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Evan Eisenberg will highlight the last day of the three-day festival

All free, public invited

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (April 2, 2007) – Evan Eisenberg joins the distinguished group of writers, authors and poets who will take part in Tidewater Community College’s 2007  Literary Festival, April 16-19, focusing on 400 years of diverse American literature.


Eisenberg will read from his works on Thursday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the Martin Building, 5th floor, room 2505, at 300 Granby St., on TCC’s Norfolk Campus. He will sign books during a reception following his talk.


The New York City-born Eisenberg, best known for his first book, The Recording Angel, selected as one of the “50 greatest music books ever” by The Observer (UK) will be reading from his newly published book, The Ecology of Eden, an inquiry into humankind's role in nature, real and imagined. This book has been hailed as “a masterwork” (Toronto Globe and Mail), “a prose epic [of] dazzling wit and impressive learning” (Washington Post), and “a tour de force of magnificent visionary sweep” (Sunday Times, London).


Additionally, Eisenberg’s humor pieces have been featured in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time, Slate, Salon, L.A. Weekly, the New York Observer, and the op-ed section of The New York Times.


For Literary Festival information, visit the web site,, or contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus maps and driving directions, click Campus Maps.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit