This Event is generously sponsored in part by the Associated Students of
College of the Redwoods.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Life Science 102 Lecture Hall
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Reading begins at 7:00 pm
Joe Abbot will read from his recently
published first novel Dickeyville.
Joe Abbott’s first
published short story appeared in Players, the “Black Playboy”
magazine. Though not identified as such, the story was set in Arcata’s
Redwood Park basketball court, a place he knows well. He was elated to
see his name in a nationally-circulated magazine beneath the two-page
graphic and title, “Midget the Pearl.”
Since then he has
published other short stories and poems in literary publications;
newspaper articles, including “best of” in the Chico News and Review;
a couple professional journals including English Today; and
essays including the current and 7th editions of McGraw Hill’s
Improving Reading Skills. Recently I judged for Empirical
magazine’s short fiction contest.
He teaches in
language arts at Butte College. At UC Davis he served two years on the
UC-Regent funded California Quarterly, the second year as fiction
editor. Among works CQ published were winners of Best American,
O. Henry, and other short fiction awards.
education began at College of the Redwoods, where he received an AA
degree and a column, “Youngbloods,” in the Redwoodsman. That
column served as a springboard into the language arts. It was also the
genesis for his faith in the community college system.
his book Dickeyville will be available for purchase and signing at