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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Kyle, San Marcos to host writer Daniel Orozco

Daniel Orozco, whose well-received short stories have been included in “The Best American Short Stories” and “The Pushcart Prize Anthology,” will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Wittliff Collections to host Sherman Alexie, a trader in ‘hard realities’

Sherman Alexie, who writes about American Indians with “irony and dark humor … often buoyed by an exquisite sense of timing,” will read from his works this week in San Marcos and Kyle.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

San Marcos Tonight 03/26/14

Austin-based Mike Ethan Messick, who describes his repertoire as “honky-tonk stompers and love songs rolled in dust,” will play at Riley’s Tavern tonight.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Malawa president to give Grosvenor lecture

Joyce Banda, president of the Republic of Malawi and one of the most powerful women in the world, is giving the 15th Annual Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 19 (7:30 p.m.) at Texas State's Alkek Library Teaching...

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Two new exhibits open at Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State recently opened two new exhibitions drawn from their significant holdings of Mexico-focused photography.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Wittliff opens Shepard exhibit

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State opened a new literary exhibition last week to showcase the playwright and actor Sam Shepard, who began donating to the Wittliff Collections in 1992.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Two Dominican authors to read at Texas State

On the eve of Dominican Independence Day, Texas State will feature two readings by noted Dominican authors this evening.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

In university Special Collections, entry to history, culture

At age 90, William Blair Jr., a former Negro League pitcher, Dallas-area civil rights leader and longtime newspaperman, came to the realization that much of the history he had lived through had already been forgotten by younger...

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Wittliff Collections hold over Rick Riordan exhibit

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University has extended the run of an literary exhibition on best-selling children's book author Rick Riordan.

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Alkek Library awards grants to 14 faculty members

Fourteen faculty members have been awarded grants for the acquisition of Alkek Library materials to support their research projects.

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