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JTCC’s 19th Annual Literary Festival

Posted on February 20, 2014

By Holly Walker

On February 25, John Tyler Community College will kick off i’s 19th Annual Literary Festival, and all students, faculty and staff, as well as the community, are invited to enjoy the celebration.

The festival will feature special guest Roy Kesey, an award-winning author and translator whose latest book is the short story collection Any Deadly Thing. Kesey’s other books include Pacazo, All Over, Nothing in the World, and two historical guidebooks. His short stories, essays, translations and poems have appeared in more than a hundred magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and New Sudden Fiction. In addition to participating in a reading and book signing event that will be open to the community, Kesey will lead writing workshops designed specifically for John Tyler students. Also joining JTCC’s Literary Festival is Irish playwright John Joyce. Joyce, the grandnephew of author James Joyce, will present a staged reading of his work Finnegan’s Awake.

Literary Festival events include:

Roy Kesey Reception, Reading and Book Signing
Tuesday, February 25
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Hamel Hall, room H109

Student and Faculty Readings
Thursday, February 27
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Chester Campus
Bird Hall, room B124

Theatre Presentation of Finnegan’s Awake
Thursday, February 27
A staged reading of an original work by John Joyce, a relative of James Joyce
7:00 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Hamel Hall, room H109

Student and Faculty Readings
Tuesday, March 4
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Midlothian Campus
Hamel Hall, room H109

Student Speech Contest
Wednesday, March 5
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Chester Campus
Bird Hall, room B124

All of the above events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the John Tyler Literary Festival, contact Jeff Landon at jlandon@jtcc.edu or 804-594-1473.

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