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Video recordings of Wittliff Collections events, including those of the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography. Events include exhibit openings and talks, readings, panel discussions, and other special events. Most events videos are about one hour in length.

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  • A Conversation with Keith Carter 

    Carter, Keith (The Wittliff Collections, 2019-01-27)
    This event showcases the fifty years of Keith Carter's photographic works, ranging from the delicate, century-old processes as well as the digital-age techniques. The conversation is moderated by David Coleman (Director ...
  • A Conversation with Rick Bass. 

    Bass, Rick (The Wittliff Collections, 2019-05-03)
    A conversation with the author, Rick Bass, and his upcoming biography about the writer John Graves. Professor Mark Busby introduces the event with a background on John Graves before his conversation with Bass begins. Their ...
  • A Conversation with Susan and Jerry Jeff Walker - June 2, 2018. 

    Walker, Jerry Jeff; Walker, Susan (The Wittliff Collections, 2018)
    This event was held at The Wittliff Collections for the opening exhibition of Viva Jerry Jeff!, which celebrates the origin and wild times of a Texas icon, Jerry Jeff Walker. Opening begins with three songs sung by folk ...
  • A House of Her Own, Sandra Cisneros in conversation with John Phillip Santos 

    Sandra Cisneros; John Phillip Santos (The Wittliff Collections, 2017-04-30)
    Symposium event celebrating the exhibition and archives opening of Sandra Cisneros collection. Introductory remarks by David Coleman (Director of the Wittliff Collections), Denise Trauth (President of Texas State University), ...
  • Camp Logan: Discussion and Dramatic Reading 

    Bedford Walker, Celeste; Mayo, Sandra; Texas State University student actors (The Wittliff Collections, 2018)
    A dramatic reading by the Texas State student actors from Camp Logan, the NAACP Image Award-winning play by Celeste Bedford Walker. The play is based on real-life events in Houston in 1917, when members of the highly ...
  • Fine line [videorecording] : a documentary of voices, stories and portraits / by Michael Nye ; The Wittliff Collections 

    Nye, Michael (Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, 2014)
    The photographer, Michael Nye, talks about how he paired audio recordings with photographs in his documentary exhibit that reveals the courage and fragility of people living with disorders and calls attention to the tenuous ...
  • Global odyssey [videorecording] : from Texas to the world and back / The Wittliff Collections. 

    Martinez, Manuel Luis; Santos, John Phillip; Tafolla, Carmen, 1951-; Griest, Stephanie Elizondo, 1974- (Southwestern Writers Collection, 2013)
    Writer's talk celebrating the opening of the "Global Odyssey" exchibit at the Southwestern Writers Collection. Panel presentation with guest writers, Stephanie Elizondo, Manuel Luis Martinez, John Phillip Santos, and Carmen ...
  • Las sombras [videorecording] = The shadows / photograms by Kate Breakey ; The Wittliff Collections. 

    Breakey, Kate, 1957- (Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, 2012)
    Reception event to showcase the exhibit of Breakey's work along with the introduction of the publication of her new book, Las Sombras, The Shadows. The author, Lia Purpura, speaks about the introduction she wrote ...
  • Literary Frontiers: Historical Fiction & the Creative Imagination 

    Crook, Elizabeth; Harrigan, Stephen; Weisgarber, Ann (The Wittliff Collections, 2018)
    This event celebrates the literary frontiers of historical fiction and creative imagination and highlights the real-life aspirations and the creative process of authors This public conversation about the creative process ...
  • Man and beast: photographs from Mexico and India by Mary Ellen Mark 

    Mark, Mary Ellen (Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, 2014)
    The Director of The Wittliff Collections, David Coleman, interviews Mary Ellen Mark, about her work as a photographer. She discusses several of the images in the exhibition, along with her philosophy as a photographer.
  • Texas State Faculty Reading: René LeBlanc and Tomás Q. Morín 

    Unknown author (2014-09-04)
    Readings from two Texas State Faculty authors. René LeBlanc reads from her book, Where the Body Ends and Tomás Q. Morín reads from his poetry book, A Larger Country.
  • The Devil’s Fork: A Conversation with Bill Wittliff and Edward Carey 

    Wittliff, Bill; Carey, Edward (The Wittliff Collections, 2018)
    This event showcases Bill Wittliff's latest book,The Devil's Fork, a tale that concludes the enthralling journey through wild and woolly Central Texas in the 1880s. David Coleman (Director of the Wittliff Collections) ...
  • Timeless Mexico: the photographs of Hugo Brehme 

    Susan Toomey Frost, Dennis Brehme, Stella De Sá Rego, (Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, 2012)
    Reception event to showcase the collection of Hugo Brehme photographs, along with the introduction of the publication of Frost's new book, Timeless Mexico. Speakers presented a biographical sketch of Brehme and his ...
  • Writing beyond borders : a conversation with Sarah Cortez, Severo Perez, and Tino Villanueva / moderated by Carmen Tafolla 

    Davis, Steven L.; Tafolla, Carmen, 1951-; Cortez, Sarah; Perez, Severo; Villanueva, Tino; Wittliff Collections (Texas State University-- San Marcos) (Southwestern Writers Collection, 2014)
    A conversation with the poets, authors and filmaker about the topic of writing beyond what is considered the expected norm for Latino artists. The discussion revolves around each of their experiences of breaking from ...