Tri-Cities TN/VA: Clear sky, 37.4 °F
Wiley Hall Auditorium on the campus of Emory & Henry College
Robert Morgan will read from his poetry. Robert Morgan is the author of eleven books of poems, eight books of fiction, a book of essays, and a biography of Daniel Boone. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, in 2007 he received the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. on both April 4th and 5th in the Wiley Hall Auditorium on the campus of Emory & Henry College.
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Grand Hall, Abingdon, Virginia
Gov. Bob McDonnell discusses his education initiatives for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Topics include his K-12 and higher education agenda for the Commonwealth and the new education laws for public charter schools, virtual schools, and college partnership laboratory schools.
Board of Visitors Lounge of the Van Dyke Center
Dr. Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, a respected expert on bilingualism and language acquisition with publications in English and Spanish, discusses how learning a second language allows us to see the world differently. She proposes that the benefits include greater understanding of different cultures, better job possibilities and greater mental flexibility. Dr. de Garavito is the chair of the Hispanic studies program and modern languages and literatures at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
The Paramount Center for the Arts 518 State Street Bristol, TN/VA
Johnson City Campus of ETSU
ETSU Martha Street Culp Auditorium
Dr. Bill Bass will be giving a FREE public lecture about his research, books, and the UT Body Farm. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the D.P. Culp University Center beginning November 29th through December 2nd, Booth #1, 2nd Floor, D. P. Culp University Center. Dr. Bass will be selling and signing books directly following teh lecture - Cash or Check only, Please!
Anishinaabe Indian poet and writer Jim Northrup gives two readings of his work at 10:30 a.m. in the WRCPA and 7 p.m. in the auditorium on Nov. 17.
ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum 1212 Suncrest Drive Gray, TN 37615
Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 East Center St, Kingsport, TN
Brown Hall Auditorium, Campus of East Tennessee State University