2014 Spring Quarter Schedule
Peninsula College’s 14th Writer in Residence, Cristina García, will be on the PC main campus and Forks Extension Site on April 30 and May 1, 2014. Ms. García was born in Havana and raised in New York City. She is the author of six novels, four books for young readers, and a collection of poetry. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban (1992), was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Writer in Residence Cristina Garcia will present “Cultivating Chaos: Fresh Paths to Creativity.” She will also show a few PowerPoint slides of Walker Evans’s photos from 1930s Cuba. A National Book Award nominee, García was born in Havana and raised in New York City. She is the author of six novels, including Dreaming in Cuban. She writes about the immigrant experience and how families are brought together and torn apart by that experience. Identity, memory, nature, and multiple points of view play a prominent role in her writing.
Join poet, businesswoman and former PC English professor Libby Wagner for “The Poetry of Persuasion: Why Poetry Matters to Business Leaders, Students and Ordinary Folk.” Ever wonder what might happen when a poet enters the boardrooms of the business and organizational world? Libby will share the shifting paradigms of leadership and the confluence of art and commerce. Cosponsored with Foothills Writers Series.
Tidepools, Peninsula College’s literary, art, and music magazine is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Thanks to special funding from the ASC, a double issue of the magazine will commemorate the occasion. Copies will be available for purchase. Artists, writers, musicians, and student editors will present their work and celebrate 50 years of local art, music, and literature.