Houston, TX, March 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Your Time Publishing's author Patricia M. Dixon is honored to be a presenter at the Popular and American Culture Associations Joint Conference, April 21-23, San Antonio, Texas.
Patricia Dixon is originally a native of New Orleans, LA who was blown to Houston, TX on the winds of 2005s Hurricane Katrina. Since arriving in Houston, Ms. Dixon has become a Lifetime Member of Gulf Coast Poets and Poetry Works Workshops. Ms. Dixon recently completed her Master's Degree in Literature from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and is currently pursuing a Stegner Writing Fellowship to Stanford University. Her goal is to be an independent poet, author and college professor.
"Praise is What I Do", is first and foremost an expression of deep love and commitment to the God. Its words are an outpouring of praise and worship. Although these words cannot adequately express all of the author's inexpressible joy, it is an attempt to share the deep reverence, faith, and love for God. The poems in this volume cover everything from expressions of praise to poems about controversial issues such as genetic manipulation and homosexuality. None of the poems in this volume are meant to offend, but to express, in poetic form, the poet's biblical understanding sent back to God and its readers in the form of praise for His unconditional and incomparable love. This book is available from Amazon.com, yourtimepublishing.com and most all online book sites. For interviews , speaking engagements or more information contact, Paula Tromp, 469 337-3385.
Founded by Dr. Peter Rollins in the 1970s, the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA has sought to foster the interdisciplinary study of our region through its fascinating legacy of literary, historical, visual, and media images. Since then the organization, affiliated with the National Popular and American Culture Associations founded by Ray B. Browne, has grown to include a wide range of offerings bringing participants together from across the nation and internationally. A core value of the organization is the belief that understanding of national concerns begins with regional and local learning. We particularly invite scholars to share their perspectives on American life in the diverse region of the Southwest.
The Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA aims to promote an innovative and nontraditional academic movement in Humanities and Social Sciences, to provide an outlet for scholars, writers, and others interested in the popular culture, to share ideas in a professional atmosphere, and to have papers presented at meetings.
The Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA, which first met in conjunction with the Filmathon at Oklahoma State University in the early 70s, began to meet on its own in the late 80s. Over the years, the group continued to grow from its early grassroots organizing.