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Writers Among Us

Writers Among Us
Celebrates Napa Valley College Founder’s Day
April 9, 2014, 4 p.m.

March 18, 2014 (Napa, California) – The public is invited to celebrate Napa Valley College Founder’s Day on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4pm during a special reception in the McCarthy Library and Learning Resource Center Community Room on the college’s main campus located at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway.

Entitled “Writers Among Us,” this community reception recognizes the accomplishments of published book authors currently on staff at Napa Valley College while commemorating the founding of Napa Valley College in 1942 by Dr. Harry “Mac” McPherson (1901-2001), whose birthday fell on April 10 and whose wife, Jessamyn West (1902-1984), was an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and longstanding champion of the literary arts in Napa County.

Titles authored by current NVC staff will be formally accepted into the library’s permanent Special Collections during this festive reception, with light refreshments served.   This event is free and open to the general public.  Authors will be in attendance to discuss their work informally.

Featured NVC Staff and their published works: 

Janet Duffy, Nursing Faculty
Medical Terms for Nurses: A Quick Reference Guide for Clinical Practice
Andrew Duncan, Career Tech Ed Faculty
Objective-C Pocket Handbook
Iris Dunkle, English Faculty
Flying Trolley
    Gold Passages: Poems
Dr. Julie Hall, Business and Computer Studies Faculty
Is My Instructor There for Me?  
Andrew Kinane, Science, Math & Engineering Faculty
     Noah 2: A Novel About Life in the New Millenium
   Tyler Kyle (pen name Tyler Oaks), Language and Developmental Studies Faculty
Ruby Rest
Nancy McEnery, Learning Resources Faculty
     The Napa River
  Jeffrey Schaffer, Science, Math & Engineering Faculty
Yosemite National Park: A Complete Hiker’s Guide
Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California, from Toulumne Meadows to the Oregon Border
The Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California, from the Mexican Border to Yosemite’s
                                          Toulumne Meadows
                The Pacific Crest Trail. Volume 2: Oregon and Washington
Janet Stickmon, Humanities Faculty
                          Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience: Collection of Essays, Poems, and Short Stories
                                                              on Womanhood and the Spirit
   Crushing Soft Rubies: A Memoir
For more information, contact the NVC Office of Institutional Advancement: 256-7110.