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Friday, April 25, 2008

Celebrating Edwin "Bud" Shrake at the Southwestern Writers Collection


Land of the Permanent Wave An Edwin “Bud” Shrake Reader
By Bud Shrake Edited and with an introduction by Steven L. Davis
Foreword by Larry L. King

The best works by one of Texas’s most influential writers take center stage in Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin “Bud” Shrake Reader, the newest volume in the Southwestern Writers Collection Book Series published by the University of Texas Press. The series originates from The Wittliff Collections, literary and photographic archives at Texas State University in San Marcos. The public is invited to the book launch, Saturday, April 26, which will feature a book signing with Shrake and acclaimed actor G.W. Bailey reading from the author’s work.

Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP either by phone (512) 245-2313 or email The Wittliff Collections are located on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos. Directions online:


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