Visiting writer and poet Camille T. Dungy will lead a writing workshop on Friday, June 16 from 10am to 12pm in Lake Tahoe Community College'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 releasing in June 2017 is Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History (W. W. Norton, 2017). Dungy also 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 over 100 print and online journals. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University.
For more information about this event, contact LTCC Writers’ Series coordinator Dr. Suzanne Roberts at email@example.com.
Friday, 16 June, 2017
Contact:Dr. Suzanne Roberts
Phone: (530 541-4660 ext. 708
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