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JOIN TCC and BARNES & NOBLE AT TCC FOR NEW “FESTLETTE”

Books in the Park added to annual Acoustic Music Festival

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Sept. 19, 2008) – Sunrise to Sunset Acoustic Music Festival has launched a new “festlette” for this year’s event on Sunday, Sept. 28, in Town Point Park, Norfolk. Books in the Park, produced in partnership with Barnes & Noble at Tidewater Community College and TCC, will host over 150 local and regional authors whose genres include Children, Teen, Mystery, Romance, Virginia History, Poetry, Self Help, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Science Fiction. The books featured at the festival will be available for purchase and authors will be on hand to autograph purchased copies.

TCC authors with work featured are: David Kiracofe with the newest book published, on Thomas Jefferson; Laurie Fox; Daisy Murphy; Tom Terlizzi; and Doug Thiele.

Book enthusiasts will be able to explore an expansive book village, enjoy book signings, readings, discussions, demonstrations, outdoor reading rooms, a Poet’s Corner and for the younger set, a Children’s Reading Garden and Craft Corner.

Festival guests can round out this special fall event with 12 hours of “free casual concerts” on four outdoor stages from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with special guests, Old Crow Medicine Show and Eddie From Ohio.

Books, acoustic music and coffee go hand in hand, and this year’s guests can take part in Perking on the Point, a free coffee sampling hosted by seven local coffee houses beginning at 10 a.m. Coffee connoisseurs will sip on specialty brews served by Alatte Café, Bad Ass Coffee Company, Beach Brew Coffee, Daily Grind, Elliot’s Fair Grounds News and Coffee, First Colony Coffee & Tea Company, and Riverview Coffee Parlor.

Guests can purchase food from a continental breakfast menu and gourmet picnic items for lunch or supper, as well as adult beverages and soft drinks. Guests can bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets and coolers (no glass or alcohol permitted).

Festival Quick Facts

Date: Sunday, Sept. 28,
Time: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Books in the Park Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Location: Town Point Park, Norfolk – next to Waterside Festival Market Place
Admission: Free, all are welcome

For author lists, visit the web site of Festevents, coordinator of Books in the Park and the Acoustic Music Festival, http://www.festeventsva.org/index.php.

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.

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