TCC Hosts New York Times-Recognized Author for ‘Living Literature’ Event

Robert BauschRobert Bausch to discuss the writing process and hold reading at Northeast Campus


WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7

WHERE: Northeast Campus (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst; Center Corner, NSTU 1615A)

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 28, 2016) The English Department at Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus will host noted fiction writer Robert Bausch for its Living Literature event April 6 and 7. Bausch—whose fourth novel “A Hole in the Earth” was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Washington Post Favorite Book of the Year—will talk about the writing process and the publishing industry, provide advice to aspiring authors and hold a public reading. The event also will include a question and answer session and an opportunity for readers to have Bausch sign copies of his works.
The same presentation will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in Northeast Campus’ Larry Darlage Center Corner (828 W. Harwood Rd. in Hurst, NSTU 1615A). It is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the community.
“Whether you are a longtime fan of Robert Bausch or just becoming familiar with his writing, this will be an informative, engaging event,” said Antonio Howell, dean of humanities for Northeast Campus. “Readers rarely get to experience the process that goes into crafting a novel. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the story behind the story.”
Bausch is the author of nine novels and a collection of short stories. He is a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College; since 1975, he has taught writing, literature, philosophy and humanities at the University of Virginia, American University, George Mason University and Johns Hopkins University. In 2009, Bausch was awarded the John Dos Passos Prize for his body of work.
TCC has hosted Living Literature for more than two decades, connecting the College and the community to this generation’s writers. Past authors who have visited TCC include Ed Hirsch, Martin Espada, Dana Gioia, Jane Roberts Woods and Laura McBride, among others.