I’m speaking at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California, three times on Tuesday. Three times! Apologies in advance to the third audience for not remembering what I’ve said or not said. I honestly don’t know how teachers and professors do back-to-back classes. Actually my mind shouldn’t turn to mush because I’ve got plenty of time between talks.
I’m speaking at 10AM, 2PM, and at 6:30PM. More info on the event here.
The event is part of the Cerro Visiting Author Series:
Made possible by a generous bequest by Delores Cerro, a local citizen who believed in the power of libraries to shape students’ lives, the Cerro Author program brings a prominent writer to the Bakersfield College campus each fall.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members have an opportunity to hear the author speak about the creation of and themes within the writer’s works. Audience members are able to hear firsthand about both the challenges and rewards of the writing process from the vantage point of a professional author.
Once again, I’m grateful for people like Delores Cerro, and for organizations like the college and the library for helping spread my stories.
Other folks who’ve rocked Bakersfield
The Rolling Stones were influenced by the Bakersfield sound and mention the city in the beginning of “Far Away Eyes.”
And the members of Korn are from Bakersfield.