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Joyce Gibson Roach to speak at TWU


DENTON — Award-winning author Joyce Gibson Roach will discuss her new book, “The Little Town That Could,” Tuesday, March 2 at Texas Woman’s University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall in TWU’s Blagg-Huey Library. Seating is limited.

The book records Westlake’s town history in both words and pictures, with more than 100 photographs and illustrations.

Joyce Gibson Roach speaks, writes and teaches about Texas and the Southwest. She is a past president of the Texas Folklore Society, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association. She is a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, given annually for distinguished writing about the American West.

The lecture is sponsored by the TWU Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages and the Friends of the TWU Libraries.

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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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