Noted author Parsons to visit San Jacinto College

02.25.2015 | By Rob Vanya

Noted writer Alexander Parsons, author of the novels “Leaving Disneyland” and “In the Shadows of the Sun,” will visit San Jacinto College on Wednesday, March 4 for readings, and a book signing.

Parsons’ presentations will be held in the Monument Room, located in the student center at the North Campus, 5800 Uvalde Road.

Formerly an editor and freelance writer in New York, Washington D.C., and South America, his first novel “Leaving Disneyland,” was published after winning a 2001 Association of Writers and Writing Programs award. His second novel, “In the Shadows of the Sun,” was chosen a 2005 Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection. Before joining the creative writing program at the University of Houston, Parsons taught in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire.

Parsons will be reading from his works at 10:15 a.m., and there will be a book signing at 11 a.m. He will conduct a workshop at 11:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be available.

The event is free and open to the public. Parsons’ visit is an English department “Storytellers in the Marketplace” event.

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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