February 11, 2009
UNC Asheville faculty are widely published across the spectrum of genres – from poetry to physics. Now they are sharing their stories of challenges and successes in the publishing world.
UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library will host a seven-part lecture series "Brown Bag Book Talks with UNC Asheville Faculty Authors." The talks will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Special Collections, third floor of Ramsey Library. The events are free and open to the public.
-- February 12: Holly Iglesias, lecturer in the Master of Liberal Arts Program, will read from and discuss her latest collection of poetry, "Souvenirs of a Shrunken World" (Kore Press, 2008).
-- February 24: Physics Professor Chuck Bennett will discuss the trials and tribulations of authoring "Principles of Physical Optics" (Wiley, 2008). He encountered such challenges as typesetting formulas and generating camera-ready technical figures. Software and workflow strategies will also be discussed.
-- March 5: Cynn Chadwick, lecture in the Literature & Language Department, will read from and discuss her latest novel, "Babies, Bikes and Broads: The Third Book in the Cat Rising Series" (Bywater Books, 2008).
-- March 19: Curt Cloinger, assistant professor of Multimedia Arts and Sciences, will provide a visual tour of ideas and themes from his latest book, "Fresher Styles for Web Designers: More Eye Candy from the Underground" (New Riders, 2008).
-- March 31: Rick Chess, Literature & Language professor and director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will read from and discuss his latest collection of poetry, "Third Temple" (University of Tampa Press, 2007).
-- April 9: Don Diefenbach, associate professor of Mass Communication, will talk about his latest book, "Video Production Techniques: Theory and Practice from Concept to Screen" (Routledge, 2007).
-- April 21: Belk Distinguished Professor Mark Gibney will discuss his newest book, "International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).
For more information about this series, call UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library at 828.251.6336.