Media Practicum Priority One and the Department of English will be co-hosting a free Q&A event featuring accomplished Bright Sky Press publisher Lucy Chambers on Oct. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in room 212 of the Evans Complex.
Priority One’s professor Peter Roussel, whose book “Ruffled Flourishes” was published by Lucy Chambers, expresses that this event is perfect for any students, faculty, and staff who are interested in writing, or publishing a book.
“She will discuss various aspects of her career and about the process of how one goes about getting a book published,” Roussel said. “The program will consist of her visiting with yours truly, and then taking questions from the audience. I would anticipate her bringing some books from the Bright Sky Press list.”
Roussel is confident Chambers will be able to bestow worthwhile knowledge as she was pivotal in publishing Roussel’s first book which has had much success.
“She is a friend who has had (and continues to have), an active and interesting career in publishing,” Roussel said. “My novel, ‘Ruffled Flourishes’, was published by Bright Sky Press in 2009. It is the novel that was adapted into a play and received its world premiere as performed by the SHSU Department of Theater and Musical Theater on Aug. 27.”
Priority One and the English department have been putting this event together since the beginning of the semester and Priority One’s students have been instrumental in the process.
Although this is not Priority One’s first PR function, this event has continued to hone the student’s tangible, career-related skills according to Roussel.
“Event creation, promotion, and implantation is a key public relations discipline,” Roussel said. “When students have the opportunity to produce an event like this; it serves to add further content to the portfolio that will serve them in seeking employment in this field.”
Roussel believes this event is not only beneficial for Priority One students to act as professionals, but it is equally as valuable for SHSU students to learn from an expert.
“I think whenever students have the opportunity to hear the insights of a professional, about the challenges they have faced in their career and how they succeeded, it’s a positive experience,” Roussel said.