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Novelist Kevin Brockmeier will read from his work and sign books at twin events Sept. 6-7 in San Marcos and Kyle.

Brockmeier, a fantasy and literary fiction writer, will speak and sign copies of his books at the Wittliff Collections located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library on the Texas State campus 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6. He will also give a reading and book signing at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Admission to both is free.

Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery, and the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer.

He has published in national magazines and anthologies and won a bevy of honors including three O. Henry Awards, the PEN USA Award and an NEA Grant.

The event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation, The Wittliff Collections, and the Texas State University Department of English. Books will be available during and after the event through the University Bookstore and Barnes and Noble.

For information, contact Katie Angermeier by email here or visit the Porter House website here.

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