Posted at 4 p.m. Oct. 4, 2016
Authors offer different perspectives on writing
Authors talk about what inspires them
“Literary Connection provides an opportunity for exposure to nationally known writers and their experiences and development.”
Director of Alumni Affairs and Event Planning
Fuller is an author who writes from her experiences growing up in Rhodesia, Africa during its struggle for independence.
Childs is an author who writes personal experience about the relationship between nature, animals, time and humans.
“I’ll be presenting on the life of an author wandering the edges of the world,” Childs said. “I intend to bring stories from far-flung journeys and discoveries, scratching in a journal on a polar ice sheet or in a sand dune sea. The writing process for me is organic, influenced by wind and temperature, and finding a place to sit. It is very much tied to elemental experiences. I will be teaching about how I gather and process material while I’m out, turning experiences into words and stories that effect the world.”
The college hosts the event in part to bring authors to campus for students to discuss what inspired them to want to write as well as exploring paths to literary success.
“Literary Connection is designed for people interested in a broad stroke of literature,” said Lisa Trimble, director of Alumni Affairs and Event Planning. “Whether someone is a writer or a reader, it’s an opportunity to learn.”
“Literary Connection provides an opportunity for exposure to nationally known writers and their experiences and development,” Trimble said.
Literary Connection started in 2004 and was coordinated by a volunteer group. Literary Connection is now coordinated by the LCCC Foundation with the same goals in mind for providing literary exposure for students.
Literary Connection includes lunch, presentations from the authors and a book signing. Registration for the Literary Connection is $30 for the public and $5 for LCCC students and employees and ends Sept. 26.