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Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Poet Ada Limón to hold reading, signing at Wittliff Collections, Porter House

Author Ada Limón will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections in San Marcos on Thursday, Feb. 2, and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle on Friday, Feb. 3.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Author Kim Barnes to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Author Kim Barnes will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Wittliff Collections and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in...

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Billy Porterfield, 1932 to 2014

During a career that spanned more than a half-century, Porterfield told stories — the universal and the intimate — with a distinctive style and keen ear for both the spoken and written word.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Poet Jorie Graham next up in Texas State’s Lindsey Literary Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing at the Wittliff Collections April 17 at 3:30 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30...

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.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

San Marcos Tonight 03/28/14

“I Tell You What: The Making of King of the Hill,” an exhibition of The Wittliff Collections Southwestern Writers Collection, is on display on the first floor of the Alkek Library at Texas State University. Originally scheduled...

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.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

San Marcos Tonight: 03/10/14

A daily rundown of live entertainment and other events of interest in and around San Marcos tonight. Browse events for San Marcos and the entire Austin-San Antonio corridor at San Marcos Mercury Events. Don’t see your event?...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Local’s book looks at JFK shooting through a Dallas lens

Wittliff Collections curator Steven L. Davis and co-author Bill Minutaglio will read from their new book, “Dallas 1963,” at Texas State today.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Confessions of a small town reporter

Long before he was a leading scholar of Texas letters, San Marcos’ Steven L. Davis wrote a sizzling tell-all about Juniper, a real town with a fake name. Twenty years later, we still had to change the...

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