October 14, 2013

Author of Book on Kerouac’s “Mexican Girl” to Join National Day on Writing at FRCC Campus in Longmont

Tim Z. Hernandez, an award-winning writer and author of “Mañana Means Heaven,” will read from his work Oct. 17 at Front Range Community College as part of the Boulder County Campus’s participation in National Day on Writing.

“Mañana Means Heaven” is a portrait of Bea Franco, the woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouac’s “The Mexican Girl.”

Hernandez’s presentation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Community Room in the Classroom Building. There will also be a Q&A and books signing. Admission to the event is free. Seating is limited, and FRCC students are given priority.

Other activities include “Ten at Ten,” in which everyone on campus at 10 a.m. will be encouraged to write for 10 minutes. Examples of published student and faculty writing will be on display outside the Community Room and the Writing Center will display exemplary classroom writing. Some hallways and other walls of the campus will be covered with paper for people to write their thoughts.

The campus events are sponsored by the Arts and Letters Department and Student Life.

The National Day on Writing, a project of the National Council of Teachers of English, draws attention to the remarkable variety of writing people engage in and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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