Literary Fest A Success

Don Roberts, Paul Wm. Conco

PDCCC President Dr. Paul Wm. Conco, right, talks with panelist Don Roberts during the event.

Paul D. Camp Community College’s fourth annual Literary Festival, “Poetry & Prose, A Path to Progress,” drew more than 100 participants to the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, according to Literary Club Sponsor Ronette Jacobs.


“Thanks to everyone for their support in making this year’s festival a tremendous success,” she said. “We were even blessed by our very own published author, Linda Chitwood.”


The event featured panelists Brenda Andrews, New Journal and Guide owner; Reginald Johns of Hampton, Don Roberts of WAVY-TV 10 and Tony Ruggiero of Portsmouth, who presented original works.


Local native and author Nathan Richardson served as moderator. Storytelling was led by PDCCC’s Dr. Harriette Arrington, dean of academic programs, and Dr. Paul Wm. Conco, president.


In addition, there was an open mic session, puppet shows and arts and crafts for the children. Winners of the student poetry and prose contest presented their works during the event.