The Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium is hosted annually on both campuses of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Each academic year, the community is invited to read a common novel or work of nonfiction along with students enrolled in English, humanities, and social science classes. This common reading experience climaxes with multiple personal appearances by the writer of this work on both campuses. For over thirty years, this event has provided a valuable learning experience for students along with a unique opportunity to meet a published author.
The Writers Symposium is a significant event for Caldwell County because it provides the citizens of Caldwell, Watauga, and surrounding counties the opportunity to hear writers discuss their own writing process relative to their published works, as well as to hear literary scholars discuss the significance of those works. Each symposium draws a core group of readers from the area and involves people who would not otherwise participate in such a cultural event.
Support for the Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium is provided by the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
For more information on CCC&TI’s Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium, call Christina Toy at 828.726.2323, or email email@example.com.
William Sturkey is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where
he teaches courses on Aftrican American history and the history of the American South. A 2020 recipient of
the Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement from the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, his
Virtual Writers Symposium event.
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All events are free and open to the public.
1988 - 1989
Jim Wayne Miller
Maureen Ryan Griffin
Jeff Daniel Marion
Mary Doria Russell
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Timothy B. Tyson
Cathy Smith Bowers
Kathryn Stripling Byer
Jay Erskine Leutze
Susan Gregg Gilmore