(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2012) A California Lutheran University professor emeritus will read from his latest books of poetry and fiction at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Lundring Events Center.
“An Evening of Poetry and Prose with J.T. Ledbetter” will feature stories from his new fiction collection, “Death by Violin,” and poems from the author’s award-winning “Old and Lost Rivers.”
“Death by Violin,” published in September by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, is full of ordinary people in ordinary circumstances who become extraordinary because of a word, event or a memory that brings about action they hadn’t planned and may or may not regret.
In “Old and Lost Rivers,” published by Lost Horse Press in March, a poet examines his life – what he’s been dealt and what he’s chosen.
Ledbetter taught English at CLU for more than 30 years and the Thousand Oaks resident continues to teach classes as an adjunct faculty member. His numerous publications include poetry, anthologies, magazine articles, works of fiction and music. In 2010, he published “Underlying Premises,” a collection of poems set among the farms and small towns of the Midwest. In 2007, he and E. John Solem, a CLU art professor emeritus, published “Blue Galaxy Iris: Connecting with Beauty and Nature’s Rhythm.” The book juxtaposes Ledbetter’s poems with Solem’s artwork.
Lundring Events Center is located in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, which is north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus.
The English Department is sponsoring the free event. For information, contact Joan Wines at 805-493-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.