TMC Sponsors Literary Event With Author Katerina Stoykova-Klemer Oct 16

Stoykova author photoTake a break this October and pull up a chair with poet, translator, editor, teacher, radio host and publisher Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program hosts this renowned international author on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, KY for a free literary event. Katerina, a Bulgarian native who now lives in Lexington, will read from her newest book, The Porcupine of Mind, and discuss her life and multi-faceted creative career. Conversation and a book-signing will follow.

Katerina has published three previous collections of poetry: The Air around the Butterfly (Fakel Express, 2009), which won the 2010 Pencho’s Oak award, given annually to recognize literary contribution to contemporary Bulgarian culture; The Most (Finishing Line Press, 2010); and Indivisible Number (Fakel Express, 2011, Bulgarian only). She is the host of Lexington radio show Accents (WRFL, 88.1 FM), which invites discussion of literature, art, and culture. In January 2010, Katerina launched Accents Publishing – an independent press for brilliant voices.

Thomas More College’s Fall 2013 Creative Writing Vision Program Visiting Author Series is supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee.


Event to Coordinate with TMC Homecoming Activities

As the air turns crisp and the leaves change colors, Thomas More College’s campus in Crestview Hills will be full of life during the upcoming 4th Annual Fall Walk at the William S. Bryant Arboretum on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  The approximate 1.5-hour walk will be led by TMC Professor Emeritus Dr. William S. Bryant. Held the morning of the college’s homecoming festivities, the Fall Walk is free and open to the public.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Villa, located in the Administration Building in the heart of Thomas More’s campus.  Participants will enjoy a tour of the arboretum and discussion about the different trees and their changing colors. Following the walk (at approximately 11 a.m.), a tree planting will be held in honor of former TMC Professor of Biology Dr. Fred Humphreys (1952–2000). Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing are suggested. This weather-dependent event is open to all ages.

Thomas More’s campus is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky. Participants are asked to park behind the Science Building located off of Renaissance Drive, just off Thomas More Parkway. For more information, visit or contact Dr. Shannon Galbraith-Kent at or 859.344.3370

Monthly Eat and Create Brownbag with Writer-In-Residence Pauletta Hansel

Thomas More College’s monthly Eat and Create Series with Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel offers opportunities for the community to join TMC staff, faculty and students for some creative fun. Join us 12:00-12:50 pm the fourth Monday of each month this fall semester. Bring pen and paper and an open mind. Brownbag lunch is optional!

Monday, September 23: Photographic Memory: Bring one or more family photos, or just your own memory of photographs that were (or should have been) taken. Our writing will be inspired by these images of days gone by. (12:00-12:50 pm in the Chancellor’s Room, Administration Building)

Monday, October 28: Noontime Madness: Cincinnati playwright John Ray’s plays were fringe before there were Fringe festivals,” according to Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jackie Demaline. Come play with making plays in this fast-paced workshop. (12:00-12:50 pm in Room 316 in the Library)

Monday, November 25:  Truth or Truth?: Is your truth mine? Who gets to say? Inspired by a “Ted Talk” by spoken word poet Sarah Kay, TMC’s Creative Writing Vision Program Teaching Assistant Courtney Smalley leads a thought-provoking exploration of what we think we know about truth. (12:00-12:50 pm in Chancellor’s Room, Administration Building)

Thomas More College’s Eat and Create Series is hosted by TMC’s Writer in Residence Pauletta Hansel, a Kentucky-born writer whose most recent books of poetry include The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications 2011) and What I Did There (Dos Madres Press 2011). She has led creative writing programs for Grailville in Loveland, Ohio, the Urban Appalachian Council and at schools and community settings regionally and beyond.

TMC’s Creative Writing Vision Program is supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. For more information about Thomas More College’ Creative Writing Vision Program, visit


TMC Hosts Sept. 14 Lecture And Observatory Open House – “The Real End Of The World”

The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., is scheduled to host a lecture, open house and night sky viewing on the evening of Saturday, September 14, 2013. Prior to the open house, TMC Professor Dr. Wes Ryle will present a brief introduction and lecture titled “The Real End of the World” at 8 p.m. in Thomas More College’s Steigerwald Hall inside the TMC Saints Center (formerly the Student Center).

Every few years, a major doomsday prediction makes headlines, such as last year’s end of the Mayan calendar on December 21.  While these Armageddons never seem to pan out, it is a certainty that the world will come to an end at some point in the future.  Dr. Ryle’s lecture will focus on astronomical phenomenon that could cause an end to life as people know it on the Earth.

Following the lecture, at approximately 9 p.m., TMC faculty and students will guide participants in moving to The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (located behind the lake at the rear of campus) to gaze at the stars, the moon and more through telescopes (weather-permitting). The lecture is intended for a general audience, and all ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public with no reservation required. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes at the observatory, which is an outdoor facility, so guests should dress accordingly. Thomas More College is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky.

Future Open House Dates:

  • Saturday, October 19  -  8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9 -  7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7  -  7 p.m.

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