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Gibson Roach to speak at TWU’s Thompson Memorial Lecture
Author Joyce Gibson Roach will offer perspective on small-town
life for women in West Texas with her presentation “Chronicles
of Toad” at the 15th Annual Joyce Thompson Memorial
Lecture, Nov. 2, at Texas Woman’s University.
The lecture will
begin at 2:30 p.m. in the MCL auditorium 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) 898-2665.
Roach is a three-time
Spur Award winner from the Western Writers of America for
her nonfiction, short nonfiction and short-fiction works.
She also received the Carr P. Collins prize for nonfiction
from the Texas Institute of Letters for “Eats: A Folk
History of Texas Foods” with co-author Ernestine Sewell
Linck. Her “Chronicles of Toad” are included in
“Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of West Texas Women
Writers” published in 2005 by Texas Tech Press.
work, both in the form of short stories and short pieces,
often centers on characters and events from small-town West
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 at the age
of 48. 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.”
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456