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The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University present a reading from internationally renowned novelist Rick Riordan at 7 p.m. May 11.

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Riordan will speak and answer questions from the audience at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on the Texas State Campus.

“Disney tells us that our event is one of only two Riordan events being held in Texas this spring,” said David Coleman, director of Wittliff Collections. “It’s the only event where he’ll be giving a talk on his latest book.”

Riordan is a New York Times best-selling author and Children’s Choice Book Award Author of the Year in 2011. He is the creator of Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus and the storyline and first volume of the 39 Clues, all for young readers. Riordan is also the author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He was a schoolteacher for 15 years before becoming a fulltime writer. Riordan has been donating his literary archives to the Wittliff Collections at Texas State since 2004.

Tickets to the event must be purchased online through BookPeople, in advance, at www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/riordan. Admission choices include the option of $5 per ticket or $25 for a ticket and book combo, which includes a pre-signed first edition of The Serpent’s Shadow. This is Riordan’s third book in the Kane Chronicle series, release date of May 1 from Disney-Hyperion. Those who purchase the ticket and book combo will pick up their books at the event. There will not be any ticket sales at the door.

For more information, contact the Wittliff Collections at 512-245-2313.

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