Updated: Monday, 11 Apr 2011, 10:04 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 11 Apr 2011, 10:04 AM EDT
Today kicks off the 10th annual Tidewater Community College Literary Festival and this year's focus is "Words of Hope for our Fragile Planet," a fitting topic in troubled times.
This years festival features an array of talented guests from filmmakers to novelists, journalists to poets. Philosophy professor and best selling author, Marietta McCarty, joins us today to share her views on how philosophy can be introduced to school-aged children.
Marietta McCarty is passionate about philosophy and has introduced its life-affirming implications to school children across central Virginia and elsewhere for more than 20 years. Author of the national bestseller, Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with kids, McCarty believes that mental clarity paves the way for good living. She holds a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia and spent many years teaching philosophy at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville
The TCC Literary Festival starts today and runs through Thursday. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 757-822-1122 or visit their website at www.tcc.edu/literaryfestival .