2022 FSCJ Author Series 

The annual FSCJ Author Series engages students in a learning community around a published memoir and social issues that promote academic discourse in higher education and create permanent and positive impact within the College and community. FSCJ students attend events throughout the academic year relevant to the memoir. The author visits are free College events open to the public and are held in March.  

Please visit the author page for details about the virtual author presentation. 

2022 Book

from_scratch_cover"From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home" by Tembi Locke

The book is available to borrow from the FSCJ Library.

Additional resources available at the FSCJ Author Series LibGuide.

Get Involved

  • Students: Read the book
  • Faculty: Adopt the book for use and discussion in your classes during the 2021-22 academic year
  • Suggest a College event related to this book by contacting Melissa Boyd
  • Participate in the in-person and virtual events related to the book

More about the FSCJ Author Series

This annual series aims to:

  • Actively engage students in analysis of the world around them
  • Develop students’ critical thinking skills concerning current global topics
  • Unite full-time and adjunct faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines Collegewide
  • Involve service learning endeavors and actively engage students, faculty and staff in their local and/or global community
  • Integrate learning community events, panels, lectures and activities throughout the course of the academic year leading up to the author’s visit
  • Utilize technology and social networking to highlight the learning community and its endeavors

For more information about the FSCJ Author Series, contact Melissa Boyd at or (904) 646-2419.