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Reference Librarian Rae DeShong to Speak at the DFW Archives Bazaar, Oct. 14

Rae DeShong: Courtesy of DFW Archives Bazaar

Reference Librarian Rae DeShong will be the first speaker at the DFW Archives Bazaar, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, 1515 S. Harwood St. in Dallas. Rae’s talk, “Locating Research Material for Little Egypt: A Learning Experience,” will discuss the Richland College Library’s role in assisting faculty members Clive Siegle and Tim Sullivan in tracking down the story of the 1870s-era community, particularly its founding family. Little Egypt was documented in a sheaf of papers that lacked citation, but resources for the post-Civil War African American community and associated families turned out to be fairly robust.

Since 2015, honors history and anthropology classes have been studying Little Egypt under the direction of faculty members Clive Siegle and Tim Sullivan. Upon the end of the Civil War, several freedman’s communities popped up in the Dallas area. One of them was called Little Egypt, located in today’s Lake Highlands neighborhood. For additional information on Little Egypt, visit https://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2015/10/raising-little-egypt-two-richland-college-teachers-dig-into-lake-highlands-past.

To hear more about this project and other professionals helping preserve the history and culture of communities in North Texas, stop by the DFW Archives Bazaar for Rae’s discussion. More information on the event is at http://www.dfwarchivesbazaar.com.  


2011 Richland Literary Arts Festival

Richland College is proud to announce the 2011 Richland Literary Arts Festival, February 28-March 4, presented by the School of World Languages, Cultures and Communications. The festival will include special events centered around this year’s Dallas County Community College book selection, “Catcher in the Rye”, as well as panel discussions, readings, and special guest speaker Tony Daniel, a noted science-fiction author. All events are free and will be held in the library unless otherwise noted.

Monday, February 28

Writer’s Garret of Dallas Forum
12:20–1:40 p.m.
The Writer’s Garret of Dallas: Members will discuss workshops offered by the Garret and provide advice on developing and sustaining a writing practice.

“Catcher in the Rye” Forum
7:05–8:25 p.m.
Campus wide discussion of this year’s common book: “Catcher in the Rye.”  Share your experiences, interpretations, opinions and favorite passages from this classic American novel.

Tuesday, March 1

“Catcher in the Rye” Forum
12:30–1:50 p.m. and again at 5:40–7 p.m.
Campus-wide discussion of this year’s common book: “Catcher in the Rye.”  Share your experiences, interpretations, opinions and favorite passages from this classic American novel.

Wednesday, March 2

Tony Daniel lecture
11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
Tony Daniel is the author of five science fiction books, the latest of which is “Guardian of Night”, as well as an award-winning short story collection, “The Robot’s Twilight Companion”.  He was a Hugo finalist in 1996 for his short story “Life on the Moon,” which also won the Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award.  Daniel’s short stories have been much anthologized and have been collected in multiple year’s best compilations.

Spring Theatre Production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
7:30 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall

Thursday, March 3

Literary Journals Panel
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Editors of literary journals from Richland College, the University of North Texas and The University of Texas at Dallas will discuss their journals and offer advice to aspiring writers.

Student Readings
12:30–1:50 p.m.
Richland’s brightest will share their original work.

Spring Theatre Production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
7:30 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall

Friday, March 4

Faculty Readings
10:10–11:05 a.m.
Richland English Faculty share their own original works of poetry and prose.

Spring Theatre Production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
7:30 p.m.
Fannin Performance Hall