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Literary Festival

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TCC LITERARY FESTIVAL APRIL 7-10, 2014

Tidewater Community College's annual celebration of the written word.

Author Kelsey Timmerman

The Office for Intercultural Learning presents

Kelsey Timmerman

author of "Where Am I Wearing?" and "Where Am I Eating?"

Monday, April 7

6 p.m.

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

Free and open to the public

 

From garment factories in Cambodia to banana plantations in Costa Rica, Kelsey Timmerman is dedicated to addressing global issues through storytelling.

 

In his first book, "Where Am I Wearing?", Timmerman traveled the world to find out where his clothes came from. He humanizes the issues of globalization and provokes readers to check their tags and think about where their clothing comes from.

 

In his next book, "Where Am I Eating?", he confronted slavery in the Ivory Coast cocoa industry and explored Fair Trade farming in Colombia, as he uncovered the realities of the global food industry that supports an "all-American" diet.

This presentation supports Cultural and Social Understanding Learning Outcomes 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5.

Also featured at this year's TCC Literary Festival:

CANCELED Sean Thomas Dougherty has authored or edited 13 books of poetry and mixed-genre writing, including Nightshift Belonging to Lorca (2004) and Except by Falling, winner of the 2000 Pinyon Press Poetry Prize from Mesa State College. A native of New York City, he was raised by an African-American father and a mother of Moldovan-Jewish descent.

Rupert Fike's collection, Lotus Buffet (Brick Road Poetry Press) was named finalist in the 2011 Georgia Author of the Year Awards. He has been nominated for Pushcart prizes in fiction and poetry with work appearing in The Southern Review of Poetry, Rosebud, The Georgetown Review and others. His non-fiction book, Voices from the Farm, is now in its second printing with accounts of life on a spiritual community in the 1970s.
Daniel Tyx teaches English at South Texas College in McAllen. He received his Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Purdue University in 2009, and has been working at South Texas ever since.  His interests include personal essays, border literature and history, and composition pedagogy. His nonfiction essays frequently appear in literary journals.

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE *

 

Monday, April 7

Student and faculty readings

 

Author Kelsey Timmerman

Portsmouth Campus

Student Center, first floor

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

12:30 p.m.

 

6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8

CANCELED Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty

 

Student and faculty readings

Portsmouth Campus Student Center, first floor

Pungo Auditorium,

Virginia Beach Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9

Poet Rupert Fike

"Performance Poetry: The Rough Guide"

Student and faculty readings

Joint-Use Library rooms L102 and L103, Virginia Beach Campus

 

New Academic Building room 4101, Chesapeake Campus

12:30 p.m.

 

 

12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10

Writer Daniel Tyx

 

Student and faculty readings

New Academic Building room 4101, Chesapeake Campus

Norfolk Campus Student Center, fifth floor

12:30 p.m.

 

12:30 p.m.

* Events and times are subject to change

Maps and Directions

For more information, call 757-822-1122 or email info@tcc.edu.

 

TCC provides  reasonable accommodations to attendees with disabilities. If you require a sign language interpreter, or other accommodations in order to participate in the event, please contact Educational Accessibility or call the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122. We will require such notification of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the event in order to ensure your needs are met.