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Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Keret to read at Wittliff, KAP

Internationally acclaimed author and director Etgar Keret will visit Texas State on Oct. 3 for a book signing, question and answer session and reading of his fictional short stories.

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...

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Texas State to host Latino children’s book awards

The Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award 15th Anniversary Celebration will take place at the Alkek Library on the campus of Texas Stat on Oct. 20 fro 6:30-9p.m.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

‘Celebrated’ Stone to give reading at Wittliff Collections

Robert Stone, author of seven novels including National Book Award-winning Dog Soldiers, will give a reading and book signing at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at Texas State.

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Wittliff Collections acquire major Sam Shepard collection

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State recently acquired a collection of correspondence belonging to Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Academy Award nominated actor Sam Shepard.

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Weekend: The cold ends, a Super Bowl waits

Get us out of this week! The weatherman tells us that we're returning to more seasonable temperatures on Saturday. Might be fun to go out. Then, the Super Bowl comes up on Sunday. Might be fun to...

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Weekend: A chance to remember Paine

With no real football to track this weekend, it's a good time for doing something else. Like remembering Thomas Paine, whose best selling pamphlets stoked the American Revolution. He donated the proceeds to the revolution, then died...

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Texas State to host literary symposium

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State will host the Rolando Hinojosa/Miguel Méndez Literary Symposium: Vida y Honor/Life and Honor on Feb. 4 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Texas State to host Hinojosa, Mendez literary symposium

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State will host the Rolando Hinojosa / Miguel Méndez Literary Symposium: Vida y Honor / Life and Honor on Friday, Feb. 4.

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The Weekend: Bloodthirsty plants, photographs and music

There's something very Texas about wind. We've been getting it all week. We've been getting it forever. And we know which way the wind is blowing this weekend in and around San Marcos.

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