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Jane Roberts Wood
to speak at TWU’s Joyce Thompson Lecture
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,”
Myth/The Reality” and “Ladies’ Firsts: A
The TWU Friends
of the Library host the annual Joyce Thompson Lecture, now
in its 16th year.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456