Writers' Series: Poet Camille T. Dungy

Board/Aspen Room

1 College Drive
Lake Tahoe Community College
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

The Writers' Series at LTCC welcomes poet and writer Camille T. Dungy for a free reading & book signing in the Board/Aspen Room on Thurs. June 15 at 8pm. Dungy will read selections of her work, answer audience questions, and sign copies of her books, which will be for sale at the event. Students, staff, and the community are all welcome to join in.

Dungy will also lead a writing workshop on Friday, June 16 from 10am to 12pm in LTCC's Aspen Room, in the library building on campus. This workshop is free to currently enrolled LTCC students and to students enrolled at South Tahoe High School or Sierra Nevada College. Bring your valid school I.D. with you on the day of the workshop for free entrance. For all others, the fee is $50 with proceeds going to the LTCC Foundation, which provides financial support for student scholarships and academic programs at LTCC. Please bring payment (cash or check) to the workshop. Checks should be made out to the LTCC Foundation.

Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry: Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006). Her debut collection of personal essays, on sale June 2017, is Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History (W. W. Norton, 2017). Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009),  co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (Persea, 2009), and served as associate editor for Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade(University of Michigan Press, 2006).
Dungy’s honors include an American Book Award, two Northern California Book Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a California Book Award silver medal. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Diane Middlebrook Residency Fellowship of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and other organizations. Her poems and essays have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, nearly 30 other anthologies, and more than 100 print and online journals. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017


Dr. Suzanne Roberts

Phone: (530 541-4660 ext. 708