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.