Discovery

Oklahoma Choctaw author to appear at BC Library on Nov. 13

Oklahoma Choctaw author to appear at BC Library on Nov. 13

Wed Nov 7, 2018

Brazosport College’s Discovery Series continues with an appearance from an award-winning author to highlight Native American Month.

Tim Tingle, an Oklahoma Choctaw, author and storyteller, will be performing stories from “Walking the Choctaw Road” and a variety of other novels on Nov. 13 at the Brazosport College Library.

Tingle will make three appearances — 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. — and all sessions will feature different stories.

Tingle was a featured author and speaker at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington D.C., based on critical acclaim for “How I Became a Ghost,” which won the American Indian Youth Literature Award.

His first children’s book, “Crossing Bok Chitto,” earned more than 20 state and national awards and was an Editor’s Choice in the New York Times Book Review. His book, “Walking the Choctaw Road,” was also selected as Book of the Year in both Oklahoma and Alaska.

His great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and his paternal grandmother attended a series of rigorous Indian boarding schools in the early 1900s.

Tingle’s appearance is only part of BC’s celebration of Native American Month. The College also held a session on making Dream Catchers on Nov. 6.

The BC Discovery Series is sponsored by the BC Library and the Department of Student Life.

To learn more about Tim Tingle, visit www.timtingle.com. For additional information about the BC Discovery Series, call (979) 230-3412 or e-mail student.life@brazosport.edu.