Monday, March 22, 2010

Joyce G. Roach Shares -- The Little Town That Could -- with TWU Audience

TWU students, faculty, and staff and Denton community members enjoyed an interesting talk by Joyce Gibson Roach on Tuesday March 2 at the Denton campus TWU Blagg-Huey Library.

Ms. Roach is an award winning author. She is a three-time Spur award winner for a non-fiction book The Cowgirls, short non-fiction "A High Toned Woman," from"Hoein the Short Rows," and short fiction "Just as I Am," from Women of the West. She was a finalist for the Teddy Children's Books award from the Writers League of Texas for Horned Toad Canyon, and she received the Carr P Collins prize for non-fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for Eats : a folk history of Texas foods with co authors Ernestine Sewell Linck and James Ward Lee.

Ms. Roach shared parts of her stories from her new book The Little Town That Could and even sang an acapella Sacred Harp hymn to a very captive audience.

Clips from the event may be viewed below:

Upcoming library events include:
  • Jane Roberts Wood reading her latest short story, "Flannery's Last Peacock," March 30, 2010, 11am, in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall.

  • From Magellan to Beckman: Science and Technology at Work, April 7, 2010, 1pm-2:30pm - Seating is limited. From Magellan to Beckman Flyer [pdf]
-Connie Maxwell

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