Category Archives: Author / Scholar Visit

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Susan Meissner

The  Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Ms. Susan Meissner, her book entitled “The Last Year of the War“.  The event will take place, Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at the STARR Campus Library and 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Marjorie Herrera Lewis

The Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Ms. Marjorie Herrera Lewis, her book entitled “When The Men Were Gone“.  The event will take place, Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 11:30 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Library and 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture Series Presents: Latino Educational Leadership Panel

Please join us Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 am, 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room and Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191.  We will be having a five-member panel, where each will be discussing their research based on the findings of their book.

 

National Poetry Month Lecture Series Presents Traci Brimhall

 

South Texas College Libraries proudly presents National Poetry Month Lecture Series Ms. Traci Brimhall.

Traci Brimhall is the author of three books of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; as well as the forthcoming poetry-essay hybrid collection Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon). Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Georgia Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Best American Poetry. She’s an associate professor of creative writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

Please join us, Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Mid-Valley Library will host an author talk at 10:00 am, followed by a second author talk at then Pecan Campus Library Rainbow at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryevents/

Life As Crossing Borders

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Join us for this unique two-part event with acclaimed writer and instructor Sergio Troncoso.

The Office of Professional and Organizational Development presents “Turning Life into Literature” and “Life As Crossing Borders” on Monday, April 29th, in the Pecan Library Rainbow Room

“Turning Life into Literature” will be from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
“Life As Crossing Borders” will be from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.


“Turning Life into Literature”

Open to Faculty and Staff.
This first session will focus on how to empower students to write stories and essays about their lives. Through personal experiences, Mr. Troncoso will trace his journey beginning with his early life in El Paso, the wide-range of challenges he encountered along the way and how he overcame them to become an acclaimed writer of fiction and non-fiction. In addition, Mr. Troncoso will share a practical six-part exercise that he has developed and implements in writing workshops at Yale that faculty can use to help students refine their writing skills.

Professional Development Registration. (Must login with STC Credentials)


“Life As Crossing Borders”

Open to South Texas College Community, Faculty, and Staff
Acclaimed author Sergio Troncoso, a native border Texan from El Paso, will read from a selection of his works dealing with the theme of “life as crossing borders.” Following his readings, you will have a chance to engage in a town hall discussion with our special guest covering a range of topics related to this fascinating aspect of our heritage and culture. We encourage South Texas College faculty, staff, students and the Rio Grande Valley community to participate in this special event.

For South Texas College Faculty and Staff: registration is appreciated (but not required) to better prepare for the session.


For more information regarding these workshops, please contact Office of Professional and Organizational Development at 956-872-7269 or opod@southtexascollege.edu.

You can also find these events, and many others, on our Facebook page!

Women’s History Month Lecture Series – Catia Hernandez Holm

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We conclude with Catia Hernandez Holm, she will be speaking to us about her book “The Courage to Become: Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood”  Catia writes in her book The Courage To Become beautifully and honestly shares a story that so many women live every day. We are always becoming–something new, something feared, something previously unknown. When I became a spouse, and then a mother, I went through the looking glass–seeing myself as I had been, not recognizing who I was to become, but mostly feeling lost and alone in the desert that bridged the two.

Please join us Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 am at the South Texas College La Joya Teaching Center. Then she will join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191, and lastly at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm.

Women’s History Month Lecture Series

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We begin with Dr. Angela Boswell, she will be speaking to us about her book “Women in Texas History” Dr. Angela Boswell uses three broad themes to tie together the narrative of women in Texas history. First, the physical and geographic challenges of Texas as a place significantly affected women’s lives, from the struggles of isolated frontier farming to the opportunities and problems of increased urbanization. Second, the changing landscape of legal and political power continued to shape women’s lives and opportunities, from the ballot box to the courthouse and beyond. Finally, Boswell demonstrates the powerful influence of social and cultural forces on the identity, agency, and everyday life of women in Texas. In challenging male-dominated legal and political systems, Texan women shaped (and were shaped by) class, religion, community organizations, literary and artistic endeavors, and more.

Please join us Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room and Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Library.

 

 

Black History Month Lecture Series

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month, South Texas College Libraries is proud to present Ms. Virginia Cumberbatch and Ms. Leslie Blair on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Starr County Campus Library, then at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  They will be speaking to us about their book “As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin”   In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university. These historic moments aren’t just special; they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. The story of integration at UT against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South is complex and momentous—a story that necessitates understanding and sharing. Likewise, this narrative is inextricably linked to current conversations about students’ negotiations of identity and place in higher education . 

 

National Novel Writing Month Lecture Series Presents: Daniel Chacon

Daniel Chacon

Please join us, Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 pm, as we welcome Mr. Daniel Chacón.

Mr. Chacón is the author of five books of fiction, including Hotel Juárez, Stories, Rooms and Loops andThe Cholo Tree. He is editor of A Jury of Trees, the posthumous poems of Andrés Montoya and The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga

He has won the Southwest Book Award, the American Book Award, the Pen-Oakland Prize for Fiction, and the Hudson Prize, among others. His work has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Swedish. He is cohost of Words on a Wire, a radio show about books. https://soychacon.wordpress.com