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901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: February 14, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
STCC to Host Book Signing for Memphian Eric Jerome Dickey; To Discuss Latest Novel, Liar's Game
Southwest Tennessee Community College is presenting a reception and book signing for critically acclaimed author and Memphis native, Eric Jerome Dickey, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27. This cultural and community outreach initiative will be held in the Campus Cafeteria at the Macon Cove Campus, 5983 Macon Cove. The event is part of the College's African American History month observance. It is free and open to the public.
Dickey earned a BS degree in Computer System Technology from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) in 1983. After graduating from the University, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.
The talented writer discovered his artistic side while working as a software developer in the aerospace industry. Dickey's new interest in the arts served as a source of inspiration that motivated him to become an author, actor and stand-up comedian.
His latest work is a novel titled Liar's Game. The plot centers on contemporary issues encountered by a couple who start a courtship after meeting in a Los Angeles nightclub. Some of his other works include Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, Milk in My Coffee and Cheaters.
Critics have lauded Dickey both for his writing style and the development of his characters. He has received rave reviews from such noted publications as the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Essence, USA Today, Ebony, The Los Angeles Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.