Author Justin Torres to hold readings at Wittliff, Porter House

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
October 26, 2012

The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University will host readings and book signings from author Justin Torres Nov. 1-2.

Torres 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. Nov. 1. He will also give a reading and book signing at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. The events are free and open to the public.

Torres is the author of We the Animals, which is his debut novel. His work has appeared in Granta, Tin House and Glimmer Train. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he was the recipient of a Rolon Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists. Currently, he is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He has worked as a farmhand, a dog walker, a creative writing teacher and a bookseller.

The event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation, the Wittliff Collection 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 more information, contact Katie Angermeier at or visit