Local Author Holds Reading At LFCC

For Immediate Release:
August 30, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will hold a literary reading by Lisa Mikitarian, one of LFCC’s lifelong learners, on Thursday, September 15th from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center on the Middletown Campus. Ms. Mikitarian will read from her collection of short stories, Her Safari: Snapshots Along the Way.  The event will include a book signing and reception.

 According to best-selling author Jason Wright, Ms. Mikitarian is “…more than a writer.  In Her Safari, every word feels hand-drawn into place. The stories are brilliant in this stunning debut.”

 Ms. Mikitarian attended LFCC when homeschooling her three children, in order to understand the foundations of fiction and the short story in particular.  She credits the instruction she received in her LFCC classes for propelling her forward and for helping her reignite her childhood love of writing.

 For more information, contact Dr. Brent Kendrick at the Middletown Campus, (540) 868-7192 or [email protected] .


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.