKING!
Call 512.245.2313 if you need immediate information about upcoming events.


SEPTEMBER 1, 2015, 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.


SEPTEMBER 10, THURSDAY, 3:30 PM
DANIEL OROZCO 
Fiction Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  | Q&A

Daniel Orozco 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.


SEPTEMBER 22, TUESDAY, 6:00 PM
TIM Z. HERNANDEZ: All They Will Call You
Reading  |  Presentation  |  Q&A  |  Book Signing
A Common Experience event. Tim Z. Hernandez presents research on his journey to identify 28 Mexican nationals who died in the 1948 Los Gatos Canyon plane crash. Hosted by Texas State’s Center for the Study of the Southwest.


OCTOBER 1, THURSDAY, 3:30 PM
TRACY K. SMITH
Poetry Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  | Q&A

Tracy K. Smith 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.


OCTOBER 6, 2015, 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.


Crook sisters

OCTOBER 11, SUNDAY
2:00 PM—EXHIBITION RECEPTION

2:30 PM—PROGRAM + Q&A + BOOK SALE & SIGNING

THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS PRESENT:
ELIZABETH CROOK and NOEL CROOK

A celebration of writing by sisters ELIZABETH CROOK and NOEL CROOK, who will read from each other’s works rather than their own. Elizabeth will read from Noel’s first book of poetry, Salt Moon, and Noel will read from one of Elizabeth’s novels.

ATTENDEES are asked to RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu to receive further information including parking instructions.

For special assistance or questions, call 512-245-2313, ext. 0. 

[left photo] Noel Crook, photo by William Moore, [right photo] Elizabeth Crook, photo by Kenny Braun


OCTOBER 13, TUESDAY, 3:30 PM
BEN FOUNTAIN  
Fiction Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing

Ben Fountain is currently serving as the University Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, the Wittliff Collections and Texas State University. More information here.


OCTOBER 17 + 18, 2015, SATURDAY + SUNDAYTexas Book Festival logo

JOIN US IN AUSTIN!
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
Visit the Wittliff Collections booth at this year’s Texas Book Festival in Austin for special deals on rare Encino Press books, totes, posters, and more... plus free stuff! We are in the tent with the University of Texas Press, who will have hot prices on many of our literary and photography series books. See you there!

Can’t wait? Shop our online store at your convenience.


OCTOBER 20, TUESDAY, 6:00 PM
SEVERO PEREZ: Speaking of Cats
Reading  |  Discussion  |  Q&A
A Common Experience event. Join filmmaker Severo Perez for a reading and discussion of his play Speaking of Cats. Hosted by Texas State’s Center for the Study of the Southwest.


OCTOBER 23, FRIDAY

THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS PRESENT:
ARCHIVES DAY
Lightning-Round Discussions  |  Reception  |  Film Screenings

Join the Wittliff Collections, University Archives, with Texas Archive of the Moving Image to celebrate American Archives Month 2015! Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of events.


OCTOBER 23, 2015, FRIDAY, 7:30 PM
**NOT AT WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS—HELD AT KATHERINE ANNE PORTER LITERARY CENTER**

HALLOWEEN THEMED
MFA POETRY + FICTION READING
Texas State’s Master of Fine Art students read from their work in the creative writing program.

**The November MFA Reading location, date, and time have been changed:
Go to the KAP Literary Center, 508 Center St., Kyle TX, October 23 @ 7:30pm.
All readings will have a Halloween theme.

For directions to KAP Literary Center here.


OCTOBER 29, THURSDAY, 3:30 PM
LYDIA DAVIS
Fiction Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  | Q&A

Lydia Davis 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.


NOVEMBER 3, TUESDAY, 6:00 PM
SEVERO PEREZ: The Making of a Chicano Filmmaker
Workshop
A Common Experience event. Severo Perez, best known for his award-winning movie ...and the earth did not swallow him, (the film adaptation of the Tomás Rivera novel ...y no se lo trago la tierra) will lead a workshop on becoming a filmmaker. Hosted by Texas State’s Center for the Study of the Southwest.


NOVEMBER MFA READING MOVED TO OCTOBER 23 @ KAP LITERARY CENTER.
For more information click here.


NOVEMBER 7, SATURDAY 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PMalkek@25
ALKEK LIBRARY’s
25th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

In celebration of the Alkek Library’s 25 year anniversary, visit Alkek on homecoming weekend for a building-wide open house. Watch for more details.


NOVEMBER 10, TUESDAY, 6:00 PM
SAUL SANCHEZ: Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker
Program  |  Discussion  |  Book Sale + Signing

A Common Experience event. Saúl Sánchez reveals the experiences of his family as Mexican American migrant workers laboring from Texas to various sites in the Midwest US. Hosted by Texas State’s Department of Modern Languages.


NOVEMBER 12, THURSDAY, 3:30 PM
TERRANCE HAYES
Poetry Reading  |  Book Sale + Signing  | Q&A

Terrance Hayes 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.


NOVEMBER 15, SUNDAYMoya book will be for sale at the event!
2:00 PM—EXHIBITION RECEPTION
2:30 PM—PROGRAM + Q&A + BOOK SALE & SIGNING

THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS PRESENT:
RODRIGO MOYA:
Photography and Conscience/Fotografia y
conciencia

Join us as we celebrate the exhibition based on the newest volume
in the Wittliff Collections’ photography series with the University
of Texas Press. The program will feature a dialogue with Wittliff
Director David Coleman and prominent documentary photographer
Rodrigo Moya with Susan Flaherty. Moya covered the convulsive
period that shook Latin America during the 1950s and 1960s, and broadened to encompass the land, traditions, and people of Latin America and Mexico. The companion book is the first bilingual retrospective of Moya’s career, and presents over one hundred images from the Wittliff’s significant archive of Moya’s work.

ATTENDEES are asked to RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu to receive further information including parking instructions.

For special assistance or questions, call 512-245-2313, ext. 0.


DECEMBER 1, 2015, 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.


DECEMBER 3, THURSDAY, 7:00 PM

THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS PRESENT:
DJ STOUT: Variations on a Rectangle: 30 Years of Graphic Design from
Texas Monthly to Pentagram
Reception  |  Program  |  Q&A  |  Book Sale + Signing

Variations on a Triangle

Join us in celebrating DJ STOUT’s award-winning career and his new book Variations of a Rectangle, published by the University of Texas Press. Former Texas Monthly editor Greg Curtis will lead a conversation with Stout about his experiences. His book — a career retrospective and design primer — features more than 250 major design projects. Stout has been instrumental in the award-winning design of many books in the Wittliff’s photography series (published with UT Press).

RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu and receive further information including parking instructions.

For special assistance or questions, call 512-245-2313, ext. 0.