Ivy Tech Northeast English professor to host Now Read This! writing workshop, book signing, reading

Troy Bigelow, an assistant professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, will host a writing workshop, book signing, and reading at 5 p.m. April 17 in the Conference Room in the Student Life Center on North Campus (3701 Dean Drive).



He will discuss his book of poetry, “Resuscitivity.” Bigelow invented the word to mean “the ability to be resuscitated or revived with breath; inspired.”

“That is the extended metaphor of the entire book: how to be able to breathe again after the breath is taken away,” Bigelow says. “This book is a celebration of dying and living, an exhalation of what is human.”

The reading will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. with the book signing from 7 to 8 p.m.

The event is part of Ivy Tech Northeast’s fourth annual Now Read This! 2014 scholarship opportunity. Students and community members from northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are invited to develop creative responses to “Resuscitivity,” and Ivy Tech Northeast will award one or more winners a scholarship of up to $1,000. “Creative responses” can entail anything from essays and multimedia entries to dance, music, or visual art.

Now Read This! promotes literacy and dialogue, allowing readers to enjoy the same book as other community members. To learn more, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/read.

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