On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, students and English faculty from Northeast Alabama Community College traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, to hear two-term Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins. Collins, called “American’s favorite poet,” by the Wall Street Journal, was the keynote speaker for Calhoun Community College’s seventeenth annual Writer’s Conference. Students from NACC not only loved hearing Collins’ delightfully comical poetry but also enjoyed meeting the poet after his speech, in which he took time to autograph copies of his works. The students and faculty even managed to have their photo taken with the New York Times bestselling author.
The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta at Northeast Alabama Community College will host its own Writer’s Conference, “Magnolias Meet the Mountains,” March 16, 2018, celebrating twenty-five years of southern literature at NACC. “Magnolias Meet the Mountains” will begin at 9AM, followed by book signings by six of the most acclaimed southern writers and a reception at 4:30PM. For more information, please contact Joan Reeves, Chair of the English and Fine Arts Division at Northeast Alabama Community College (256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2231).
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