Last updated on August 28, 2020
Join the common book experience at Eastfield this Fall by reading “Tornado Season” and participating in a series of virtual events, including Facebook Live sessions with author Courtney Craggett.
Craggett’s powerful short story collection explores the lives of foster children, immigrants, teachers and, yes, tornado survivors. The stories in “Tornado Season” reflect dreams, ambitions, cultural collisions and fantasy.
The common book is a shared reading experience across the campus. Faculty members incorporate the book into their courses, but anyone can read along and participate in the related activities.
Readers will gather each month for virtual books club meetings and discuss one of the book’s stories. Craggett, an Eastfield alumna, will join two of the meetings for “Ask Dr. Craggett” sessions. She plans to visit Eastfield in the Spring if Dallas College resumes in-person events.
The Common Book Committee has also planned online quests and video viewings to engage readers.
For more information on the book and events, visit the Dallas College website.
Craggett’s short stories have appeared in of in The Pinch, Mid-American Review, Washington Square Review, CutBank and Booth, among others. She holds a doctorate in creative writing and Mexican-American literature from the University of North Texas, where she served as the fiction editor for American Literary Review. She is an assistant professor of English at Weber State University.
Written by Elizabeth Langton