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Jane Roberts Wood to speak at TWU’s Joyce Thompson Lecture


DENTON — Award-winning author Jane Roberts Wood of Argyle will present “About Writing: These Things I Know” at the 16th Annual Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture, scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Texas Woman’s University.

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building, located on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, call (940) 898-3748.

Mrs. Wood has won many awards and honors for her writing of fiction set in Texas. Her Texas trilogy (“The Train to Estelline,” “A Place Called Sweet Shrub” and “Dance a Little Longer”) won recognition throughout the United States. She has been honored by the Texas Institute of Letters and is a fellow of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She received the 2006 A.C. Greene Award, joining such distinguished Texas authors as John Graves, Walt McDonald, Elmer Kelton, Sandra Brown and Liz Carpenter.

With novels, short stories and a children’s book to her credit, Mrs. Wood also has had a distinguished teaching career.

The Joyce Thompson Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992. She was the founder of the Women and American Literature and the Ethnic Literature courses at TWU. Author of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson’s major writings included “Marking a Trail: A History of the Texas Woman’s University,” “Texas Women:The Myth/The Reality” and “Ladies’ Firsts: A Miscellany.”

The TWU Friends of the Library host the annual Joyce Thompson Lecture, now in its 16th year.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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