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Literary Festival

A celebration of the written word

Join TCC for the 20th Annual Literary Festival from April 2-4 on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road.

Lit Fest at a Glance:

April 2 – 12:30 p.m.
The TCC Literary Festival is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in April. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Literary Festival’s keynote event on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 12:30pm in the Black Box theater on the Chesapeake Campus. Rekaya Gibson, local author and freelance journalist, is this year’s keynote speaker. Rekaya Gibson curates products for Cuisine Noir Magazine and has published numerous books and articles on topics such as magical foods, social media dynamics, and the complexities of colorism. Her literary contributions have appeared on numerous platforms such as The Virginian Pilot, the Daily PressThe Spruce Eats, Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, and other lifestyle publications. Light refreshments prepared by the TCC Culinary program will be served after the event.
Black Box Theatre in the Chesapeake Campus Academic Building

April 3 – 12 – 2 p.m.
The Great Book Giveaway
Chesapeake Campus Academic Building – Atrium


TCC’s Literary Festival also celebrates the best of student writing in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in ChannelMarker, an annual literary anthology composed exclusively of TCC student work.

Students, faculty and staff will give readings throughout the festival at various campuses.

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