banner

Laurette LePrevost Writers Symposium

Caldwell Community College hosts an annual Writers Symposium as cultural enrichment for students and the community. Each semester, developmental English and reading classes, along with many composition and literature classes, read a common novel or work of nonfiction. In the spring semester, we invite the author to campus for our Writers Symposium, culminating a valuable learning experience for students, many of whom have never read a complete novel until that point and have certainly never had an 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 Nancy Risch at 726-2334, or email nancyr@cccti.edu .

Author List by Date

1988- 1989
Maya Angelou

1996-1997
Donald Secreast
Kaye Gibbons

2004-2005
Billie Letts

1989-1990
Wilma Dykeman
Jim Wayne Miller

1997-1998
Bob Inman
Denise Giardina

2005-2006
Ron Rash

1990-1991
Clyde Edgerton
Doris Betts

1998-1999
Margaret Maron
Sharyn McCrumb

2006-2007
Timothy B.Tyson

1991-1992
Ernest Gaines
Nikki Giovanni

1999-2000
Billie Letts

2007-2008
Sharyn McCrumb
Dori Sanders

1992-1993
Michael McFee
Robert Morgan

2000-2001
Octavia Butler
Mary Doria Russell

2008-2009
Clyde Edgerton

1993-1994
Gurney Norman
Ray Hicks

2001-2002
Judith Ortiz Cofer

2009-2010
Ron Rash

1994-1995
Alan Shapiro
Maureen Ryan Griffin

2002-2003
Donald Davis
Tony Peacock

2010-2011
Cathy Smith Bowers
Kathryn Stripling Byer

1995-1996
Fred Chappell
Jeff Daniel Marion

2003-2004
Mark Mathabane

2012-2013
Wiley Cash

2013-2014
Denise Kiernan