The English department hosted a Reading event, which took place in the Blue Room located inside Sam Fore Hall at TAMUK.
On Monday, Dr. Christopher B. Hinojosa was the person responsible of the readings because he was the author of this book.
The title of the book is Journeys Past the Edge of the Universe, this book contains short stories which Dr. Hinojosa demonstrates to the audience his passion expressing the stories to them.
As Dr. Hinojosa was reading, he involved the audience with his stories and took them to another place, as if they were in the story.
Dr. Hinojosa had the audience intrigued and pay very close attention to every single detail that he was saying as he was reading.
He was able have the audience laughing at almost every paragraph the short stories contained a sense of humor.
Dr. Hinojosa shared with us that this is his first book that has been published and decided to read stories from it. He states, “I am reading from this book because it’s my first to be published, and it was published just a few weeks ago, my favorite story from this book is: The last story, “Sh’DigDug’s Children” is my favorite. It was the easiest to write and helped me through a rough spot.”
Jilma Vinson an English lecturer and PHD student in Education share with us that her favorite stories was the one that is about a dog that got converted into a god. “ Yes, I would like that the department promote more of this events because having more faculty presenting their readings should be able to encourage the students to create their own because most of the times when we study or when we teach on the classrooms we teach some masters, but there were some students too, there were some faculty too, so who know some of our students can go for a master writer too and is good for them to see that our faculty are very good writers,”said Vinson.
Cruz Armas majoring in Kinseology-Excersise science/Pre-PT said, “What I like of this event is that you are able to come around and like enjoy the stories that the professor read and talk about and you are pretty interested you learn not only that you start learning you start imagining all this stories and is a great
opportunity to practice your imagination skills”
Cassandra Vega an English major with teacher certification commented that she would like that the department keep housing event like this one.
“I think is really cool to see what teacher write and how they creative side shows, well I really like his stories and I will like to herd other profeesor to present their reading, more variety like French, Spanish, Russian.”
Students, Faculty and Staff could get refreshments while there where listening to the reading. Copies of the book were available at the end of the presentation in case that the audience was interested on buying one. For more information, you can contact Dr. Christopher Hinojosa at 362-593-2516 at the Language and Literature Department.